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Law Schools Support Criminal Justice Reform by Empowering Inmates

May 2020 marked the first time in the Law School Admission Test’s (LSAT) 73-year history that law school hopefuls could complete the exam from...

Law Students Learn to Represent the Underrepresented

Gaining hands-on experience is a critical part of becoming an effective lawyer, which is why many law schools around the nation offer clinical programs...

NYU Professor Makes History as First Black ACLU President

Deborah Archer, a New York University (NYU) School of Law professor, was named the eighth president of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on...

LSAT Moves Online Due to COVID-19

While some higher education institutions have made the decision to waive ACT and SAT test requirements for the incoming class of 2020 due to...

Law Schools Have Started a Criminal Justice Reform Movement

Criminal justice reform is one of the most pivotal and divisive issues in the U.S. today. Mass incarceration, overworked public defenders, and a lack of rehabilitation...

Law Students Serve as the Frontline of Protection for the Undocumented

Kathryn Redmond, JD, spent spring break of her final year of law school in a San Antonio bus station. As a student volunteer with...

Environmental Law Students Are Behind a Movement to Protect Underrepresented Communities

The impact of climate change hits politically, socially, and economically disadvantaged communities first and hardest. After a decade of recession in Puerto Rico, where almost half...

Ensuring Culturally Responsive Legal Education

Law schools have the opportunity and responsibility to create stronger and more culturally responsive legal education. Doing so should involve a robust focus...

Two Law Schools Commit to Diversifying the Legal Profession

As the majority of law schools struggle to diversify their student bodies, there are some that stand above the rest, eclipsing even the national...

Career Trends and Opportunities in Law

There are many things to consider when making the decision to go into law. The state of the job market, type of position you...

Law Schools Change or Waive LSAT Admission Requirement to Expand Access...

Admission to law school has long been dictated by how well a prospective student performs on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). This standardized,...

Law Schools Innovate to Recruit and Retain Underrepresented Students

The lehua is one of the first plants to reappear in Hawaii after a lava flow. Despite the rugged terrain in which its roots...

University of Houston Embraces Diversity as an Inherent Aspect of its...

Highlights from the first institution to receive three INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Awards in one year: University of Houston, University of...

George Mason Law School’s New Moniker Raises Questions Over Academic Freedom

Plans to rename George Mason University’s School of Law — located in Arlington, Va. — for the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia...

Pipeline Program Sets Students Up for Success Long Before Taking LSAT

Frustrated by the persistent assumption by many in the legal field that it was not possible to diversify the profession in Colorado, Judge Christine...

MCCA Works to Improve Legal Pipeline with Law Student Scholarships

Founded in 1997 with the mission to advance the hiring, retention, and promotion of minority and other diverse attorneys, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association...

Social Justice Education at Law Schools: Imperative or Imposition?

For many law students, social justice classes, pro-bono work, and an awareness of the needs of the disenfranchised are woven into their legal education....

Tenacity in Tough Times

How four law school graduates are making the most of their degrees in an industry still recovering from the recession. A law degree once promised a stable,...

Leading the Next Generation of Lawyers

ABA President-elect Paulette Brown discusses racism in the legal profession and her plans after taking office When Paulette Brown takes office in August as the first...

Law Schools Adjust to Increasingly Lower Enrollment

Long considered the ticket to prosperity, law schools are now fighting to remain relevant. Many prospective students are considering the long-term costs of attending...