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New Rules Limit Impact of Law School-Funded Jobs

Law school graduate employment rates are about to look a little worse at some schools in the wake of a new proposal adopted Friday by accreditors. During a meeting in Chicago, the American Bar Association’s accrediting arm voted to limit the amount of credit schools get for paying to find graduates jobs. Through what are [...]

Will the American Bar Association Rediscover its Voice?

As the American Bar Association (ABA) convenes this week for its annual meeting in Chicago, I’m reminded of a strange incident that took place 25 years ago.   While I was covering the ABA’s August 1990 meeting – also in Chicago – outgoing President L. Show More Summary

Morning Wrap: Two Bar Associations Oppose 'Slants' Trademark | Threats Case Over Abortion Clinic Revived

Two Asian American Bar Associations are siding against an Asian-American rock band that wants to register its name as "The Slants." A federal appeals court revives a civil threats case against a woman who sent a threatening letter to a doctor who planned to open an abortion clinic in Kansas. Show More Summary

Indiana Tech Law School Gives 100% Scholarships To Every Student In Effort To Retain 57 2Ls/3Ls, Recruit 20 1Ls In Wake Of Accreditation Denial

KPC News, Law School Skips Appeal, Reapplies to ABA: The Indiana Tech Law School did not appeal a June decision by the American Bar Association’s Council on Legal Education denying it accreditation — but only because the university’s leaders decided reapplying for the ABA’s endorsement would be the quicker, more...

Anderson: Law Students Should Speak Up For Paid Externships

Following up on Monday's post, Law Profs, Law Grads Debate Changing Accreditation Standards To Permit Paid Externships: Rob Anderson (Pepperdine), Law Students: Speak Up!: The American Bar Association Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar has published a series of proposed changes to the rules for law schools....

Lawyers Push to Diversify Major Corporate Legal Departments

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association kicked off a new "20x20" initiative to help land 20 Asian-American lawyers into the ranks of Fortune 500 general counsel by 2020.

Update on Opposition to ABA Hijinks

Last month, we described the proposal by the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Medical Professional Liability concerning legislation on “defective medical products” and punitive damages for “patient harm allegedly caused” by them. Show More Summary

Study: Male Attorneys Far More Likely Than Women to Take Lead Role in Trials

Concerns about a gender gap in the legal profession tend to focus on issues like pay, billing rates and who makes partner. A new study by the American Bar Association looks inside the federal courtroom to see who's trying cases.

6 Artisanal Chocolate Brands You Should Know

In the US, the relationship between chocolate and its consumer is shifting. When Americans think chocolate, they often associate it closely with candy. Peanut butter cups, chocolate bars with caramel peanuts, essentially plenty of sugar and… The post 6 Artisanal Chocolate Brands You Should Know appeared first on Selectism.

Morning Docket: 07.06.15

It's time to start shutting down law schools, but this clearly isn't something that the American Bar Association is ready to act on. After all, new schools keep popping up, and the ABA keeps accrediting them for reasons beyond understanding. Show More Summary

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Is It Time To Start Shutting Down Law Scho…

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Is It Time To Start Shutting Down Law Schools? This month, the American Bar Association provisionally accredited a new law school at Concordia University. More than 200 law schools are accredited in the U.S. An analysis of data from the ABA itself raises the question whether that list […]

Bloomberg: Is It Time to Start Shutting Down Law Schools?

Bloomberg, Is It Time to Start Shutting Down Law Schools?: This month, the American Bar Association provisionally accredited a new law school at Concordia University. More than 200 law schools are accredited in the U.S. An analysis of data from the ABA itself raises the question whether that list should...

Concordia Law School Launches Media Campaign To Attract Students

Idaho Statesman, Concordia Law School Launches Media Campaign to Attract Students, Inform Community: Boise’s Concordia University School of Law is raising its profile just weeks after the American Bar Association gave it provisional approval, which means graduates are eligible to take the bar exam. Over the next couple of months,...

30% Of Law School Deans (And 40% Of New Deans) Are Women

National Law Journal, Rise in Number of Women Deans at U.S. Law Schools: Since 1989, women who run law schools have dined together during an annual American Bar Association workshop for leaders in legal education. Tradition dictates that each attendee talk about her greatest success and failure during the year....

Commemorating 800th anniversary of Magna Carta

Britain may be making up for lost time with famed historic document, which was first memorialized there by the American Bar Association

ABA Hijinks – Defeat the Resolution Supporting Unlimited Punitive Damages

Most of us are members of the American Bar Association. Some of us are more active than others. At one extreme, Bexis has been in what the ABA calls “leadership,” as editor of the Mass Torts Newsletter, for some 15 years. While someShow More Summary

Indiana Tech Law School Denied Provisional ABA Accreditation

Indiana Tech Press Release: Indiana Tech Law School has received notification from the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association that the Council has not granted provisional accreditation approval to Indiana Tech Law School. Representatives of Indiana Tech Law School...

Roig: The Case For Retaining Law Faculty Tenure

Jorge R. Roig (Charleston), The First Thing We Do, 47 J. Marshall L. Rev. 1275 (2014): There is currently a concerted effort to dumb down America. In the midst of this, the American Bar Association’s Council of the Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar recently agreed to...

Ignorant sluts, work wives, and other names for women lawyers

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

According to the latest American Bar Association demographic report, there are 1,281,432 licensed lawyers in the United States. The Bureau of Labor estimates our current workforce at 157 million people, making lawyers only 0.8 percent of the working population. Show More Summary

Frothing for Homebrew in San Diego

The Bar Towel is proud to present our annual preview of the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) National Homebrewers Conference, taking place from June 11th to 13th in San Diego, California. This article will cover highlights of the conference as well as recommended beer destinations in San Diego. Show More Summary

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