DIVERSE ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION — A new agreement between Syracuse University College of Law and Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College and Spelman College will fulfill a dual objective: diversifying the student body of the law school – and thus the legal professionRead More about A look at Syracuse Law’s admission agreements with three HBCUs
STCL HOUSTON — A second-year law student at South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) recently broke a nearly 100-year-old glass ceiling at Houston’s oldest law school. Kenesha Starling earned the esteemed role as the first black editor-in-chief of South Texas Law Review since the school’s founding in 1923.Read More about Kenesha Starling selected as editor-in-chief of South Texas Law Review
GLOBENEWSWIRE — Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Shepard Broad College of Law was awarded the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) 2019 Diversity Matters Award for Innovation at the May 2019 LSAC Annual Meeting and Educational Conference.Read More about Nova Southeastern Law honored by LSAC for commitment to diversity
ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity creates scholarships to support LGBT public interest efforts
ABA JOURNAL — Law students or recent law school graduates who plan to work in the LGBTQ public interest field still have a few days to apply for a new scholarship being offered by the ABA’s Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.Read More about ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity creates scholarships to support LGBT public interest efforts
PRNEWSWIRE — Kellye Testy, president and CEO of the Law School Admission Council, has announced a major initiative to increase access to law and education for students of all backgrounds. The campaign, Be Indivisible, aims to build a broad and diverse pipeline of prospective law school students.Read More about LSAC launches new initiative to reach prospective students
LAW.COM — The author suggests that law school deans should stop pretending that there is a newfound interest in diversity driving a call to lower the score needed to pass the California bar exam.Read More about Opinion: California lawyer responds to call for lowering bar exam cut score
ABA JOURNAL — When it comes to making the law more accessible online, few can claim a longer history than Cornell University Law School’s Legal Information Institute. Since its founding in 1992, the LII has undertaken many notable projects, including republishing the Code of Federal RegulationsRead More about Law firms take steps to increase web accessibility
AJC — Emory University announced Thursday it has named the next dean of its law school. Mary Anne Bobinski will lead the law school in August, becoming the first woman to hold the position. Emory opened its law school in 1916.Read More about Emory Law names Mary Anne Bobinski next dean
PEW RESEARCH CENTER — The overall number of undergraduates at U.S. colleges and universities has increased dramatically over the past 20 years, with growth fueled almost exclusively by an influx of students from low-income families and students of colorRead More about The number of students attending college from low-income backgrounds is on the rise
University of Wisconsin Law establishes endowed chair in honor of late professor James E. Jones, Jr.
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN LAW SCHOOL — The University of Wisconsin Law School has announced the creation of an endowed faculty chair in honor of the late Professor James E. Jones Jr. This is UW-Madison’s first fully funded chair named for an African American faculty member.Read More about University of Wisconsin Law establishes endowed chair in honor of late professor James E. Jones, Jr.