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

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

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’

2 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...

University Of Idaho Law School Opens Second Location In Boise. Will That Be The Death Knell For Concordia Law School?

Following up on my previous post, Two New Law Schools Planned in Boise, Idaho: Concordia University and University of Idaho: Press Release, American Bar Association Approves First-Year Law Program in Boise (press coverage): The American Bar Association (ABA) approved the opening of a first-year law program in Boise for the...

Defrosting Cold Cases Nominated for ABA Journal Top Blawg

2 months agoNews / Crime : Iowa Cold Cases

For the past six years, the American Bar Association (ABA) has allowed the general public to vote on the year’s best-of-the-best blogs, zeroing in on a blogger’s dedication, creativity and engagement with readers. Now in its seventh year, the “blog-ranking rodeo” has polls open through the close of business on Dec. 20. Here’s where you […]

Democrats Say Neil Gorsuch Should Be Filibustered Because He Harms People

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON ? Senate Democrats tried to put a human face on their opposition to Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch Wednesday in hopes of showing why they may feel justified in filibustering a jurist the American Bar AssociationShow More Summary

SHOE-IN: American Bar Association Gives Neil Gorsuch Highest Possible Rating For SCOTUS….

SHOE-IN: American Bar Association Gives Neil Gorsuch Highest Possible Rating For SCOTUS.

Study: Louisiana has far fewer public defenders than needed

Against a backdrop of litigation and recurring public debate over the system that provides legal assistance to the indigent, the American Bar Association has released a study concluding that Louisiana … Click to Continue »

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...

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