ABA releases bar exam pass data for 2020 law graduates

July 1, 2021

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION — The Managing Director’s Office of the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar released today a new set of bar passage data outcomes for ABA-approved law schools that provides national “ultimate” and first-time pass rates based on race, ethnicity and gender.

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ABA announces LGBTQ Public Interest scholarship recipients

June 29, 2021

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION — The American Bar Association Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity has awarded three law students LGBTQ Public Interest scholarships. The scholarship program is aimed at law students or graduates who are either LGBTQ or who will be doing public interest work in the LGBTQ space.

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New England Law Boston graduate Sofia Nuno Unanue delivers commencing address on overcoming adversity

June 28, 2021

7 NEWS BOSTON — Sofia Nuno Unanue congratulated her classmates at commencement. An accomplishment that has been full of both challenge and perseverance. “When I graduated high school I was undocumented. So, just going to college for me was a distant dream,” she said. “I felt very foolish to just think about it.”

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University of Virginia Law launches Democracy Summer Fellowship for law students and recent graduates

June 28, 2021

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF LAW — The Democracy Summer Fellowship has been established at the University of Virginia School of Law, adding to the mix of opportunities that will enable scores of law students and recent graduates to work in public service jobs this summer.

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Opinion: Harvard admissions case will impact law firm pipeline efforts

June 28, 2021

BLOOMBERG LAW — If Big Law wants to keep the pipeline of diverse candidates from T-14 schools flowing, it better pay attention to the Harvard admissions case. Elite college grads beget elite law school grads, new research confirms.

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University of Kansas Law graduate Bria Nelson receives Equal Justice Works Public Interest Award

June 15, 2021

KU TODAY — Bria Nelson, a recent graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law, is a recipient of a 2021 Equal Justice Works Regional Public Interest Award. Nelson is one of eight students selected for the national award, which recognizes law students for their exemplary commitment to public interest law and pro bono work.

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College and graduate students push back on use of artificial intelligence for online exams

June 15, 2021

INSIDE HIGHER ED — Online exam proctoring company ProctorU announced earlier this week that it will no longer send artificial intelligence-generated reports of potential student misconduct to institutions without ProctorU staff members first reviewing the footage — a development raising more questions than it answers.

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Milbank law firm raises first-year associate pay

June 14, 2021

ABA JOURNAL — Milbank, the law firm that was first to raise associate pay in 2018, announced Thursday that it is raising pay for first-year associates to $200,000. Milbank is raising associate pay for all classes, paying $355,000 to the most experienced associates.

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Penn State Dickinson Law hosts awards ceremony honoring graduating students

May 27, 2021

PENN STATE NEWS — Graduating students in the class of 2021 were recognized for their service and accomplishments during the inaugural Dickinson Law Graduating Student Awards Ceremony held May 13.

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Opinion: Suffolk Law professor Sarah J. Schendel discusses the impact of the pandemic and racial justice protests on Black law graduates

May 20, 2021

BLOOMBERG LAW  — A survey of Black graduating law students focusing on how their career plans were affected by the pandemic and calls for racial justice last year showed many of their lives were seriously disrupted. Suffolk University Law School assistant professor Sarah J. Schendel summarizes the survey findings about the hardships some faced in preparing….

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