UC Irvine Law’s Jay Austin receives CLEO Edge Award in Diversity

24 September 2018

CLEO INC —  The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO), widely renowned for its mission to increase the number of lawyers from diverse backgrounds, has announced the recipients of the inaugural CLEO EDGE Award in Diversity.

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BYU Law admits first predominantly female class

24 September 2018

DAILY HERALD — The J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University’s incoming class of 2021 is the law school’s first predominantly female class. Women make up 52 percent of the 104-student class, according to dean of admissions Stacie Stewart.

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Mitchell Hamline Law honored for diversity efforts

17 September 2018

MITCHELL HAMLINE SCHOOL OF LAW — Mitchell Hamline is being honored with two awards for its efforts around diversifying the pool of law students.

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University of Houston Law Center receives national diversity award

17 September 2018

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON LAW CENTER — “INSIGHT Into Diversity” magazine has honored the University of Houston Law Center for the third consecutive year with its Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award.

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Indiana State Bar Association may require mental health and diversity continuing legal education for lawyers

17 September 2018

THE INDIANA LAWYER — Lawyers soon could be required to earn continuing legal education credits in diversity and inclusion and mental health and wellness under a proposal the Indiana State Bar Association House of Delegates will consider next month.

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Pre-law summit introduces HBCU students to law school

17 September 2018

DIVERSE ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION — The fifth annual National HBCU Pre-Law Summit & Law Expo, the only large-scale national event in the U.S. aimed at assisting HBCU students and alumni become lawyers, is scheduled to kick-off on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta.

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UC Irvine Law Dean L. Song Richardson honored with ‘Be the Change’ Award

11 September 2018

UCI Law — At the 2nd Annual Diversity & Inclusion Unity in Service Celebration, UC Irvine Law Dean L. Song Richardson received the 2018 “Be The Change” Legal Excellence Award.

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New report details race and gender bias in law

10 September 2018

ABA JOURNAL — A new report details the endemic bias women and minority lawyers continue to face compared to their white male counterparts, but it also offers some tools to disrupt the status quo.

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Study on university chief diversity officers and faculty hiring

10 September 2018

INSIDE HIGHER ED — A new working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research shows that having a chief diversity officer is not linked to significant gains in faculty diversity.

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AALS and other higher education organizations file amicus briefs in Harvard University admissions lawsuit

4 September 2018

JACKSON FREE PRESS — Groups exemplifying a diverse array of voices have supported Harvard University with friend-of-court briefs, including AALS.

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