ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity creates scholarships to support LGBT public interest efforts

12 June 2019

ABA JOURNAL — Law students or recent law school graduates who plan to work in the LGBTQ public interest field still have a few days to apply for a new scholarship being offered by the ABA’s Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.

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LSAC launches new initiative to reach prospective students

4 June 2019

PRNEWSWIRE — Kellye Testy, president and CEO of the Law School Admission Council, has announced a major initiative to increase access to law and education for students of all backgrounds. The campaign, Be Indivisible, aims to build a broad and diverse pipeline of prospective law school students.

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Opinion: California lawyer responds to call for lowering bar exam cut score

3 June 2019

LAW.COM — The author suggests that law school deans should stop pretending that there is a newfound interest in diversity driving a call to lower the score needed to pass the California bar exam.

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Law firms take steps to increase web accessibility

28 May 2019

ABA JOURNAL — When it comes to making the law more accessible online, few can claim a longer history than Cornell University Law School’s Legal Information Institute. Since its founding in 1992, the LII has undertaken many notable projects, including republishing the Code of Federal Regulations

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Emory Law names Mary Anne Bobinski next dean

28 May 2019

AJC — Emory University announced Thursday it has named the next dean of its law school. Mary Anne Bobinski will lead the law school in August, becoming the first woman to hold the position. Emory opened its law school in 1916.

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The number of students attending college from low-income backgrounds is on the rise

28 May 2019

PEW RESEARCH CENTER — The overall number of undergraduates at U.S. colleges and universities has increased dramatically over the past 20 years, with growth fueled almost exclusively by an influx of students from low-income families and students of color

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University of Wisconsin Law establishes endowed chair in honor of late professor James E. Jones, Jr.

1 May 2019

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN LAW SCHOOL — The University of Wisconsin Law School has announced the creation of an endowed faculty chair in honor of the late Professor James E. Jones Jr. This is UW-Madison’s first fully funded chair named for an African American faculty member.

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University of Tennessee Law women’s student organization honored by university

1 May 2019

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-KNOXVILLE COLLEGE OF LAW — The Law Women student organization at the University of Tennessee College of Law has earned the university’s 2019 Charles R. Burchett Citation for Extraordinary Contributions to Campus Life. The award was presented to the group this week during the annual Chancellor’s Honors Banquet.

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University of Tennessee Law Symposium looks back at 100 years of the 19th Amendment

1 May 2019

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSE-KNOXVILLE COLLEGE OF LAW — In honor of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, a University of Tennessee-Knoxville College of Law symposium this month focused attention on the power that has come with women’s voting rights.  

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Penn State Dickinson Black Law Students Association honors graduates with ‘Donning of the Kente’

1 May 2019

PENN STATE DICKINSON SCHOOL OF LAW — For the third year, Dickinson Law students, family and friends gathered inside the Apfelbaum Family Courtroom and Auditorium to celebrate their heritage, unity and academic achievements, as well as those who supported them throughout their educational journey, during the annual Donning of the Kente ceremony.

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