Yale Law Veterans Legal Services Clinic co-publishes report on Agent Orange exposure

18 May 2020

YALE LAW SCHOOL — According to a new white paper released on May 8, 2020 by the Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School (VLSC) and the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP), veterans who served on Guam from 1962 to 1975 satisfy the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) legal standard for exposure to Agent Orange….

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Yale Law Criminal Justice Advocacy Clinic secures win in case related to prisoner health and safety

18 May 2020

YALE LAW SCHOOL — On May 12, 2020, Judge Michael P. Shea of the District of Connecticut issued a temporary restraining order against the Warden of FCI Danbury, the federal prison in Connecticut and the sole federal prison in New England that incarcerates women.

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University of Akron Law student Briana Vamosi creates website to connect elderly and vulnerable residents to food services

14 May 2020

AKRON BEACON JOURNAL — Vamosi said she heard about an effort created by classmates at Cincinnati that links volunteers with those unable to venture out of their homes to get groceries or run other errands. With a little help from them, Vamosi set up a similar webpage for the Akron-Canton area at https://akronmatch.wixsite.com/mysite.

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Albany Law student Jordan Fruchter creates calculator to empower tenants in court

14 May 2020

ALBANY LAW SCHOOL — His revised solution: A computer program called the H.A.R.M. calculator (Habitability, Abatement of Rent, Mathematical), which he designed to automatically compute reasonable damages based on monthly rent; how long the issue has gone on; and the percentage of rent abated for the particular issue in prior housing-related court cases.

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University of Baltimore Law Community Development Clinic honored for Water Justice Project

14 May 2020

UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE SCHOOL OF LAW — The UB School of Law Community Development Clinic (CDC)’s Water Justice Project has won Honorable Mention for the 2020 Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) Award for Excellence in a Public Interest Project.

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University at Buffalo Law Veterans Legal Practicum moves online

14 May 2020

UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO SCHOOL OF LAW — Last month, COVID-19 interrupted this vital in-person work. What to do? The obvious: move online. The practicum has now begun operating its popular help desks through an online portal, using a confidential sign-up inquiry system to offer meetings via Zoom to interested veterans.

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UC Hastings Law files lawsuit over sidewalk maintenance and ‘homeless containment’ zones in San Francisco

14 May 2020

SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER — UC Hastings College of the Law and others filed a lawsuit Monday asking the courts to intervene in the “desperate crisis” unfolding on the streets of the Tenderloin.

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UC Irvine Law students provide pro bono legal services during crisis

14 May 2020

UCI NEWS — The COVID-19 pandemic has awakened a vigorous spirit of public service in countless people across the globe. For UCI Law students, however, the urge to serve the most vulnerable is far from new.

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UCLA Law clinic students participate in lawsuit seeking to protect at-risk prisoners during pandemic

14 May 2020

UCLA LAW — Members of three UCLA School of Law clinics are part of a coalition including people who are incarcerated in Los Angeles County jails, lawyers and activists that has sued the county and county sheriff’s department seeking the release of medically vulnerable people and the implementation of heightened health and safety standards in jails….

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University of Cincinnati Law’s Ohio Innocence Project helps free wrongfully convicted man

14 May 2020

UC NEW — The Ohio Innocence Project (OIP) at the UC College of Law, took up the case of the Cincinnati man convicted in 2008 of armed robbery and sentenced to 18 years in prison. Michele Berry Godsey, a 2006 UC College of Law alumnus and former OIP participant, represented Smith both at his original trial in Hamilton County….

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