Nearly 300 law professors sign amicus brief on protecting insanity defense

15 October 2019

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA LAW — In the Supreme Court case, Kahler v. Kansas, Petitioner seeks to overturn the Kansas Supreme Court’s decision permitting abolition of the state’s insanity defense. University of Pennsylvania Law School Professor Stephen J. Morse and University of Virginia School of Law Professor Richard J. Bonnie have co-authored an amicus brief on….

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American University Washington College of Law launches program on technology law and security

15 October 2019

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF LAW — American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) is proud to announce its Tech, Law, Security Program (TLS), a new initiative that seeks to tackle challenges that emerge at the intersection of law and technology. The Program – founded by AUWCL Professor Jennifer Daskal, world-renown tech policy and national security….

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Francis J. Aquila elected to chairman of Brooklyn Law Board of Trustees

15 October 2019

BROOKLYN LAW SCHOOL — Francis J. Aquila ’83, a preeminent leader in M&A and corporate governance law, has been elected Chairman of Brooklyn Law School’s Board of Trustees. Aquila, a partner at Sullivan & Cromwell since 1992, has been a member of the Board since 2008, serving as Vice Chair since 2014. He follows Stuart Subotnick….

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UC Irvine Law to host Artificial Intelligence and Access to Justice Forum

15 October 2019

UCI LAW — The University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI Law) will host a panel discussion called, “Artificial Intelligence and Access to Justice Forum.” UCI Law faculty will be leading the conversation on critically important issues surrounding AI.

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Q&A with Karen McCarthy Woolf, new Fulbright Scholar at UCLA Law Promise Institute for Human Rights

15 October 2019

UCLA — Celebrated British poet Karen McCarthy Woolf, recently named a Fulbright All Disciplines Scholar, is settling in for a residency at UCLA, bringing her poet’s eye to the work of students and faculty at UCLA School of Law’s Promise Institute for Human Rights. Through a collaboration with UCLA’s English department, McCarthy Woolf will spend the….

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New book by University of Colorado Law professor Helen Norton looks at government speech and the constitution

15 October 2019

COLORADO LAW — In her new book, The Government’s Speech and the Constitution (Cambridge University Press), constitutional law scholar and Professor Helen Norton investigates the variety and abundance of government speech, from early proclamations and pamphlets to the electronic media of radio and television and to today’s digital age.

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University of Colorado Law professor Craig Konnoth files amicus brief for Supreme Court in LGBT employment discrimination case

15 October 2019

COLORADO LAW — Associate Professor Craig Konnoth, as counsel of record, led an effort by the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Section of the American Association of Law Schools to file an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court in R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The brief focused….

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Emory Law dean Marry Anne Bobinski discusses challenges and future of legal education

15 October 2019

THE EMORY WHEEL — Amid recent controversies surrounding Emory Law School, Dean Mary Anne Bobinski addressed the use of racial slurs in class and her vision of the school’s future in an exclusive interview with the Wheel. Bobinski became the first woman dean in the school’s 103-year history on Aug. 1 of this year. She will….

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Georgetown Law receives grant for tech law initiative

15 October 2019

GEORGETOWN LAW — Georgetown Law Associate Dean and Professor Paul Ohm and Alexandra Givens, founding executive director of the Institute for Technology Law & Policy, have won a $36,000 grant from the Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) for their initiative “Building Bridges: Strengthening Cross-Disciplinary Connections in Computer Science and Law.”  

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Harvard Law clinics recognized by Boston Bar Association for housing rights efforts

15 October 2019

HARVARD LAW TODAY — In September, two Harvard Law School clinics and their community partner organizations were recognized by the Boston Bar Association (BBA) for their collaborative efforts to fight housing displacement in greater Boston. The award, presented annually by the BBA, recognizes “professional legal services attorneys for their outstanding work on behalf of indigent clients in….

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