Penn Law faculty and students assist with lawsuit to protect in at risk prisoners in Philadelphia

14 May 2020

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA CAREY LAW — Demonstrating the powerful partnership that can occur between private and public sector lawyers, a class action lawsuit has been brought against the City of Philadelphia on behalf of all medically vulnerable incarcerated people in the Philadelphia county prisons.

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UC Irvine Law students conduct pro bono work remotely

27 April 2020

THE NATIONAL JURIST — Law schools have made the quite the pivot since the coronavirus outbreak. Many have switched to online learning. A number of moot court competitions are being held virtually. Schools are zooming, so to speak.  And now students at the University of California, Irvine School of Law are even managing to do pro….

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UCLA Law Resnick Center for Food Law and Policy launches online pandemic resource guide

27 April 2020

UCLA LAW SCHOOL — Crafted in collaboration with the law school’s Hugh and Hazel Darling Law Library, the guide, “COVID-19 and Food Law,” is a resource for scholars, researchers, officials, lawyers and other members of the public who seek information on matters of heightened interest during the public health crisis, including food security and safety, supply….

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University of Virginia Law launches CARES project to answer unemployment benefit questions

21 April 2020

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF LAW — The project is named after the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, recently passed by Congress. The legislation adds $600 per week in federal unemployment benefits for up to four months, in addition to what workers receive from the state. The new benefits start this….

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A look at Akron Law’s Master of Studies in Law program

20 April 2020

UNIVERSITY OF AKRON SCHOOL OF LAW — When most people think of a law degree, they have the Juris Doctor degree in mind. You go to law school for three or more years and earn your J.D. Then you pass the bar exam and start working for a law firm, or in the court system or….

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UC Irvine Law Immigrant Rights Clinic secures release of detainees at ICE facility

20 April 2020

UC IRVINE SCHOOL OF LAW — Over the past week, students and faculty with the University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI Law) Immigrant Rights Clinic (IRC) have filed three petitions for writs of habeas corpus on behalf of immigrants detained at the Adelanto ICE Detention Facility in Adelanto, California who are at heightened risk….

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Santa Clara Law’s Northern California Innocence Project assists in overturning wrongful murder conviction

20 April 2020

SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW — On March 3, 2020 the Superior Court of California of Sacramento County overturned the murder conviction of Jeremy Puckett, who has spent the last 19 years wrongfully incarcerated for murder and today the Sacramento District Attorney’s office dropped all charges and Mr. Puckett walked free.

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Lewis & Clark Law Center for Animal Law Studies launches international wildlife clinic

7 April 2020

LEWIS & CLARK LAW SCHOOL — The Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS) and the Environmental Law Program at Lewis & Clark Law School are pleased to announce a new International Wildlife Law Clinic. The Clinic will provide a forum for CALS’ Animal Law LLM students to study international wildlife law in a clinic setting with the….

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Penn Law Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law and The Annenberg Public Policy Center collaborate to advance rule of law in democratic institutions

7 April 2020

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA CAREY SCHOOL OF LAW — The Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) and Penn Law’s Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law (CERL) have formed an alliance to promote and strengthen the rule of law in democratic institutions, the University of Pennsylvania public policy centers announced today.

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Syracuse Law launches Doctor of Juridical Science in Law degree program

7 April 2020

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW — Syracuse University College of Law is pleased to announce the launch of its new Doctor of Juridical Science in Law (Scientiae Juridicae Doctor, or S.J.D.) degree program. This is the third programmatic announcement in the 2019-2020 academic year for the College of Law…

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