ABA Journal

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

Florida Coastal’s financial aid reinstatement request denied; private equity firm pulls out
May 13, 2021, 02:36 pm CDT

What comes next for law schools with two-year bar pass rates below 75%?
May 13, 2021, 11:23 am CDT

More female than male lawyers are engaging in risky drinking, new study finds
May 12, 2021, 01:00 pm CDT

Despite the COVID-19 crisis, some law schools see increases in jobs for new graduates
May 12, 2021, 09:22 am CDT

California bar entered $3.8M contract with ExamSoft without justifying value, auditor report says
May 4, 2021, 02:43 pm CDT

Florida Coastal’s proposed teach-out plan dinged by ABA’s legal ed section because of lack of details
Apr 27, 2021, 11:27 am CDT

The pandemic brought this lawyer to legal commentary, and the work includes sponsorship deals
Apr 26, 2021, 09:41 am CDT

Data shows increase in both first-time and 2-year bar exam pass rates
Apr 23, 2021, 02:11 pm CDT

2020 law school grads having harder time finding jobs, data shows
Apr 20, 2021, 03:57 pm CDT

If Biden approves loan forgiveness, what could it mean for law school debt?
Apr 12, 2021, 11:25 am CDT

As Florida Coastal tries to get student loan funds reinstated, ABA seeks teach-out plan
Apr 6, 2021, 12:51 pm CDT

Compared with 2016, there are now half as many for-profit law schools
Mar 29, 2021, 10:36 am CDT

The pandemic has not slowed down Howard Bashman of How Appealing
Mar 29, 2021, 09:05 am CDT

Hiring decisions based on first-year grades miss ‘exceptional students,’ according to new paper
Mar 24, 2021, 11:07 am CDT

Education Department announces plan it claims will help scammed students discharge school debt
Mar 19, 2021, 09:05 am CDT

Required USC course on race is expected to help law students with various viewpoints
Mar 18, 2021, 09:11 am CDT

In honor of RBG’s birthday, Northwestern releases video with songs about the late justice
Mar 15, 2021, 11:06 am CDT

Professor’s post-class comments criticizing Black law students captured on Zoom
Mar 12, 2021, 12:30 pm CST

Tech competency needs to be taught in law school, associate dean says
Mar 11, 2021, 04:56 pm CST

Do clients care more about a lawyer seeming smart or likable?
Mar 10, 2021, 04:58 pm CST

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