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NLJ:Law Grad Employment Rates Up, But Class Size Is Smaller

National Law Journal, Law Grad Employment Rates Up, But Class Size Is Smaller: The latest law school graduate employment data from the American Bar Association show mixed results for the class of 2015. A slightly higher percentage of graduates landed in long-term, full-time jobs that require bar passage 10 months...

The ABA Wants Your Help Picking the Best Legal Fiction

If you like the law and you love literature, the American Bar Association wants to hear from you. The ABA and the University of Alabama School of Law announced the finalists for the 2016 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction last week. The Harper Lee Prize (which the late......

On the Venerable American Bar Association or the Myth of Normal and Good in Adoption

Since November 2013 I, white adoptive co-dad of two domestically adopted black children, started to document the daily news on adoption and adoption related issues. I searched the web not only for news, but for blog posts by adoptedShow More Summary

Leftwing American Bar Association Considering... Speech Code for Lawyers

And the violation of that speech code could get you disbarred -- so, you know, like the Hollywood Blacklist. Amazing. It's incredible -- the speech code would bar any microaggression against anyone on the list of Special Snowflakes, but carves...

Lawyers Are Skeptical of ABA's Law Firm Biz Restructuring Proposals

A bevy of solo attorneys recently responded to the American Bar Association's invite to comment on the proposal to allow non-lawyer investing in law firms. Forty-three individuals submitted their comments: only one thought it was a good idea. Now that may sound like good new for those opposed, but a......

News From the World of Tolerance — the American Bar Association Considers a Speech Code for Lawyers

This was inevitable. It appears that a committee of the American Bar Associ?ation is recommending that the ABA amend its Model Rules of Professional Conduct to include a rather blatant speech code. Over at the Washington Post, Eugene...Show More Summary

More On The 'Grim' ABA Jobs Data For Law School Graduates

Kyle McEntee (Law School Transparency), How Law School Job Rates Changed This Year: Last week, the American Bar Association released the latest law school employment data. The entry-level market for new graduates remains grim. Nationally, the legal job rate is up slightly from 58% to 59.2% for 2015 graduates. However,...

Why Do Lawyers Hate the ABA's Proposed Anti-Discrimination Rule?

The American Bar Association is currently considering amending the Model Rules on attorney misconduct to make "discrimination and harassment" a professionally punishable offense. That's great, right? After all, pretty much no one is for discrimination and harassment. Except the wording of the proposed amendment has many attorneys up in......

LoPucki:Six-Hour Experiential Learning Accreditation Requirement Puts ABA On Collision Course With Ph.D.-Laden Law Faculties

National Law Journal op-ed: With Ph.D. Hiring Trend, Who'll Help Law Students Find the Courthouse?, by Lynn M. LoPucki (UCLA): The American Bar Association's adoption two years ago of an accreditation standard requiring law schools to provide students with six credit hours of experiential learning has put the ABA on...

The IRS Scandal, Day 1098

Politico, Morning Tax: IT’S TUESDAY, and we’re marking the third anniversary of the IRS’s tea party controversy — or more specifically, the day that Lois Lerner answered a planted question at an American Bar Association conference. (That’s LLAPQABA, for short.).... Show More Summary

Labor “persuader” rule blasted at House hearing

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

On “Wednesday the American Bar Association joined others in asking federal lawmakers to reconsider the [Labor Department’s] revised rule [requiring more extensive disclosure of the identities of outside professionals hired to resist unionization, as well as other clients of those professionals]. Show More Summary

Chinese Rights Lawyer Strikes Back at ABA Over Scuttled Book

A feud between a Chinese human rights lawyer and the American Bar Association over a proposed book has gone from bad to worse.

ABA to Lawmakers: We Didn’t Bow to China

The American Bar Association says it was bowing to market reality — not China — when it pulled the plug on a book project with a prominent Chinese human-rights lawyer, according to a letter from the group's top officers to U.S. lawmakers.

ABA Reviewing BYU Law’s Policy of Expelling Ex-Mormon Students

Brigham Young University Law School is coming under fire for a potentially discriminatory practice of expelling ex-Mormons. An alumni group first brought concerns to the American Bar Association in January, and, according to the National Law Journal, the inquiry is still in the works. As NLJ reports: Brad Levin, a law graduate and director of FreeBYU—the […]

ABA JLEL Student Writing Competition

Laura Cooper (Minnesota) writes to tell us: Labor and employment law professors and their students should take note of the new rules for the 2016 American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law and The College of Labor and...

Disruption Looms For Law Schools

2 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

The news that law schools are in crisis is not new. From the New York Times to BloombergView and from the American Bar Association to the Pope Center, many have written about the challenges law schools face. Graduates struggle to find jobs as lawyers, which has left many swimming in debt [...]

ABA President Paulette Brown: The Voice for Justice

Change begins with a vision for the future. Paulette Brown's vision is to build a more just and inclusive society. Within her role as the President of the American Bar Association (ABA), she has worked to advance this vision with the support of fellow attorneys from across the globe. Show More Summary

A.B.A. to Enforce Stricter Timeline for Law Graduates to Pass the Bar Exam

The American Bar Association plans to tighten a rule that 75 percent of a law school’s students must pass the bar exam within two years of graduation.

'Better Call Saul' Episode 3: When Jimmy goes rogue, all ends well

Here’s the thing about Jimmy McGill: By episode three of Better Call Saul’s second season, we know he’s a rule-breaker. He goes rogue from expected attorney conduct, he risks his standing with the American Bar Association with suspect...Show More Summary

Speak Up, Rise Up, Lift Up

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Congratulations to the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) on the success of its annual dinner.

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