UB Law offers new professionalism certificate program
The University of Baltimore School of Law is offering a new certificate in professionalism program this semester, intended to boost students’ résumés by showing they have participated in school events focused on technology skills for lawyers, the business of law and lawyer ethics. Assistant Dean Alyssa Fieo said the goal is to show legal employers that […]
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Bar none: Is lawyer licensing really necessary?
Fellow Generation J.D. blogger Stuart Hindman wrote a piece a couple weeks ago about the New York Bar’s recent decision to adopt the Uniform Bar Exam. Stuart wondered whether it might be time to remove barriers that prevent us lawyers from moving to states where we are not licensed to practice. I’ll take that one […]
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