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2034 ABA Journal Law Students articles.

Couple donate $33M to Michigan Law for student financial support

A Miami couple have agreed to donate $33 million to the University of Michigan Law School, and the money is earmarked to help ease student debt.

Lisa and Chris Jeffries’…

Kirkland drops mandatory arbitration of associate workplace disputes after call for boycott
Kirkland & Ellis will no longer require associates and summer associates to agree to mandatory arbitration of workplace disputes.
Law student gets $30K financial award after fighting off yoga studio shooter with vacuum and broom

When Scott Beierle opened fire at a Tallahassee, Florida, hot yoga studio in early November, it was a Florida State University law student who confronted him.

Joshua Quick, a 2L,…

Computer science programs need to teach the law
During the last few years, the pendulum has swung against internet-enabled technology companies. Once heralded as great equalizers and modernizers, the consequences—intended or otherwise—of these companies are under full review. In response to criticism, academic, corporate and non-profit ethics projects and programs have cropped up in an attempt to give computer science some humanity.
Northwestern University law school cuts positions despite nearly reaching $250M fundraising goal

The Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law has nearly reached its fundraising goal of $250 million, but the extra cash isn’t insulating the school from a need to downsize.

The…

This law school conducts meetings on a seven-seat conference bike

Why host meetings at a conference table when you can be riding a conference bike?

That was the thought of J. Rich Leonard, the dean of Campbell University’s law school,…

Lawsuits target law reviews at Harvard and NYU, saying they favor women and minorities

A Texas group filed two suits over the weekend alleging that two prominent law reviews violate federal laws by giving preferences to women and minorities when selecting some of their members…

Study: Average price of a JD drops amid declining class sizes, costing $1.5B a year in lost tuition

Law schools have cut class sizes and offered tuition discounts that lowered the average inflation-adjusted cost of a law degree by 6 percent from 2010 to 2016, according to a…

For Law Student Mental Health Day, ABA groups focus on ways to promote well-being
Approach someone if you think he or she is having mental health problems, but don’t make assumptions or give examples of why you think something is amiss, says Laurie J. Besden, executive director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania.
After student protests, Kavanaugh tells Harvard Law School he won’t teach in January

Brett Kavanaugh has informed Harvard Law School that he won’t teach his class on the Supreme Court in January.

Students were informed of the U.S. Supreme Court nominee’s decision in…

Gender equity has come a long way, Justice Ginsburg tells Columbia Law students

Speaking Friday at a Columbia Law School event honoring her 25th year on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told the audience that at one point, she was…

Group of Harvard Law students call for school to remove Kavanaugh as an instructor
Four students at Harvard Law School, where U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is a lecturer, have written an opinion piece calling for the school administration to remove him as an instructor "unless a full and fair investigation is conducted."
How to be—sort of—happy in law school (podcast)
Law school can be a lonely, stressful time, and it’s easy to feel like you're failing to fit the model of the perfect law student. But there’s no one right way to go to law school, says sociology professor Kathryne M. Young, author of How to Be Sort of Happy in Law School; you can craft your own experience.
Harvard’s racial diversity is worth investing in—and defending

As sometimes the only African-American student in my otherwise all-white classrooms at Harvard College, chatting in the dining hall surrounded by peers and friends, I have learned this: For a…

Exploring the contours of context in using the N-word in class

While this may serve a pedagogical purpose for non-African-American students, it can create an abusive and degrading learning environment for African-American students, whose very reaction to the word is used as a teaching point.

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