University at Buffalo School of Law hosts virtual presentation on the racial and economic impact of mass incarceration

28 October 2020

UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO SCHOOL OF LAW — Professor John Major Eason, whose expertise includes the criminal justice system and race relations, will present on “The Racial and Economic Underpinnings – and Impact – of Mass Incarceration.”

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University of Chicago Law professor Craig Futterman discusses police use-of-force reform

28 October 2020

WTTW — University of Chicago Law professor Craig Futterman pointed to numerous other changes that could have an immediate impact on reducing police violence in Chicago. They include prohibiting the use of force against peaceful protesters, and restricting the instances in which officers can point their gun at someone.

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UIC John Marshall Law launches Antiracism and Social Justice Fund

28 October 2020

UIC JOHN MARSHALL LAW SCHOOL — The fund, which was established with donor funds in July, supports the work of full-time faculty members by providing funds for them to hire student assistants. In this way, the law school is advancing important antiracism and social-justice projects and affording students the opportunity to contribute and earn money.

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University of Nebraska Law joins ABA Legal Education Police Practice Consortium

28 October 2020

NPR — The University of Nebraska College of Law has joined a national consortium to address legal issues in policing while promoting racial equity. Josephine Potuto is a UNL law professor and the state’s consortium representative. She said the goal is to create practical recommendations to help police do their jobs better.

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University of Chicago Law faculty discuss long-term effects of the pandemic on institutions and society

28 October 2020

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW SCHOOL — The COVID-19 pandemic has tested, informed, and may even be changing the legal landscape. It is spurring debates about government power, criminal justice reform, global trade, environmental regulation, immigration, and more. These are some of the issues Law School faculty discussed.

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Interview with election law expert and Arizona State University Law adjunct Larry Garber

28 October 2020

ASU NOW — As the 2020 general election approaches, the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University recently caught up with Professor Larry Garber, an election law expert and adjunct professor who created and is teaching a U.S. and International Election Law class in Washington, D.C.

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Fordham Law student Arman Borazjani interviewed by dean Matthew Diller on first-year experience

28 October 2020

FORDHAM LAW NEWS — Dean Matthew Diller sits down with first-year law student Arman Borazjani for a discussion about the first-year experience during the pandemic.

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University of Houston Law professor Jessica Mantel named to advisory committee for addictions and cancer research center

28 October 2020

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON LAW CENTER — University of Houston Law Professor Jessica Mantel will be providing her health law expertise as a member of the advisory committee for the University of Houston’s HEALTH Center for Addictions Research and Cancer Prevention, which recently received a $11.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

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University of Houston Law professor Sandra Guerra Thompson receives mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Education in the Community Award

27 October 2020

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON LAW CENTER — University of Houston Law Center Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson was the recipient of the Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Education in the Community Award in a virtual ceremony on Tuesday. “She has dedicated her life to persevering and making contributions for the betterment of the Latino community.”

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University of Houston Law professor Renee Knake Jefferson discusses underrepresentation of women in the legal profession

27 October 2020

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON LAW CENTER — University of Houston Law Center Professor Renee Knake Jefferson said that the low number of female judges throughout the legal system mirrors the lack of women in leadership positions in all industries during the 2020 Women of the Law Fall Event last week.

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