Harvard Law students reflect on graduating from entirely remote LLM program amid pandemic

3 May 2021

THE HARVARD CRIMSON — Harvard Law School’s LL.M. program is a one-year degree program for individuals hailing from a diverse range of backgrounds and ages-97 percent of the current cohort is composed of international students. With the pandemic LL.M. students have experienced a one-year education many said they never anticipated.

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Hofstra Law launches virtual legal tech skills certificate program

3 May 2021

HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY — The six-week Legal Tech Skills Certificate will teach lawyers, paralegals, and legal support personnel the essential skills needed to use the programs law firms already use daily – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat.

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Lewis & Clark Law launches online Animal Law LLM

3 May 2021

LEWIS & CLARK LAW SCHOOL — Lawyers from around the world can learn from leading animal law experts with an online Animal Law LLM offered by the Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School. The degree is the only Animal Law LLM offered completely online. It represents yet another milestone in the mission.

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Penn Law visiting international professors shifts online amid pandemic

30 April 2021

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA CAREY LAW SCHOOL — Each year, the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s Bok Visiting International Professors Program brings several internationally recognized experts to the Law School to lead intensive seminars, engage with faculty and students, and bring important global perspectives to the Law School community.

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Zoom criticized for canceling controversial virtual events organized by college groups

29 April 2021

INSIDE HIGHER ED — Videoconferencing platform Zoom published a new policy giving higher education institutions greater control over their online events and the speakers to whom they chose to give platforms. For academics and groups supporting free speech and academic freedom, the changes are a welcome step in the right direction.

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Podcast explores the future of remote work and the legal profession

22 April 2021

LEGAL SPEAK — In this week’s episode of Legal Speak, reporters from across Law.com’s global newsroom discuss the aspects of remote work that are likely to stick for various sectors of the industry post-pandemic. Karen Sloan, who in addition to Legal Speak’s co-host is Law.com’s legal education editor and senior writer, discusses legal education.

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Northeastern University to require COVID-19 vaccine for students returning to campus this fall

14 April 2021

NEWS@NORTHEASTERN — All students returning to Northeastern University’s campuses for the Fall 2021 term will be expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the first day of classes, university officials said today. The university advances its plan for a return to full-time, in-person learning in September.

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Washburn Law professors David Rubenstein and Marsha Griggs discuss best practices for online bar exam administration

1 April 2021

BLOOMBERG LAW — Online bar exams administered during the pandemic were marked by controversy around the use of proctoring using artificial intelligence and allegations of cheating. Washburn University School of Law professors David Rubenstein and Marsha Griggs say regulation and best practices are needed, since online exams are here to stay.

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Podcast looks at the future of the remote LSAT

1 April 2021

THINKING LSAT — This week, LSAC announced that the LSAT Flex is here to stay. And with a few small changes, the online test will be known simply as “LSAT” after August of this year. The guys cover this major announcement from LSAC and share some other news, like the release of the testing schedule.

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North Carolina Central Law associate dean April Dawson discusses the importance of teaching tech competency

18 March 2021

ABA JOURNAL — An easy way to teach law students technology is incorporating it into existing classes, according to April Dawson, the associate dean of academic affairs and pedagogical enrichment at North Carolina Central University School of Law. She spoke Thursday at the ABA Techshow 2021.

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