University of Maine Law celebrates Juneteenth

July 16, 2021

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SCHOOL OF LAW —  We celebrate our Governments’ commitment to the continuing work of assuring justice for all. Juneteenth will now provide an annual reminder for us to reflect on the work that lies ahead in fighting for racial justice.

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USC Gould Law celebrates the legacy of Juneteenth

July 16, 2021

USC GOULD SCHOOL OF LAW — As Juneteenth becomes a federal holiday, USC experts examine the steps America has taken toward reckoning with the legacy of slavery and institutionalized racism.

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Opinion: Systematic issues in the legal profession preventing the advancement of women lawyers

July 14, 2021

ABA JOURNAL — The lack of upward mobility by women in the profession is not because women are not putting in the time and effort, nor is it because they are distracted by other concerns in their lives. Legal employers have plenty of systemic issues that need to be faced head-on when it comes to the….

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UCLA Law professor Cheryl Harris examines the movement to ban critical race theory in schools

June 29, 2021

PEW TRUSTS — In April, Cheryl Harris, a law professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, noticed an uptick in citations of her work. Sort of. Harris’ name was appearing in op-eds purporting to explain critical race theory (CRT), a decades-old vein of scholarship that she has contributed to and taught.

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Community raises concerns after reports that Case Western Law professor Ayesha Bell-Hardaway was forced to resign from the Cleveland Police Monitoring Team

June 29, 2021

19 NEWS — Community members took to the steps of City Hall voicing their concerns over the resignation of Case Western Law Professor Ayesha Bell-Hardaway from the Cleveland Police Monitoring Team. “We will not stand idly by and watch Hassan Aden attack one of the most competent members of our community.”

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Fordham Law releases report on efforts to address systemic racism

June 29, 2021

FORDHAM LAW COMMUNITY — At Fordham Law, we developed an Anti-Racism Action Plan with the goal of making real change across three paths: increasing diversity, making Fordham Law more inclusive, and addressing systemic racism.

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Willamette Law faculty adopts statement on racism, hate, and violence

June 29, 2021

WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY — On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, the Willamette University College of Law faculty voted to adopt a Statement on Racism, Hate, and Violence. The statement takes note of the College of Law’s unique historic obligations to the state and region.

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Pilot program implements well-being support recommendations for students of color at 18 colleges

June 29, 2021

INSIDE HIGHER ED — The past year has brought both mental health and racial justice to the forefront for many college leaders. A survey of college presidents from the American Council on Education found that more respondents rated the mental health of students as a pressing issue than said the same about spring enrollment numbers.

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Advocates propose strategies to improve the judicial appointments process and the diversity of California courts

June 28, 2021

CAL MATTERS — A diverse bench can lead litigants to feel more trustful of the judicial system. And some research demonstrates that having judges from different ethnicities and backgrounds can also affect case outcomes. Advocates of judicial diversity are trying an array of strategies.

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Arizona State University Law receives grant to conduct evaluation of state police use of force

June 15, 2021

ASU NEWS — The ASU Foundation has been awarded a $250,000 grant by the American Arbitration Association – International Centre for Dispute Resolution Foundation to explore the development of a statewide system for conducting Sentinel Event Reviews of police use of force, particularly among vulnerable populations.

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