ONLINE - About 75% of the nation’s law schools have shifted to remote courses or are in the process of doing so, as the coronavirus spreads. Karen Sloan reports that about 150 of the 200 ABA-accredited law schools have shut down in-person classes, with many professors unaccustomed to providing distance learning. For comprehensive coverage of COVID-19’s impact on the legal industry, go here.
PROGRESS - The news for the number of black attorneys making partner in Big Law isn’t “all terrible,” The Careerist Vivia Chen writes. The number of diverse lawyers, including black women, promoted to partner by law firm leaders is still woefully low, but there is progress compared with last year’s poor showing. At Jones Day, for example, its new U.S.-based partners include three black lawyers—all women.
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