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Do Lawyers Need Social Media Training?

Rather than focus on social media training for lawyers, wouldn't it make more sense to for law firms and bar associations to encourage lawyers to use social media like the vast majority of Americans?

ABA Tax Section Accepting Nominations For 2016-2018 Public Service Fellowships

The ABA Tax Section is accepting applications for Public Service Fellowships for 2016-2018: The American Bar Association Section of Taxation is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its Christine A. Brunswick Public Service Fellowship program class of 2016-2018.... The Christine A. Brunswick Public Service Fellowships...

“Election Law: Redistricting, Gerrymandering, and Civil Rights”

Legal Talk Network: Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews Benjamin Griffith, Robert Heath, Nancy Abudu, Tanya Clay House, and Nicole Austin-Hillery about election law at the 2015 American Bar Association Annual Meeting. The guests explain the history of election … Continue reading ?

Psychology Association Votes to Bar Members From Participating in Interrogations

3 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

Updated | The American Psychological Association (APA) voted nearly unanimously on Friday in favor of a resolution prohibiting its members from participating in national security interrogations. Retired Col. Larry James, the former top...Show More Summary

Diversity takes center stage with new American Bar Association president

Paulette Brown will become the first black woman to lead the American Bar Association, in a profession where nearly 90 percent of lawyers are white.

Diversity takes center stage with new American Bar Association president

Three months after the first African American woman was confirmed as the nation's attorney general, another is starting her term as president of the nation's largest professional association of lawyers. Paulette Brown, a labor and employment...Show More Summary

ABA Approves Merger Of Rutgers-Camden And Rutgers-Newark Law Schools

Press Release, American Bar Association Approves Merger Creating Rutgers Law School: The Council of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar approved today the merger of Rutgers’ law schools into one unified Rutgers Law School with two distinct locations in Camden and Newark,...

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

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

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,...

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