American Council on Education publishes report on racial disparities in higher education

30 November 2020

INSIDE HIGHER ED — The American Council on Education recently published a six-chapter supplement to its original February 2019 report on race and ethnicity in higher education, which provides additional analysis of federal data to examine how the education system in the United States is serving and failing students of color.

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Podcast: UC Irvine Law dean L. Song Richardson discusses school’s transition to online classes

30 November 2020

ABA JOURNAL — L. Song Richardson, the law school’s dean, says the news generated anxiety among students and faculty about how the rest of the spring semester would play out. Richardson emphasized to the law school community that they had experience addressing challenges together, and constant communication would be key.

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Legal analysts discuss the state of the legal profession amid pandemic

30 November 2020

BLOOMBERG LAW — The Bloomberg Law 2021 series previews the themes and topics that our legal analysts will be watching closely in 2021. What does the Future of the Legal Industry look like? Our analysts explore everything from legal technology to legal careers to the business of law to find the answers.

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University of Colorado Law Suzette Malveaux discusses need for new civil rights legislation

28 November 2020

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO LAW SCHOOL — In this lecture, Malveaux will explore how the U.S. Supreme Court’s civil procedure jurisprudence has undermined access to justice and civil rights enforcement, and why a new civil rights law is necessary during this critical and tumultuous time in our country.

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Georgetown Law faculty reflect on racism and inequality in the US

28 November 2020

GEORGETOWN LAW — Georgetown Law’s Professor Paul Butler and Georgetown Professor of History and African American Studies Dr. Marcia Chatelain reflected on the Trump presidency and how the United States could move forward in addressing the persistent scourges of racism and inequality.

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Northeastern Law Civil Rights & Restorative Justice Project hosts conference on restorative racial justice

28 November 2020

NEWS@NORTHEASTERN — The conference convened people whose family members had been lynched alongside leaders including Coates, activist Angela Y. Davis, artists Dread Scott and Quanda Johnson, U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, and others, for an in-depth conversation about the entrenched trauma of race-based violence.

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Penn State Dickinson Law receives CLEO EDGE Award for commitment to diversity and inclusion in legal education

28 November 2020

PENNSYLVANIA STATE DICKINSON LAW — Penn State Dickinson Law received a Council on Legal Education Opportunity Inc. (CLEO) EDGE Award during a virtual reception hosted by CLEO on Thursday, Nov. 12, in recognition of its significant commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in legal education.

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Florida to hold February bar exam online amid rising cases of COVID-19

28 November 2020

BLOOMBERG LAW — Florida in February will again hold its bar exam remotely to avoid exposing test-takers to the coronavirus, the state’s Supreme Court announced Wednesday as cases spiked in the state. The court didn’t want to risk canceling an in-person test as it did in July amid a worrisome increase in Covid-19 cases.

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Illinois to hold February Uniform Bar Exam remotely

28 November 2020

WCIA.COM — Officials with the Illinois Supreme Court said they will hold the February 2021 Uniform Bar exam remotely. In a tweet on Friday, Court officials said they made the decision because of the continued health risk and the overall success of the administration of October’s exam.

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Facial recognition technology for online exams raises privacy and racial bias concerns

28 November 2020

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR — As students take exams remotely, universities around the world are adopting proctoring software that uses facial recognition systems. Some complain the systems are racially biased or overly invasive.

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