Minnesota law schools collaborate on prisoner medical release program in state

20 May 2020

UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS — Working with faculty at University of Minnesota Law School and Hamline Mitchell School of Law, Osler weighed in on the development of the application and review process. Soon afterward, Minn. Stat. § 244.05, subd. 8, was put in place, which states “the commissioner of corrections has the authority to place adult….

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Law and Society Association announces 2020 annual award winners

20 May 2020

LAW AND SOCIETY ASSOCIATION — The Law and Society Association in coordination with the Executive Office, Prize Committees and President Penelope Andrews, has announced the winners of its 2020 Annual Awards, as 27 sociolegal scholars took home honors this spring.

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Albany Law president Alicia Ouellette to teach course on the COVID-19 and the law

20 May 2020

TIMES UNION — The legal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be the focus of an upcoming course at Albany Law School — taught by the school’s dean and president, Alicia Ouellette.

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Podcast: UC Berkeley Law dean Erwin Chemerinsky discusses constitutional law issues amid pandemic

20 May 2020

JD SUPRA — In this episode, we talk to Erwin about several topics, including Berkeley Law’s response to the pandemic, his vision for innovative legal education, advice to new students and graduating 3Ls, and how he picks which cases he takes on pro bono, many of which he argues at the Supreme Court or Circuit Court….

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UCLA Law Prison Law & Policy Program tracking COVID-19 cases in prisons

20 May 2020

UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW — Sharon Dolovich, a UCLA School of Law professor and Director of the UCLA Prison Law & Policy Program, founded the UCLA COVID-19 Behind Bars Data Project on March 17 to track health conditions in incarceration facilities and efforts to decrease prison populations during the pandemic.

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UCLA Law Criminal Justice Program creates new fellowship program through grant

20 May 2020

UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW — The Criminal Justice Program (CJP) at UCLA School of Law, with grant support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Liberty Hill Foundation, has created a new fellowship at UCLA Law and an initiative focused on advancing the interests of justice-involved youth.

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Case Western Reserve Law hosts virtual faculty awards ceremony

20 May 2020

CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY LAW — On May 6, CWRU School of Law held its annual “Celebration of Faculty” to recognize full time and adjunct faculty members who made extraordinary contributions over the past year.  This was the first time that the event was held virtually on Zoom.

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University of Colorado Law professor Aya Gruber publishes book on feminism and criminal justice

20 May 2020

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO LAW — Colorado Law Professor Aya Gruber, a prominent scholar of criminal law, criminal procedure, critical theory, and feminism, thinks so.

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Harvard Law Human Rights Program hosts workshop on indirect discrimination on the basis of religion

20 May 2020

HARVARD LAW TODAY — Gerald Neuman ’80, the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law, convened the workshop on Saturday, April 18. HRP hosted the workshop in cooperation with the Harvard Law School Project on Disability, the Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, and the Harvard Human Rights Journal.

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University of Hawaiʻi Law celebrates public service ‘heroes’

20 May 2020

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI NEWS — Just before final exams for the past 16 years, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law faculty and staff have donned chef hats and aprons and dished up an elaborate lunch and dinner for their students, which was unfortunately canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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