Stephanie Francis Ward

Stephanie Francis Ward

Senior Writer

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Stephanie Francis Ward, a senior writer, joined the ABA Journal staff in 2001 as a legal affairs writer. Ward had worked as a reporter for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and California Law Business, a publication of the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals. She earned her BA in journalism from California State University at Long Beach.

Follow Ward on Twitter: @SFW70II.

Recent Articles

Some lawyers worry about proposed DOE rule that would remove restrictions on religious institutions
Jan 23, 2020, 06:00 am CST

California may offer more opportunities for JDs taught entirely online
Jan 14, 2020, 06:30 am CST

Judge censured after representing daughter in family law court
Jan 13, 2020, 01:56 pm CST

Under teach-out plan, Thomas Jefferson law school has ABA accreditation for 3 more years
Jan 13, 2020, 11:43 am CST

A better bar exam? Law profs weigh in on whether test accurately measures skills required for law practice
Jan 8, 2020, 10:09 am CST

The financial costs for firms when women and minority lawyers leave
Dec 30, 2019, 06:00 am CST

Atlanta’s John Marshall sees some success with ABA legal ed section
Dec 16, 2019, 11:50 am CST

Do courts lack info about medication-assisted treatment as an option for defendants with opioid addiction?
Dec 16, 2019, 06:00 am CST

ABA again says no to Florida Coastal’s nonprofit application and makes noncompliance finding
Dec 13, 2019, 02:46 pm CST

First-year class sizes for ABA-accredited law schools are slightly smaller in 2019
Dec 12, 2019, 03:29 pm CST

Law school found out of compliance with program resources standard; dean is ‘surprised by the finding’
Dec 11, 2019, 02:48 pm CST

What will it mean for law schools if states ease UPL restrictions?
Nov 27, 2019, 12:34 pm CST

To perp walk or not: When do white-collar defendants get to surrender peacefully?
Nov 26, 2019, 06:30 am CST

Dreading the office holiday party? Check out tips from an introverted lawyer
Nov 25, 2019, 06:00 am CST

Law schools with accreditation issues see bar exam improvement, but will they hit 75% pass rate?
Nov 21, 2019, 10:21 am CST

Law school with bar pass rate under 75% threshold considers its future
Oct 30, 2019, 02:00 pm CDT

What can you learn from a lawyer born the same year that you graduated law school?
Oct 28, 2019, 06:00 am CDT

Pay Attention: CPA serves up financial tips for lawyers
Sep 30, 2019, 06:30 am CDT

Northwestern Law joins Diversity Lab project funded by large law firms
Sep 18, 2019, 12:47 pm CDT

Florida Coastal federal financial aid to be released, following letter of credit submission
Sep 13, 2019, 11:07 am CDT

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