ABA approves University of Illinois at Chicago’s proposed acquisition of John Marshall Law

10 December 2018

ABA JOURNAL — The Illinois Board of Higher Education and the council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar have approved the plan for the John Marshall Law School to be acquired by the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Indiana Supreme Court creates commission to review state’s bar exam

10 December 2018

INDIANA LAWYER — Amid slumping passage rates, the Indiana Supreme Court has created a special commission to review the state’s bar exam and make recommendations for changes in format or content, including whether to modify what is considered a passing score.

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Accounting firm KPMG plans to hire 3,000 lawyers in the next few years

10 December 2018

ABA JOURNAL — Accounting firm KPMG currently employs 1,800 lawyers in offices across 75 countries, and it has plans to expand the number. Within the next few years, KPMG hopes to have 3,000 lawyers working in its global legal services arm, Law.com reports.

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University at Buffalo Law students help asylum seekers in Texas as part of clinical course

10 December 2018

UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO LAW — The six students are part of Assistant Clinical Professor Nicole Hallett’s U.S.-Mexico Border Clinic course that will be held in January. For seven days, the student clinicians will be in Dilley, Texas, site of the South Texas Family Residential Center

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Berkeley Law and business researchers find racial discrimination in leading algorithms

10 December 2018

THE DAILY CALIFORNIAN — A new study conducted by researchers from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and School of Law shows that the money-lending financial technology, or fintech, algorithms may discriminate against African Americans and Latinx.

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Baylor Law student receives Texas state pro bono award

10 December 2018

WACO TRIBUNE — The Texas Access to Justice Commission presented the 2018 Law Student Pro Bono Award to Tychanika Kimbrough of Baylor Law School. The award recognizes a Texas law student who demonstrates commitment to the delivery of legal services to low-income Texans and passion for advocating on behalf of the underserved

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Survey finds large gender discrepancy in law firm partner pay

10 December 2018

BLOOMBERG LAW — Last year, female partners earned an average of $627,000 annually compared to $959,000 for male partners, according to the 2018 Partner Compensation Survey, published Dec. 6 by legal consulting firm Major, Lindsey & Africa.

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Study finds high rates of mental health problems for graduate students

10 December 2018

INSIDE HIGHER ED — From impostor syndrome and other feelings of being out of place, to periods of isolation and to constant short- and long-term deadlines, graduate school presents serious potential challenges to students’ mental health.

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Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) reports majority of medical school applicants are women

10 December 2018

INSIDE HIGHER ED — For the first time since 2004, more women than men applied to American medical schools, according to data released Tuesday by the Association of American Medical Colleges.

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Democratic senators ask U.S. News to change focus of college rankings

10 December 2018

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION — six senators wrote in a letter to U.S. News & World Report, compiler of the most prominent college rankings in the country, that more weight should be given to institutions that open their doors to students from underrepresented backgrounds.

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