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A Portrait Of Asian Americans In The Law

A Portrait of Asian Americans in the Law: Published by Yale Law School and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, A Portrait of Asian Americans in the Law is a systematic analysis of how Asian Americans are situated in the legal profession.... We address five broad sets of...

Law Schools Want Statement on GRE

Most law schools want the American Bar Association to say whether they should accept the graduate record exam in lieu of the law school admissions test. According to a recent survey of 120 law schools, 61 percent of the respondents said the ABA should make a statement about the......

The Case For An ABA Accreditation Standard On Employment Outcomes

Scott F. Norberg (Florida International), The Case for an ABA Accreditation Standard on Employment Outcomes: Students graduating from American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited law schools over the past ten years have faced a declining entry-level legal employment market, stagnant or decreased starting salaries, and increased tuition debt burdens. While most law...

ABA’s best legal blogs

Every year the American Bar Association reviews the best legal blogs (a.k.a. blawgs) on the web. My blog made their top 500 and top 100 for the past four years. There are so many crime related blogs on the web. To stand out, to stay consistent in posting, is more work than I suspected when […] The post ABA’s best legal blogs appeared first on Defrosting Cold Cases.

Affordable Law School in Dallas Gets ABA Approval

The American Bar Association is accrediting another law school, even as the organization is suspending others in an era of declining law school enrollments. The ABA gave provisional approval to the University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law, reviving hopes that the lower-cost law school will break......

ABA's New Email Opinion: A Quick Primer

After Yahoo announced hackers got into 1.5 billion email accounts last year, you had to know it was coming: new rules for lawyers to protect email communications with clients. The American Bar Association has issued an ethics opinion, which says that attorneys need to consider more secure methods for......

Overhaul Proposed For How ABA Governs Law Schools

National Law Journal, Overhaul Proposed for How ABA Governs Law Schools: The American Bar Association body that reigns over the nation’s law schools is contemplating a major reorganization intended to cut costs, streamline operations and allow it to respond to problem schools faster. The reorganization is still a concept at...

Trump's $110 Billion Arms Deal With Saudi Arabia May Be Illegal

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON ? The human rights arm of the American Bar Association has sent the Senate a legal analysis saying that President Donald Trump’s plan for an arms deal with Saudi Arabia worth more than $100 billion would be illegal because...Show More Summary

Where are the Women? Not in this Issue of “The Tax Lawyer”

According to its website, “The Tax Lawyer and The State and Local Tax Lawyer are published by the Section of Taxation of the American Bar Association with the assistance of the Georgetown University Law Center and its students.” Check out … Continue reading ?

Relaxing the ABA’s rules on law school faculty structure

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

The American Bar Association is proposing easing its mandate that law schools use full-time faculty for at least one-half of courseload; the new minimum would be one-third. The shift would be a step toward reviving the once-common and...Show More Summary

ABA: 'Troubled' by Arkansas' multiple execution plan

The American Bar Association says it's troubled by Arkansas' unprecedented plan to execute seven men over a 10-day period beginning next week, telling the state's governor the timeline appears to … Click to Continue »

Does Anyone Know If They Qualify for PSLF?

Check out The Biglaw Investor or read Does Anyone Know If They Qualify for PSLF? Many of you have written to me or tweeted about the recent development in the ongoing lawsuit between the American Bar Association and the Department of...Show More Summary

Under Pressure From Feds, ABA Cracks Down On Four Law Schools (Arizona Summit, Ave Maria, Charlotte, Valparaiso)

Inside Higher Ed, ABA Cracks Down on Low Performing Law School in Wake of Criticism from Feds: During the last year, the American Bar Association has cracked down on four law schools [Arizona Summit, Ave Maria, Charlotte, Valparaiso] — two of which are for-profits. A tightened job market for law...

Trump Administration To American Bar Association: ‘You’re Fired’

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

The ABA will no longer get special early access to the identities of judicial nominees.

Trump Cuts Bar Association Out of Loop on Judges

The Trump administration has sent the American Bar Association into exile, ending the group's semiofficial role in evaluating candidates for the federal bench. In a statement on Friday announcing the development, Linda A. Klein, theShow More Summary

ABA Wants to Open Door to More Adjuncts

Adjunct: a thing added to something else as a supplementary rather than an essential part. It doesn't sound so glamorous when you say it like that, but if you are still interested, the American Bar Association wants to open the doors for more adjunct faculty in law schools. The......

For-Profit Law School in Arizona Is Put on Probation

The American Bar Association acted against Arizona Summit Law after finding fault with its admissions practices, academic programs, and graduation and bar exam passage rates.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Society Of American Law Teachers Opposes A…

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Society Of American Law Teachers Opposes ABA Proposal To Allow Adjuncts To Teach More Law School Courses. The American Bar Association is considering deep-sixing a rule requiring full-time faculty to teach at least half of every law school’s upper-level courses—a proposal likely to ruffle the feathers of professors […]

ABA Proposes To Eliminate Requirement That More Than 50% Of Teaching Be Performed By Full-Time Faculty

ABA Journal, ABA's Legal Ed Section Seeks Comments on Proposed Revision to Admissions Test Standard: Should the American Bar Association’s Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar devise a process to validate non-LSAT entrance exams? The council has requested notice and comment on how such...

The BigLaw Massacre Approaches

The American Interest, The BigLaw Massacre Approaches: Bad news for the tens of thousands of newly minted lawyers who pass the bar every year and hope to get associate positions at big law firms sorting through documents for corporate clients: Robots are taking your jobs[,] Blommberg reports [JPMorgan Software Does...

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