Texas A&M Law professor Luz Herrera appointed to committee of the Texas Access to Justice Commission

25 February 2020

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW — Luz Herrera, TAMU Law professor and associate dean for experiential education, was appointed by the Texas Supreme Court to serve on the executive committee of the Texas Access to Justice Commission.  Herrera serves on the Commission, and is noted for her work in advocating for more access to legal services….

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Pilot program in California provides student loan relief for public service while in college

19 February 2020

INSIDE HIGHER ED — Eight universities in California are embarking on an experiment to help students pay for college through public service. The Civic Action Fellowship, announced Monday, will award students up to $10,000 to put toward their college costs in exchange for one semester working with a local nonprofit or government office.

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Brooklyn Law and Legal Hackers group honored by ABA Legal Rebels

19 February 2020

ABA LEGAL REBELS — Today Legal Hackers has more than 150 chapters across the world and has organized many more legal hackathons. Some of the things produced at these hackathons have included a bot that checks real estate listings for problems, and a phone app that could be used in place of cash bail, with….

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UC Irvine Law student Angela Shen honored by Asian-American legal organization

19 February 2020

UCI LAW — The University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI Law) is delighted to announce Angela Shen, a law student at the school, has been selected to receive one of the Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (AAAJ-LA) Volunteer Recognition Awards. She will be recognized at the 6th annual Pro Bono Advisory Council….

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Duke Law First Amendment Clinic files brief in support of journalist

18 February 2020

DUKE LAW — In early February, Duke Law School’s First Amendment Clinic filed an amicus brief in the Court of Appeals in Washington. The case, Brian Green v. Pierce County, concerns the interpretation of Washington’s Media Shield Law and Public Records Act. Clinic argues that state’s Media Shield Law demands broad interpretation, includes YouTuber as member….

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Georgia State University Law students to participate in spring break program on asylum law

18 February 2020

11 ALIVE — A group of Georgia State University law students are trading a typical spring break to help immigrants behind bars. It’s part of their alternative spring break program… This year, eight GSU law students will tackle that task with the help of attorneys from the southern poverty law center.

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Gonzaga Law launches Lincoln LGBTQ+ rights clinic

18 February 2020

GONZAGA UNIVERSITY  — Gonzaga University’s School of Law is pleased to announce the unveiling of its new Lincoln LGBTQ+ Rights Clinic, developed in partnership with the school’s Center for Civil and Human Rights and supported by a significant donation from Joe Lincoln, an alumnus (’88; electrical engineering) and Regent of Gonzaga University. The clinic aims to advance….

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Northern Kentucky Law launches alumni supported program to strengthen bar exam preparation for students

18 February 2020

NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY CHASE COLLEGE OF LAW — hat is why Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law has created the Finish Line Fund to help graduates, based on need, defray the cost of a bar review course (some cost almost $4,000) or the lost income from reduced work hours to study.

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A look at Pace Law’s Food and Beverage Law Clinic

18 February 2020

HUNTER COLLEGE NEW YORK CITY FOOD POLICY CENTER — The Pace Food and Beverage Law Clinic is the flagship program of the Pace-NRDC Food Law Initiative, a collaboration between the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). With faculty supervision, Pace law students in the Clinic provide legal….

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Penn Law hosts ABA traveling exhibit on passage of 19th amendment

18 February 2020

PENN STATE DICKINSON LAW — Penn State Dickinson Law students recently held the first Transgender Name Change Assistance Pop-up Clinic for members of Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Perry and York counties at Lewis Katz Hall, Dickinson Law, Carlisle. Designed to work with the transgender community, the Clinic provided attendees guidance on the legal name change process. Dickinson Law….

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