The disproportionate number of minority children navigating juvenile justice systems continues to be a point of great concern in our country. Where does this problem start? Is it in schools, in over-policed minority neighborhoods, or even in homes? What other factors are at play? Putting an end to
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to plague our communities, the legal community has been working tirelessly and desperately to meet the unrelenting demand to mitigate legal issues within the public health, environmental, and economic spheres. The pandemic has affected everyone, forcing people to remain
Legal aid is crucial to those unable to afford legal services, and a career serving the underserved can be hugely rewarding. ABA Law Student Podcast host Meghan Steenburgh talks with Sally Fisher Curran about her passion for increasing access to justice and her career experiences working in legal aid.
Ready to start your dream career? Apply for an Equal Justice Works Fellowship! Designing your own Fellowship presents a
Eight in ten. Eight out of every ten criminal defendants across the country are indigent. Similarly, each year more than
Here’s how you can join the Clooney Foundation and the ABA to achieve legal equality worldwide.
Over the past few decades, technology has played a key role in connecting individuals, businesses, and organizations across the world. The increasing use of technology, whether in the healthcare, financial, or educational sectors, has changed the way we do things. In the legal industry,
On the heels of the 2018 midterm elections in the United States, Americans have demonstrated an ideological shift in the way previously-incarcerated individuals are treated, as well as a reevaluation of which activities constitute a crime. This issue of Student Lawyer examines how Americans are reevaluating what justice means in
Each year, Equal Justice Works selects a class of passionate public interest lawyers who have designed Fellowship projects in collaboration with legal services organizations, to respond to unmet legal needs in their communities.
I am not alone at the ABA Center for Innovation. I am privileged to work alongside some incredibly talented fellows from all over the U.S. They are responsible for a diverse set of projects, in fields including digital privacy, conversational interfaces, machine learning, and blockchain. All our projects are designed to help close the access to justice gap.
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
The Access to Justice Technology Fellows Program is seeking diverse and entrepreneurial-minded law students who are passionate about social justice and want to spend the summer learning new ways to leverage technology to improve access to legal services for people who can't afford a lawyer. The ATJ Tech Fellows
News from law schools across the country, including a grant for a domestic violence position, a website targeting the access to justice gap, a new entrepreneurial program, a cybersecurity opportunity, and two new initiatives to combat sex trafficking.
The question seems simple: How do we address veterans' legal needs and other intersecting issues? Attempting to answer that question would be like peeling an onion – one layer after another. Veterans Administration National Coordinator Jessica Blue-Howells suggested reliance on service providers like the VA, specifically touting the benefits of the
A quick roundup of upcoming events going on across the country.
The world’s first incubator was launched in Batavia, N.Y. following the shutdown of the region’s largest employer, Massey-Ferguson, in 1956, leaving vacant an 850,000 square foot building and 20 percent of the community unemployed. After failing to find a sole tenant, the subsequent property owner, Joseph Mancuso, came up with an
The Seattle Legal Tech Startup Weekend, a weekend-long hackathon, was premised on the idea that technological disruption to the legal industry couldn’t come fast enough.