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Digital Cracks the Final Frontier: Law School

CNBC, Digital Cracks the Final Frontier: Law School: Law schools will never be the same thanks to a Minnesota law school which went up against the American Bar Association and won. The William Mitchell College of Law applied to the ABA for permission to design a hybrid online program to...

Fogg Receives 2015 Janet Spragens Pro Bono Award

ABA Tax Section Press Release (Mar. 20, 2015): The American Bar Association Section of Taxation presented its annual Janet Spragens Pro Bono Award to Professor T. Keith Fogg, Professor of Law and Director of the Federal Tax Clinic at Villianova University School of Law, during the Section’s Plenary luncheon on...

A busy year at the National Labor Relations Board: NLRB General Counsel provides charge, petition, and litigation statistics for FY2014

lexology.com At the March 4, 2015 session of the American Bar Association’s mid-winter meeting of the Committee on Development of the Law under the NLRA, National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Richard Griffin disclosed detailed...Show More Summary

Congratulations To AABANY On Another Successful Annual Dinner

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Which outstanding individuals did the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) honor at its recent annual dinner?

Fun With ABA 509 Disclosures: Best, Worst Law School Bar Pass Rates

Have you always wanted to compare different ABA-accredited law schools' numbers? Do you have a strange affinity for Excel? Well, now you can put both of your odd hobbies together! The American Bar Association has made available its "509 disclosures" -- all the self-reported numbers that ABA-accredited schools have to......

Virginia Law School Cuts Enrollment to Lower Student/Faculty Ratio

The Cavalier Daily, National Law School Enrollment Reaches 40 Year Low: The number of first-year law students has reached its lowest national level since 1973, according to an American Bar Association report. In the fall of 2014, only 37,924 first-year students entered the 204 ABA-approved law schools, a 4.4 percent...

The IRS Scandal, Day 648

New York Post editorial, Let’s See Her E-mails: It’s been nearly two years since Lois Lerner planted a question at an American Bar Association gathering to slip in the fact that the IRS had singled out Tea Party groups for special scrutiny.... Contrary to earlier assertions by the IRS,...

American Bar Association to Fortune 500: Clean Up Your Supply Chain

Today’s guest post is from Dick Locke, President of Global Supply Training Company, author of the classic book on Global Supply Management, and a seasoned expert with international experience in Supply Management (having run global supply chains from around the globe). The Minneapolis Star Tribune published an article titled “Bar Association Warns Corporations: Clean up […]

ABA 'Encourages' Law Schools to Offer Debt Counseling

Is the American Bar Association finally taking law school debt seriously? On Monday, the ABA's House of Delegates adopted Resolution 106, which "encourages law schools to offer comprehensive debt counseling and debt management education" to students and encourages bar associations to provide the same for newly admitted lawyers. But curiously......

The Last Time So Few People Were Starting Law School, It Was 1973 (When There Was 53 Fewer Law Schools)

Slate: The Last Time So Few People Were Starting Law School, It Was 1973, by Jordan Weissmann: [F]irst-year law school enrollment is down to its lowest levels since 1973, according to the American Bar Association's new annual report. Just 37,924 new J.D. candidates enrolled this fall, 28 percent fewer than...

Law School Enrollment at Lowest Level Since 1987

The number of law students this fall dropped nearly 7 percent from last year, according to the American Bar Association, and was 17.5 percent below the historic high enrollment in 2010.

Law School Enrollment Continues to Slide

The number of students who began law school this fall fell 4.4% from last year, American Bar Association reported Tuesday night.

Law School Enrollment Falls to Lowest Level Since 1982

The number of law students this fall, according to the American Bar Association, dropped by nearly 7 percent from last year and was 17.5 percent below the historic high enrollment in 2010.

Was an American Diplomat Kicked Out of a Bar in Uruguay Because She Is Black?

The evidence is damning. The Associated Press reports that Ambassador Julissa Reynoso was denied entry into Circus, a bar and nightclub in Montevideo, Uruguay last Friday night "due to her race." Reynoso, an American official who was...Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 12.09.14

5 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Whoa, the American Bar Association shockingly deferred action on giving InfiLaw its blessing on the takeover of Charleston Law. Perhaps the ABA is turning over a new leaf as to saving law schools? [National Law Journal] Nevermind. The American Bar Association decided to grant provisional accreditation to the beleaguered LMU Duncan School of Law. Show More Summary

ABA Approves Duncan Law School, Defers Approval of InfiLaw’s Acquisition of Charleston Law School

ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Memorandum (Dec. 8, 2014): The Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, at its meeting on December 5-6, 2014, granted provisional ABA approval to Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of...

“Prosecutors Who Rent Out their Letterhead to Debt Collectors”

5 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

The American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility moves against a dubious practice. “The demand letters are effective at scaring consumers because they are sent on prosecutor letterhead and contain...Show More Summary

NYC Bar Calls NYPD on African American Leaders

A group of political activists demanding to speak to the president of the New York City Bar Association about the organization’s refusal to dismiss attorney Andrew Barovick as chair of the bar’s medical malpractice committee were turned away by the bar's Executive Director, Bret Parker. Show More Summary

GlobalGirl Media Reporters Talk Gun Violence in Chicago

GlobalGirl Media The American Bar Association (ABA) Journal sponsored four teenage Chicagoans who contributed to the reporting of this story The teen girls are GlobalGirl Media (GGM) reporters who have grown up in some of Chicago's most dangerous neighborhoods. Show More Summary

Flight Attendants and Title VII

The EEOC, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's Institute for Law and the Workplace, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of Labor and Employment Law recently sponsored a wonderful event which brought together some of...

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