Hofstra University’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law is the first American law school to offer a study abroad program in Cuba — with 30 students currently onsite in what the school is calling a “Field Study." The U.S government recently lifted the ban on educational travel to the communist island.
Nova Southeastern University has started South Florida’s first Veterans Law Clinic. Located in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the clinic will serve as a much-needed pro bono resource to the thousands of U.S. veterans and military personnel living and working in the region.
The University of Houston Law Center and The University of Calgary announced the formation of the International Energy Lawyers Program, an initiative that will allow students to earn both Canadian and American law degrees in four years.
Starting this fall, students can spend two years at each school and take courses that will enable them to apply for admission to bars in the United States and Canada.
Elon University School of Law has partnered with The Washington Center to provide its students, and in the future those from other schools, with full semester or summer legal externships in Washington, D.C.
Located in Greensboro, N.C., Elon was founded in 2006 with the goal of preparing students to be leaders at regional, national and global levels. It plans to place students in executive and legislative branches of the federal government, as well as in non-governmental sectors in Washington, D.C.
Law students can now earn a J.D. from Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, Ind. and an LL.B. from Jindal Global Law School in four years and a summer, the two schools announced recently.
Thomas M. Cooley Law School opened its eighth clinic in January — an immigrant rights and civil advocacy clinic at its Ann Arbor campus. It is the first in-house clinic at the law school’s Ann Arbor campus. Cooley has operated the Washtenaw County Public Defender's Clinic in Ann Arbor for 17 years.
Charlotte School of Law has joined forces with Johnson C. Smith University to offer students a bachelor and law degree in six years, instead of the traditional seven.
High-performing JCSU students with an interest in law will be recruited to be a part of the program. Candidates must have a minimum SAT score of 900 and a minimum GPA of 3.0.
The John Marshall Law School will offer a new online LL.M. in Estate Planning in Fall 2012. It will be the 17th online LL.M. at an ABA-accredited law school and the second at the Chicago law school. The school currently offers an online program in Employee Benefits.
This is only the third LL.M. in estate planning, with traditional programs at University of Baltimore and University of Miami.
Forget the fact that the American Bar Association has tightened the reins on accreditation, the University of North Texas is moving forward with its own new law school.
The state university recently announced that U.S. District Judge Royal Furgeson will be the founding dean of its Dallas College of Law — but not until the school opens in August 2014.
Lewis & Clark Law School is launching the world’s first graduate law program in animal law, the Portland, Ore. school recently announced.