William and Mary Law LLM graduate Rigzin Dolma uses degree to assist her community in Tibet

November 1, 2021

WILLIAM & MARY LAW SCHOOL — The concept of dharma can be difficult to define. Encompassing duty, learning, and discovering one’s correct life path, it is a guiding principle in Tibetan Buddhism. For Rigzin Dolma, who earned her Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) from William & Mary Law School in May 2021, the opportunity to earn….

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NALP report: First-generation law graduates lag behind peers in employment after law school

October 27, 2021

ABA JOURNAL — First-generation college graduates fared less well in the job market after law school than those who had at least one parent with a JD or a college degree, according to new data from the National Association for Law Placement. First-generation college students from the class of 2020 had an overall employment rate of 88%….

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Texas Board of Law Examiners releases July 2021 bar exam results

October 20, 2021

REUTERS — The COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t appear to have hurt the performance of law graduates who sat for the Texas bar exam in July. The overall pass rate for that full-length, in-person exam was 68%, according to figures released Friday by the Texas Board of Law Examiners. That’s the same pass rate as the July 2019 test,….

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Gift to Duke Law establishes post-graduate public interest fellowship

October 19, 2021

DUKE LAW — A $500,000 gift from alumnus James Farrin ’90 and his wife, Robin, will establish a new fellowship for Duke Law School students to do public interest legal work after graduation. The Farrin Fellowship will provide salary and benefits, including health insurance and paid time off, for a graduating student to work for a year….

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University of Kansas Law celebrates graduates’ success on the bar exam

October 19, 2021

THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS SCHOOL OF LAW — University of Kansas School of Law graduates who took the Kansas and Missouri bar exams for the first time in July 2021 passed at rates well above the state averages. In Missouri, 100% of KU Law graduates who took the Missouri bar exam for the first time in July….

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University of Mississippi Law graduate Julio Cazares recognized by National LGBTQ Bar Association

October 19, 2021

THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI SCHOOL OF LAW — The National LGBTQ+ Bar Association recognized 2021 University of Mississippi School of Law graduate Julio Cazares with the Student Leadership Award. The award is the organization’s highest honor for law students, and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated leadership at their institutions and in their communities, specifically for LGBTQ+ equality.“As….

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UCLA Law Appellate Prisoners’ Rights Clinic students give oral arguments in court

October 13, 2021

UCLA — When the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit convened over Zoom on May 4, a panel of judges heard oral arguments that were delivered by several highly skilled advocates — four of whom were UCLA School of Law students.“Arguing before the Ninth Circuit was truly a thrill. As someone who intends to pursue….

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University of Dayton Law partners with firms to build a more diverse legal profession

October 13, 2021

UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON NEWS — Dayton law firms Thompson Hine and Taft Law are teaming with the University of Dayton School of Law to recruit underrepresented and underserved students to law school and the legal profession. The Flyer Legal Promise Program will provide two students full law school tuition, a $15,000 stipend for living expenses, mentors,….

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A look at July Connecticut Bar Exam results

October 6, 2021

JDJ JOURNAL — The Connecticut Bar Examining Committee released the results of the July 2021 remote bar exam on September 24, 2021. This time, the overall pass rate for the remote bar exam stood at 59%. Among a total of 365 candidates that took the exam, 214 candidates passed and 151 candidates failed. The pass rate….

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University of Virginia Law honors student Avery Rasmussen for academic excellence

October 4, 2021

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF LAW — Avery Rasmussen has earned the Faculty Award for Academic Excellence by graduating with the highest GPA in the Class of 2021. Rasmussen, of Pensacola, Florida, is currently clerking for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III ’72 of the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. She will clerk for U.S. District Judge….

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