Brooklyn Law Professor K. Sabeel Rahman named president of civic engagement organization

23 July 2018

BROOKLYN LAW SCHOOL — Brooklyn Law Professor K. Sabeel Rahman, a widely published constitutional and administrative law scholar and expert in democratic participation and civic engagement in the United States, has been named the next president of Demos.

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Profile of American University Washington College of Law Dean and AALS Executive Committee member Camille Nelson

23 July 2018

DIVERSE ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION — This article includes a detailed profile of American University Washington College of Law Dean and AALS Executive Committee member Camille Nelson, whose academic career is marked by pioneering professional success.

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Survey: Students question if value of higher education has kept up with costs

23 July 2018

USA TODAY — A new study from Ascent Student Loans found that roughly 60 percent of undergraduates between ages 18 and 24 enrolled in a four-year bachelor’s degree program that have taken out student loans say they are responsible for covering more than half of the total cost of their education.

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Public opinion poll finds support for higher education funding as a public good

23 July 2018

INSIDE HIGHER ED — A new survey found that most Americans continue to support government funding of higher education and to recognize that colleges and universities play many roles beyond helping them (or their children) get a good job or other personal return on investment.

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Survey looks at college student activism

23 July 2018

DIVERSE ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION — Nearly six in 10 college students would protest publicly for a cause they care about, according to a survey conducted over the last three weeks that highlighted college students’ beliefs surrounding political, social and environmental issues.

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U.S. Senators seek clarity from IRS on taxation of student loan debt relief

23 July 2018

INSIDE HIGHER ED — Washington Senator Patty Murray and Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, both Democrats, asked the IRS and Treasury Department in a letter this week to clarify that student loan relief issued to former Corinthian Colleges students should not be taxed.

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Tax forms reveal former ABA employee stole $1.3 million from organization

23 July 2018

ABA JOURNAL — The American Bar Association has posted a tax form that reveals a onetime staff member diverted about $1.3 million from the ABA over a period of eight years.

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Employment rate for Connecticut’s law school graduates improves

23 July 2018

HARTFORD BUSINESS — Industry experts say the legal job market for recent grads has stabilized and begun to rebound in certain practice areas over the last two years after suffering a blow during and following the Great Recession. Consequently, Connecticut’s three law schools are reporting high rates of student employment following graduation.

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Law firms contributing to pro bono efforts at record levels

23 July 2018

BLOOMBERG LAW — Large law firms are spending more time than ever on pro bono work, a new report shows. Some 129 firms reported more than 4.9 million hours of pro bono activity in 2017, the Pro Bono Institute said in the latest update of its Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge.

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Podcast: A discussion of legal profession pipeline programs

23 July 2018

LEGAL TALK NETWORK — In this episode of The Robert Half Legal Report, attorneys Charles Volkert and Joy Dingle examine how legal community partnerships are being used to expose youth in underrepresented groups to the legal profession and help build a diverse pipeline of students who are interested in legal careers.

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