University of Georgia Law launches First-Start Scholars Program for first-generation college graduates

19 February 2019

UGA TODAY — Thanks to a $3 million gift—the largest outright donation in school history—the University of Georgia School of Law will be able to continue transforming the legal education experience for many of its first-generation college graduates.

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Columbia Law student leaders launch social impact projects

19 February 2019

COLUMBIA LAW — Six inaugural Davis Polk Leadership Fellows initiated projects in fall 2018 to address social justice issues locally and internationally. Now, the program has expanded, and applications are open to students, faculty, and staff for Innovation Grants.

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New England Law-Boston debuts certificate programs in criminal practice and compliance

19 February 2019

NEW ENGLAND LAW BOSTON — New England Law Boston, the only independent, ABA-accredited law school in Massachusetts, today announced that it will offer two new certificate programs to enable students to gain specialty experience in the competitive legal fields of criminal law and compliance/risk management.

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Loyola New Orleans Law launches new initiative providing legal representation for students in New Orleans public schools

6 February 2019

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS — Loyola University New Orleans College of Law launched a new initiative to fill a critical gap in legal representation for students in New Orleans public schools. The Education Project will provide free legal advice, advocacy, and legal representation to New Orleans students and their parents on issues that impede their….

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UGA Law launches new clinic that serves Georgia veterans and their dependents

4 February 2019

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA SCHOOL OF LAW — University of Georgia Law’s Veterans Legal Clinic serves Georgia veterans and their dependents to help them get the benefits they have earned through military service. Launched in May 2018, the clinic focuses on helping clients with benefits claims already submitted to the VA and the Social Security Administration.

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UGA trauma-informed mock trial program wins innovative teaching award

4 February 2019

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA SCHOOL OF LAW — Two University of Georgia faculty members, Emma Hetherington (Law) and Jennifer Elkins (Social Work), who designed a model for teaching trauma-informed courtroom practices to social work and law students have won the 2018 SAGE Publishing/CSWE Award for Innovative Teaching in Social Work Education.

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Duke Law Professor McCoy launches new intitiative that helps residents who are in danger of eviction

4 February 2019

POLITICO — Duke Law Professor Jesse McCoy II ,who was raised in public housing, launched a new initiative to reduce eviction filings in Durham County, North Carolina. The diversion program, a partnership between Duke Law’s Civil Justice Clinic and Legal Aid of North Carolina, helps keep residents from falling further behind in paying their rent.

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University of Mississippi Law debuts air and space certificate program for non-lawyers

4 February 2019

OLE MISS —  The Graduate Certificate in Air and Space Law is designed for individuals who are not lawyers but want to gain knowledge of legal, policy and regulatory issues affecting the aviation and space industries.

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University of Maine Law launches maritime law program with University of New England

4 February 2019

PRESS HERALD — The University of New England and the University of Maine School of Law are partnering on a program that will benefit students who want to pursue a career in maritime law. Qualifying students could earn an undergraduate degree in marine affairs and a law degree in six years instead of the standard seven,….

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New York Law School launches Housing Justice Leadership Institute

23 January 2019

NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL —  New York Law School (NYLS) announced the launch of the Housing Justice Leadership Institute (HJLI)—a first-of-its-kind program that teaches supervision and management skills to housing rights attorneys and meets a rapidly growing need in New York City.

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