University of Georgia to offer undergraduate minor in law

31 March 2021

THE RED & BLACK — The University of Georgia will be offering a new undergraduate minor in law for fall 2021, according to the UGA School of Law website. The minor will consist of two required courses in the School of Law — foundations of American law and law, justice and the state — and three electives.

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University of Kansas Law co-launches Legal English Program for international students

31 March 2021

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS SCHOOL OF LAW — A new program offered by the University of Kansas School of Law and KU’s Applied English Center will help international students improve their English skills while learning about the U.S. legal system. The Legal English Program is a one-month intensive program.

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Penn State Law establishes Master of Legal Studies program

31 March 2021

PENN STATE NEWS — Penn State Law has launched new master’s and certificate programs aimed at students and professionals for whom legal knowledge could help advance their careers. The program will provide opportunities to gain a general degree and specialize in the emerging areas of energy and information security and privacy.

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Law firms launch new programs to address racial injustice

26 March 2021

ABA JOURNAL — The aim of the study was to find out how COVID-19, civil unrest and the economic crisis affected law firms’ efforts to address professional development and diversity, equity and inclusion, according to a press release summarizing the findings. The study was conducted by the NALP Foundation and the National Business Institute.

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Arizona State University Law launches Advance Scholars Program for underrepresented students

26 March 2021

ASU NEWS — Throughout almost three decades in the Army, Brian Ridley had three things he came to depend on: a diverse team that felt like family, embeddedness in the community and mentorship.  A lieutenant colonel, he had gone from conducting reconnaissance as a cavalryman in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Seattle University Law launches part-time Flex JD program

24 March 2021

SEATTLE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW — Significant changes to Seattle University School of Law’s part-time program will provide greater access and make it more feasible for students with work and family commitments to earn a law degree. Starting in fall of 2021, the school’s highly ranked part-time program will transition to the new Flex JD Program.

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Quinnipiac Law mediation program to address COVID-19 related evictions and homelessness across Connecticut

18 March 2021

QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY — The School of Law’s Center on Dispute Resolution has launched a Homelessness Mitigation Mediation Program. The program is funded by a $135,000 grant from the Connecticut Department of Housing. Brendan Holt will serve as the program’s executive director.

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Indiana University McKinney Law establishes diversity scholarship

12 March 2021

INDIANA UNIVERSITY ROBERT H. MCKINNEY SCHOOL OF LAW — IU McKinney now has a Diversity Scholarship, established in 2020 and awarded to J.D. students with a preference for students of color. It is made possible because of the generous donations of alumni and friends of the law school. This scholarship welcomes gifts of all amounts.

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University of Southern California to offer moot court class for undergraduates

12 March 2021

DAILY TROJAN — In addition to the skills and experiences that SCMC provides its members as undergraduates, students can now also participate in SCMC while earning college credit through the new WRIT 340 moot court section and a writing elective WRIT 499 “Practical Argumentation.”

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University of South Dakota Law to host virtual camp for high school students interested in law

12 March 2021

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA — The University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law will host its first Law Camp via Zoom. Law Camp is open to South Dakota high school students, and there is no cost to participate. Law Camp will introduce various degree programs and careers related to law in South Dakota.

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