University at Buffalo Law students help asylum seekers in Texas as part of clinical course

10 December 2018

UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO LAW — The six students are part of Assistant Clinical Professor Nicole Hallett’s U.S.-Mexico Border Clinic course that will be held in January. For seven days, the student clinicians will be in Dilley, Texas, site of the South Texas Family Residential Center

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Baylor Law student receives Texas state pro bono award

10 December 2018

WACO TRIBUNE — The Texas Access to Justice Commission presented the 2018 Law Student Pro Bono Award to Tychanika Kimbrough of Baylor Law School. The award recognizes a Texas law student who demonstrates commitment to the delivery of legal services to low-income Texans and passion for advocating on behalf of the underserved

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Columbia Law’s partners with ABA and George and Amal Clooney on human rights initiative

10 December 2018

NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL — The Clooney Foundation for Justice—established by noted human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and her movie star spouse George—is partnering with Columbia Law’s Human Rights Clinic and the American Bar Association to launch an initiative in 2019 dubbed TrialWatch.

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University of Colorado Law professors file amicus briefs in public lands case

10 December 2018

COLORADO LAW — Two University of Colorado Law School professors helped take a stand for public land by submitting amicus briefs challenging the Trump administration’s actions to shrink Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument in Utah.

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UCLA Law clinic releases report to help improve transition to civilian life for incarcerated women

10 December 2018

UCLA LAW — Following a two-year collaboration with incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women, UCLA School of Law’s International Human Rights Clinic has released a report and recommendations on improving opportunities for formerly jailed women to return successfully to civilian life in Los Angeles.

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West Virginia University Law and Marshall University launch joint consumer law center

10 December 2018

THE MORGANTOWN NEWS — Two of West Virginia’s institutions of higher learning are teaming up to address the growing needs of consumer law and the issues brought about by everyday technologies.

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Pepperdine Law student Sarah Parker selected for public service fellowship

10 December 2018

PEPPERDINE LAW — Pepperdine Law third-year student Sarah Parker was selected by the Human Trafficking Institute as a 2018-2019 Douglass Fellow. Parker is one of seven students chosen this year from the nation’s top law schools.

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University of Maine Law’s Rural Law Fellowship addresses shortage of lawyers in many parts of the state

10 December 2018

MAINE BIZ — In 2017, Maine Law launched the Rural Lawyer Project in response to the access to justice crisis in rural Maine. The program pairs students with rural lawyers who serve as mentors, and provides students with direct exposure to rural practice to inspire them to consider pursuing careers in these communities.

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Hofstra University president and former dean Stuart Rabinowitz honored for law school’s clinical program

10 December 2018

LONG ISLAND BUSINESS NEWS — In his decades-long tenure at Hofstra University, Stuart Rabinowitz has made serving the legal needs of immigrants a priority. Rabinowitz was recognized for his leadership in creating and supporting the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University’s legal clinic program.

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Oregon Governor grants clemency to client of Lewis & Clark Law’s Criminal Justice Reform Clinic

3 December 2018

LEWIS & CLARK LAW SCHOOL — Governor Kate Brown granted clemency to a client of the Criminal Justice Reform Clinic (CJRC) of Lewis & Clark Law School in November 2018. This marks the second time a clemency petition prepared by CJRC has been granted this year.

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