Law school deans ask to delay reporting graduate employment data to the ABA due to the pandemic

26 February 2021

ABA JOURNAL — Law school deans have asked the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar to push back law graduate employment data deadline from March to June. The data is usually made public in the spring or early summer. The pandemic has pushed back many bar exams and led to economic shutdowns.

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Podcast: Colorado Law professor Peter H. Huang discusses how COVID-19 has changed legal education

26 February 2021

ABA JOURNAL — A Colorado law professor recently discussed how he incorporates mindfulness in his life and finding “pandemic positives” with ABA Journal Senior Writer Stephanie Francis Ward. Peter H. Huang focuses on positives from the COVID-19 pandemic‬, and how COVID-19 has changed legal education.

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Tips for prospective law students on finding the best law school fit

26 February 2021

U.S. NEWS — A fundamental question that law school applicants should answer in their applications is why they are applying to law school. Some law schools go even further and offer applicants the chance to explain why they want to attend their school specifically. Schools may do this through their personal statement, an interview, or an essay.

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UCLA Law professor E. Tendayi Achiume testifies before US House Judiciary Subcommittee on reparations for slavery

26 February 2021

UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW — UCLA School of Law Professor E. Tendayi Achiume testified in a virtual hearing, “H.R. 40: Exploring the Path to Reparative Justice in America,” that the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties held on Feb. 17.

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Author Ibram X. Kendi discusses the role of law schools in antiracism efforts at Mitchell Hamline Law

26 February 2021

MITCHELL HAMLINE SCHOOL OF LAW — Historian and antiracist scholar Ibram X. Kendi called on Mitchell Hamline and other law schools to be at the center of antiracism work in the United States. The discussion is believed to be the largest non-commencement event held at Mitchell Hamline or its legacy schools in recent memory.

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Report: Underrepresented lawyers are leaving law firms at a high rate

26 February 2021

ABA JOURNAL — More minorities are getting hired as associates, but law firm leadership is mostly white and male because of a diversity “bottleneck” and higher rates of minority attrition, according to an ABA survey report. The 2020 Model Diversity Survey Report is the first ABA report on diversity, equity and inclusion in law firm practice.

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American University Washington College of Law professor Angela J. Davis honored by women lawyers group

26 February 2021

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF LAW — American University Washington College of Law congratulates Distinguished Professor of Law Angela J. Davis, recipient of the 33rd Annual Charlotte E. Ray Award from the Greater Washington Area Chapter of the Women Lawyers Division of the National Bar Association.

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American University Washington College of Law professor Fernando Laguarda appointed AmeriCorps General Counsel

26 February 2021

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF LAW — Fernando Laguarda, faculty director of the American University Washington College of Law Program on Law and Government, is set to join the Biden-Harris Administration as the General Counsel to AmeriCorps (the Corporation for National and Community Service) on Feb. 1, 2021.

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American University Washington College of Law adapts offerings for international students amid COVID-19

26 February 2021

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF LAW — American University Washington College of Law, ranked 4th in the nation in international law, is known for its breadth of offerings in international and comparative law, and for being a welcoming environment for international students. However, this past year presented new opportunities.

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American University Washington College of Law professor Jennifer Daskal appointed Deputy General Counsel at the Department of Homeland Security

26 February 2021

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF LAW — Professor Jennifer Daskal, faculty director of the American University Washington College of Law Tech, Law and Security Program, has been named Deputy General Counsel at the Department of Homeland Security. Daskal will be taking a two-year leave from AUWCL.

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