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Google

Mr. Damore's folly: Aftermath of a manifesto

August 08, 2017

Yesterday, Google terminated a Googler who wrote a “manifesto” against “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber.”  This is not surprising.  That said, the belief that Google only did so because of its “politically correct monoculture” either fails to see the significant problems in the memo or intentionally glosses over them

Future-Of-Law

Dear law student: The future of law is now

June 07, 2017

The Future Is Now. Not only is that title prophetic, it was also the name of a conference hosted by my organization, the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, last month. Held in the Art Institute of Chicago, we welcomed almost 400 attorneys to a series of TED talks

Law School Nation

Law School Nation - March April May 2017

March 01, 2017

News from law schools across the country, including an opportunity to study and work for a semester in Olympia, Wash., represent underrepresented individuals, help homeowners recover from floods in Louisiana, participate in a New York diversity and inclusion program, take a new course in the Coastal Law Field Lab and

DREAM Initiative

LSD dares to DREAM with Initiative

December 01, 2016

By KAREEM AREF This year, the ABA Law Student Division is raising the bar and working toward the law student dream. At the 2016 ABA Annual meeting in August, LSD leaders created a plan to make strides in five essential policy areas for law students across the nation. Coined the DREAM Initiative,

The Gavel Gap

The Gavel Gap: A lack of inclusion in the judiciary

September 06, 2016

Like so many other students, when I stepped onto campus the first day of law school, I was eager to learn how to think like a lawyer.  To gain insight into this structure and system that guides so many areas of American life with the goal of using this privilege

San Francisco

So long, San Francisco! Another ABA Annual Meeting ends

August 11, 2016

The ABA wrapped up its 2016 Annual Meeting in San Francisco on Tuesday at the end of the general assembly. And in less than a week, a lot happened. Resolutions were adopted that affect law students, and bylaws were changed to address advances in the legal system. So here's a roundup

Chris Jennison

Diversity is more than our mission statement

August 09, 2016

On Saturday June 11, 2016, the Board of Governors of the ABA approved changes to the Association’s CLE Policy.  For many years, the ABA had an aspirational policy which provided that all entities of the ABA, when sponsoring or co-sponsoring a program, would have diversity on its panels. Unfortunately, in

Trophies

It's our awards season, too

February 19, 2016

Last week, it was the Grammys. In two Sundays, it's the Oscars' turn. It's not just the stars' turn for award season, though – we'd like to hand out some hardware as well. It's time for you to tell us who the Law Student Division should honor for the 2015-2016 year. Each

Division Delegates on . . .

February 01, 2015

By Lara Marie B. Edmonds, Ryan Meyerhoff, Bennett E. Resnik In 2008, the ABA House of Delegates, the Association’s legislative body, adopted four big goals. ABA Goal III: Eliminate Bias and Enhance Diversity, one of those goals, has two objectives: promote full and equal participation in the Association, our profession, and

Raise Awareness About Diversity Day

February 01, 2015

By Rosa Sosa-Vargas Rosa Sosa-Vargas, a 2L at Arizona Summit Law School in Phoenix, is 15th Circuit Governor and Diversity Committee Chair of the ABA Law Student Division. The legal profession is constantly improving its efforts to recognize diversity in the different legal communities around the country. The Law Student Division also

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