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Understanding Pronoun Usage in the Legal Field and Beyond

Understanding Pronoun Usage in the Legal Field and Beyond

Photo provided courtesy of Unsplash.com. By Anabelle Nietupski, Staff Writer   “Hi, I’m Anabelle. I use she/her/hers pronouns. What are your pronouns?”   This simple introductory anecdote appears to carry political, social, and moral weight. Let’s explore why this type of vocal acknowledgement of personal pronouns is not only respectful, […]

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Combating Work Induced Trauma Exposure in a Post-COVID-19 World

Combating Work Induced Trauma Exposure in a Post-COVID-19 World

Photo provided courtesy of Unsplash.com. By Anabelle Nietupski, Staff Writer A global pandemic, political turmoil, a national civil rights movement, natural disasters, and unbelievable loss – the past twelve months have perhaps been the most trauma inducing in recent history. Yet, the world keeps spinning, with students still expected to […]

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Over Half of U.S. States Introduce Bans on Transgender Students’ Participation in Sports

By Antonia Gelorme, Staff Writer Transgender rights have been at the forefront of the court of public opinion in 2021, as well as federal, judicial, and state legislature actions. From the Bostock decision affirming transgender employment rights to President Biden’s Executive Order preventing and combatting discrimination on the basis of […]

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Facial Recognition Technology for the Bar Exam Raises Privacy Concerns

Facial Recognition Technology for the Bar Exam Raises Privacy Concerns

Photo provided courtesy of Pixabay.com. By Shreya Desai, Staff Writer             The COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant changes to the world as most know it; however, for recent law school graduates, it has caused added stress due to changes to the administration of bar examinations across the country.[1] Not only […]

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Bans Discriminatory Acts

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Bans Discriminatory Acts

Photo provided courtesy of Pixabay.com. By Rachel Presssdee, Staff Writer The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has added a new subsection to an important part of the Rules of Professional Conduct.  This addition prohibits harassment and discrimination in the practice of law. [1]   Per this new rule, when conducting activities […]

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Coronavirus Exposes Issues with the Bar Exam – Could Major Change Be on Its Way?

Coronavirus Exposes Issues with the Bar Exam – Could Major Change Be on Its Way?

Photo provided courtesy of Pixabay.com By Giulia Schaub, Editor-in-Chief   Like all events in 2020, bar exams across the nation have been rescheduled, reformatted, and revamped to adhere to COVID-19 pandemic safety restrictions. Only 16 jurisdictions offered their July 2020 exam as originally planned, while other jurisdictions offered alternative dates […]

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Duquesne University School of Law Students and Faculty Remember Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Duquesne University School of Law Students and Faculty Remember Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Photo provided courtesy of the Office of Duquesne University President Ken Gormley By Margaret Potter, Feature Editor   The year 2020 has been marked by tremendous loss, and the highest court in our land has been no exception. On September 18, 2020 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to […]

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