Seven faculty members at University of Iowa Law named to endowed positions

September 23, 2021

IOWA LAW — Seven faculty at the University of Iowa College of Law have been named to endowed positions. Of these seven, four faculty have been named to chairs and professors. Robert Miller was appointed to the F. Arnold Daum Chair in Corporate Finance and Law, Maya Steinitz was named the Charles E. Floete Professor, Jason Rantanen….

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Law faculty discuss how instructors differ from professors

September 22, 2021

ABA JOURNAL — Union representatives for Rutgers Law School faculty presented what some might call a radical proposition in 2019. They proposed placing positions that involved full-time teaching, but were not doctrinal, on the tenure track. Kimberly Mutcherson, the law school’s co-dean, says she had not heard of the idea, nor had the majority of faculty until it….

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LSAT scores remain consistent despite a longer test in August

September 22, 2021

REUTERS — The Law School Admission Test just got longer, but aspiring attorneys still managed to do pretty well. The average score earned by the 24,907 people who took the LSAT this August was 154.19, just 1.4 points lower than the 155.6 average score among August 2020 LSAT takers. Both exams used an at-home, online format due….

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First law students selected for scholarship named in honor of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

September 22, 2021

REUTERS — A scholarship program honoring the career of late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has named its inaugural class of awardees, choosing four first-year law students to receive a $10,000 stipend and mentoring from a network of former New York federal prosecutors.

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Emory Law professor Kristin Johnson and Georgetown Law professor Alvaro Bedoya nominated to federal posts

September 22, 2021

THE WHITE HOUSE —   Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate the following ten individuals to serve in key roles:

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Opinion: ABA JD requirements create barriers to the legal profession

September 22, 2021

WALL STREET JOURNAL — CNN anchor Poppy Harlow recently took a leave of absence from the network to attend a one-year master’s degree program for nonlawyers at Yale Law School. By drawing attention to Yale’s M.S.L. program, Ms. Harlow helps shed light on the absurdity of the legal profession’s time-consuming and expensive requirements to be licensed….

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Tips on how to read and write like a law student before applying to law school

September 22, 2021

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT — After ramming through thousands of pages of homework and hundreds of pages of writing assignments, often at the last minute – perhaps a little too often – college students and graduates may think they are at the top of their game. Law school, however, takes reading and writing to….

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Addressing Systemic Racism and Law Enforcement Reform: A look at law school efforts to address systemic racism and improve diversity in the legal profession

September 22, 2021

LLM GUIDE — The police killing of George Floyd, an African American man, was a pivotal moment for law schools and their efforts to improve diversity and inclusion. Law schools had been striving to boost diversity for years, but the Black Lives Matter protests sparked by Floyd’s death acted as a catalyst for deeper reflection and….

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US Army Court of Criminal Appeals to hear arguments at Akron Law

September 22, 2021

THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON — The University of Akron School of Law will host the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals for an oral argument, followed by a question-and-answer session with students on Friday, September 24, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the McDowell Law Center Brennan Courtroom.

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Arizona State University Law faculty urge pardons for federal marijuana offenders

September 22, 2021

YAHOO!FINANCE — Weldon Angelos, president of The Weldon Project, and Erik Luna, director of the Academy for Justice at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, announced today that they co-wrote and signed a letter to President Joe Biden, requesting a general pardon to all persons subject to federal criminal or civil….

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