law students are hurt, not helped, by affirmative action, professor claims
Affirmative action sets up many black law students for failure because it places
them in schools where they cannot compete academically, according to a study
by a UCLA law professor who says ending racial preferences at law schools would
likely increase the number of African-American lawyers.
from victim to victor
Laguna Niguel attorney Mari Frank was packing up for a day at the beach with
her children when she got the first phone call. She almost didn’t answer
it. Little did she know that her life was about to take a dramatic turn.
center needs help
for death row inmates
Despite new federal statistics showing a decline in the number of death sentences
imposed nationally, 146 inmates on California’s death row are not represented
by counsel in habeas corpus proceedings.
Bar Foundation names new
Leslie T. Hatamiya, a trustee of Stanford University, where she earned her undergraduate
and law degrees, was named executive director of the Foundation of the State
Bar of California last month.
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committees, commissions and boards for 2005-06 committee year. The application
period begins Dec. 1 and ends Feb. 1 2005.
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