Remote work leads to interest in multi-state licensing for lawyers

8 June 2021

THE NATIONAL LAW REVIEW — Many people have been wondering about how to be a multi-state lawyer, especially now that so many lawyers are working from home. While it’s difficult, and there are significant costs involved, there are many benefits to being a lawyer and being able to practice law in multiple jurisdictions.

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Study looks at comfort with technology and online classes among law faculty

8 June 2021

LAW 360 — A new study of law school faculty across the United States found that the COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed how these educators see their responsibilities and continues to shape legal education’s future.

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Harvard Law again offers online law student orientation course to other law schools for free

27 May 2021

HARVARD LAW TODAY — Harvard Law School today announced plans to make its online, pre-term course for incoming law students, Zero-L, available to other U.S. law schools for free again for a second year as law schools emerge from the pandemic. Beginning in the summer of 2022, HLS will return to its pre-pandemic plan to offer Zero-L….

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Penn Law collaborate with international universities on global law courses

27 May 2021

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA CAREY LAW SCHOOL — The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School prides itself in offering students a wealth of opportunities to tailor their educational experiences toward their unique professional goals and academic curiosities.

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Colleges evaluate pre-pandemic remote work policies

10 May 2021

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION — Committees at colleges and universities across the country are evaluating the future of work, asking to what extent staff and some faculty members could remain virtual and what that would mean for life on campus and off. There are broad implications, for example, for recruiting and campus density.

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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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