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New NALP Exec Director Brings Strong Diversity Track Record: Board  

The National Association for Law Placement (NALP) has tapped Nikia L. Gray, a managing partner and director of legal recruiting at Quarles & Brady, to serve as its next executive director, the organization’s board of directors announced. Gray will succeed longtime director James G. Leipold, who is retiring in October.


Citizenship, Political Division Take Center Stage During Constitution Day Celebrations

This year’s iteration of Constitution Day comes amid big question marks surrounding the direction of the nation’s politics, blowout legislative battles and a deep introspective from stakeholders regarding the document itself.


Civil Rights Leaders Call for Legislation After 'Soul of the Nation' Speech

In the wake of a fiery speech about preserving democracy in the nation, President Joe Biden doubled down on his efforts and met with Black civil rights groups to discuss legislative efforts to improve equality and justice in the U.S.


AI, Animals and the Law in Focus at Fall LEAP Speaker Series  

Dealing with complex legal and ethical considerations regarding non-humans of all kinds are among the key features of this year’s Law, Ethics & Animals Program (LEAP) speaker series hosted by Yale Law School.


Ex-Rep Who Ran On Campaign Finance Reform Indicted for Fraud  

Former Rep. Terrance John “TJ” Cox of California is facing a 28-count indictment for his alleged role in a far-reaching fraud scheme that includes campaign contribution impropriety, according to a newly unsealed indictment out of the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Eastern District of California.


Job Market for New Lawyers On Fire: NALP

Newly minted lawyers are enjoying some of the most favorable employment conditions on record, according to fresh data from the National Association for Law Placement (NALP).


ABA Annual Meeting to Honor Pols, Tackle Pressing Social Issues  

The American Bar Association’s (ABA) upcoming 2022 Annual Meeting will be filled with pressing social issues, lifetime service awards and a spotlight on the safety of those working in the legal profession, according to the event’s announcement.


Breyer Out, Brown in Punctuates Beginning of SCOTUS Recess

The Supreme Court is heading into the summer calm after a flurry of high-profile activity, perhaps none as notable as its recent decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion.


Title IX Turns 50: A Legislative Look At What Comes Next  

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the landmark federal legislation that shaped gender equality law for the last five decades in the U.S., turned 50 last week. Legal scholars, education experts and athletes reflected on the impact of the law and considered what else can be done to improve equality in the U.S.


Yale Law Gun Experts Point to Legislation, Litigation to Reduce Gun Violence  

Three Yale Law School professors who have done extensive research on gun violence have called for a refocusing on the issue in light of the horrific mass shooting that took place last month in Uvalde, Texas.


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