Fordham Law Feerick Center for Social Justice hosts award ceremony for leaders in public service

10 November 2020

FORDHAM LAW NEWS — Every fall, Fordham Law’s Feerick Center for Social Justice honors members of the Fordham Law School community who have made a significant contribution to public service. “We recognize an extraordinary group of individuals who truly exemplify Fordham Law School’s motto, ‘In the Service of Others.’”

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University of Idaho Law students volunteer as poll workers

10 November 2020

UTAH PUBLIC RADIO — Ada County Clerk Phil McGrane said law students from the University of Idaho are among the poll workers serving today. The county also partnered with local school districts to have two high school students at every polling location. He said they’ll be especially helpful because of the county’s new electronic poll books.

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University of Miami Law Investor Rights Clinic wins case for clients

10 November 2020

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF LAW — “The Fourth Circuit’s decision correctly recognized the amount of discretion given arbitration panels, the role of FINRA’s conduct rules in forming the basis of a claim and upheld the flexible pleading standards provided by FINRA,” said Teresa J. Verges, director of the investor rights clinic.

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University of Mississippi Law Pro Bono Initiative receives Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project Pro Bono Award

10 November 2020

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI SCHOOL OF LAW — The University of Mississippi School of Law’s Pro Bono Initiative is a recipient of the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project 2020 Pro Bono Award. “This prestigious award is well deserved. These law students are a tremendous benefit to our legal clinics and the clients they serve.”

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University of Notre Dame Law students Melvin Hydleburg and Zahraa Nasser win asylum case for client

10 November 2020

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME LAW SCHOOL — Amid COVID-19 cancellations and challenges, Melvin Hydleburg and Zahraa Nasser, both second-year students at Notre Dame Law School, argued and won an asylum case last month through the Law School’s National Immigrant Justice Center Externship.

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University of Oregon Law celebrates pro bono week

10 November 2020

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON SCHOOL OF LAW — Oregon Law has a long history of dedication to public service. In a year with a global pandemic and remote learning – that hasn’t changed. The law school recently reported that during the 2019-2020 academic year, 45 students logged 3,996 hours of pro bono work.

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Penn Law Toll Public Interest Center provides pro bono legal services to communities impacted by the pandemic

10 November 2020

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA CAREY LAW SCHOOL — Several student-led groups within the Toll Public Interest Center (TPIC) came up with creative, socially-distant ways for law students to collaborate with local legal aid advocates who have been working hard to provide relief to those who have been hardest hit by the pandemic.

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University of Virginia Law students volunteer as poll observers to help ensure free and fair elections

10 November 2020

NBC 12 — University of Virginia Law School students are gearing up to act as “poll observers,” at polling places in Charlottesville and Albemarle County on Election Day. Their main objective: To prevent voter intimidation and harassment. Poll observers will be stationed inside and outside polling places.

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University of Virginia Law students aid client in high-interest loan situation

10 November 2020

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF LAW — When a Charlottesville-area woman bought a used car that needed substantial repairs she could not afford, she soon found herself in financial and legal distress. After turning to the Legal Aid Justice Center and two University of Virginia School of Law students, she saved about $10,000 in court.

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More than 150 law firms volunteer for election protection efforts

5 November 2020

ABA JOURNAL — More than 150 law firms and about 23,000 volunteers are participating this year in an election protection program run by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. The number of volunteers is about five times the number in 2016. Volunteers will answer questions about polling places, mail-in ballots and other election issues.

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