AALS Survey: Law classes of 2019 contributed more than $111 million worth of pro bono legal services

17 January 2020

LEGALNEWS.COM — For the fourth consecutive year, the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) measured how much law schools contribute to the delivery of much-needed legal services through clinics, other experiential courses, and pro bono activities of graduating law students.

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AALS survey: Law school clinics and pro bono projects help underserved communities across the country

27 December 2019

THE NATIONAL JURIST — For the fourth consecutive year, the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) measured how much law schools contribute to the delivery of legal services through clinics, other experiential courses and pro bono activities of graduating law students. Independent Sector, a nonprofit organization coalition, estimates the value of volunteer time to be $25.43 an….

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U.S. Senate approves additional funds for Legal Services Corporation

27 December 2019

LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION — The Senate passed today by a vote of 81-11 appropriations legislation that includes $440 million for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). This represents an increase of $25 million over LSC’s appropriation of $415 million last year. It is the largest appropriation in actual dollars in LSC’s history. The House of Representatives passed the same….

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Baylor Law hosts winter naturalization clinic for permanent residents

27 December 2019

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY LAW —  Under the direction of Professor of Law Laura A. Hernández, second- and third-year Baylor Law students, along with several volunteer Baylor Law faculty and staff members, assisted permanent residents with completing their N-400 naturalization applications, and collecting the necessary supporting documentation to send to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). 22 student….

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California Western Law receives grants to address services consumer and bankruptcy law needs of local community

27 December 2019

CALIFORNIA WESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW — California Western Community Law Project (CLP) has been awarded two grants that will enable the program to continue to serve the legal needs of low-income individuals throughout San Diego County. CLP also received a grant of $10,000 from the San Diego County Bar Foundation. This grant will allow CLP to serve….

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Senator Mike Lee delivers talk at Harvard Law Federalist Society

27 December 2019

HAVARD LAW TODAY — But according to United States Senator Mike Lee of Utah, the constitutions of repressive dictatorships often contain as many or more civil liberties than the United States. Lee made the comparison and offered his perspective on the current state of constitutional law in America at an event organized by the Harvard Federalist Society.

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Harvard Law International Human Rights Clinic studies the effect of privatizing the U.S. Postal Service on rural communities

26 December 2019

THE HARVARD GAZETTE — Madelyn Petersen worked with Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic to determine what effect postal service changes would have on rural Iowa. As a member of Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic, she and several other students traveled to northwest Iowa to study how the federal government’s plan to potentially privatize….

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University of Houston Law professor Sandra Guerra Thompson speaks on forensic science at area science museum

26 December 2019

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON LAW CENTER — University of Houston Law Center Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson will explain how forensic science in Houston has dramatically changed during the past decade in a lecture presented in partnership with the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Thompson, the author of “Cops in Lab Coats,” will explain how Houston’s forensics lab has….

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University of Baltimore Law Innocence Project Clinic helps exonerate three clients after 36 years in prison

18 December 2019

UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE SCHOOL OF LAW — On Nov. 25, three men found their freedom after 36 years in prison for a 1983 murder they were wrongfully convicted of as teenagers. Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins and Andrew Stewart, now in their early 50s, were exonerated by Baltimore Circuit Judge Charles Peters after the Baltimore City State’s….

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Campbell Law launches Innovate Capital Business Law Clinic to provide legal services to start-up companies

18 December 2019

WRAL TECH WIRE — A partnership of Campbell University law school, HQ Raleigh and recently launched Innovate Capital Law is going to bring legal services to startups free of charge with law students providing the support under the supervision of veteran attorneys. The clinic provides a valuable resource for HQ’s Community as well as Raleigh’s entrepreneurial community….

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