Law school academic support experts provide tips on taking the bar exam online

24 June 2020

ABA JOURNAL — Most states planning remote bar exams because of the novel coronavirus pandemic have cut the dreaded multiple-choice multistate bar exam portion of the test. But that doesn’t mean that the test will be easier to pass, according to some academic support experts. In fact, they advise test-takers to include the MBE study materials….

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UN Human Rights committee calls on US to make structural reforms to end racial discrimination

24 June 2020

UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICE OF HIGH COMMISSIONER —  The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has called on the United States to make immediate structural reforms to end racial discrimination, and to uphold its obligations under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

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NALP Survey: Women of color less satisfied with law school experience

24 June 2020

BLOOMBERG LAW — A new study is offering data to back up what many have believed for years: that disparities exist in the educational and social experiences for women of color in law school. Women of color are less likely than their peers to have a positive view of race relations at their law schools, according….

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ABA hosts Juneteenth event online

24 June 2020

ABA JOURNAL — The ABA is hosting a webinar Friday to commemorate Juneteenth, an annual holiday marking the day that people who were still enslaved in Galveston, Texas, walked away from bondage after they were told that the Emancipation Proclamation had been issued two-and-a-half years earlier.

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How faculty can address race in the classroom

24 June 2020

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION — As protests over the police killing of George Floyd and other Black people, the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, and debates about policing put the spotlight on the country’s struggles with racism, many professors are wondering how to address those events in their classrooms this fall.

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University of Chicago Law International Human Rights Clinic releases report on police use-of-force policies

24 June 2020

UCHICAGO NEWS — Released June 10 by the International Human Rights Clinic, the report comes amid growing demands for police reform at local, state and federal levels following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Laquan McDonald and many other black Americans.

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University of Colorado Law professor Suzette Malveaux testifies in support of police accountability bill

24 June 2020

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO LAW SCHOOL — On June 10, University of Colorado Law School Provost Professor of Civil Rights Law Suzette Malveaux testified before the Colorado House Finance Committee in support of a bill promoting measures to enhance police accountability and integrity.

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Florida State University Law faculty call to rename law school building over legacy

24 June 2020

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT — As members of the faculty and administration at the Florida State University College of Law, we write to call on the Florida House of Representatives to complete the legislative work that will allow us to rename the law school building.

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UIC John Marshall Law hosts CNN’s Bakari Sellers for discussion on race and injustice

24 June 2020

UIC JOHN MARSHALL LAW SCHOOL — On June 8, UIC John Marshall Law School in Chicago hosted Bakari T. Sellers for “A Conversation about Race & Injustice in America.” The discussion, available on the Law School’s YouTube page, was moderated by Professor Teri McMurtry-Chubb, who joined UIC John Marshall from Mercer University School of Law and has….

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Lewis & Clark Law library creates protest legal resource guide

24 June 2020

LEWIS & CLARK LAW SCHOOL — The Boley Law Library has created a Protest Resource Guide to provide practical and academic support for protestors within the Lewis & Clark community.

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