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Oath Keepers, Apple and Murder in Hawaii Among Top January Verdicts

From Oath Keepers to a Hawaiian murder, here are some notable verdicts from January.

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ABA First-ever Introspective Assesses Impact of Four-part Mission  

The American Bar Association has audited its chief initiatives in a first-of-its-kind report recently released. The document, entitled the ABA Impact Report, sets to identify and describe the tangible ways the trade group has aided membership to leverage the “power of law” to enhance the legal profession’s quest for justice.

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Students Deliver More Than 2.7M Hours of Pro Bono Work: Report  

A cohort of close to 17,000 law school students contributed approximately 2.7 million hours of pro bono services last year, according to a recent report from the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).

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U.S. News & World Report Overhauls Law School Rankings Amid Backlash

After facing some high-profile criticism for its annual ranking of the top law schools, U.S. News & World Report has decided to make wholesale changes to its ranking process, the publication announced recently.

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Law School Enrollment Drops Drastically, Returns to Pre-COVID Levels: ABA  

Law school enrollment dropped dramatically in 2022 after a noticeable uptick through the COVID-19 pandemic, according to newly published data from the American Bar Association (ABA). After two years of enrollment growth, the data shows first-year law students at ABA-accredited schools plummeted 11%, returning the rate to its approximate pre-pandemic level, according to the ABA report.

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Civil Rights Division Turns 65, Celebrates Amid Continued Tensions  

In the wake of a heated runoff election in Georgia, continued civil unrest and wholesale changes to reproductive rights in the U.S., the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Civil Rights Division celebrated the work it has done with respect to voting rights, equality and other hot-button issues facing the nation, at a Tuesday, Dec. 6 meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Planned LSAT Rule Changes Leave Door Open for Schools to Choose  

The American Bar Association’s (ABA) accreditation arm voted to eliminate the standardized testing requirement for law school admissions and the likelihood that it will formally take effect in the near future has increased dramatically. There are still a few hurdles to jump before any changes are officially enacted, though.

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Meningitis, Honor Killings and MH17 Among November Top Verdicts

From meningitis to MH17, here are some notable verdicts from November.

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Midterms Yield Mixed Bag for Hot-button Marijuana, Abortion Laws  

The 2022 midterm elections featured a number of hotly contested congressional and gubernatorial races, but also included state-specific propositions and referenda with potentially massive legal implications.

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Nukes, National Security and the Law: ABA Conference Topics  

Economics, nuclear weapons and climate change are among the many topics expected to be covered during the upcoming annual national security law summit taking place later this month in Washington, D.C.

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