ABA data: Women and minority lawyers still underrepresented in the legal profession

19 August 2019

The Law Society Gazette — A major new survey of the American legal sector has found the profession is moving painstakingly slowly towards a more diverse environment. The 98-page report, compiled by the American Bar Association, shows the US lags behind the solicitors profession in England and Wales for gender and racial diversity.

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University of Alabama Law welcomes incoming class

19 August 2019

WSFA 12 News — Women are making history at the University of Alabama School of Law. Women now make up the majority of law students entering the class.

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University of Baltimore Law welcomes incoming class

19 August 2019

University of Baltimore Law — Orientation is under way for the UB School of Law entering class of 2019. The class is 53 percent female and 40 percent non-white, hailing from 23 states and representing 99 colleges and universities.

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Podcast: Northwestern Law Dean Kimberly Yuracko discusses the role of law schools in creating a diverse legal profession

19 August 2019

Legal Talk Network — Dean Kimberly Yuracko discusses her extensive research on gender equity and surveys the current landscape of anti-discrimination law.

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Federal judges dismisses affirmative action law suit against Harvard Law Review

12 August 2019

ABA JOURNAL — A federal judge in Boston has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that Harvard Law Review violates federal law by using racial and gender preferences when selecting its student members.

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University of Houston Law clinical faculty host Chinese human rights students

12 August 2019

UNI. OF HOUSTON LAW CENTER — University of Houston Law Center clinical professors met with six Chinese graduate and doctoral students to discuss legal education in the U.S. and human rights law on Wednesday.

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A look at LGBT focused programs at U.S. law schools

5 August 2019

INSIGHT INTO DIVERSITY — Law schools across the country are training students to combat legal discrimination against the LGBTQ community in whatever area they practice, as well as to broaden their vision for LGBTQ equality under the law, especially as it pertains to those with intersectional identities. 

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A look at the AccessLex Institute

5 August 2019

INSIGHT INTO DIVERSITY — For more than 35 years, the AccessLex Institute has provided resources to law schools and scholars by recognizing student barriers and offering services that help improve legal education access. The institute is a self-funded powerhouse of reinvestments for legal education. 

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American University Washington College of Law professor Robert Dinerstein testifies at D.C. hearing on disability services

5 August 2019

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF LAW — On Tuesday, July 23, AUWCL Law Professor Robert Dinerstein, who oversees the Disability Rights Law Clinic, testified at a D.C. Council hearing regarding the District’s transition efforts as it looks to end a program which provides a range of medical and social services for people with disabilities.

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D.C. Bar highlights public service work of American University Washington College of Law student Ana Saragoza

5 August 2019

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF LAW — AUWCL rising 2L student Ana Saragoza was featured on the cover of the July/August issue of Washington Lawyer, which highlighted membership and leadership within the D.C. Bar. In the cover story, Saragoza discusses her dedication to public interest legal work.

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