South Carolina Bar announces initiative to study and promote diversity in state’s legal community

5 August 2020

GREENVILLE NEWS — The South Carolina Bar is launching a five-year plan to study and promote diversity in the state’s legal community of more than 17,000 attorney members.

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Opinion: California Bar Exam changes will improve diversity in the legal profession

5 August 2020

BAKERSFIELD.COM — For more than three decades, California has clung to one of the nation’s toughest testing standards for law school students hoping to practice law in the most populous state in the country.

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University of Akron Law student Henna Schafer selected co-chair for university’s Inclusive Excellence Action Team

5 August 2020

UNIVERSITY OF AKRON — Third-year (3L) University of Akron (UA) School of Law student Henna Schafer has been named the graduate school co-chair of the University’s newly created Inclusive Excellence Action Team. Schafer worked as a legal intern at the Ohio Civil Rights Commission in the summer of 2019 and was a law clerk earlier….

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Fordham Law Leitner Center for International Law and Justice hosts virtual panel discussion on protest movements against racism

5 August 2020

FORDHAM LAW NEWS — On June 29, Fordham Law School’s Leitner Center for International Law and Justice and the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) invited Sheila Foster, professor of law and public policy at Georgetown Law School and the McCourt School of Public Policy, Bennett Capers, soon-to-be director of Fordham Law’s Center on Race,….

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Fordham Law Center on Race, Law, and Justice hosts webinar on building and supporting inclusive legal work environments

5 August 2020

FORDHAM LAW NEWS — On July 15, Fordham Law School’s Center on Race, Law and Justice invited attorneys from Richard Kibbe & Orbe LLP—Managing Partner Jennifer Grady, Partner Margaret Meyers, and Partner James Walker—for a webinar entitled “Inclusive Workplaces Best Practices: Implicit Bias and #MeToo Racial Blindspots.”

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UC Irvine Law highlights faculty books and resources addressing racism

5 August 2020

UC IRVINE SCHOOL OF LAW — The University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI Law) has identified and summarized books, research, creative activities, and many other resources authored by UCI Law faculty members who are experts on race, racial disparities, racial — implicit and explicit — biases, the criminalization of Black people, the criminalization….

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Trump administration will not process new DACA applications

4 August 2020

INSIDE HIGHER ED — In what critics say is defiance of Supreme Court ruling, Trump administration says it will reject new DACA applications and shorten the renewal period to one year.

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Federal judge rejects Department of Education citizenship status restriction on CARES Act funding

4 August 2020

INSIDE HIGHER ED — A federal judge for the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts issued a preliminary injunction Friday ordering that the Department of Education could not deny funding authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to a Bunker Hill Community College student based on her immigration status.

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DACA at the center of the pandemic relief debate in Congress

4 August 2020

INSIDE HIGHER ED — The proposal for the next coronavirus relief package unveiled by Senate Republicans Monday would continue to exclude college students who are undocumented immigrants from receiving emergency aid during the pandemic, potentially setting up a politically charged debate with Democrats.

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LGBTQ lawyers detail experiences in law firms

4 August 2020

BLOOMBERG LAW — Anne Tompkins thought her sexual orientation would cut her off from certain job opportunities when she started her legal career in the early 1990s.

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