University of Houston Law Center Black Lawyers Matter Conference examines efforts to improve the diversity of the legal profession

November 11, 2021

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON LAW CENTER — Building upon the momentum of the inaugural dialogue in 2020, the 2021 Black Lawyers Matter Conference was held in October with a host of speakers and panelists ready to continue advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession. Organized after the tragic deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, the….

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Leadership program at University of Hawaiʻi Law seeks to improve diversity, inclusion, and representation in the state’s legal profession

November 10, 2021

HAWAI’I PUBLIC RADIO — A new leadership program at the University of Hawaiʻi William S. Richardson School of Law aims to increase diversity, inclusion, and representation among Hawaiʻi’s legal professionals. This comes at a time when some have called for more diversity on Hawaiʻi’s courts. Others maintain the lack of representation is a pipeline issue. When Camille Nelson….

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Survey: Prospective students care about diversity and inclusion efforts at colleges

November 8, 2021

INSIDE HIGHER ED — How much do high schoolers care about diversity on their future college campuses? Quite a bit, regardless of their race, according to a new poll by Art & Science Group of 734 high schoolers nationally. The students were selected for the poll because they expect to attend a four-year college next fall. One question….

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How universities can support Native American students

November 8, 2021

UNIVERSITY BUSINESS — Institutions of higher education are celebrating Native American Heritage Month by honoring traditions on their campuses and extending further resources to an important but often underserved group of students. This month might be the perfect time to ensure your campus is not only attracting new Native American and Indigenous students but also giving them….

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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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