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New Law School Admission Test Set To Curb Racial Disparity In Results  

A new law school entrance test has been approved for use alongside the GRE and LSAT. So reports Reuters.


Donor’s Defamation Lawsuit Against Texas Dem Beto O’Rouke Tossed  

An appeals court in Texas dismissed the defamation lawsuit brought against Beto O’Rourke after he criticized a campaign donation made to Gov. Greg Abbott. So reports Newsday.


Legal Sector Adds Jobs Despite Big-name Layoffs: Report  

The legal services sector in the U.S. added more jobs in May despite a spate of layoffs at large, high-grossing firms. So reports Reuters.


Genetic Info Leads to Arrest of Boston Lawyer Accused of Rape  

Matthew Nilo, an attorney accused of kidnapping and raping several individuals in Boston, has been arrested. So reports CBS News.


CUNY Law School Commencement Draws Criticism for Rhetoric Calling Out Cops, Israel  

CUNY Law School graduate Fatima Mousa Mohammed drew criticism from politicians, Jewish groups and law enforcement advocates after she delivered a commencement address targeting the NYPD, Israel and the school itself. So reports NBC New York.


Investors Accuse Elon Musk of Manipulating DOGE for Profit: Lawsuit  

Elon Musk is facing a potential class-action lawsuit from investors accusing him of manipulating the price of Dogecoin. So reports CNN.


Lawyer’s Attempt To Use AI To Do Legal Research May Bring Sanctions  

Lawyers attempting to leverage artificial intelligence to do legal research are facing potential sanctions after they submitted court documents citing cases invented by ChatGPT. So reports Bloomberg Law.


AALS Mental Health Clearinghouse Aimed At Law School Students Struggling To Get By  

As this year’s Mental Health Awareness Month winds down, the legal community continues to devise new ways to cope with depression, suicide and the many challenges that come with practicing law.


Boston Grant Program Targets Legal Services for Immigrant Population  

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu awarded $711,000 worth of grants to 15 separate community-based groups aimed at providing legal services for the city’s immigrant population. So reports the Boston Globe.


New Wake Forest Law Dean: Commitment to Innovation Drew Me In  

Andrew R. Klein will take over as dean of the Wake Forest University School of Law and he said he is looking forward to “building on its successes and ensuring a future as bright as its past.” So reports Wake Forest News.


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