LSAC to overhaul analytical reasoning skills section on LSAT as result of settlement

15 October 2019

ABA JOURNAL — The current analytical reasoning section of the Law School Admission Test will eventually be dropped as a result of a settlement in a lawsuit by a legally blind man who said he was unable to draw diagrams to help him answer the questions. But analytical reasoning—also referred to as logic games—will still be….

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Law schools see growth in women enrollment

15 October 2019

THE NATIONAL JURIST — For several years running, women have made up the majority of the nation’s law students. And while statistics for this year’s entering class won’t be available for a while, it appears that women are still making strides. Take the University of Mississippi School of Law. For the first time, this year’s class….

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Opinion: First-generation graduate students face unique challenges

15 October 2019

INSIDE HIGHER ED — First-generation grad students continue to grapple with the same issues they struggled with as undergraduates — yet those struggles are amplified in graduate school settings, argues Bailey B. Smolarek.

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U.S. grad programs see higher overall applications and enrollment; drop in international student enrollment

15 October 2019

INSIDE HIGHER ED — New graduate school enrollments continue to fall among international students, but underrepresented U.S. minority enrollments are way up. The biggest increases in first-time enrollments otherwise seem to reflect long-term trends and industry needs, as projected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Math and computer science enrollments jumped 4.3 percent year over year, and….

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University of Houston Law dean Leonard Baynes honored by Council on Legal Education Opportunity

15 October 2019

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON LAW CENTER — University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes is a recipient of the 2019 CLEO Edge Award presented by the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. Baynes is among a small group of outstanding leaders recognized in the areas of education, diversity and greater equality.“The recipients of this year’s….

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National Diversity Council honors University of Houston Law dean Leonard Baynes

15 October 2019

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON LAW CENTER — University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes has been named a Diversity Champion by the National Diversity Council. He will be honored at the Top 50 General Counsel dinner on Oct. 30 at the Marriot Marquis. The event, where former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will serve as….

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University of Mississippi Law hosts implicit bias training for students and faculty

15 October 2019

THE DAILY MISSISSIPPIAN — University of Mississippi Law School Dean Susan Duncan said that after a forum last spring, it was clear that law school students wanted a stronger focus on diversity.So, the law school decided to host an implicit bias training session led by Laura McNeal of the Brandeis School of Law at the University….

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Judge rules for Harvard University in admissions practice case

8 October 2019

INSIDE HIGHER ED — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Harvard University’s admissions policies do not discriminate against Asian American applicants. The ruling by Judge Allison Burroughs of the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts came in a much-watched case brought by a long-standing critic of affirmative action on behalf of a group of Asian American plaintiffs.

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Report: Federal judiciary lacks diversity

8 October 2019

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE — As of August, 80% of all federal judges were white and more than 73% were male, a “stunning lack of diversity,” the liberal Center for American Progress said in a document optimistically titled “Building a More Inclusive Federal Judiciary.”

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A look at the HBCU Pre-Law Summit & Law Expo

1 October 2019

DIVERSE ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION — Six years ago, attorney Evangeline M. Mitchell founded the National HBCU-Pre-Law Summit & Law Expo. It has become the nation’s largest gathering of HBCU undergraduate students looking to enter the legal profession. This year’s Summit at Georgia State University College of Law provided students with a rare opportunity to hear….

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