Legal profession gives back to the community during crisis

31 March 2020

LAW 360 — More than a dozen firms and legal organizations have already started participating in this year’s Food From the Bar Campaign, so far raising at least $10,000 for the Capital Area Food Bank in D.C. Despite the disruption in their own industry, lawyers, firms and legal companies have stepped up to lend a hand to….

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A look at the University of Akron Law’s Immigration and Human Rights Law Clinic

31 March 2020

UNIVERSITY OF AKRON SCHOOL OF LAW — With four wins in the five asylum cases that it took on this past fall, along with a 100% grant rate for five bond cases, the Immigration and Human Rights Law Clinic at The University of Akron School of Law continued its high rate of success in representing asylum-seeking….

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UCLA Law Prison Law and Policy program launches database on COVID-19 cases in prisons

31 March 2020

UCLA NEWSROOM — UCLA School of Law has created expansive databases that keep track of developments related to COVID-19 in prisons and jails nationwide. Launched amid the mounting coronavirus crisis — including reports of infections in high-risk places where large numbers of people are packed into tight quarters — the resources address two key areas.

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UCLA Law publishes guide summarizing state, federal, and local regulations related to coronavirus pandemic

30 March 2020

UCLA NEWSROOM — The guide, Legal Responses to Coronavirus (COVID-19), provides students, lawyers, academics and the general public with access to a detailed list of local, state and federal statutes, rules or executive orders that address key areas of concern in the current atmosphere.

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Harvard Law professors discuss the legal and ethical implications of public health measures and health care delivery

30 March 2020

HARVARD LAW TODAY — …scholars at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School are working to raise important legal and ethical questions about health care delivery and the enactment of extraordinary public health measures in response to the ongoing epidemic.

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University of Houston Law Health & Policy Institute launches coronavirus legal resources page

30 March 2020

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON LAW CENTER — The Health Law & Policy Institute has launched a COVID-19 Pandemic Legal Resources for Texas page on the University of Houston Law Center website.

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Lewis & Clark Law Earthrise Law Center settles case protecting Atlantic Wild Salmon in Puget Sound

30 March 2020

LEWIS & CLARK LAW SCHOOL — On February 11, 2020, Earthrise Law Center, the environmental legal clinic at Lewis & Clark Law School, settled a case protecting wild salmon from a net pen collapse that released hundreds of thousand non-native Atlantic salmon into the Puget Sound.

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University of Minnesota and Mitchell Hamline Law host mock trial for middle school students

30 March 2020

SUN SAILOR MINNESOTA — A group of eighth-graders from St. Louis Park Middle School and Columbia Academy Middle School presented criminal mock trials before Minnesota judges as part of Maslon UPLIFT: Legal Institute for Teens March 10-11 at the University of Minnesota Law School and Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

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University of New Mexico Law’s Child & Family Justice Initiative works to prevent evictions during pandemic

30 March 2020

UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO  SCHOOL OF LAW —  Meanwhile, other New Mexicans were fighting to stay home as eviction proceedings continued in the courts. This moved three UNM Law students to immediate action: Denali Wilson, 2019 Equal Justice Works Regional Public Interest Award recipient; Kateri West, Child & Family Justice Advocate; and Deanna Creighton Cook, Master….

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Legal aid providers in Indiana predict surge in need for legal services after pandemic

23 March 2020

THE INDIANA LAWYER — Legal aid providers in Indiana are still serving clients as the coronavirus storm gathers strength, but they are worried about the surge they anticipate will come after the outbreak has passed. Mueller noted the people who depend on legal aid are typically hit hardest whenever the economy cycles downward. ILS, he said, is….

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