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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.


U.S. 'Adversaries' Take Center Stage in DOJ Cyber Security Panel  

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has been forced to address a “dramatic” surge in cybercrime from bad actors spanning the globe, and it has called upon its allies abroad and the private sector back home to help it combat the spike.


Who Won the ABA's Pro Bono Publico Awards?

A pair of Texas lawyers and a trio of law firms providing humanitarian aid are among the 2022 winners of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Pro Bono Publico Award, given each year to lawyers, law firms and legal institutions serving the nation’s disadvantaged and poor.


Russian War Crimes, Landmark Verdicts Among Top May Verdicts  

A lot happened in the legal world in May. Here are some of the most notable verdicts during the month. 


Years-long Legal Wrangling Between USWNT, Federation Ends with Goal

The legal battle over equal pay for U.S. soccer players came to a historic climax last week as the United States Soccer Federation and both the men’s and women’s national teams established new collective bargaining agreements running through 2028.


ABA Hopes to Address Lag in Bar Passage Rate for Minority Takers

The American Bar Association (ABA) has recently begun publishing bar passage data with respect to ethnicity and race, and every demographic measured showed a decline between first-time takers in 2020 and 2021, according to the latest figures provided by the trade association.


Leaked SCOTUS Decision Points to Polarization of a Once-sacrosanct Institution  

The unprecedented, explosive leak of a draft Supreme Court ruling has angered pro-choice advocates, raised serious concerns about the sanctity of the court and created one of the most peculiar legal landscapes in modern history.


ABA Section of Legal Ed Report: More Grads Getting Top Jobs

Newly published employment data from the American Bar Association (ABA) shows a marked increase in the number of law school graduates who found top jobs in the legal field when comparing the 2020 graduating class to the 2021 graduating class.


Law School Deans Forced to Racially Refocus in the Face of COVID-19: AALS  

Law school deans have drastically retooled their academic and professional priorities in the wake of COVID-19, according to a newly minted report from Association of American Law Schools (AALS) and NORC at the University of Chicago.


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