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Aspen Advisor Week in Review for July 5th, 2019


Check out this week’s collection of interesting articles related to the Bar exam, law schools, law students, legal education and publishing.


Fordham Law School Launches Undergraduate Legal Education Program to Increase Diversity in the Legal Profession

Fordham Law School announced today that it has launched a new program for college students designed to promote opportunity and diversity within the legal profession. The Fordham Legal Education and Access Program (LEAP) marries legal skills development with experiential opportunities that expose students to key aspects of law, legal institutions, and legal practice at the local, state, and national levels. The first cohort of LEAP students will begin their experience by participating in Fordham’s popular Pre-Law Institute, which begins on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.

University of Memphis: Katharine Traylor Schaffzin to lead Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law as dean

Katharine Traylor Schaffzin was named the new dean of Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis. She is the first woman to serve in this position in the school's history, according to a media release from the university. 

Emory Law Names School’s First LGBTQ Female Dean

Emory University School of Law played a pivotal role in women’s history for the last century, and it continues to do so in 2019. This summer, it welcomes its first female dean, Mary Anne Bobinski.

Law School Students

Buffalo Law Student Dies From Suicide, Family Establishes Mental Health Fund

His mother said Matthew had been struggling with mental health issues for about five years, since he suffered a concussion from playing college football.

Legal Education

Cash injection by lawmakers leads to law school tuition cut

South Carolina residents will pay less to go to the state's only public law school next year, with the full price of in-state tuition falling $5,100 next year at the University of South Carolina School of Law.

Ahead of the Curve: Malcolm Gladwell Takes on the LSAT

This week's Ahead of the Curve looks at Malcolm Gladwell's podcast analysis of the LSAT, a law dean pulling double duty as a state bar president, and why the cool kid law students end up at USC.

How to Find Great Law Schools for Civil Rights Law

If a law school's faculty includes experienced civil rights lawyers, that's a good sign, one expert says.

New Brooklyn Law School Dean Michael Cahill officially takes over

After a year without a full-time president and dean, Brooklyn Law School officially welcomed Michael Cahill on Monday, as both the next president and Joseph Crea dean.