AccessLex Institute makes bar exam prep courses available at no cost for 4,000 law graduates

October 20, 2021

ACCESSLEX INSTITUTE — Leading legal education nonprofit AccessLex Institute is pleased to announce the launch of Helix Bar Review by AccessLex®, the only national nonprofit bar preparation program. Consistent with its history and mission of working to improve access for the next generation of lawyers and create a more diverse legal profession, AccessLex is offering more….

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Texas Board of Law Examiners releases July 2021 bar exam results

October 20, 2021

REUTERS — The COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t appear to have hurt the performance of law graduates who sat for the Texas bar exam in July. The overall pass rate for that full-length, in-person exam was 68%, according to figures released Friday by the Texas Board of Law Examiners. That’s the same pass rate as the July 2019 test,….

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UIC Law professor Teri McMurtry-Chubb makes book on DEI pedagogy available free for law faculty

October 20, 2021

UIC LAW — Prominent critical-race-and-gender scholar Professor Teri McMurtry-Chubb has published a new, comprehensive pedagogical how-to on diversity, equity and inclusion teaching methods. Strategies & Techniques for Integrating DEI into the Core Law Curriculum: A Comprehensive Guide to DEI Pedagogy, Course Planning, and Classroom Practice, published by Wolters Kluwer Legal Education, is now available to legal….

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University of Kentucky Law hosts second annual symposium in honor of Breonna Taylor

October 20, 2021

UK ROSENBERG COLLEGE OF LAW — The University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law will host its second daylong Breonna Taylor Symposium on Saturday, Oct. 16, beginning at 9 a.m. in the G. Chad Perry III Grand Courtroom in the law building. Law professors, criminal justice scholars, judges, attorneys, journalists and activists will discuss the….

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University of Minnesota Law student Brandon Redmon named first recipient of the George Floyd Memorial Scholarship

October 20, 2021

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA NEWS & EVENTS — It was while working as a truck driver in his mid 20s—transporting everything from beer and seafood to gas and hazardous materials—that first-year law student Brandon Redmon experienced an incident of discrimination where he had to take legal action against his employer. “Going through that process was definitely challenging,” he….

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University of Alabama student Kody George publishes article on laws governing water in space

October 20, 2021

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION — In the past year, we’ve seen proliferating private space enterprises, new agreements on how states and private companies could use space resources, three different countries announcing plans to set up Moon colonies, and new data confirming that frozen water is present on the Moon. A basic framework for space law governing water….

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BYU Law announces seminars in Geneva and London

October 19, 2021

DAILY HERALD — A handful of lucky Brigham Young University law students are going to be the first to embark on overseas studies that will parallel  internships in legal and financial institutions in Europe. On Wednesday, BYU announced two new programs focused on preparing the next generation of leaders in the legal practice. BYU will offer Law….

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UCLA Law to host new jury-trial competition

October 19, 2021

UCLA LAW — When UCLA School of Law hosts a new tournament called the Verdict, starting on Oct. 16, it will be presenting a first-of-its kind law school jury-trial competition. While most trial advocacy competitions ask lawyers or judges to score students on their courtroom performances as a proxy for what lay jurors would find persuasive, the….

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UCLA Law professor Sharon Dolovich co-authors paper on COVID-19 and prisoners in the Journal of the American Medical Association

October 19, 2021

UCLA LAW — UCLA School of Law Professor Sharon Dolovich co-wrote an article on rates of COVID-19 infection and death in U.S. prisons that has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the country’s leading medical journal. The research letter, “COVID-19 Incidence and Mortality in Federal and State Prisons Compared With the US Population,….

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Case Western Reserve Law celebrates 30th anniversary of LLM program

October 19, 2021

CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY — In 1990, just as Case Western Reserve University School of Law was establishing its Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, Professor Lewis Katz approached then-Dean Peter Gerhart with a plan: a graduate legal studies program that would bring approximately 15 international students to Cleveland. In the three decades since its establishment, the….

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