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.

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Recent Articles

Law schools see an increase in bar passage rates, new ABA data shows
Feb 18, 2020, 02:41 pm CST

Another law school seeks acquisition, after parent university announces closure plan
Feb 11, 2020, 03:34 pm CST

Training for nonlawyers to provide legal advice will start in Arizona in the fall
Feb 6, 2020, 03:18 pm CST

Thanks to Legal Hackers, hackathons are an important tool for making law more accessible
Feb 1, 2020, 02:50 am CST

An LSC grant program is trying to increase access to justice through tech
Feb 1, 2020, 02:40 am CST

Boalt name is removed from Berkeley Law’s main building
Jan 31, 2020, 11:04 am CST

Ohio bar applicant with ‘extreme’ school debt runs into potential character and fitness issues
Jan 30, 2020, 01:51 pm CST

Getting real: What happens when clients go on reality TV
Jan 27, 2020, 02:20 pm CST

Finance law prof gets probation for not paying taxes after being accused of embezzling millions of dollars
Jan 27, 2020, 12:45 pm CST

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

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