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SOME GOOD NEWS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW. My Dean, Doug Blaze, emails the faculty: “Just an update – an amazing one. Nationally applicants are down 5% and applications down 7.5%. But our applications are up 79%. In-state are up 51% and out-of-state 96%.” He adds: “BTW, the quality of the pool […]

Where has all the money gone? The decline in faculty salaries at American colleges and universities over the past 40 years

Once upon a time, I began to look at the financing of law school education in America, and was amazed by what I found. Recently, I’ve been researching the economic structure of American higher education in general. My amazement is growing... Everyone is aware that the cost of going to college has […]

AU IP/Gender Panel III: US Federal Courts

4 days agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Panel III: Gender and Intellectual Property in the U.S. Federal Courts Moderator – Christine Farley, American University Washington College of Law Jessica Silbey, Suffolk University Law School – Intellectual Property Reform Through the...Show More Summary

AU IP/Gender Panel II: Documenting Communities of Practice

4 days agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Moderator – Meredith Jacob, American University Washington College of Law Jhessica Reia, Center for Technology and Society at Fundacao Getulio Vargas (CTS-FGV) – DIY or Die! Gender and Creation in Marginal Music Production Straight edge movement in Brazil: associated with vegetarianism, anarchism, as well as music, not consuming drugs/alcohol. Show More Summary

More than campus rape and sports: Six other promises from Title IX

Until my junior year of college, I thought Title IX was a law only about women’s sports. It wasn’t until I was more than halfway done with my time on campus that I found out the law required schools to prevent and respond to sexual assault. Thanks to years of student activism and some nascent government action, today’s undergrads […]

AU/IP Gender conference, part 1: me

4 days agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Reimagining IP/Gender: The Next 10 Years of Feminist Engagement with IP Law Welcome – Michael Carroll, American University Washington College of Law IP program and Women & Law program do this together—longterm collaboration. OpeningShow More Summary

Good Luck to the Cultural Heritage Law Teams in Chicago

Good luck to all the teams fighting over the Blue Pineapple in Chicago at the National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court competition this weekend! This competition is put together by DePaul College of Law with the help of the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation. It’s a great showcase for these soon-to-be-lawyers and this field. A bit […]

Two Tax Profs Are Among a Dozen Florida Dean Applicants

After last year's failed dean search at the University of Florida College of Law (which included two tax profs among the four finalists): pursuant to the state open records law, Florida has released the applications of twelve applicants, including two Tax Profs: Craig Boise (Dean, Cleveland State) Christian Johnson (Utah),...

RCA Secret 2015

The annual Stewarts Law RCA Secret exhibition of postcards runs from 12 to 20 March at the Dyson Building, Royal College of Art, Battersea, admission free. The sale of postcards takes place on Saturday 21 March. People queue for hours for this popular event. Show More Summary

Affirmative Action hurts Asian Students

Asian parents are now upset that affirmative action is hurting their children’s chances of making it into top colleges and universities! A lot of hoopla is made about black-vs.-white, but now Asians are not-so-happy that the laws are hurting their prospects at a top education.

College Punishes Student for Looking Like Coed's Rapist

A Harvard professor claimed in a Harvard Law Review article that a male college student in Oregon was ordered to stay away from another student solely because he resembled a man who raped her. Janet Halley, a professor of law at Harvard,...Show More Summary

Science confirms patent trolls are full of shit

A study from the University of California Hastings College of the Law — that’s a mouthful — has shown what many already suspected: patent trolls don’t actually encourage innovation. The study examines claims that a patent troll is meant...Show More Summary

Gun lobby misfires again with guns-on-campus proposal

What's the dumbest idea of the season? Backed by the National Rifle Assn., state legislators across the country have been pushing laws to let students carry concealed weapons on college campuses.

Campus Carry Laws: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

A bunch of unsupervised teenagers away from home for the first time, with guns, booze and relationship drama? What could possibly go wrong? As gun rights advocates push to legalize firearms on college campuses, an argument is takingShow More Summary

No, colleges shouldn’t police speech like high schools

Last week, University of Chicago Law Professor Eric Posner argued in Slate that college students don’t deserve full free speech rights because they aren’t actually adults. Riffing on the meme that college is basically becoming an extension of childhood — we might as well call it grades 13 through 16  — and that students lack the mental […]

Schmalbeck: Ending the Sweetheart Deal Between Big-Time College Sports and the Tax System

Richard Schmalbeck (Duke), Ending the Sweetheart Deal between Big-Time College Sports and the Tax System: This paper was prepared for the annual conference of the National Center for Philanthropy and Law, held at the NYU Law School, held October 24-25, 2013. The overall topic was “Tax Issues Affecting Colleges and...

UMass Bans Iranians from Engineering, Some Sciences

Beginning Feb. 1, the University of Massachusetts stopped admitting Iranian national students to specific programs in the College of Engineering and College of Natural Sciences because of a law Congress enacted in 2012. "In July 2013, the U.S. Show More Summary

William Mitchell and Hamline Law Schools to Merge

William Mitchell College of Law and Hamline University School of Law have signed a merger agreement to create Mitchell|Hamline School of Law, which will be located primarily on William Mitchell’s existing campus. Hamline Press Release William Mitchell Press Release Mitchell | Hamline School of Law Website Press and blogosphere coverage:...

AU IP/Gender conference (with a keynote from me)

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Reimagining IP/Gender: The Next Ten Years of Feminist Engagement with Intellectual Property Law Presented with the Women and the Law Program American University Washington College of Law February 27, 2015 For registration and more information. Show More Summary

A Draft National Intellectual Property (IP) Policy for India

Guest Post by Srividhya Ragavan of the University of Oklahoma College of Law The Indian Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion recently requested comments to the Draft National Intellectual Property (IP) Policy that has been unveiled by a Think-tank which was the subject of much criticism for comprising largely of folks without adequate expertise in […]

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