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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

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 weeks 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...

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)

3 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

3 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

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