Yesterday, the citizens of Louisiana voted to end the practice of non-unanimous juries in felony cases. Amendment 2 requires a unanimous verdict of a 12-member jury for felony convictions. Current law allows a conviction even though two of 12 jurors believe there is reasonable doubt of a defendant’s guilt.
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
You have less than a month to apply to join the ABA Law Student Division's leadership team. There are four positions open – Vice Chair of Student Bar Associations and three division delegates to the ABA House of Delegates. Today, we'd like to talk about the
The Law Student Division is currently looking to fill our final four board positions for 2016-2017: Vice Chair of Student Bar Associations and our three delegates to the ABA House of Delegates. Let's focus on that last one for a bit. It's a position that puts you
Get involved, they say! It’ll be good for your career—and it’ll be fun! If you’ve heard that recommendation and been wondering what volunteering for an ABA role might involve, I can offer insights based on my position as a 2015-2016 delegate.
At the ABA Annual Meeting in August, Matthew Dorothy, Shahin Gozarkhah, and Cleveland M. Patterson, III, were elected to represent the Law Student Division as delegates to the ABA House of Delegates.