Category Archives: Law Students

Legal Stress

In a recent post, I described the intense stress that individual and organizational litigants often undergo as a result of litigation.  The legal system attracts and magnifies stressful conflicts, which affects everyone in its ambit.  In addition to litigants, this includes law students, lawyers, and legal academics. This post provides excerpts from my research summarizing […].. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Meet your national law student leaders

Last issue, we mentioned that the ABA’s Law Student Division Council comprises seven law students with distinct positions. We introduced you to the education director last issue, and this month, we want you to meet seven other students who have your back when it comes to ABA policies and programs. NEGEEN SADEGHI-MOVAHED3L, American University Washington College of Law Chair, Law Student Council Hobbies: Boxing, having fun “foodie” experiences at up-and-coming restaurants Legal hero: “I adore Kimberlé Crenshaw, University of California at Los Angeles School of Law professor and leading scholar of critical race theory. Professor Crenshaw was the first to coin the term ‘intersectionality.’ Her work truly shaped the way I see the world today.” Sadeghi-Movahed has big plans for ABA law students. Her goal is to empower them to champion positive change. She presides at meetings of the membership of the Law Student Division, the Division….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Law School Nation: November 2018

News from law schools across the country including a sports and entertainment law blog, new technology certificates, and an initiative aiding the University of Iraq. CALIFORNIA The Iraq Legal Education Initiative is a new addition to the Stanford University Law School rule of law program. This past spring, students in the program spent the semester in Sulaimani at American University of Iraq. While there, they helped write a proposal to bring a bachelor of arts program to the school’s legal studies program. Stanford launched ILEI in 2010, and it’s been focused on updating the legal education in the area, much of which hasn’t been updated since the 1970s; 20 new publications will be launched by the end of the current school year. NEW YORK Students at the University at Buffalo School of Law, The State University of New York launched the UB Law Sports & Entertainment Forum, not ironically,….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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How will the USPTO study gaps in patenting by women, minorities, and veterans under the new SUCCESS Act?

On Wednesday, President Trump signed H.R. 6758, the Study of Underrepresented Classes Chasing Engineering and Science Success Act of 2018 (SUCCESS Act). It states that the "sense of Congress" is that the United States should "close the gap in the number of patents applied for and obtained by women and minorities to harness the maximum innovative potential and continue to promote United States leadership in the global economy."The USPTO has been charged with conducting a study that "(1) identifies publicly available data on the number of patents annually applied for and obtained by, and the benefits of increasing the number of patents applied for and obtained by women, minorities, and veterans and small businesses owned by women, minorities, and veterans; and (2) provides legislative recommendations for how to— (A) promote the participation of women, minorities, and veterans in entrepreneurship activities; and (B) increase the number of women,….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Two Blogs of Interest

There are two law school blogs that may be of interest to you if you have not already discovered them: Law School Inovation Blog postings discuss a variety of issues and techniques regarding innovation at law schools Empirical Legal Studies….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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