New UC Berkeley Law program offers financial support for in-state Native American students

May 25, 2022

BERKELEY LAW — When Berkeley Law Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Kristin Theis-Alvarez heard about the University of California system’s plan to cover tuition and student service fees(opens in a new tab) for in-state students enrolled in federally recognized Native American, American Indian, and Alaska Native tribes, she was elated: Creating a pathway to….

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Penn Law offers new cross-disciplinary LGBTQ certificate

May 17, 2022

PENN LAW — The new LGBTQ Certificate at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School is the result of strategic cross-school collaboration and will prepare students to better serve and advocate for LGBTQ+ communities.

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Syracuse Law celebrates first graduates of hybrid online-JD program

May 16, 2022

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW — On May 6, 2022, students in the inaugural class of Syracuse University College of Law’s first-of-its-kind JDinteractive (JDi) program graduated alongside their peers in the College’s residential JD program.  JDi, a fully ABA-accredited program, was the first to combine live online class sessions with self-paced class sessions.

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UMass Law and Johnson & Wales University launch ‘3+3’ accelerated bachelor’s/JD degree program

May 11, 2022

UMASS LAW — Dartmouth (UMass Law) and Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in Providence, RI have finalized an agreement for a joint 3+3 program that will enable JWU students to earn an undergraduate and law degree in six rather than seven years.

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Columbia Law project director Devon Simmons launches Paralegal Pathways Initiative at New York prisons

May 4, 2022

ABA JOURNAL — Devon Simmons, co-founder and project director of a new program helping those with past convictions find work as paralegals and other jobs in the legal profession, says there’s a wealth of untapped legal talent among formerly incarcerated people.

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University of Minnesota Law hosts affiliate program with the American Immigration Lawyers Association

May 3, 2022

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA LAW SCHOOL — Did you know that Minnesota Law is the host site for the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) first and only student affiliate beta program?

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BYU Law Partners with Top Law Firms for Expanded Spring 2022 Academies Program

April 28, 2022

PR NEWSWIRE — BYU Law, a global law school focused on leadership in legal theory and practice, today announced it will host a full slate of boot camp-style Academies for the spring of 2022, providing first-year BYU Law students with invaluable professional training and connections with top-flight attorneys in practice areas of interest.

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Notre Dame Law first-generation professionals student group creates alumni mentorship program

April 26, 2022

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME LAW SCHOOL  — The Notre Dame Law School student group, First Generation Professionals, was formed in 2020 to address some of the unique issues faced by first-generation students in law school.

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New William & Mary Law course builds professional skills

April 19, 2022

WILLIAM & MARY LAW SCHOOL — Groups such as the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System have long established — and William & Mary Law School’s strategic planning process confirms — the critical importance of these and other competencies for successful careers in law.

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College trains faculty and staff on information about loan forgiveness

April 19, 2022

INSIDE HIGHER ED — The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions has been working since last August to make sure eligible state residents and employees know how to get their student loans forgiven. State officials estimate that between 750,000 and 800,000 Wisconsin residents have student loan debt, which collectively totals $24.2 billion.

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