Boston University Law Immigrants’ Rights & Human Trafficking Clinic secures release for clients

26 February 2021

BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW — In December, the team won release for both their clients, whose claims are included in a class action filed against the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Their representation was only possible because of the women’s persistent efforts and the zealous advocacy of local immigrants’ rights activists.

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UC Irvine Law Civil Rights Litigation Clinic sues area district attorney office for unlawful collection of DNA

26 February 2021

UC IRVINE SCHOOL OF LAW — The Irvine School of Law Civil Rights Litigation Clinic filed suit this week on behalf of local taxpayers. The suit alleges that the District Attorney’s Office is using taxpayer funds to coerce persons charged with misdemeanors into forfeiting their constitutional rights through the unlawful collection of DNA.

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UC Irvine Law International Justice Clinic successfully urges Los Angeles County to implement global gender rights treaty

26 February 2021

UC IRVINE SCHOOL OF LAW — For two years, students in the UCI Law International Justice Clinic have advocated for Los Angeles County to implement the United Nations Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. Last month, the County Board of Supervisors approved a motion supporting CEDAW.

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Harvard Law students assist public housing tenants amid pandemic

26 February 2021

HARVARD LAW TODAY — The Tenant Advocacy Project, a student-run organization at Harvard Law School that advocates for current and prospective public housing tenants, changed the lives and experience of several first-year students, allowing them to gain skills and learn to practice law in a remote work environment.

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University of Nebraska Law establishes Tenant Assistance Project to help residents facing eviction

26 February 2021

NEBRASKA TODAY — Richard Moberly, dean of the College of Law, shared the recent work of the Civil Clinical Law program in establishing the Tenant Assistance Project with local non-profits, which paired student and volunteer attorneys with residents facing eviction. “They leveled the legal playing field for tenants during the pandemic,” Moberly said.

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Pepperdine Law Community Justice Clinic collaborates with global institutions to investigate human trafficking in the US

26 February 2021

PEPPERDINE NEWSROOM — In fall 2020 faculty and students at the Community Justice Clinic at the Caruso School of Law partnered with law professors and students in Brazil and Colombia to research and compare laws in every nation in North, Central, and South America, with a particular focus on human trafficking and modern slavery.

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Texas Tech Law honors Distinguished Service Award recipients

25 February 2021

TEXAS TECH TODAY — The Texas Tech University School of Law has announced the 2020 Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Service Award recipients. The Texas Tech Law School Foundation recognizes and honors alumni who have distinguished themselves professionally and through service to the law school at the Annual Scholarship Gala each March.

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WMU-Cooley Law Innocence Project secures early release for client

25 February 2021

FOX 47 NEWS — Today, Wayne County Judge Bruce Morrow set aside the conviction of Mr. Kenneth Nixon. Nixon was wrongfully convicted of murder, attempted murder and arson in 2005.  Nixon is represented by the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Innocence Project (WMU-Cooley Innocence Project).

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Albany Law clinic pairs students and alumni to help asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

18 February 2021

ALBANY LAW SCHOOL — While the pandemic has changed collaborations, Albany Law School students, faculty, staff, and alumni still found a way to work together to help asylum seekers in the largest refugee tent city on the US-Mexico Border this past fall. The teams assisted asylum seekers living in Matamoros, Mexico with asylum applications.

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UCLA Law environmental clinic and institute files amicus brief in auto emissions standards case

18 February 2021

UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW — Five members of UCLA School of Law’s Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, challenging the Trump administration’s rollback of federal vehicle pollution and fuel standards.

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