Frost Brown Todd law firm awards diversity and inclusion scholarships to five law students at four schools

November 4, 2021

THE NATIONAL LAW REVIEW — Frost Brown Todd (FBT) awarded their annual Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships to five students for demonstrating academic excellence and a commitment to diversity and inclusion efforts. The FBT Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships award five $2,000 scholarships to help build a diverse legal pipeline and to give support to underrepresented students. “We are….

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ABA to host conversation on diversity, equity, and inclusion with law school leaders

November 3, 2021

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION — Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is certainly not a new concept. However, the social upheaval and protests that occurred during summer 2020 in response to the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless others brought racial, gender, LGBTQ+, and disability inequities to the forefront of public consciousness. Countless corporations, industry leaders,….

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Mitchell Hamline Law enrolls largest number of Native American students in school history

November 2, 2021

THE NATIONAL JURIST — Angela Levasseur will be the first law school graduate from her tribe when she graduates in the spring. The 44-year-old has been an educator for more than 20 years, but law has called out to her since she was 12. Levasseur is a member of the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, and lives on her….

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Northeastern Law professor Jonathan Kahn receives grant from National Library of Medicine

November 2, 2021

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW —  Professor Jonathan Kahn, a leading authority on biotechnology’s implications for our ideas of identity, rights and citizenship, has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the National Library of Medicine for his book project, “The Uses of Diversity: Managing Race and Representation in Law, Politics, and the Biosciences.” The book….

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Northern Illinois University Law partners with Lincoln College on legal profession pipeline program

November 2, 2021

NIU TODAY — Northern Illinois University College of Law is excited to announce a new partnership with Lincoln College to create the NIU Law Lincoln Scholar and Diversity Pipeline Programs. Under the partnership, qualified Lincoln College students working toward a Bachelor of Arts in Law, as well as those with other majors, may participate in the NIU….

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Podcast: Rutgers Law student Jenise Rivera discusses work in immigration law and efforts to improve diversity in the legal profession

November 2, 2021

AUDACY — At age 24, Jenise Rivera is already breaking barriers and bridging gaps. She is the first in her Puerto Rican family to graduate from college. In May, she’ll also be the first to graduate from law school.

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Black Lawyers Matter conference explores ideas to improve the diversity of the legal profession

October 27, 2021

REUTERS — Law schools consistently fall short in helping Black students on the job market, said panelist Jim Leipold, executive director of the National Association for Law Placement. Over the past six years, the gap between white and Black law graduates landing jobs that require passing the bar exam averaged 18 percentage points, he said. Black law….

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Large gift to South Texas College of Law Houston to establish Benny Agosto, Jr. Diversity Center

October 27, 2021

SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE OF LAW — Houston trial attorney Benny Agosto, Jr.’s recent gift to establish a diversity center at his alma mater, South Texas College of Law Houston, combined two of his life passions: giving back to the community and encouraging more diversity in the legal field. In grateful recognition of the $3 million gift from….

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Case Western Reserve Law partners with six universities to enroll underrepresented students

October 27, 2021

CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY — Case Western Reserve University School of Law is pleased to announce that it has concluded agreements with Hampton University, Morehouse College (pictured with CWRU Law, above), Spelman College, Tuskegee University, University of Alaska Anchorage and Xavier University of Louisiana, which offer graduating students from those schools special incentives to apply to….

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University of Connecticut Law dean Eboni S. Nelson honored by Connecticut NAACP

October 27, 2021

UCONN TODAY — The Connecticut NAACP will honor UConn Law Dean Eboni S. Nelson on Saturday as one of the 100 Most Influential Blacks in Connecticut. Nelson took office as dean of the UConn School of Law on July 31, 2020, the first Black person to hold that post on a permanent basis. In addition to navigating….

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