Last week, Higher Ed Watch questioned why Education Secretary Margaret Spellings had granted the accrediting arm of the American Bar Association (ABA) continued recognition as the sole Education Department-approved law school accreditor. Show More Summary
After walking a tightrope for more than a decade, the only entity in the nation that accredits law schools, an arm of the American Bar Association (ABA), has avoided a fall once againthanks in part to the fortuitous timing of an unrelated accreditation issue between Congress and the Education Department. Show More Summary
For the past decade, the accrediting arm of the American Bar Association (ABA) has withstood criticism that its standards are poorly monitored and unrelated to law school quality. But the ABAs endurance as the sole Education Department-approved law school accreditor, despite refusal to reform, could soon be in jeopardy. Show More Summary
On this day in 1776, Benjamin Franklin jumps on the rebellion bandwagon in the American Revolution. We’ve got a heavy load of Peaches today. Peaches The Georgia Bar Association says that our state needs more checks in place in death penalty cases. Perspective on internet sales taxes...since we’ve got one here and all. Jon Richards [...]
Laura Cooper (Minnesota) sends word of the Annual Law Student Writing Competition sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law and College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Here's the pertinent information: The American Bar Association Section...
"Too many Americans go to too many prisons for too long for no good law enforcement reason." That's what Attorney General Eric Holder said in an historic speech before the American Bar Association earlier this year. He was talking about...Show More Summary
When it comes to offer legal advice, is there anything wrong with prepaid deals? Lawyers' watchdog thinks there may be. In an opinion released Monday, a committee of the American Bar Association warns lawyers about the ethical dilemmas of making such offers in daily-deal marketing programs, like Groupon, that sell discounted prepaid vouchers to customers.
The US Coast Guard 2012 Annual Report to the American Bar Association mentions, amongst a wealth of information about the service's activities, that Coast Guard
U.S. News is set to allow law schools to lie to them. Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: American Bar Association / ABA, Bad Ideas, Law Schools, Money, Rankings, U.S. News, U.S. News Law School Rankings, US News rankings
If you're lucky enough to still call yourself "young" then we envy you. Not only is your skin and waistline still probably intact, but you get to be part of the nifty Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association.The Young Lawyers Division is actually meeting at its annual conference in......
How will the shutdown impact government lawyers? Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: American Bar Association / ABA, Courthouses, Government Shutdown, James R. Silkenat, James Silkenat, Politics
In 2012, American Bar Association President Laurel Bellows formed the ABA Gender Equity Task Force "to address the continuing gender equity issues that exist in the legal profession and in society at large." In a recent publication, Power of the Purse: How General Counsel Can Impact Pay Equity for Women......
"... including training people without law degrees to provide limited legal services and opening the bar to those who have not completed four years of college and three years of law school."
ABA Task Force on the Future of Legal Education, Draft Report and Recommendations (Sept. 20, 2013): The American legal profession, the nation’s law schools, the American Bar Association, the states’ Supreme Courts, and others have collaborated over several generations to create a system of legal education widely admired around the...
On September 12, 2013, the Solicitor of Labor, M. Patricia Smith, issued a letter to the American Bar Association responding to the ABA’s request for confirmation that law students interning at for-profit law firms and working on pro bono matters...
CraftBeer.com — the Brewers Association website for beer lovers — has announced the winners in voting for “Great American Beer Bar.” Readers selected their favorite bars in each of five U.S. geographical regions as well as picking overall...Show More Summary
The 313-page book helps both transgender people and lawyers navigate the U.S. legal system. read more
Working for free is great work if you can afford it. Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: American Bar Association / ABA, Department of Labor, jon searches, Labor / Employment, M. Patricia Smith, Pro Bono
Here’s the craziness that happens when lawyers encounter unwanted listserv emails… Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: American Bar Association / ABA, Brian Tannebaum, Email, Email Scandals, Emails, list-serv craziness, listserv, Listserves, Small Law Firms, Technology, The Practice
(WASHINGTON) — The Senate resolution authorizing President Barack Obama to use military force against Syria would bar American ground troops for combat operations and set a deadline for any action. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the draft resolution that the Foreign Relations Committee will vote on Wednesday. Show More Summary