Lewis & Clark Law Criminal Justice Reform Clinic co-files amicus briefs regarding convictions based on nonunanimous jury trials

20 July 2020

LEWIS & CLARK LAW SCHOOL — The Criminal Justice Reform Clinic joined five other organizations, NAACP Oregon, Coalition of Communities of Color, Don’t Shoot Portland, Latino Network, and Street Roots, in filing five different amicus curiae briefs ask the Oregon Supreme Court to hold that all convictions obtained in a trial that included the nonunanimous jury….

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Northeastern Law Domestic Violence Clinic launches COVID-19 Rapid Response project

14 July 2020

NEWS@NORTHEASTERN —  So Lindauer had an idea—Northeastern would bring the clinic to clients. Working in tandem with the NULawLab innovation hub …they came up with is the COVID Rapid Response Project, a two-stage effort involving a website where users fill out a few forms and choose a convenient and secure time to talk or text.

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A look at the Penn Law Appellate Advocacy Clinic

14 July 2020

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA CAREY LAW SCHOOL — In its inaugural year, students in the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s yearlong Appellate Advocacy Clinic handled a range of cases in state and federal court, with a particular focus on issues of economic justice in the criminal law context. Professor Jean Galbraith teaches the clinic with Ilana Eisenstein L’04. Currently….

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Penn Law hosts virtual judicial education course on mental health

14 July 2020

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA CAREY LAW SCHOOL — This spring, thanks to cooperative, fast-acting ingenuity from the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Judicial Education Department and University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School faculty and staff, over 200 trial and appellate court judges across Pennsylvania participated in a continuing judicial education (CJE) course focused on the especially timely topic….

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Yale Law collaborates with Yale School of Medicine to launch center focused on health and criminal justice

14 July 2020

YALE LAW SCHOOL — The SEICHE Center will focus on identifying and applying strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities impacted by incarceration in Connecticut, nationally, and globally. At the core of this coalition will be Yale faculty, students, and staff who have been personally impacted by mass incarceration.

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UCLA Law Immigrant Family Legal Clinic helps family to receive asylum status

9 July 2020

UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW – Four members of an immigrant family who fled persecution in Mexico were recently granted legal asylum in the United States, thanks to the dedicated work of students and faculty at UCLA School of Law’s Immigrant Family Legal Clinic.

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UC Irvine Law students help overturn life sentences for wrongfully convicted clients

9 July 2020

UC IRVINE LAW — The University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI Law) Innocence Rights of Orange County Pro Bono project has successfully aided in overturning 11 consecutive life sentences for two wrongfully convicted individuals — Juan Rayford and Dupree Glass. Annee Della Donna, a trial litigator and founder of the Law Offices of Annee Della….

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UC Irvine Law Criminal Justice Clinic secures compassionate release for client

9 July 2020

UC IRVINE LAW — The Criminal Justice Clinic at the University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI Law) has secured the compassionate release of one of its clients, Richard Lynn. This week, a federal district court of the Southern District of Alabama granted Lynn’s release on June 29, 2020. Lynn was serving seven concurrent life sentences….

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Fordham Law professor Olivier Sylvain co-publishes report on free speech and social media

9 July 2020

FORDHAM LAW NEWS – Professor Olivier Sylvain contributed to a report put out by the Knight Foundation and Gallup that explores how free expression and harmful speech and the challenges each bring in social media and the digital world. Professor Sylvain wrote a piece of the report called “Solve the Underlying Problem: Treat Social Media as….

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George Washington Law faculty condemn US Attorney General’s actions in office

9 July 2020

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW – More than 80% of the faculty at the Washington law school signed a letter condemning Barr’s actions as attorney general and calling for him to resign. But one of the professors who spearheaded the letter said earlier media reports of a faculty effort to strip Barr of his honorary….

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