Quinnipiac Law professor Jeffrey A. Cooper publishes novel

December 22, 2021

QUNNIPIAC UNIVERSITY — Jeff Cooper, professor of law and associate dean for research at Quinnipiac’s School of Law, will publish, “After the Fact,” on Tuesday. Cooper tells the story of Jack Collins, a lawyer who is sent on an unexpected journey regarding his career, and leaves behind his position at a small-time Connecticut law practice for the….

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ABA data shows increase in first-year JD students and decrease in non-JD students for fall 2021

December 22, 2021

ABA JOURNAL — There is an 11.8% increase in first-year law students for the 2021 admissions cycle, compared to 2020, according to data released Wednesday by the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. The data is from Standard 509 Information Reports that the section collects from law schools, according to a website summary.….

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ABA releases data on fall law school enrollment and other information

December 22, 2021

ABA — Information about fall 2021 admissions and other matters reported by American Bar Association-approved law schools to the ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar is now publicly available. The information is required to be made public under Standard 509 of the Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools. The….

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Some law schools move online for final exams as COVID-19 cases rise

December 22, 2021

REUTERS – At least three law schools abruptly moved their final exams online this week after their universities announced new campus closures tied to COVID-19. Cornell University on Tuesday shut down its Ithaca campus after reporting nearly 500 COVID-19 cases last week, halfway through the law school’s nine-day finals period. New York University and George Washington University….

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ABA Gives Law Schools Go-Ahead to Use GRE

December 22, 2021

INSIDE HIGHER ED — The American Bar Association announced Tuesday that it will permit law schools to require the Graduate Record Examination instead of the Law School Admission Test for admissions decisions. The Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar made the decision, which does not require approval from any other….

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Cyberattack affects George Washington Law finals

December 22, 2021

REUTERS — George Washington University Law School is scrambling to recover from what it described as a cyberattack in the middle of final exams that knocked out the platform that houses course materials. The outage was limited to the law school, according to a spokeswoman. It has left students without access to study materials, though students and….

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How Law Schools Are Preparing Students for ‘The New Status Quo’ of Virtual Litigation

December 22, 2021

FORDHAM LAW NEWS — An op-ed article written for The New York Law Journal by Dean Matthew Diller and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Joseph Landau was quoted in a Law.com article about different law schools’ responses to the increased prevalence of virtual litigation.

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Law professors from several schools contribute to book on environmental law

December 22, 2021

GRIT DAILY —  To date, U.S. law has largely served as an obstacle to an honest assessment of our preparedness to face the climate change challenge. Given that society has become comfortable amidst mild climatic conditions, and given a pervasive reluctance to change, extreme and abrupt climatic changes will hit hard. Our current legal structure maintains….

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Mid-Shore Pro Bono announces new public interest internship stipend for law students

December 22, 2021

KENT COUNTY NEWS — Mid-Shore Pro Bono has established a Sandy Brown Public Interest Internship, named for the legal assistance network’s executive director who is stepping down after 13 years. The announcement was made Dec. 2 during a reception in the Tidewater Inn that was hosted by the MSPB board of directors. Meredith Lathbury Girard,….

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International Law Students Association announces student writing competition

December 22, 2021

ILSA — The American Society of International Law’s International Refugee Law Interest Group (IRLIG) announces its eighth annual International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition

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