US News & World Report releases 2022 law school rankings

9 April 2021

ABA JOURNAL — Five law schools repeated last year’s results when they snagged the top spots in rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report. No. 1 is Yale Law School, followed by Stanford Law School, Harvard Law School, in a tie for fourth place, Columbia Law School and the University of Chicago Law School.

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Rhode Island Supreme Court lowers state’s bar exam pass score

9 April 2021

BLOOMBERG LAW — Several states say they could make their bar exams easier to pass as a way to address racial diversity problems and access-to-justice issues entrenched in the legal profession. Their statements coincide with the first data from California, which permanently lowered its “cut score” last summer just incrementally.

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Legal education sees fewer for-profit law schools over the last five years

9 April 2021

ABA JOURNAL — In 2010, there were six for-profit law schools; as of March 2021, however, only three with that tax status remain—and two of the three hope to eventually convert to nonprofit status. “I personally don’t think we will see any more new for-profit law schools,” says Gatewood, dean of Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School.

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University of Miami Law partners with Pulitzer Center and Howard Law on The 1619 Project Law School Initiative

9 April 2021

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF LAW — The University of Miami School of Law partnered with the Pulitzer Center, the Howard University School of Law and the Racial Justice initiative by the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation and its Deans’ Circle to launch “The 1619 Project” Law School Initiative, an enterprise focusing on curricular resources.

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University of Akron Law professor Tracy A. Thomas discusses women’s legal history research

9 April 2021

UNIVERSITY OF AKRON SCHOOL OF LAW — March is National Women’s History Month, which makes it a good time to recognize University of Akron (UA) School of Law Professor Tracy A. Thomas, one of the nation’s leading researchers of women’s legal history and constitutional issues of gender and civil rights remedies.

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UCLA Law professor Sharon Dolovich publishes article on COVID-19 vaccinations in prisons

9 April 2021

UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW — UCLA School of Law Professor Sharon Dolovich has published an article that analyzes key data on the willingness of incarcerated people to receive vaccinations for COVID-19. The article was published in the April 2 issue of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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UCLA Law students win National Ethics Trial Competition

9 April 2021

UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW — UCLA School of Law’s A. Barry Cappello Trial Team completed another dominant month in March. Already ranked No. 1 in the nation, the team won the National Ethics Trial Competition, took second place at the South Texas Challenge, and finished in third place at the Capitol City Challenge.

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University of Cincinnati Law student Greg Magarian honored at international moot court competition

9 April 2021

UC NEWS — If you want to hone your writing skills, enhance your persuasive skills and develop your public speaking skills, there may be no better opportunity to take advantage of than the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition, says Greg Magarian (3L).

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University of Houston Law professors Jessica L. Roberts and Leah R. Fowler contribute to national COVID-19 policy guidebook

9 April 2021

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON LAW CENTER — Faculty members from the University of Houston Law Center’s Health Law & Policy Institute recently shared their expertise in the “COVID-19 Policy Playbook II: Legal Recommendations for a Safer, More Equitable Future.”

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Nobel Peace Prize recipient Nadia Murad speaks at University of Houston Law co-sponsored lecture series

9 April 2021

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON LAW CENTER — Human Rights Activist and Recipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Nadia Murad will serve as the keynote speaker in a virtual presentation hosted by the University of Houston Office of the Provost. The University of Houston Law Center and the UH Graduate College of Social Work are co-presenters.

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