University of Akron Law graduates father and daughter together in December 2018

19 February 2019

AKRON LEGAL NEWS — Two recent graduates of The University of Akron School of Law are giving new meaning to the phrase “following in your parents’ footsteps.” Father and daughter Tim and Sarah Smith graduated from Akron Law last December after spending their entire time in law school together.

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California Bar seeks to improve inclusion for LGBT lawyers

19 February 2019

LAW.COM — California’s state bar has added some probing new questions to a survey of its licensees in an attempt to fulfill its mission of supporting “greater access to, and inclusion in, the legal system.”

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules DACA recipients eligible for bar admission

19 February 2019

LAW.COM — There are more than 200 hundred questions on the Pennsylvania Bar Exam, but for the past few years there was one question even the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners wasn’t sure how to answer.

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Suffolk Law professor Gabriel Teninbaum discusses the need for lawyers and law students to keep up with practice technology

19 February 2019

ABA JOURNAL — I spend a lot of time thinking about a version of that classic interview question where applicants are asked to envision their future. But, instead of thinking about my own future, I think of the legal profession’s future. If you haven’t done it, give it a try: What will legal work look like….

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Virginia State Bar removes mental health disclosure requirement after pressure from law students

19 February 2019

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH — The state agency that oversees qualifications for the Virginia State Bar will no longer ask students to disclose mental health treatment. In the spring, law students from across the state organized and sent letters to the Virginia Board of Bar Examiners asking to eliminate a portion of the application

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Number of legal sector jobs stays flat in January 2019

11 February 2019

ABA JOURNAL — The number of legal jobs in January neither grew nor diminished from the prior month. In both December and January, the legal services sector had 1,140,100 jobs

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Washington and Lee’s Black Lung Clinic wins case in Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

11 February 2019

THE COLUMNS — Washington & Lee Law student Luisa Hernandez ’18 argued a case in March before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. In late May, the Court ruled in favor of her client. W&L’s Black Lung Clinic represents coal miners diagnosed with pneumoconiosis, also known as black lung disease, in their….

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Washington and Lee Law alumna reflects on public service and current career as a public defender

11 February 2019

THE COLUMNS — Washington & Lee undergraduate student Balen Essak ’20 interviews Maisie Osteen ’14L about her experiences with the Shepherd Program and as an assistant public defender. This interview is part of a series, “Living the Shepherd Dream,” in which current students in the Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty and Human….

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UVA Law Innonence Project Clinic helps free an innocent man from prison

11 February 2019

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF LAW — The directors of the University of Virginia Law’s Innocence Project Clinic met client Messiah Johnson upon release from Sussex II State Prison in Waverly, Virginia. Johnson, who the clinic says was wrongfully convicted of a 1998 armed robbery of a Norfolk beauty salon, had been sentenced to 132….

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Richmond Law faculty and alumni reflect on the 10th anniversary of pro bono center

8 February 2019

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND — Alumni and faculty of the University of Richmond School of Law recollect on the history and discuss the impact of the Carrico Center for Pro Bono and Public Service as it celebrates its 10th anniversary. The Carrico Center has launched more than a dozen programs aimed at serving specific community needs.….

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