Category Archives: Around the Web

Access to Justice Gap in U.S. Subject of U.N. Human Rights Committee Meeting

As reported by NPR, Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Clinic has prepared a report on the disproportionate effect of the shortage of civil legal aid lawyers on women, minorities, and immigrant communities.  The co-director of the clinic, Risa Kaufman, is … Continue reading

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UI Law Austin Spring Break students help undocumented workers in Texas

Over the last two Spring Breaks, Iowa law students have volunteered with the Workers Defense Project in Austin, TX helping undocumented workers achieve justice. How are Texas construction companies getting around the law and exploiting undocumented labor? One landscaping business … Continue reading

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Follow Up: Life as an Attorney General

Last week, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and Director of the National Attorneys General Program James Tierney engaged students in the fourth floor Student Lounge. If you’d like to know more details about the AG office, check out Mr. Tierney’s … Continue reading

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Access to Justice Initiative and the Legacy of Gideon v. Wainwright

The Access to Justice Initiative has created Fifty Years Later: The Legacy of Gideon v. Wainwright a new website with information about the Justice Department’s efforts to ensure effective legal assistance for all persons charged with crimes.   The website includes video … Continue reading

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Pro Bono is Not Just for Law Students and Public Interest Attorneys – It’s Great for Business, Too!

Pro bono work can be personally rewarding, but did you realize it helps attorneys develop their law practice? Such work has tangible benefits including new practical development, enhanced cross-cultural awareness, as well as a boost in one’s reputation in the … Continue reading

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Is Democracy for Sale?

The Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay contest will award a $5,000 cash prize to the author of the winning essay examining this topic. The deadline to declare your intend to submit is January 31, 2013, and the final essay deadline … Continue reading

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2013 Law Student Legal Writing Competition

Eligibility: Open to all students currently enrolled in an ABA Accredited Law School. Topic: Papers should address any legal issue regarding affordable housing and/or community development law. Submission Requirements: Entries must be original, unpublished work. Articles should be between 25-50 double-spaced … Continue reading

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FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics) is Now Accepting Applications

FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics) is now accepting applications for a fellowship that uses the conduct of lawyers and judges in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive two-week early summer program about … Continue reading

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