2021 AALS Annual Meeting moves to virtual format

5 August 2020

LAW.COM — The Association of American Law Schools is lowering the cost to attend its annual meeting, now that the January event will be online.

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Survey: Law schools expect steady enrollment this fall despite the pandemic

5 August 2020

REUTERS — A summer survey of U.S. law schools found them largely optimistic about the size of their incoming classes, despite the coronavirus pandemic threatening on-campus learning into 2021 and upending the job market for recent graduates.

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A look at law school clinics adapting to the pandemic

5 August 2020

THE PRACTICE — As the start of the fall 2020 semester draws near, law schools are beginning to define their plans for holding classes during the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic. As of this writing, three broad models of law school reopenings have emerged as law schools have presented their plans to the public: largely in-person instruction,….

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South Carolina Bar announces initiative to study and promote diversity in state’s legal community

5 August 2020

GREENVILLE NEWS — The South Carolina Bar is launching a five-year plan to study and promote diversity in the state’s legal community of more than 17,000 attorney members.

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Opinion: California Bar Exam changes will improve diversity in the legal profession

5 August 2020

BAKERSFIELD.COM — For more than three decades, California has clung to one of the nation’s toughest testing standards for law school students hoping to practice law in the most populous state in the country.

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University of Akron Law student Henna Schafer selected co-chair for university’s Inclusive Excellence Action Team

5 August 2020

UNIVERSITY OF AKRON — Third-year (3L) University of Akron (UA) School of Law student Henna Schafer has been named the graduate school co-chair of the University’s newly created Inclusive Excellence Action Team. Schafer worked as a legal intern at the Ohio Civil Rights Commission in the summer of 2019 and was a law clerk earlier….

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Fordham Law Leitner Center for International Law and Justice hosts virtual panel discussion on protest movements against racism

5 August 2020

FORDHAM LAW NEWS — On June 29, Fordham Law School’s Leitner Center for International Law and Justice and the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) invited Sheila Foster, professor of law and public policy at Georgetown Law School and the McCourt School of Public Policy, Bennett Capers, soon-to-be director of Fordham Law’s Center on Race,….

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Fordham Law Center on Race, Law, and Justice hosts webinar on building and supporting inclusive legal work environments

5 August 2020

FORDHAM LAW NEWS — On July 15, Fordham Law School’s Center on Race, Law and Justice invited attorneys from Richard Kibbe & Orbe LLP—Managing Partner Jennifer Grady, Partner Margaret Meyers, and Partner James Walker—for a webinar entitled “Inclusive Workplaces Best Practices: Implicit Bias and #MeToo Racial Blindspots.”

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UC Irvine Law highlights faculty books and resources addressing racism

5 August 2020

UC IRVINE SCHOOL OF LAW — The University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI Law) has identified and summarized books, research, creative activities, and many other resources authored by UCI Law faculty members who are experts on race, racial disparities, racial — implicit and explicit — biases, the criminalization of Black people, the criminalization….

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Harvard Law hosts discussion on online courts and racial justice in the legal system

5 August 2020

THE PRACTICE — Richard Susskind and Jonathan Zittrain recently sat down for a conversation on online courts, lessons from the COVID-19 crisis, and how we might move forward. The conversation was moderated by David B. Wilkins, faculty director of the Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession.

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