Canadian Supreme Court rules law societies can deny law school accreditation over discrimination

19 June 2018

CTV NEWS — The Supreme Court of Canada ruled on June 15th that law societies have the right to deny accreditation to a proposed law school at a Christian university.

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Winners of the Global Legal Hackathon announced

27 April 2018

ABA JOURNAL — The Global Legal Hackathon announced its winners on April 21 in New York City. Competitors were broken into two categories, those that were focused on the business and practice of law and those that worked to build access to justice and government solutions for the public.

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Barclays and U.K. law firms launch legal tech hub

27 April 2018

LEGAL CHEEK — Top law firms and Russell Group universities have thrown support behind a brand new lawtech incubator, which has been launched by Barclays and the Law Society.

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Law school in Liverpool, England set to close

30 March 2018

LEGAL CHEEK — BPP Law School’s Liverpool centre will be closing this summer, Legal Cheek can reveal. Students will be compensated for the inconvenience of all this by way of reduced course fees.

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University of Calgary law course looks at working with the media during a crisis

30 March 2018

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY — University of Calgary Law launched a new course, Crisis Communications for Lawyers. Taught by Warren Kinsella, LLB’87, who specializes in developing effective communication strategies as the president of the Daisy Group, the course teaches students “to speak effectively to the media in order to serve your client’s best interest.

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University of Victoria Law to launch first degree program in indigenous law

27 March 2018

CBC — Last month, the University of Victoria’s law faculty announced that it is launching a new, joint Common law and Indigenous law degree program this fall. It will be the first of its kind in the world.

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Sexual harassment training mandatory for University of Ottawa Law students

27 March 2018

FULCRUM — This January, the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, common law section has implemented mandatory sexual assault prevention training for all first-year students.

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Indiana Maurer Law launches full-tuition JD/MBA scholar program with Korean business school

9 March 2018

THE INDIANA LAWYER — The Indiana University Maurer School of Law is currently interviewing candidates for the IU Maurer/SKK Graduate School of Business of Sungkyunkwan University (South Korea) International Fellows program, a new full-tuition JD/MBA scholarship program. Each scholarship award is estimated at $30,000 per student.  

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Arizona State University Law awards longtime Hong Kong dignitary and human rights advocate with justice prize

26 February 2018

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY – Anson Chan, known as “Hong Kong’s conscience” for her decades of devotion to social justice and democracy, has been named the fourth recipient of the annual O’Connor Justice Prize.

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Over 80 percent of Ghana law school students fail exams

26 February 2018

AFRICA NEWS – Figures from the Ghana School of Law 2017/2018 final exams indicated that only 91 students (representing 19%) out of the 474 candidates passed.

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