Legal employment edges up in February 2019

18 March 2019

LAW.COM — As job gains remained nearly flat across the U.S. economy, the legal services industry added 600 jobs in February—one out of every 33 new non-farm jobs last month—continuing a trend of moderate gains and losses for the industry over the last several months, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

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AccessLex Institute plans bar exam preparation program

18 March 2019

PR NEWSWIRE —  AccessLex Institute, a nonprofit organization which fosters broad-based access to quality legal education and works to maximize the value and affordability of a law degree, has announced it will offer a superior bar examination preparation program at a price that will rationalize and reset market pricing.

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Federal judiciary adopts new ethics rules regarding harassment

18 March 2019

ABA JOURNAL — New ethics rules adopted by the federal judiciary Tuesday make clear that sexual harassment is banned, and that judges and their employees have a reporting obligation when such conduct happens.

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Women not represented in legal leadership positions despite outnumbering men in law school

18 March 2019

JURIST MAGAZINE — In the 2018 elections, women played a larger role than in any other election in American history. The record-breaking number of women running for US senate, house, and gubernatorial seats motivated media outlets to label 2018 another “Year of the Woman.”

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A look at the ABA technology conference

18 March 2019

ABOVE THE LAW — In the dog years of technology, 33 years seems like a millennium. That is how much time has elapsed between the American Bar Association’s first TECHSHOW in 1986 and the one that convened for three days last week in Chicago.

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Experts provide advice on addressing hiring bias on college campuses

18 March 2019

LAW.COM — The effects of implicit bias create huge potential for age, race and gender discrimination on college campuses—not only in the faculty recruiting process, but also in the recruiting process for students on campus.

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A look at efforts to reduce student debt and increase college affordability

18 March 2019

LAW.COM — While some wealthy families, ensnared in a pay-to-play scandal revealed this week, have paid tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars to insure their child gets enrolled in the college of their choice, thousands more students are struggling to pay for a college education.

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College officials charged in bribery scheme lose ties to their universities

18 March 2019

CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION — Colleges moved quickly on Tuesday to distance themselves from coaches and other employees charged in the wake of an investigation into an admissions-bribery scheme that federal prosecutors announced that morning.

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Class action lawsuit seeks $500 billion in damages from college admissions scandal

18 March 2019

LAW.COM — A proposed nationwide class action filed in California state court seeks “no less than $500,000,000,000” from defendants caught up in the college admissions scandal that has captured the nation’s attention.

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College faculty survey details concerns about diversity and discrimination

18 March 2019

INSIDE HIGHER ED — Discrimination is a source of stress for many faculty members, especially women and ethnic minorities. And most professors say they’re not prepared to deal with diversity-related conflict in their own classrooms

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