University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law aims to address rural lawyer shortage

17 April 2018

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK — The UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law will launch the state’s first law firm incubator program. The Rural Practice Incubator is designed to help with the attorney need in these counties by supporting new attorneys to set up innovative business practices in underserved rural communities.

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SMU Dedman Law’s Criminal Justice Reform Center creates project on prosecutorial charging practices

17 April 2018

SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY DEDMAN SCHOOL OF LAW — The Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center at SMU Dedman School of Law is partnering with some of the nation’s leading criminal justice researchers to conduct the Prosecutorial Charging Practices Project, the Center’s first data-driven criminal justice research project.

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City of Mountain View, Calif. approves pilot program for Santa Clara Law clinic to review human rights impact of city projects

17 April 2018

SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW — On April 3, the City of Mountain View voted to approve a pilot program to conduct a human rights impact assessment of city projects, based on materials and support provided by Santa Clara Law’s International Human Rights Clinic.

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UNLV Law’s Juvenile Dependency Mediation program looks to resolve child safety and welfare cases outside courtroom

17 April 2018

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS — UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law faculty and supporters are among those spearheading the new Juvenile Dependency Mediation program, which helps families negotiate an agreeable outcome for child abuse and neglect cases in Nevada.

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Mitchell Hamline Law launches online classes for undergraduates

17 April 2018

STAR TRIBUNE — The Mitchell Hamline School of Law will debut a series of classes for undergraduate students next year, as part of a new program called the Gateway to Legal Education. School officials hope that the online courses will inspire more students of color to consider the profession.

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University of Maryland Carey Law and five law firms launch Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic Partnership

17 April 2018

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BIOPARK — The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic is proud to announce a partnership with five prominent law firms that will foster experiential learning opportunities for future IP and corporate lawyers as well as help drive economic growth in the Baltimore/DC area.

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Arizona State University Law launches course on sports negotiations

17 April 2018

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY — ASU O’Conner College of Law launched its newest course, Negotiations and Alternatives Dispute Resolution in the Sports Industry. Added this spring for master’s degree students in the Sports Law and Business Program, the class gives unprecedented insights into sports negotiations of the highest level.      

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Syracuse Law opens applications for ‘JDInteractive’ online degree program

10 April 2018

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW — Syracuse University College of Law is now accepting applications for its groundbreaking online J.D. program through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). The new program—called JDinteractive—is the first fully interactive online J.D. program to be accredited by the American Bar Association.

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NYU Law creates Global Law Initiative with large gift and event with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

10 April 2018

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW — NYU  School of Law is launching a new institute centered on the global practice of law with a $20 million donation from alum Frank Guarini. The school planned to unveil the Guarini Institute for Global Legal Studies Wednesday afternoon with an event featuring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

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Lewis and Clark Law to offer certificate in energy, innovation, and sustainability

10 April 2018

LEWIS & CLARK LAW SCHOOL — Lewis & Clark Law School will introduce a new certificate program in the fall of 2018: “Energy, Innovation, and Sustainability,” to prepare students for careers in energy law.

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