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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American University Law Review hosts symposium

10 February 2020

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF LAW — American University Law Review hosted its 69th annual symposium on Friday, Jan. 31. The topic was unavoidably relevant— Democracy and the Law: 2020. Legal scholars across the nation engaged in discourse on campaign financing, online political speech, and modern voting issues.

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Penn State Dickinson Law professor Matthew B. Lawrence selected as Special Legal Advisor to US House Budget Committee

3 February 2020

PENN STATE DICKINSON LAW — In fall 2019, Penn State Dickinson Law Assistant Professor of Law Matthew B. Lawrence introduced first-year Dickinson Law students to the legislative process through the Legal Argument and Factual Persuasion course. While continuing to teach administrative law at Dickinson Law this semester, Lawrence will also be working part time with the U.S. Congress as….

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UN former Special Representative Radhika Coomaraswamy to co-teach class on women, peace, and security at Penn Law

3 February 2020

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA CAREY SCHOOL OF LAW — This past fall, the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School hosted the UN’s former Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Radhika Coomaraswamy, author of the UN’s 2015 Global Study on the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, to co- teach a course on the Women, Peace, and….

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Rutgers Law professor Laura Cohen helps draft juvenile justice reform legislation in New Jersey

27 January 2020

RUTGERS SCHOOL OF LAW — Rutgers Law School Professor Laura Cohen and the Criminal & Youth Justice Clinic she directs were instrumental in drafting this legislation that reforms key juvenile justice policies, including reducing unjustified incarceration, modernizing and improving the parole process, and eliminating fines that can compromise a young person’s future.

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Rutgers Law professors provide insight into key legal issues to watch in 2020

21 January 2020

RUTGERS LAW — Rutgers Law professors are national experts in a number of fields and widely-published in those areas. Recently, they weighed in on some of the key legal issues that will be discussed and debated in the upcoming year. LGBTQ rights, voting issues, the availability of generic drugs, environmental concerns, healthcare, immigration, and human trafficking,….

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Lewis & Clark Law Animal Law Litigation Clinic files lawsuit against USDA decision to reduce oversight at slaughterhouses

21 January 2020

LEWIS & CLARK LAW SCHOOL — Seven organizations dedicated to protecting the animals, people, and environments that suffer due to industrial animal agriculture filed a lawsuit today against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) challenging its decision to reduce oversight at pig slaughterhouses and eliminate limits on the slaughter speeds, exposing pigs to greater suffering and….

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Lewis & Clark Law’s Green Energy Institute petitions Oregon policymakers to establish diesel emission regulations

21 January 2020

LEWIS & CLARK LAW SCHOOL — The Green Energy Institute at Lewis & Clark Law School and the Northwest Environmental Defense Center, co-authored a petition to Oregon policymakers to establish a cap on toxic diesel emissions from non-road sources such as construction sites, distribution centers and railyards. Oregon’s clean air laws lag behind nearly every other state….

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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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Yale Rule of Law Clinic files lawsuit to prevent undercount in 2020 U.S. Census

9 December 2019

YALE LAW SCHOOL — The Center for Popular Democracy Action (CPD Action) and the City of Newburgh, NY filed a lawsuit on Nov. 26, 2019, in federal court in Manhattan challenging five structural deficiencies in the U.S. Census Bureau’s final operational plans for the 2020 Census. The suit contends that the Census Bureau’s decisions to hire….

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