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Effects of Coronavirus on Undocumented Immigrants
The Coronavirus is causing major economic upheavals and thousands of deaths and hospitalizations throughout the US. Unfortunately, immigrants, people of color, and marginalized groups are being hit equally hard by the disease. To make matters even wo (More)
Diploma Privilege in the Era of COVID-19
As the school year nears its end, the important question of how the bar exam will be administered, if administered at all, has been asked multiple times in the era of COVID-19. One option that has been subject to much discussion has been diploma priv (More)
Domestic Violence and Court Services During COVID-19
The ‘shelter in place’ orders during COVID-19 have resulted in a surge in domestic violence in both the U.S. and globally. Isolation is a feature of coercive control, and the quarantine has been used by abusers to further isolate and terrorize women (More)
Minnesota governor signs insulin affordability bill into law
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed the Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act into law Wednesday to establish an emergency insulin program for struggling Minnesotans. Walz, who spent months advocating for and negotiating this bill, said that "espite re (More)
Diploma Privilege or Bust: Delayed Bar Exam Would Harm Graduating Law Students and Vulnerable Pennsylvanians in Light of COVID-19
Members of Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable communities are at risk of losing access to essential legal services in the face of the unprecedented public health crisis, economic turmoil, and social disruption brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Graduat (More)
Why Emergency Diploma Privilege is the Right Solution for Licensure
The novel coronavirus has disrupted the lives of billions globally. In the United States, as Americans shelter in place to stop the spread of COVID-19, so too stop the “normal” functions of the country. Americans are being laid off and filing for une (More)
ABA encourages states to adopt emergency bar authorization due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
The American Bar Association (ABA) issued a resolution Tuesday encouraging state licensing officials to grant recent law school graduates emergency authorization to practice law in their states. "The American Bar Association strongly urges the highes (More)
It's Time for Universal Diploma Privilege
Sometimes, it takes a crisis to make a change. Especially for the legal profession, which is notoriously allergic to change, no matter how necessary. For decades, the legal profession has debated how and why to evaluate attorneys before admitting the (More)
Federal Reserve loosens bank lending regulations during COVID-19 outbreak
The Federal Reserve announced Friday that it would loosen bank regulations to support lending during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Federal Reserve Board specifically modified two previous regulations: the standardized approach for measuring counterparty (More)
An Open Letter to the National Conference of Bar Examiners: We Need a Decision
Imagine you are in your third year of law school. The finish line of graduation is ahead of you and the most important test of your entire life looms on the horizon. You have gone through your law school classes for the last three years knowing that (More)