During a March 7th American Bar Association (ABA) conference in Philadelphia, speakers described "litigation" and "public health" appeals as strong avenues for securing more gun control. According to the ABA Journal, Jonathan E. Lowy,...Show More Summary
Friday 5: Laurel Bellows — American Bar Association Fights Human Trafficking
Thu March 06, 2014 The Verdict is Out on Female and Non-White Judges By Susan Hagen Women and minority judicial nominees systematically receive lower ratings from the American Bar Association than male or white candidates, new research shows. Show More Summary
Debo Adegbile sits on a panel at the American Bar Association’s annual meeting in San Francisco in August, 2013 (photo by Flickr user Steve Rhodes). The U.S. Senate Wednesday rejected Debo Adegbile, President Barack Obama’s nomination...Show More Summary
The American Bar Association (ABA) has written a letter to the NSA addressing an issue that surfaced via a recent leak: namely, the agency signing off on the interception of privileged attorney-client discussions by Australian intelligence. Show More Summary
For more than half a century, the American Bar Association has vetted the nation's judicial nominees, certifying candidates as "well qualified," "qualified," or "not qualified" and in the process rankling conservatives and liberals alike when nominees earn less than stellar marks. read more
The American Foreign Service Association is asking the Obama administration to "raise the bar" on qualifications for diplomatic nominees,...
Paulette Brown, a partner at Edwards Wildman Palmer in New Jersey, would be the first African-American woman to lead the American Bar Association.
You can watch here (earlier). Related videos, including those of the other panelists, at the American Bar Association site. Meanwhile, even former enthusiasts are beginning to give up on the “food desert” theory — opening a supermarket nearby does little to change unhealthy diet habits. Show More Summary
See you there? Quoting Hawaii lawyer Robert Thomas at the Inverse Condemnation blog: Next Thursday, February 6, 2014, we’ll be in Chicago to moderate an American Bar Association discussion/debate on a topic that’s not our usual takings-eminent domain-land use stuff, but is still one of the hotter topics around. Show More Summary
Ahem, it's actually the American Bar Association's Task Force on the Future of Legal Education. Either way, they need to take another look and issue a second (technically, fourth) draft. The final report, which the ABA Journal notes is barely different than the task force's previous working paper and draft......
With oceans considered by many as one of the last frontiers, the American Bar Association's new book “Zoning the Oceans: The Next Big Step in Coastal Zone
If you haven’t yet heard enough from me about Noel Canning and recess appointments — or if you want to actually hear me talk rather than just read me — I will be doing a teleforum for the American Bar Association on the case on tomorrow morning at 11:30 EST. Show More Summary
Barring an unforeseen pitfall, Wisconsin will become the sixth state to sport a merged teachers’ union affiliate of the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, joining Florida, Minnesota, Montana, New York and North Dakota. Show More Summary
Matt Phillips remarks on the sharp decline in law school enrollment over the past two years: Fresh numbers from the American Bar Association show US law school enrollment tumbling 11% over last year to 39,675. That’s the number of full-time and part-time students who started law school studies in the fall of 2013. Overall, enrollment is down […]
“Fresh numbers from the American Bar Association show US law school enrollment tumbling 11% over last year to 39,675. That’s the number of full-time and part-time students who started law school studies in the fall of 2013. Overall, enrollment is down 24% from the 2010 peak.” - Law school enrollment is collapsing - Quartz (via infoneer-pulse)
Excess of Democracy: Ranking Law Schools by Elite Employment Outcomes, by Derek Muller (Pepperdine): Thanks to the new granular employment data reported by law schools to the American Bar Association, we can try to evaluate student outcomes by a variety of metrics. I thought I'd try to rank schools by...
Last week, Higher Ed Watch questioned why Education Secretary Margaret Spellings had granted the accrediting arm of the American Bar Association (ABA) continued recognition as the sole Education Department-approved law school accreditor. Show More Summary
After walking a tightrope for more than a decade, the only entity in the nation that accredits law schools, an arm of the American Bar Association (ABA), has avoided a fall once againthanks in part to the fortuitous timing of an unrelated accreditation issue between Congress and the Education Department. Show More Summary
For the past decade, the accrediting arm of the American Bar Association (ABA) has withstood criticism that its standards are poorly monitored and unrelated to law school quality. But the ABAs endurance as the sole Education Department-approved law school accreditor, despite refusal to reform, could soon be in jeopardy. Show More Summary