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Remembering Dan Markel: FSU Holds Memorial for Slain Law Professor

Yesterday, Florida State University College of Law held a memorial service for the late Professor Dan Markel. In addition to teaching, Markel was a well-known legal blogger who founded the widely read PrawfsBlawg.Markel, 41, was shot and killed in his garage in Tallahassee, Florida, on July 18. His murder remains......

Gubernatorial candidate bars student journalists from marijuana presser

Student Press Law Center Student journalists at Columbia College Chicago were turned away from an Illinois gubernatorial candidate’s press conference about medical marijuana because they weren’t considered part of the “working press,”...Show More Summary

FSU Law School to Hold Memorial Service for Murdered Professor Dan Markel

Florida State University College of Law is holding a memorial service Tuesday afternoon for murdered law professor Dan Markel, whose July 18 shooting death remains a mystery.

Legal Rights of Linguistic Minorities

First submitted September 13, 2014 to Peoples College of Law "We therefore live in a period where the prevailing Zeitgeist is at least receptive to the notion that we do not have to be identical ethnically or linguistically." — Dr. Fernand...Show More Summary

Craig Boise Named to Chair at Cleveland State

Press Release: Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is pleased to announce the appointment of Dean Craig M. Boise to the Joseph C. Hostetler – Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law. The Chair in Law was created through generous gifts from John D. Drinko, a former managing partner of the firm, and...

The church, the Globe and cognitive dissonance

For those of us with long memories, the scene at Boston College on Thursday created enough cognitive dissonance to induce vertigo. Some two decades ago Cardinal Bernard Law invoked the wrath of God in denouncing The Boston Globe for its coverage of the pedophile-priest scandal. “We call down God’s power on the media, particularly the Globe,” Law told a crowd. […]

A THEATRICAL APPROACH TO TEACHING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW: Law class combines…

A THEATRICAL APPROACH TO TEACHING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW: Law class combines courtroom and theatre. My colleague Joy Radice has brought theater students in to help teach law students, and it has worked out very well.

New York Times comes out in favor of affirmative consent laws

The editorial board endorsed "yes means yes" sexual assault definitions to combat rampant abuse on college campuses

Call for Papers: BC-ACTEC Symposium on The Centennial of the Estate Tax: Perspectives and Recommendations

Boston College Law School and The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel have issued a Call for Papers for a symposium on The Centennial of the Estate Tax: Perspectives and Recommendations, to be held at Boston College Law School on Friday, October 2, 2015: The symposium will examine the...

American U's Law Scholarship Fine Print is Draconian, Hilarious

Dear Future Law Students: Here's your first (obvious) lesson in the law: always check the fine print. American University's Washington College of Law offers a scholarship, ahem, "tuition discount" to incoming 1Ls who are focused on public interest. But, as Prof. Paul Campos points out, there are some pretty significant......

We Need Laws Protecting Children On Dirtbikes Because Idiots Like This Father Exist

Kids are required to be in appropriate car seats or boosters just about until they're in college. So why is it that 90% of states have no laws on the books about minimum age requirements for passengers of ATVs and off-highway vehicles?...Show More Summary

Scams, Law School and Otherwise

A for-profit grift mill is shutting down: After years of enrollment losses, Anthem Education, a for-profit chain of colleges and career institutes, filed for bankruptcy Monday. The company has abruptly shut down a number of its campuses, leaving state agencies struggling to funnel displaced students into other institutions. Nine more campuses may close today, Anthem […]

Wisconsin Once Boycotted Whites-Only LSU

Wisconsin plays LSU today in college football, bringing back memories of the planned games between the schools in 1957-58 that never happened. Wisconsin boycotted the games because of a 1956 Louisiana law that prohibited integrated sports contests. Show More Summary

‘Yes Means Yes’ Campus Sexual Assault Bill Passed In California

State law makers in California approved a legislation, on Thursday, that would require colleges and universities to adopt and comply with a standard of consent among students engaging in sexual antics and activity. The legislation, aptly titled ‘Yes Means Yes’, addresses on campus rape accusations and Sexual Assault. Officially called SB 967, the bill requires

Say It With Me: I’m a Hispanic Atheist

This is a guest post written by César J. Baldelomar. César is currently a student at the Florida International University College of Law. He has written several articles on politics, culture, and religion.... Though I grew up in a moderately Catholic household and attended Catholic institutions from age three until my college graduation from St. Show More Summary

The New Law Firm: Ditch Old Traditions to Grow a Business

In the time of the "start up" business, where young people fresh out of college start a business, get some venture capital, and then make a bajillion dollars, the law firm seems like a vestige of an older time, when we were genteel country lawyers writing on parchment with quill......

The threat facing VMI (and every other college in America)

3 weeks agoIndustries / Military : OPFOR

In previous posts about VMI’s sexual assault problem, the threat of increased litigation was touched on. VMI, with it’s new reputation for preying on women now faces a new challenge: lawsuits for following the law. VMI will be watched very closely for its adherence to feminist doctrine (colleges as centers for rape culture). Show More Summary

Oklahoma City cop accused of sexually assaulting women while on duty

An Oklahoma City police officer and former college football star is accused of forcing at least seven women to perform sexual favors for him while he was on patrol, law enforcement officials say.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: American University’s Washington College o…

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: American University’s Washington College of Law Plunges In Rankings, But Builds $130 Million New Campus.

Sports Briefing | College Sports: O’Bannon Appeal Advances

The N.C.A.A. notified the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that it intended to appeal a judge’s ruling in the Ed O’Bannon case that it had violated antitrust laws.

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