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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...

University of Cincinnati Paralegal Students Work to Make Legal System More...

Shayla Parsons, a student in the University of Cincinnati Clermont College’s (UC Clermont) Paralegal Program, has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to improving access to...

50 Years Later: Rutgers Law Maintains Legacy of Developing Leaders Through...

In 1967, an uprising in Newark, N.J., that left more than 700 people injured and 26 dead — part of a string of incidents...

Addressing Inequities Precipitated by the LSAT: Schools and Nonprofits Strive to...

According to the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), which administers the law school admission test (LSAT), the mean score of African American test-takers in...

Law Schools Update Curriculum to Reflect Emerging LGBTQ Issues

When Nima Eshghi, JD, chose Northeastern University School of Law to pursue her legal degree, she did so knowing that the school was recognized...

Women Are Being Prepared to Overcome Barriers in an Unequal Profession

A lack of leadership roles, inflexible work schedules, and pay disparities are problems that plague women in many professions — and the legal field is...

Changing the Face of the Legal Profession: Two Law Schools’ Commitment...

In the early 1990s, after a decade of teaching and writing about law, Don Lively began to develop concerns about the state — and...