Leadership program at University of Hawaiʻi Law seeks to improve diversity, inclusion, and representation in the state’s legal profession

November 10, 2021

HAWAI’I PUBLIC RADIO — A new leadership program at the University of Hawaiʻi William S. Richardson School of Law aims to increase diversity, inclusion, and representation among Hawaiʻi’s legal professionals. This comes at a time when some have called for more diversity on Hawaiʻi’s courts. Others maintain the lack of representation is a pipeline issue. When Camille Nelson….

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Charleston Law creates housing clinic to support low-income families

November 3, 2021

CHARLESTON SCHOOL OF LAW — Charleston School of Law and Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services are partnering to create the Charleston Pro Bono Housing Clinic, a new program designed to support low-income families in need of legal representation. Last June, the South Carolina Access to Justice Commission published “Measuring South Carolina’s Justice Gap,” a report that included….

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UIC Law offers program exploring systemic inequities in health

October 26, 2021

UIC LAW — UIC Law’s new Health Equity, Law & Policy Program (HELPP) is on a mission to create healthier communities. Through a matrix of an expanding curriculum, community partnerships and multidisciplinary engagement opportunities, HELPP is preparing law students to address the systemic factors that impede the pursuit of health equity. HELPP is building foundational partnerships with….

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University of the Pacific McGeorge joins program to diversify the legal profession

October 26, 2021

UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC — The University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law is building on its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging by joining the California Leadership-Access-Workforce (Cal LAW) Pathways program as one of the program’s institutional partners. The program aims to establish a pipeline of diverse students from high schools, community colleges, four-year institutions,….

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Penn Law Global Institute for Human Rights hosts hackathon focused on building a better post-COVID-19 world

October 26, 2021

PENN LAW — Over the summer, over 65 emerging young leaders from over 13 countries came together for the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s 2021Global Institute for Human Rights (GIHR) organized by Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Senior Adjunct Professor of Global Leadership and the Academic Director of the Global Institute for Human Rights, and….

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Willamette Law partners with four colleges on ‘4+3’ direct admission program

October 25, 2021

WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY — Willamette Law is offering new 4+3 Direct Admission Programs benefiting students from the University of Alaska Southeast, the University of Alaska Anchorage, Portland State University and Willamette University. The programs admit undergraduates and alumni to the College of Law based on certain academic credentials. UAS, UAA and PSU’s programs include four years of undergraduate study….

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Two Ohio law firms recruit University of Dayton Law students before they enroll

October 25, 2021

REUTERS — Could hiring lawyers before they even enroll in law school be part of the next wave of law firm diversity efforts? Two Ohio firms are giving it a try, partnering with the University of Dayton School of Law to recruit J.D. students with a promise of tuition and living expenses, mentoring, and a full-time job….

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BYU Law announces seminars in Geneva and London

October 19, 2021

DAILY HERALD — A handful of lucky Brigham Young University law students are going to be the first to embark on overseas studies that will parallel  internships in legal and financial institutions in Europe. On Wednesday, BYU announced two new programs focused on preparing the next generation of leaders in the legal practice. BYU will offer Law….

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Fordham Law student Cristel Taveras named to Ruth Bader Ginsburg-inspired scholarship project

October 19, 2021

FORDHAM LAW NEWS — Cristel Taveras FCLC ’14, LAW ’25 has been named a member of the inaugural class of scholars in the When There Are Nine Scholarship Project. The project was named in memory of the response that the late U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave in 2015 when people asked her when….

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Northwestern Law clinic launches online program to help mortgage fraud victims

October 19, 2021

NORTHWESTERN PRITZKER SCHOOL OF LAW — Last Fall, the Foundation of Federal Bar Association (FBA) awarded the association’s Chicago Chapter a grant for the “Legal Education in the Community: The Rights and Responsibilities of the Family Home” program, which was presented to the Bluhm Legal Clinic and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law professors Juliet Sorensen and….

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