Lightfoot, Franklin & White law firm launches diversity scholarship and summer clerkship for law students

22 January 2021

LIGHTFOOT — In recognition of the importance of greater inclusion in the legal industry, Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC has launched a new annual diversity scholarship. The firm will award $10,000 and a summer clerkship in Birmingham to a promising law student enrolled in an American law school. The firm will accept applications for the 2021 scholarship.

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Fordham Law launches spring 2021 online Legal English Institute program

21 January 2021

FORDHAM LAW NEWS — The Legal English Institute begins with an intensive Introduction to the U.S. Legal System and Law Study, in which LEI students sit side-by-side with their LL.M. counterparts. Fordham Law School welcomes 14 new students from 9 countries to its spring 2021 online Legal English Institute (LEI) program.

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Vermont Law announces inaugural spring JD class

19 January 2021

VERMONT LAW SCHOOL — For the first time in Vermont Law School’s (VLS) nearly 50-year history, this week a cohort of students began their law school careers during the spring semester. The spring start was developed by VLS in response to new juris doctor students whose law school plans were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Arizona State University Law announces Advance Scholars Program to support underrepresented students into legal profession

25 December 2020

ASU NOW — Broadening efforts to bring together students with diverse backgrounds and perspectives, the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is launching a new program to foster the next generation of leaders in law. ASU Law’s Advance Scholars Program hopes to attract students with unique perspectives on societal issues.

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Pitzer College announces bachelor’s degree program for incarcerated students

16 December 2020

INSIDE HIGHER ED — Pitzer College is launching a bachelor’s degree program for incarcerated students, according to a media advisory. The college claims to be the first college in the nation to create such a program. Both incarcerated students and Pitzer students will take the courses inside a correctional facility.

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Drake Law launches Wrongful Convictions Clinic

16 December 2020

DRAKE UNIVERSITY — Drake Law School and the Iowa State Public Defender are excited to announce a new collaboration creating a Wrongful Convictions Clinic. The Wrongful Convictions Clinic at Drake Law School will begin in January 2021. The Clinic will be led by the State Public Defender’s Wrongful Convictions Division.

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Pace Law announce endowment gift from law firm to create real estate law scholarship

16 December 2020

YAHOO! NEWS — Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law today announced a scholarship endowment gift of $100,000 from Cassin & Cassin LLP, a law firm specializing in real estate, real estate finance, and private client matters. The endowment will be used to create a real estate law scholarship, awarded annually to a selected 2L student.

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Penn Law launches ‘Spanish for Law’ program

15 December 2020

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA CAREY LAW SCHOOL — The law is a language all its own, with a unique vocabulary and special conventions of expression. “Spanish for Law,” a new program offered, is designed to shrink this fluency gap by helping Spanish-speaking students become confident using Spanish legal terminology.

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University of Dayton Law partners with Air Force Research Laboratory to create online intellectual property training program

11 December 2020

UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON — The University of Dayton School of Law and the Air Force Research Laboratory, headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, have created an online training program for government employees working in labs to learn how to prevent the loss of intellectual property and data rights that are vital to economic and national security.

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University of Dayton Law and Defense Acquisition University develop master’s degree credit sharing agreement

11 December 2020

UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON — U.S. Department of Defense government contracting and procurement employees that need to meet certain federal training requirements for their jobs can now receive credits toward a University of Dayton School of Law master’s degree thanks to a new agreement between the Defense Acquisition University.

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