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Law Schools See Record Diversity Ahead of Affirmative Action Ban

The law school class of 2023, the last to be admitted before the U.S. Supreme Court's ban on race-conscious admissions took effect, is the...

Second Law Firm Opens Diversity Program to All Following Lawsuit

Perkins Coie, a major U.S. law firm with over 1,200 lawyers, has become the second firm to expand the eligibility criteria for its diversity...

University of Virginia Law Establishes Education Rights Institute

The University of Virginia School of Law is launching a new Education Rights Institute to enhance understanding, scholarship, and resources for K-20 schools and...

Michigan Law Students Provide Vital Legal Services to Veterans in Need

Through the Veterans Legal Clinic (VLC), students at the University of Michigan (U-M) Law School provide critical services for local veterans and at the...

Mentorship Program Supports Women Pursuing Criminal Justice Careers

As a woman just entering the criminal justice field at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville (UW-Platteville), Jolene Las had questions about her future career but...

HBCUs Advance Legal Equity Through Community Engagement and Partnerships

Community service and institution-wide partnerships are key tools being used by two historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), among other schools, to address long-standing...

Law Students Push Schools Toward Climate Accountability

A new national student organization known as Law Students for Climate Accountability (LSCA) is putting pressure on the nation’s top-ranked law schools to gradually...

Student Law Society Offers Legal Support to LGBTQ+ Community

State lawmakers around the country introduced over 525 anti-LGBTQ+ bills during the most recent legislative session, and more than 70 were signed into law,...

Sherrilyn Ifill to Launch 14th Amendment Center at Howard University

Sherrilyn Ifill, JD, civil rights lawyer and scholar, has been appointed the inaugural Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., Esq. Endowed Chair in Civil Rights at...

Law School Admissions on the Rise

The number of students admitted into law schools rose in 2022, marking the first increase in seven years, according to a new report by...

ABA Votes to Maintain Standardized Tests

On Monday, the American Bar Association (ABA) rejected a proposal to eliminate standardized test requirements at law schools. Under the proposed change, law schools would...

Cleveland State University Drops John Marshall From Law School’s Name

Cleveland State University’s (CSU) Board of Trustees recently voted to remove a reference to U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Marshall from the name of...

Report Finds Significant Racial Gaps in Employment of New Lawyers

A new report from the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) finds significant racial disparities in employment rates for students who graduated from law...

NAACP Legal Defense Fund Names Inaugural Marshall-Motley Scholars

On the anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision in May, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) announced the names of...

Upcoming Bar Exam Changes Could Boost Diversity in the Legal...

In January 2021, the National Conference of Bar Examiners’ (NCBE) Board of Trustees approved proposed reforms to the bar exam that include using an...

Law Schools Commit to Furthering Anti-Racist Training, Addressing Inequity

Law schools, perhaps more than any other institutions in higher education, are in a unique position to address structural racism and effect meaningful societal...

Advocating for America’s Overlooked Areas

Lisa Pruitt, JD, PhD, the Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) School of Law, has...

Advocates for Native American Rights Push Law Schools to Expand Indigenous...

On June 1, the U.S. Supreme Court announced a unanimous landmark decision on tribal sovereignty by granting tribal police the right to investigate and...

Independent Graduate and Law Schools Launch First-of-Its-Kind Coalition

A coalition of 11 independent graduate schools recently launched a new organization called the National Association of Standalone Graduate Schools. The first-of-its-kind initiative will...

Improving the Legal Profession’s Mental Health Crisis Begins in Law School

Researchers have known for decades that the legal profession is riddled with mental health crises and substance abuse issues. The problem has even been...