May 6-7, 2021
This non-partisan conference brought together law professors, lawyers, and others with expertise to consider how to rebuild democracy and strengthen the rule of law. Video recordings of the conference are now available.
GW Law Inns of Court and Foundations of Practice Programs
The Inns of Court and Foundations of Practice programs at George Washington University School of Law has been nationally recognized with an E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award.
Empirical Research in Clinical Legal Education
Four authors—Colleen Shanahan (Columbia Law), Jeffrey Selbin (UC Berkeley Law), Alyx Mark (Wesleyan University/American Bar Foundation), and Anna Carpenter (University of Utah Law)—report findings from a large dataset of legal cases that shed light on the teaching-service promise of law school clinics.
ABA JOURNAL — In-depth questions aimed at allowing candidates to demonstrate knowledge and skill of attorney functions, in addition to multiple-choice questions and essays, are expected to be part of the NextGen bar exam, according to a May 24 news release from the National Conference of Bar Examiners. If jurisdictions want to continue using the…Read More about National Conference of Bar Examiners releases structure of practice skills for new version of bar exam
REUTERS — JDJOURNAL — In a significant move that could reshape the legal landscape, California is considering the development of its own bar exam, replacing the national lawyer licensing test that has been in use for years. The Board of Trustees of the State Bar of California recently endorsed a plan to create an independent…Read More about California State Bar endorses initiative to develop bar exam exclusive to California
EINPRESSWIRE — Ruben Duran, chair of the bar’s board of trustees, formally asked the Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct, better known as COPRAC, to draft guidance for lawyers or potentially an advisory opinion by November. Regenerative AI “has already changed the way that many lawyers practice law,” Duran said during a regularly scheduled board meeting…Read More about California State Bar Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct to craft guidance on AI in the legal profession