Lewis & Clark Law Animal Law Litigation Clinic wins lawsuit against USDA over deregulation of slaughterhouses

July 16, 2021

LEWIS & CLARK LAW SCHOOL — With help from dedicated law students, the Animal Law Litigation Clinic has defeated the Government’s motions to dismiss two lawsuits challenging the Government’s deregulation of pig slaughterhouses and its failure to protect downed pigs.

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University of Maine Law student Josh Rosen receives Shur-Frinsko Award for Municipal Law and Local Government

July 16, 2021

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SCHOOL OF LAW — Josh Rosen, a rising third year student at the University of Maine School of Law, has been named the recipient of the 2021 Shur-Frinsko Award for Municipal Law and Local Government.

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University of Maine Law Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic complaint leads to federal settlement with Lewiston Public Schools over use of shortened school days

July 16, 2021

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SCHOOL OF LAW — A complaint filed by Disability Rights Maine, in coordination with the ACLU of Maine, Kids Legal at Pine Tree Legal Assistance, and the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic initiated the DOJ investigation.

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Gift from University of Mississippi Law dean Susan Duncan supports students in oral advocacy competitions

July 16, 2021

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI FOUNDATION — Susan Duncan joined the University of Mississippi School of Law as Dean in August 2017 and says the opportunity to be around bright young students is so much fun. Her gift of $25,000 to the Law School reflects her commitment to her students and the school.

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Mitchell Hamline Law hosts in-person graduation ceremony

July 16, 2021

MITCHELL HAMLINE SCHOOL OF LAW — More than 250 of Mitchell Hamline’s newest graduates received their Juris Doctor degrees under a hot sun and strong crosswind on Sunday, June 6.

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University of Wisconsin Law changes format of law clinics to adjust to student demand

July 14, 2021

WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL — The school wants to provide more scheduling flexibility by starting some clinics in the fall or spring semesters and guarantee a spot to every student who wants one beginning in the 2022-23 school year…

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Survey explores law student opinions of remote classes during the pandemic

June 29, 2021

ABA JOURNAL — First-year law students are more satisfied with online learning than those who started law school before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey released Wednesday by the AccessLex Institute and Gallup.

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ABA announces LGBTQ Public Interest scholarship recipients

June 29, 2021

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION — The American Bar Association Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity has awarded three law students LGBTQ Public Interest scholarships. The scholarship program is aimed at law students or graduates who are either LGBTQ or who will be doing public interest work in the LGBTQ space.

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Tips on staying focused while studying for the bar exam

June 29, 2021

THE NATIONAL JURIST — The bar exam is rough. In this short piece, we’ll focus on just a few motivation tools.  A quick caveat, serious mental health and wellness challenges are real and rising in law student and attorney populations.

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Willamette Law faculty adopts statement on racism, hate, and violence

June 29, 2021

WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY — On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, the Willamette University College of Law faculty voted to adopt a Statement on Racism, Hate, and Violence. The statement takes note of the College of Law’s unique historic obligations to the state and region.

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