Law schools embrace design-thinking approach for problem solving

3 May 2021

LLM-GUIDE — Design thinking is a “human-centered” approach to problem-solving that focuses on clients’ unarticulated needs. It involves creating quick prototypes, then testing and iterating until a successful solution emerges. It was developed as an academic subject for the legal sector at Stanford University, which founded its Legal Design Lab in 2013. Since then, many law….

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California committee considers changes to state bar exam

3 May 2021

BLOOMBERG LAW — A new committee has been named to consider potential changes to California’s bar exam, including administering part or all of the two-day test online, the state Supreme Court said Tuesday.

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Opinion: Willamette Law dean Brian R. Gallini discusses bar exam reform

3 May 2021

BLOOMBERG LAW — When Oregon temporarily granted diploma privilege to law school graduates last summer, some Willamette University College of Law graduates used the freed-up bar exam study time to form a task force to examine state jury selection rules. Dean Brian R. Gallini calls on other law deans to help find a long-term alternative to….

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University of Arkansas Law announces Dean’s Circle Faculty Award recipients

3 May 2021

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS — The U of A School of Law has announced the inaugural Dean’s Circle Faculty Award recipients. The awards were created to recognize excellence in teaching and advising, research and scholarship, and public service.

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Arizona State University Law adds McCarthy Institute to Intellectual Property Law Program

3 May 2021

ASU NEWS — The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University announces the addition of the McCarthy Institute and Executive Director David Franklyn to the college’s Intellectual Property Law Program. The McCarthy Institute brings with it a growing community of professionals focused on scholarship and research.

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BYU Law launches online resource to assist with expungement of criminal records

3 May 2021

UTAH BUSINESS — BYU Law announced the development of Goodbye Record – an online resource assisting individuals, legislators, and corporate partners to address flaws in the expungement process, and implement solutions to permanently protect second chances for individuals who have had their records expunged.

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Former president of Chile Michelle Bachelet discusses threats to human rights at UCLA Law co-sponsored event

3 May 2021

UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW — UCLA School of Law joined eight law schools in sponsoring a national address to law students by Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and former president of Chile, on March 31. More than 435 attendees – including about 80 from UCLA Law – participated in the event.

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UCLA Law Tribal Legal Development Clinic publishes legal toolkit to protect indigenous peoples’ rights

3 May 2021

UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW — For the first time, leaders across Indian country have a toolkit available to them to address Indigenous and human rights through tribal lawmaking that supports and implements the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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UCLA Law and Columbia Law professor Kimberlé Crenshaw elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

3 May 2021

UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW — UCLA School of Law Distinguished Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, among the world’s oldest and most esteemed learned societies of scholars, scientists, and artists. Crenshaw was among 252 inductees who were elected on April 22.

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California Western Law pro bono program celebrates 30 years

3 May 2021

CALIFORNIA WESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW — This year’s Student Recognition Celebration marked a significant milestone for California Western. Not only did the virtual celebration recognize Cal Western’s students for their excellence in academics, competitions, leadership, pro bono, and public service, but it also marked the 30th anniversary.

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