Report: Women and minority professionals hold fewer leadership roles in higher education

14 May 2020

INSIDE HIGHER ED — Women and minority professionals are gaining representation in several higher education employment areas but continue to hold leadership roles less often than their white male counterparts.

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Experts fear law firm cuts could disproportionately affect women and attorneys of color

11 May 2020

BLOOMBERG LAW — Firms are turning to layoffs, pay cuts, and furloughs to weather the economic storm caused by the pandemic, and diversity experts are anxious that minority lawyers and the efforts designed to help them could bear the worst of the financial pain.

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Opinion: Black student loan debt exacerbated by pandemic

8 May 2020

THE HECHINGER REPORT — Black students are more likely to borrow, borrow more, struggle with repayment and default on their student loans than their peers. Default occurs after a borrower is 270 days late, and it is the most disastrous financial outcome of student debt.

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Report: Colleges see growth in enrollment of Hispanic students over last decade

27 April 2020

INSIDE HIGHER ED — The number of Hispanic-serving institutions has increased by 93 percent over the past decade, but the majority of Latinx enrollment is concentrated in less than 20 percent of colleges and universities. A new analysis from Excelencia in Education, a nonprofit focused on Latinx student success, serves as a primer on where Latinx and Hispanic students are enrolling….

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UCLA Law fellows program honored by ABA litigation section with diversity award

27 April 2020

UCLA LAW SCHOOL — UCLA School of Law’s trailblazing Law Fellows Program has won the 2020 Diversity Leadership Award from the American Bar Association’s litigation section.

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Changes in enrollment demographics require faculty to adapt to student needs

7 April 2020

INSIDE HIGHER ED — As demographics shift, the experiences of more and more students resemble those of faculty members less and less. How can faculty adapt to ensure these students succeed in a suddenly changing world, and how can institutions help?

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Northwestern Law Black Law Students Association hosts events dedicated to entrepreneurship, advocacy, and community

17 March 2020

NORTHWESTERN PRITZKER SCHOOL OF LAW — The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law held several events dedicated to black entrepreneurship, advocacy, and community the week of February 24. The week’s theme, “The Marathon Continues,” was a nod to the late rapper Nipsey Hussle, whose life’s work was dedicated to black empowerment….

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Albany Law to host ABA traveling exhibit on ratification of the 19th amendment

10 March 2020

ALBANY LAW SCHOOL — A traveling exhibit celebrating the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s ratification will make a timely stop at Albany Law School during both Kate Stoneman Day and Women’s History Month.From March 16–31, 2020, the six-banner showcase, “100 Years After the 19th Amendment: Their Legacy, and Our Future,” from the American Bar Association (ABA) Standing….

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Duke Law dean Kerry Abrams discusses importance of diversity in education leadership

10 March 2020

DUKE TODAY — Today, women make up roughly 62 percent of the education, legal, community service, media and arts industries, and 73 percent of health practioner and technical occupations. At Duke, women comprise 66 percent of the workforce. To commemorate Women’s History Month, here are some reflections from Duke women in leadership.

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Florida International Law professor H.T. Smith honors legacy of Judge John David Johnson

10 March 2020

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY LAW — At the 2020 Inaugural Eleventh Judicial Circuit Black History Month Program, Professor H.T. Smith, founding director of the FIU College of Law Trial Advocacy Program, honored the life and career of pioneer judge and civil rights activist Judge John David Johnson, and commemorated Judge Johnson’s legacy with the unveiling of a bronze bust….

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