University of St. Thomas Law professor Gregory Sisk files amicus brief with Supreme Court on police brutality case

24 September 2020

UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS — University of St. Thomas School of Law Professor Gregory Sisk has filed an amicus curiae brief with the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Brownback v. King.

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University of Virginia Board of Visitors unanimously pass resolutions on racial equality among students and faculty

24 September 2020

THE DAILY PROGRESS — The University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors on Friday unanimously passed a package of six resolutions, including removing the George Rogers Clark statue and the ‘Whispering Wall’ Confederate monument and providing context to the Thomas Jefferson statue near the Rotunda to include Jefferson’s ownership of slaves.

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University of Wisconsin and Marquette University law students participate in State Bar of Wisconsin’s Diversity Clerkship program

24 September 2020

MADISON 365 — Jesse Owens is one of 13 first-year University of Wisconsin and Marquette University law school students who completed the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Diversity Clerkship Program. The program is a summer employment experience that gives law students with diverse backgrounds the opportunity to build legal practice skills and knowledge.

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Students call on universities to require race and ethnicity studies

24 September 2020

THE HECHINGER REPORT — When Morgan Ottley, a neuroscience major at the University of Pittsburgh, noticed in the spring of her sophomore year that most of her teachers did not address racial disparities in the medical field, she wanted the university to change its curriculum.

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Law graduates ask California supreme court to apply new bar exam pass score to previous tests

24 September 2020

COURTHOUSE NEWS — With a problematic online bar exam looming less than a month away, a contingent of law school graduates carrying handmade signs gathered Thursday morning on the steps of the California Supreme Court to advocate for admission to the bar based on their past scores.

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Law graduates sue State Bar of California over in-person bar exam rules

24 September 2020

ABA JOURNAL — A lawsuit by law graduates who have disabilities says they will be forced to take the California bar exam in person because of a failure to provide accommodations for a remote test.

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California law deans ask state Supreme Court to make October online bar exam open-book without proctoring

24 September 2020

ABA JOURNAL — A group of deans from ABA-accredited law schools in California have asked the California Supreme Court to change its online October bar exam to an open-book format with no remote proctoring.

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District of Columbia court considers diploma privilege for recent law graduates

24 September 2020

LAW360 — Washington, D.C.’s highest court will expand provisions allowing law school graduates to temporarily practice under supervision and potentially grant emergency exam-waiver admission to the D.C. bar “for qualifying applicants” by the end of the month, according to an order issued Tuesday.

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Law graduates share tips for success on Indiana’s online bar exam

24 September 2020

ABA JOURNAL — Marisa Vaglica wasn’t sure that the Indiana bar exam would take place this summer. And if it did, she had some doubts about whether her 2017 MacBook would work.

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Delayed New York bar exam creates financial burden for recent law graduates

24 September 2020

SPECTRUM NEWS 1 — After graduating from law school last spring, Mariam Chubinidze just wants to take the bar exam. Passing the test would make her a more attractive hire at a law firm, and she needs to pay back more than $200,000 in students loans.

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