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Afternoon Briefs: Good news for law grad who took bar exam while in labor; Boies Schiller leader leaves

Law grad passes bar exam after taking the test while in labor

A graduate of the Loyola University Chicago School of Law has passed the bar exam, even though she…

Afternoon Briefs: 25 former DC bar leaders decry election suits; ousted 1L presses due process claim

25 ex-DC bar leaders decry election suits

Twenty-five former presidents of the District of Columbia Bar are criticizing lawyers who attacked the electoral process through unfounded allegations of voter fraud…

Law school debt is delaying plans for recent grads

Some new attorneys delay buying a home or a new car. Others reluctantly postpone marriage and having children while altering the career plans they had going into law school. These are among the personal and professional sacrifices young lawyers often make due to their sizable student loan debt.

Law prof finds ways to connect remotely amid historic election and COVID-19 restrictions

April Dawson, an associate dean and professor at the North Carolina Central University School of Law, has been finding creative ways to use technology in the classroom, even before the pandemic, and she says the experience helped her connect with students.

Judge’s threat to add lawyer to pro bono list could be seen as punitive, 6th Circuit says
A federal appeals court has concluded that a federal judge’s comments about a lawyer for a bias plaintiff were "within the bounds of what imperfect men and women, even after having been confirmed as federal judges, sometimes display."
Trump campaign’s legal strategy has faltered partly because of legal ethics, law prof says
The Trump campaign's legal strategy is faltering partly because of ethics rules requiring lawyers to be candid with courts and avoid frivolous claims, according to a law professor who teaches legal ethics.
Pandemic problems may be defense for law schools not meeting bar passage standard
Law schools now must report the number of recent graduates admitted by diploma privilege in their annual questionnaires in addition to those who took and passed a bar exam.
Law grad who flunked bar exam gets prison time for creating law firms and practicing law
A 2014 graduate of the Stetson University College of Law was sentenced to prison time Wednesday for practicing law even though she flunked the bar exam twice.
Constant communication has been key amid COVID-19, law school dean says

“We have all gone above and beyond to ensure that we are creating relationships with our students and mechanisms for ensuring they have the ability to contact us, to learn from us, to ask the questions they have,” says L. Song Richardson.

Cellphone entrepreneur donates $15M to law school
The John F. Scarpa Foundation, which was formed by the founder of the American Cellular Network Corp., has donated $15 million to Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law.
Has law prof been fired over tweets? He says it might not be technically true—yet
A professor at the University of Miami School of Law is at odds with his school over whether he has been fired for racially insensitive tweets.
5 steps law school deans can take to improve diversity and inclusion
The tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor have highlighted to the world that systemic racism exists. It has caused many law schools, law firms and other legal employers to grapple with how to foster more diversity and inclusion as well as what it means to be antiracist.
Program offers Utah law school scholarships based on overcoming adversity
Utah’s two law schools on Thursday announced a fellowship program with full-tuition scholarships for admittees with significant hardships.
Biden will be first president since Taft to have a law degree outside T-14; his law prof saw ‘presence’
President-elect Joe Biden will be the first U.S. president since William Howard Taft to graduate from a law school outside the nation’s top 14 ranked law schools.
Western Michigan University trustees vote to end affiliation with Cooley Law, calling it ‘a distraction’
Western Michigan University’s board of trustees voted Thursday to end its affiliation with the Cooley Law School. The meeting was livestreamed on the university’s YouTube channel.

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