Akron Law highlights how military service prepares students for law school

25 February 2020

UNIVERSITY OF AKRON — Veterans from all ranks and branches of the military are strong candidates for a range of in-demand legal jobs. Keep reading for a look at these opportunities and how being in the military prepares you for law school and a rewarding legal career.

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University of Baltimore Law hosts law forum symposium on Baltimore city charter

25 February 2020

UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE SCHOOL OF LAW — How relevant is the Baltimore City Charter, originally created in 1898, in a 21st-century Baltimore? That is the question a panel of current and former elected officials will address on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the UB Law Forum Symposium, “The City Charter: Does it Work for a 21st Century Baltimore?”  The symposium….

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Florida International Law launches Pro Se Litigant Project to assist low-income families with legal needs

25 February 2020

MIAMI’S COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS — To bridge this gap, the FIU College of Law is launching a legal assistance program for families who represent themselves in the Family Division of the 11th Judicial Circuit Court. The Pro Se Litigant Project will provide services that include workshops, brief advice sessions, and “low bono” representation on a sliding fee….

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Fordham Law Federal Litigation Clinic wins case in U.S. District Court

25 February 2020

FORDHAM LAW NEWS — In 2015, a group of students in Fordham Law’s Federal Litigation Clinic, under the supervision of Professors Michael W. Martin and Ian Weinstein, took on representation of a client who was arrested in a controversial drug “reverse stash house sting.” Recently, students in the Fall 2019 clinic won a habeas corpus petition….

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University of Houston Law professor Geoffrey Hoffman appointed as attorney advisor for Mexican Consulate in Houston

25 February 2020

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON LAW CENTER — University of Houston Law Center Clinical Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was appointed today as an “attorney advisor” for the Mexican Consulate in Houston where he will serve as a consultant on immigration matters. His five-year appointment to the position was marked by a ceremony at the Mexican Consulate where Hoffman received a….

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University of Kansas students provide free tax assistance to local residents

25 February 2020

KU TODAY — Each spring, law students from the University of Kansas provide free federal and state tax preparation services to those who qualify through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. This year’s program runs from Feb. 20 through April 15. Legal Services for Students (LSS) is also offering free tax assistance through a VITA grant….

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University of Miami Law professor Mary Anne Franks discusses work advocating for victims of online exploitation

25 February 2020

GEEKWIRE — Launched six years ago, the CCRLP receives 1,000 requests a year from people desperate to erase their sexual images. About 50 K&L Gates attorneys are helping with the project, which has assisted 5,500 victims. “It’s real-time support for victims who might not have anywhere else to turn,” said Mary Anne Franks, a law professor at….

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New York Law School Racial Justice Project publishes report on racial disparities in traffic enforcement

25 February 2020

NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL — A new report released today by the Racial Justice Project at New York Law School (NYLS) found that New Yorkers of color are disproportionately stopped, ticketed, arrested, charged, and convicted for traffic violations and driving on a suspended license. The report presents new evidence of the racial impact of traffic stops, along with….

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Notre Dame Law adjunct professor Rudy Moterrosa partners with Dilley Pro Bono Project to assist asylum seekers with legal needs

25 February 2020

THE INDIANA LAWYER — For the second year in a row, Monterrosa took a team to the Texas-Mexico border to offer free legal services to women and children seeking asylum in the United States. His experience this time, however, was quite different. Monterrosa’s team consisted of two attorneys — himself and his wife, Cecilia Lopez Monterrosa —….

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University of Tennessee Law professor Eric Amarante to host workshop on copyright and fair use issues in art

25 February 2020

ARTS & CULTURE ALLIANCE — The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present a free workshop with Eric Amarante, Law Professor at the University of Tennessee Law School and director of the Community Economic Development Clinic. The workshop will be geared toward artists and other creative people and takes place on Tuesday, April 21, from 4:30-5:30….

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