NALP report details employment and bar admission gap for Black law graduates

28 October 2020

ABA JOURNAL — Black law graduates in the class of 2019 had the lowest overall employment rates among all racial and ethnic groups and lower employment in bar-passage-required jobs than white graduates, according to new findings by the National Association for Law Placement.

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Ford Law Career Academy to promote interest in the legal profession to Detroit high school students

28 October 2020

DETROIT FREE PRESS — In an era defined by the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis and the peaceful protests and even some riots nationally that followed, some teenagers see the issue of police brutality and judicial system fairness as personal. “Many students want to have a voice,” said Taylor, 17, a high school senior.

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University at Buffalo School of Law hosts virtual presentation on the racial and economic impact of mass incarceration

28 October 2020

UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO SCHOOL OF LAW — Professor John Major Eason, whose expertise includes the criminal justice system and race relations, will present on “The Racial and Economic Underpinnings – and Impact – of Mass Incarceration.”

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University of Chicago Law professor Craig Futterman discusses police use-of-force reform

28 October 2020

WTTW — University of Chicago Law professor Craig Futterman pointed to numerous other changes that could have an immediate impact on reducing police violence in Chicago. They include prohibiting the use of force against peaceful protesters, and restricting the instances in which officers can point their gun at someone.

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University of Chicago Law tackles law enforcement reform through research, litigation, and scholarly events

28 October 2020

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW SCHOOL — Less than three weeks after George Floyd’s brutal killing by Minneapolis police, the Law School convened a virtual colloquium to examine the crisis in policing. This conference led to a robust seven-part discussion series over the summer. Both were part of a comprehensive response by Law School scholars.

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University of Kentucky Law to host symposium on Breonna Taylor case

28 October 2020

ABC 36 — The University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law is hosting a daylong symposium, “Say Her Name: Breonna Taylor,” beginning 8:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23, over Zoom. The symposium will feature five panel discussions among lawyers, law professors, activists, practitioners, politicians and students.

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UIC John Marshall Law launches Antiracism and Social Justice Fund

28 October 2020

UIC JOHN MARSHALL LAW SCHOOL — The fund, which was established with donor funds in July, supports the work of full-time faculty members by providing funds for them to hire student assistants. In this way, the law school is advancing important antiracism and social-justice projects and affording students the opportunity to contribute and earn money.

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University of Nebraska Law joins ABA Legal Education Police Practice Consortium

28 October 2020

NPR — The University of Nebraska College of Law has joined a national consortium to address legal issues in policing while promoting racial equity. Josephine Potuto is a UNL law professor and the state’s consortium representative. She said the goal is to create practical recommendations to help police do their jobs better.

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Scholars discuss structural barriers for Black faculty

28 October 2020

INSIDE HIGHER ED — Scholars discuss what it’s like to be a Black professor in 2020, who should be doing antiracist work on campus and why diversity interventions that attempt to “fix” Black academics for a rigged game miss the point entirely.

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UNCF Report: Black students report increased anxiety and stress amid pandemic

28 October 2020

INSIDE HIGHER ED — Black students continuously experience, fight against and bear emotional scars from racism, which can lead to increased anxiety and poor mental health outcomes. Additionally, the coronavirus pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on Black and brown people who have died from COVID-19 and suffered financially.

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