Syracuse Law professor Paula C. Johnson honored for work in community leadership and public service

July 16, 2021

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW — On Sept. 24, 2021, Syracuse University College of Law and the Syracuse University Law Alumni Association will celebrate the achievements of four alumni and one professor at the College’s annual Syracuse Law Honors Awards Ceremony during Law Alumni Weekend. The ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. in Dineen Hall,….

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Vermont Law vice president John Miller appointed to LSAC Board of Trustees

July 16, 2021

VERMONT LAW SCHOOL — Vermont Law School’s (VLS) John Miller has been appointed to the board of trustees of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), the not-for-profit organization that, together with its member schools, is committed to advancing law and justice by encouraging diverse and talented individuals to study law and by supporting their enrollment and learning journeys….

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University of Virginia Law Center for Criminal Justice to expand Innocence Project efforts

July 15, 2021

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA LAW SCHOOL — As Leader of New Clinic, Professor Deirdre Enright Will Expand on Innocence Project Efforts.

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Willamette Law dean Brian Gallini recommends alternative pathways to law licensing beyond the bar exam

July 14, 2021

WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY — After months of study and review, a task force of Oregon attorneys and legal educators issued a formal recommendation that the state consider other ways for recent law school graduates to show competency beyond the traditional bar exam.

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Willamette Law expands clinical law program

July 14, 2021

WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY — With growing interest in its experiential learning opportunities, Willamette Law excitedly announces a significant investment into the Clinical Law program with the hiring of Professor Sarah Matsumoto, from Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver, and the appointment of Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence, Professor Susan Cook, to the full-time faculty. Both will assume their positions….

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University of Wisconsin Law changes format of law clinics to adjust to student demand

July 14, 2021

WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL — The school wants to provide more scheduling flexibility by starting some clinics in the fall or spring semesters and guarantee a spot to every student who wants one beginning in the 2022-23 school year…

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Part-time college enrollment sharply declines during the pandemic

July 14, 2021

INSIDE HIGHER ED — The rate at which students stayed enrolled at a postsecondary institution dropped by two percentage points last fall, yet more evidence of the impact of the pandemic and recession.

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Opinion: Systematic issues in the legal profession preventing the advancement of women lawyers

July 14, 2021

ABA JOURNAL — The lack of upward mobility by women in the profession is not because women are not putting in the time and effort, nor is it because they are distracted by other concerns in their lives. Legal employers have plenty of systemic issues that need to be faced head-on when it comes to the….

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Survey: Many young lawyers report decline in well-being during the pandemic

July 14, 2021

ABA JOURNAL — Nearly half of lawyers responding to a Bloomberg Law survey said their well-being declined over the first quarter of this year—and the problem was even worse for junior lawyers.

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NALP report: Lateral associate hiring fell sharply over the last year

July 14, 2021

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LAW PLACEMENT  —  This is the largest decline in lateral hiring since the peak of the Great Recession in 2009 when lateral hiring was down by 52%. NALP’s 2020 analyses cover aggregate hiring information on more than 4,500 lateral lawyers in 388 offices/firms

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