Making a Difference
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Baylor Law Legal Mapmaker Program
Baylor University Law School has developed a new collaborative program, Legal Mapmaker, that addresses the access-to-justice problem for low- and middle-income Americans who have basic legal needs, but cannot afford the services of an attorney.
Fifty Ways to Promote Teaching and Learning
Gerald Hess, Professor Emeritus at Gonzaga University School of Law, Michael Hunter Schwartz, Dean of University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, and Nancy Levit, Professor of Law at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, focus on the efforts law schools and professors can make to improve instruction and student learning in the classroom.
ABA JOURNAL — Three law professors told the House Judiciary Committee in opening statements Wednesday that President Donald Trump has committed “high crimes and misdemeanors” meriting his impeachment. One of the three professors said Trump’s actions amounted to an attack on constitutional safeguards against establishing a king in the United States. A fourth professor, called….Read More about Law professors testify on impeachment for House Judiciary Committee
CRAIN’S CLEVELAND BUSINESS — According to a new report by the National Association for Law Placement, the overall employment rate for the class of 2018 rose to 89.4%. That’s 0.8 percentage points greater than the class of 2017 and five full percentage points greater than the rate for the class of 2013, which bottomed out….Read More about Report: Employment rate for law school graduates highest since 2008 recession
ABA JOURNAL — “The vast majority of people in Arizona just can’t afford an attorney, no matter how great of a system we have,” said council member David K. Byers, who spoke on the panel. Byers is the administrative director of Arizona courts and a member of a state task force on legal services delivery. The….Read More about Arizona and Utah proposals allow non-lawyers to practice some areas of law