Stephanie Francis Ward

Stephanie Francis Ward

Senior Writer

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Stephanie Francis Ward, a senior writer, joined the ABA Journal staff in 2001 as a legal affairs writer. Ward had worked as a reporter for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and California Law Business, a publication of the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals. She earned her BA in journalism from California State University at Long Beach.

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Recent Articles

Law student using American Sign Language wins 4th Circuit appeal
Mar 4, 2021, 10:01 am CST

Difficulties of pandemic should be acknowledged in law school transcript, students say
Mar 2, 2021, 03:10 pm CST

4 more law schools found to be in compliance with ABA’s new bar passage standard
Mar 1, 2021, 03:25 pm CST

Texas offers makeup bar exam because of deep freeze
Feb 23, 2021, 10:00 am CST

Federal student loan repayment plan rules should be eased, says ABA House
Feb 22, 2021, 04:37 pm CST

Citing a consumer need, ABA Legal Ed keeps March law school employment reporting deadline
Feb 22, 2021, 10:17 am CST

Public defender with Patreon for FOIA lawsuits shares her thoughts on lawyers and social media
Feb 22, 2021, 08:33 am CST

California gets demand letter to stop using facial recognition technology with remote bar exam
Feb 11, 2021, 02:41 pm CST

Did bar candidates who had a choice do better on in-person or remote exams?
Feb 9, 2021, 09:58 am CST

Nonprofit that offers mentoring to law school applicants seeks more volunteers
Feb 2, 2021, 10:53 am CST

Prove it up: Scholars criticize law prof’s speech about secret folders and say it was unsupported
Feb 2, 2021, 09:30 am CST

Thanks to chief justice, the Michigan Supreme Court pivoted to remote proceedings during COVID-19
Feb 1, 2021, 01:00 am CST

Jayne Reardon is changing the practice of law by promoting civility and looking toward the future
Feb 1, 2021, 12:30 am CST

Judge John Tran spearheaded adoption of tech to facilitate remote hearings and helped train lawyers
Feb 1, 2021, 12:10 am CST

Suggestions for a different bar exam approved by NCBE board of trustees
Jan 28, 2021, 02:30 pm CST

California allows retroactive bar admission with supervised practice
Jan 28, 2021, 01:56 pm CST

Man who was told he failed bar exam actually passed, and he blames software
Jan 26, 2021, 02:36 pm CST

Law prof focuses on positives from the COVID-19 pandemic
Jan 25, 2021, 09:08 am CST

Tales of double-crossing, big egos and cattle brands swirl around Gerry Spence lawsuits
Jan 21, 2021, 03:02 pm CST

While many jurisdictions had few or no online bar exam testing violations, California had many
Jan 12, 2021, 12:14 pm CST

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