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See a more recent, complete list of legal news. 

Selected legal news:
March 9, 2018 – Asia-Pacific countries sign trade deal without U.S.

March 9, 2018 – Trump imposes new steel, aluminum tariffs via proclamation

March 1, 2018 – UN expert highlights austerity’s impact on human rights

February 28, 2018 – Wisconsin governor sued for not calling special elections

February 23, 2018 – Amnesty International launches 2017 report highlighting conflict, poverty, refugee crises

February 15, 2018 – US Court of Appeals rejects Alabama school district attempt to secede on grounds of race

February 7, 2018 – House approves resolution prohibiting relationships between lawmakers and employees

January 31, 2018 – California Senate approves tax workaround

January 25, 2018 – Organizations sue Trump administration after Kentucky Medicaid changes

January 24, 2018 – Federal judge rules 72-hour notice required to ACLU in Iraq detainee transfer case

January 18, 2018 – HRW annual world report highlights ‘populist challenge’

January 11, 2018 – EU court advisor recommends recognizing same-sex couples’ rights throughout EU

January 10, 2018 – Federal court strikes down North Carolina redistricting plan

December 28, 2017 – Alabama certifies Doug Jones’ Senate victory

December 15, 2017 – Ohio county sues 20+ opioid manufacturers and distributors

December 7, 2017 – Deputy Director files amended complaint in CFPB leadership dispute

November 27, 2017 – Supreme Court declines appeal in Mississippi Confederate flag suit

November 22, 2017 – War criminal Mladić handed life sentence for genocide, crimes against humanity

November 21, 2017 – Virginia immigrants file federal suit over DACA extension restrictions

November 16, 2017 – LGBT Activist files federal lawsuit challenging Tennessee therapist law

November 13, 2017 – Supreme Court adds California abortion, free speech, retaliatory-arrest cases to 2017 docket

March 3, 2017 – Saudi authorites detain more than 200 in corruption probe

October 30, 2017 – France counterterrorism bill signed into law

Academic Commentary Editing
November 7, 2017  –  Dog Eat Dawg: Louisiana May be Right, but that Doesn’t Mean They’re Right

Closing The Excellence Gap with the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

One project in particular for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation that I worked on in partnership with our lead strategist led me to research the gap that exists in opportunity for low-income, high achieving learners. From this, we created excellencegap.org, which translated heavy jargon-loaded research into sizeable, organized, and digestible pieces. The site contains an “ages and stages” portal that describes why this gap is so important, why it happens, and what can be done about it. My role was to aid in this research and content development, as well as provide final copy and grammar edits.

Here are a few screengrabs from the Early Grades segment:

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Ages and Stages:

See all the research compiled and presented at excellencegap.org. 

We also worked with their video team to develop this project:

Careers in Chiropractic Blog

This is a blog for the Doctor of Chiropractic program at New York Chiropractic College (NYCC). We are currently developing NYCC’s website.

Selected posts:

August 3, 2017 – Research resources for chiropractic students

July 27, 2017 – Building Relationships: A Foundation of Chiropractic

July 20, 2017 – Healing a nation in pain with evidence-informed chiropractic

June 22, 2017 – VA Relationships and NYCC Chiropractic Students

May 4, 2017 – What is diagnostic imaging?

April 20, 2017 – How real world experience benefits patients

March 16, 2017 – Chiropractic and Nutrition

March 9, 2017 – Chiropractic Sports Specialization, with Dr. Emily Canfield

March 3, 2017 – NYCC Faculty Profile: Dr. Brian Cunningham

December 22, 2016  –  Alumnus Tim Simansky, DC, DACBSP, CSCS, and Chiropractic for Athletes

November 23, 2016  –  Careers in Chiropractic Specialization Spotlight: Pediatrics

October 27, 2016  –  How do you become a chiropractor?

University of Delaware – Lerner College

Website: Lerner College of Business and Economics
Brand Project: Opportunity, Inc.2017-03-29-3
Designer: Krystal Duke

My work on this website project:

  • Information Architecture: transforming what was over a thousand pages into a clean, clear and controlled website.
  • Process: Worked with Lerner’s creative team to develop a timeline complete with a migration map and content calendar — basically an overall game plan for the entire website overhaul. Worked on the implementation team and formatted content in HTML within the Content Management System, including taking various elements into consideration.
  • Writer and Editor

Other projects with Lerner:

  • Graduate Brochure
  • Blogging and Infographics