University of Mississippi Law hosts implicit bias training for students and faculty

15 October 2019

THE DAILY MISSISSIPPIAN — University of Mississippi Law School Dean Susan Duncan said that after a forum last spring, it was clear that law school students wanted a stronger focus on diversity.So, the law school decided to host an implicit bias training session led by Laura McNeal of the Brandeis School of Law at the University….

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Judge rules for Harvard University in admissions practice case

8 October 2019

INSIDE HIGHER ED — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Harvard University’s admissions policies do not discriminate against Asian American applicants. The ruling by Judge Allison Burroughs of the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts came in a much-watched case brought by a long-standing critic of affirmative action on behalf of a group of Asian American plaintiffs.

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Report: Federal judiciary lacks diversity

8 October 2019

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE — As of August, 80% of all federal judges were white and more than 73% were male, a “stunning lack of diversity,” the liberal Center for American Progress said in a document optimistically titled “Building a More Inclusive Federal Judiciary.”

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A look at the HBCU Pre-Law Summit & Law Expo

1 October 2019

DIVERSE ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION — Six years ago, attorney Evangeline M. Mitchell founded the National HBCU-Pre-Law Summit & Law Expo. It has become the nation’s largest gathering of HBCU undergraduate students looking to enter the legal profession. This year’s Summit at Georgia State University College of Law provided students with a rare opportunity to hear….

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Penn State Law students argue disability case before federal appeals court

30 September 2019

PENN STATE — Arguing in front of an appellate court is a big deal for any seasoned attorney, requiring hours of research and preparation. For Jennifer Bruce, a third-year student at Penn State Law in University Park, the opportunity to present oral arguments in front of a 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals panel on Sept. 12….

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University of Richmond Law professor Hank Chambers appointed to Virginia commission on racial inequity

30 September 2019

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND — Professor Hank Chambers, an expert in constitutional and criminal law, was recently appointed to Governor Ralph Northam’s newly formed Commission to Examine Racial Inequity in Virginia Law. The Commission is tasked with reviewing the Virginia Acts of Assembly and the Code of Virginia “with the goal of identifying and making recommendations to….

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Southern University Law and the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana partner to create Native American Law and Policy Institute

30 September 2019

DIVERSE — A partnership between the Southern University Law Center and the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana has led to the establishment of the Native American Law and Policy Institute (NALPI). The Institute offers Federal Indian law courses, seminars and conferences including the Louisiana Rural Economic Development Summit and the Tribal Sovereignty Symposium, according to Southern University….

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University of Houston Law honored for efforts to increase minority representation in the legal profession

23 September 2019

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON LAW CENTER — For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Houston Law Center has been honored by INSIGHT into Diversity magazine for the school’s efforts to increase minority representation on campus and in the legal profession. The Law Center for the second year in a row is the only U.S. law….

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Northwestern Law joins Diversity Lab project

23 September 2019

ABA JOURNAL — Northwestern Law announced its participation in a diversity partnership with four firms and an incubator that focuses on inclusion in the profession. The law firms—Eversheds Sutherland, Goodwin, Orrick and Stoel Rives—invested $5 million to launch Move the Needle Fund with the Diversity Lab, and Northwestern is the only law school in the….

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Recent law school graduate discusses the importance of pipeline programs

16 September 2019

ABA FOR LAW STUDENTS, BEFORE THE BAR BLOG — Law student, Miosotti Tenecora, recounts her experience in a pipeline program and how that helped her succeed in law school.

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