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Fun With ABA 509 Disclosures: Best, Worst Law School Bar Pass Rates

Have you always wanted to compare different ABA-accredited law schools' numbers? Do you have a strange affinity for Excel? Well, now you can put both of your odd hobbies together! The American Bar Association has made available its "509 disclosures" -- all the self-reported numbers that ABA-accredited schools have to......

Virginia Law School Cuts Enrollment to Lower Student/Faculty Ratio

The Cavalier Daily, National Law School Enrollment Reaches 40 Year Low: The number of first-year law students has reached its lowest national level since 1973, according to an American Bar Association report. In the fall of 2014, only 37,924 first-year students entered the 204 ABA-approved law schools, a 4.4 percent...

The IRS Scandal, Day 648

New York Post editorial, Let’s See Her E-mails: It’s been nearly two years since Lois Lerner planted a question at an American Bar Association gathering to slip in the fact that the IRS had singled out Tea Party groups for special scrutiny.... Contrary to earlier assertions by the IRS,...

American Bar Association to Fortune 500: Clean Up Your Supply Chain

Today’s guest post is from Dick Locke, President of Global Supply Training Company, author of the classic book on Global Supply Management, and a seasoned expert with international experience in Supply Management (having run global supply chains from around the globe). The Minneapolis Star Tribune published an article titled “Bar Association Warns Corporations: Clean up […]

ABA 'Encourages' Law Schools to Offer Debt Counseling

Is the American Bar Association finally taking law school debt seriously? On Monday, the ABA's House of Delegates adopted Resolution 106, which "encourages law schools to offer comprehensive debt counseling and debt management education" to students and encourages bar associations to provide the same for newly admitted lawyers. But curiously......

The Last Time So Few People Were Starting Law School, It Was 1973 (When There Was 53 Fewer Law Schools)

Slate: The Last Time So Few People Were Starting Law School, It Was 1973, by Jordan Weissmann: [F]irst-year law school enrollment is down to its lowest levels since 1973, according to the American Bar Association's new annual report. Just 37,924 new J.D. candidates enrolled this fall, 28 percent fewer than...

Law School Enrollment at Lowest Level Since 1987

The number of law students this fall dropped nearly 7 percent from last year, according to the American Bar Association, and was 17.5 percent below the historic high enrollment in 2010.

Law School Enrollment Continues to Slide

The number of students who began law school this fall fell 4.4% from last year, American Bar Association reported Tuesday night.

Law School Enrollment Falls to Lowest Level Since 1982

The number of law students this fall, according to the American Bar Association, dropped by nearly 7 percent from last year and was 17.5 percent below the historic high enrollment in 2010.

Was an American Diplomat Kicked Out of a Bar in Uruguay Because She Is Black?

The evidence is damning. The Associated Press reports that Ambassador Julissa Reynoso was denied entry into Circus, a bar and nightclub in Montevideo, Uruguay last Friday night "due to her race." Reynoso, an American official who was...Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 12.09.14

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Whoa, the American Bar Association shockingly deferred action on giving InfiLaw its blessing on the takeover of Charleston Law. Perhaps the ABA is turning over a new leaf as to saving law schools? [National Law Journal] Nevermind. The American Bar Association decided to grant provisional accreditation to the beleaguered LMU Duncan School of Law. Show More Summary

ABA Approves Duncan Law School, Defers Approval of InfiLaw’s Acquisition of Charleston Law School

ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Memorandum (Dec. 8, 2014): The Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, at its meeting on December 5-6, 2014, granted provisional ABA approval to Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of...

“Prosecutors Who Rent Out their Letterhead to Debt Collectors”

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

The American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility moves against a dubious practice. “The demand letters are effective at scaring consumers because they are sent on prosecutor letterhead and contain...Show More Summary

NYC Bar Calls NYPD on African American Leaders

A group of political activists demanding to speak to the president of the New York City Bar Association about the organization’s refusal to dismiss attorney Andrew Barovick as chair of the bar’s medical malpractice committee were turned away by the bar's Executive Director, Bret Parker. Show More Summary

GlobalGirl Media Reporters Talk Gun Violence in Chicago

GlobalGirl Media The American Bar Association (ABA) Journal sponsored four teenage Chicagoans who contributed to the reporting of this story The teen girls are GlobalGirl Media (GGM) reporters who have grown up in some of Chicago's most dangerous neighborhoods. Show More Summary

Flight Attendants and Title VII

The EEOC, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's Institute for Law and the Workplace, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of Labor and Employment Law recently sponsored a wonderful event which brought together some of...

ABA IP Scholarship Symposium: Call for Papers

By Jason Rantanen Dennis highlighted two calls for papers below.  In addition, the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section will be holding an IP scholarship symposium in late March 2015 and is seeking scholars interested in presenting their works.  The full description: The ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law will host its second annual Intellectual […]

Law Schools and Clinical IP Hiring

By Jason Rantanen Last month, the American Bar Association’s governing body approved a requirement that all law students at ABA-accredited law schools take a minimum of six credit hours of clinical or other “experiential” coursework during law school.  Since most law schools in the United States are accredited by the ABA, this new skills requirement […]

Should ABA Allow Paid Externships for Academic Credit? No.

Should the American Bar Association drop its long-standing ban on academic credit for paid externships during law school? That was last week's "Room for Debate" topic over at The New York Times, with two people (a law student an an attorney) arguing in favor of lifting the ban, and one......

NY Times Debate: Should the ABA Allow Paid Externships for Law Students?

New York Times Room for Debate: Getting Pay and Credit for a Legal Education: The American Bar Association prohibits law students from receiving pay for internships and externships that grant them academic credit. Critics have pressured the organization to reverse this standard, as law students face mounting debt and a...

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