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.

Follow Ward on Twitter: @SFW70II.

Recent Articles

Despite an increase in coronavirus cases, Arizona keeps plan for in-person July bar
Jul 2, 2020, 11:15 am CDT

In light of COVID-19 public health interests, 2 more states opt for online bar exams
Jul 1, 2020, 10:49 am CDT

Do police union contracts inhibit reform?
Jul 1, 2020, 09:38 am CDT

Oregon is third state to grant diploma privilege, while Tennessee cancels its July UBE
Jun 30, 2020, 10:40 am CDT

COVID-19 hasn’t stopped this lawyer from advocating for wellness and recovery
Jun 29, 2020, 09:12 am CDT

Deal to acquire Concordia law school no longer in place; dean says news was big surprise
Jun 26, 2020, 02:04 pm CDT

As some law grads prepare for an online bar exam, academic support experts offer advice
Jun 16, 2020, 08:00 am CDT

California keeps plans for online bar exam, but test date may be pushed back again
Jun 11, 2020, 02:26 pm CDT

Revised bar pass standard may be less absolute than some thought
Jun 11, 2020, 08:30 am CDT

Harvard Law will be online-only for the fall 2020 term
Jun 4, 2020, 11:20 am CDT

Two states introduce COVID-19 waivers for July bar exams
Jun 2, 2020, 03:42 pm CDT

NCBE plans to offer some remote exams for new October testing date but not for UBE
Jun 2, 2020, 10:22 am CDT

‘Modest increase’ for class of 2019 jobs but also smaller class size, ABA data shows
Jun 1, 2020, 04:07 pm CDT

10 law schools are out of compliance with bar passage standard, ABA legal ed section says
May 28, 2020, 12:30 pm CDT

Could you be replaced by a robot lawyer?
May 26, 2020, 03:06 pm CDT

Since remote MBE won’t be available for July bar, Nevada plans for essay-based test
May 26, 2020, 02:11 pm CDT

Law school still out of compliance with ABA admissions standard and dealing with fraud allegations
May 21, 2020, 02:35 pm CDT

Expanded online law school classes could continue under plan endorsed by ABA legal ed council
May 15, 2020, 04:45 pm CDT

New members for next term are slated for ABA legal ed section’s council
May 12, 2020, 11:45 am CDT

ABA legal ed section contemplates rule change in light of novel coronavirus
May 8, 2020, 03:08 pm CDT

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