University of Miami Law partners with Pulitzer Center and Howard Law on The 1619 Project Law School Initiative

9 April 2021

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF LAW — The University of Miami School of Law partnered with the Pulitzer Center, the Howard University School of Law and the Racial Justice initiative by the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation and its Deans’ Circle to launch “The 1619 Project” Law School Initiative, an enterprise focusing on curricular resources.

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US News & World Report postpones new diversity ranking of law schools

1 April 2021

REUTERS — U.S. News & World Report is postponing plans to release a new ranking of law schools based on their racial and ethnic diversity, after deans raised concerns that the company wasn’t counting multiracial students as underrepresented minorities.

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Brooklyn Law releases statement condemning anti-Asian hate and bigotry

1 April 2021

BROOKLYN LAW SCHOOL — Last week’s mass shooting in Atlanta was just the latest in a recent series of despicable acts of violence claiming Asian victims. According to Stop AAPI Hate more than 2,800 incidents of anti-Asian hate were reported between March 19 and Dec. 31.

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UC Davis Law community discusses rise in anti-Asian violence in the US

1 April 2021

UC DAVIS SCHOOL OF LAW — Members of the King Hall community have weighed in on the alarming rise in anti-Asian violence in the United States. On March 19, the Chief Justice of California, Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye ’84, condemned recent acts of violence against Asian Americans, calling the attacks “reprehensible.”

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Duke Law professor Anne Gordon advises law faculty on addressing implicit bias in the classroom

1 April 2021

INSIDE HIGHER ED — In “Better Than Our Biases: Using Psychological Research to Inform Our Approach to Inclusive, Effective Feedback,” I describe how clinical law faculty can examine their biases, consider how those biases shape the experiences of underrepresented students in law schools, and take active steps to mitigate those biases in classrooms.

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Harvard Law students William Roberts and Anna Vande Velde publish report on non-police public safety solutions in Boston

1 April 2021

HARVARD MAGAZINE — Last fall, Harvard Law School’s Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program volunteered to help city administrators think through concrete possibilities for how to change public-safety procedures. Law students William Roberts and Anna Vande Velde spent several months as part of the program’s Dispute Systems Design Clinic.

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Mitchell Hamline Law releases statement in support of school’s Asian and Asian-American community

1 April 2021

MITCHELL HAMLINE SCHOOL OF LAW — “In light of the horrific events in Atlanta yesterday, we want to reaffirm our commitment to our Asian and Asian-American students, staff, and faculty, who are likely shocked, frightened, and angry because the majority of the victims were Asian.”

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Penn Law publishes statement condemning anti-Asian violence

1 April 2021

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA CAREY LAW SCHOOL — We write in the wake of the horrific tragedy in Atlanta, Georgia to express our outrage and heartfelt sympathy. This act of hatred and violence comes at a time when anti-Asian violence has been escalating nationally and has further sharpened the fear and anxiety.

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Vermont Law publishes anti-racism statement and diversity report

1 April 2021

VERMONT LAW SCHOOL — Vermont Law School today released an anti-racism statement that recognizes that “the law has too often neglected Black, Brown and Indigenous peoples, as well as members of the LGBTQ community, and has been used to legitimize the inhumane treatment of marginalized groups within these communities.”

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University of Virginia Law professor Rachel Harmon publishes casebook on policing laws

1 April 2021

NBC 12 — The way policing is enforced could forever be changed, following a new casebook written by a Law professor at the University of Virginia. UVA Law Professor and Director of the Center for Criminal Justice Rachel Harmon says often times, society is reactive to crimes committed by police officers.

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