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Road Rage in the Age of Self-Driving Cars

What happens if a self-driving car cuts you off? It's not like you can flip-off the driver. Yelling won't do any good either, except perhaps to release some road rage. It's a question that lawyers broached at the American Bar Association's midyear meeting in Florida. The program, broadcast through......

ABA's Rejection Of Stricter Bar-Pass Rule Draws Support, Criticism

National Law Journal, ABA's Rejection of Stricter Bar-Pass Rule Draws Support, Criticism: The American Bar Association's rejection Monday of a stricter bar pass standard for law schools is a win for diversity in the legal profession, or it's a missed opportunity to protect vulnerable law students. It depends on whom...

ABA Restructuring Its Legal Ed Section

The future of American legal education is, well, in the future. At least, that's what the American Bar Association is saying for now. The ABA has approved a new Commission on the Future of Legal Education, but the commission will not be effective until August. Incoming president Hilarie Bass......

ABA To Vote Today On 75% Bar Passage Requirement

Press Release, At Miami Meeting, ABA to Consider Law School Bar Passage Proposal, Myriad of Other Issues: The American Bar Association House of Delegates, which determines association-wide policy, will consider a proposal to simplify and strengthen the bar passage standard for ABA-accredited law schools at the association’s Midyear Meeting in...

ABA Rejects President-Elect's Proposal To Strip All Non-Accreditation Activities From Section Of Legal Education

Following up on Wednesday's post, ABA President-Elect Seeks To Strip All Non-Accreditation Activities From Section Of Legal Education: ABA Journal, Changes to ABA Legal Ed Power Structure Blunted: The American Bar Association has pumped the brakes on a proposal that would weaken the wing of the organization that oversees law...

2017 ABA Tax Section Janet Spragens Pro Bono Award

Press Release, Wells Hall Receives 2017 ABA Section of Taxation Janet Spragens Pro Bono Award: The American Bar Association Section of Taxation presented its annual Janet Spragens Pro Bono Award to C. Wells Hall III of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, during the Section’s Plenary Luncheon on January 21, 2017....

Walker:The Stages Of Tax Exceptionalism

The Surly Subgroup: The Stages of Administrative Law Exceptionalism, by Christopher J. Walker (Ohio State): At the American Bar Association’s annual Administrative Law Conference in December, I had the privilege of moderating a panel entitled Your Agency Is Not That Special: The Decline of Administrative Law Exceptionalism. The panel consisted...

ABA Task Force Studies Due Process in College Sexual Misconduct Cases

The American Bar Association has formed a new task force to study due process rights in college sexual misconduct cases. Andrew S. Boutros, co-chair of Seyfarth Shaw's White Collar, Internal Investigations and False Claims Act Team, will lead the task force. It will be comprised of 10 to 12......

The American Bar Association's Greatest Hits (Lost Tracks)

2 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

The ABA has laid down some cool tracks. How come we've never heard them? Here's a sampling of their Greatest Hits. Time for the ABA and the legal profession to turn up the volume on some of the important pro bono work they are doing at a time when it is desperately needed.

Texas AG Says ABA Antidiscrimination Rule is Unconstitutional

Texas's chief law-enforcement officer is blasting the American Bar Association's new anti-discrimination conduct code as unconstitutional and unenforceable.

Law School JD Enrollment Hits 42-Year Low

Law school enrollments reached a 42-year low this year, while more women now attend law school than ever. According to data released by the American Bar Association, 50.32 percent of the law students in ABA-accredited schools are women. It is the first time in the history of the ABA's......

Morning Docket: 12.21.16

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

"The Department’s actions violate law and are contrary to basic principles of fairness and deeply damaging to the critical public service missions of these plaintiffs and the ABA." The American Bar Association has filed suit againstShow More Summary

TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL: Lawyer speech code proposed by American Bar Association would violate the F…

TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL: Lawyer speech code proposed by American Bar Association would violate the First Amendment.

LEGAL TRADE ASSOCIATION DECLARES WAR ON LEGALLY MEANINGLESS TERM: American Bar Association Pledges …

LEGAL TRADE ASSOCIATION DECLARES WAR ON LEGALLY MEANINGLESS TERM: American Bar Association Pledges To Fight “Hate Speech.” Legal Blogger Scott Greenfield is not impressed, and announces the ABA’s self-inflicted demise via its president, Linda Klein: The ABA hasn’t aged well. It’s been taken over by the fragile, the intellectually weak, the dishonest, who have subverted […]

Chicago Tribune:Valparaiso Law School Faces Two Bleak Choices — 'Admit More Unprepared Students Or Face Reality And Close'

Following up on my previous posts (links below): Chicago Tribune, Valparaiso University's Law School Might Face Bleak Choices: Two weeks ago in a nearly unprecedented backhand, the American Bar Association punished two law schools 723 miles apart for similar indiscretions. One was put on probation for two years. The other...

ABA Punishes Law Schools for Low Bar Pass Rates

It's bad enough failing the bar exam, but when your law school fails bar association standards, that's just disheartening. The American Bar Association has now sanctioned three law schools for not preparing students to succeed in school and pass the bar exam. Basically, the schools got a "D" or......

“CFPB seeks to silence investigation targets, drawing fire on free speech”

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

A proposal from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has drawn “unanimous fire from a broad coalition of financial companies, as well as from the American Bar Association and the American Civil Liberties Union, which called it unconstitutional. Show More Summary

NYT: Bar Association backs away from 'Trump libel bully' report

The American Bar Association backed away from the "libel bully" label out of fear of a lawsuit, The New York Times reported.        

NYT: Bar Association backs away from 'Trump libel bully' report

4 months agoNews : USAToday: News

The American Bar Association backed away from the "libel bully" label out of fear of a lawsuit, The New York Times reported.        

ABA Tightens Bar Passage Standards for Law Schools

The American Bar Association has some bad news for law schools that churn out J.D.s who never pass the bar, despite three years of study and six figures of student debt: You'll have to start doing better. On Friday, the ABA's Council of the Section of Legal Education and......

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