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How to make your legal writing stand out in law school—a three-step process

Producing high quality legal writing is vitally important to your success—but it’s difficult to learn. We dedicate an entire year to learning legal writing in law school, yet most legal writing still isn’t good. How is that possible? Ask any … Continue reading

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“Stand Your Ground” Laws Have Failed to Stem Crime or Improve Safety

Rockefeller Institute- Robert J. Spitzer “Many knowledgeable Florida political observers were shocked when the state legislature passed, and Republican Governor Rick Scott signed in March, a modest gun-control measure that included raising the purchase age for firearms from eighteen to … Continue reading

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George Zimmerman’s Former Attorney Ponders Applicability of ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

A Florida killing is forcing the state and its residents to re-examine its policies on ‘stand your ground’ and the use of firearms in self-defense. Six years after the death of Trayvon Martin, another tragic, controversial series of shots is … Continue reading

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Lawyer Moms of America taking a (lemonade) stand for immigrant families

Last month, Before the Bar wrote about ways law students can volunteer to help organizations immigrants at the southern border. The ABA is accepting donations for its immigration justice projects in San Diego and Texas. And ABA President Hilarie Bass visited the ProBAR project on the … Continue reading

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In Georgia, Imprisoned Deaf and Disabled People Don’t Stand a Chance

The Georgia Department of Corrections is failing its obligations to deaf prisoners at every stage. In Georgia, deaf people ensnared in the criminal legal system are routinely denied sign language interpretation and other accommodations, dramatically disadvantaging them while in prison … Continue reading

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