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William McRaven Warns That Texas' Proposed College Gun Law Could Result In Tuition Increases

18 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

University of Texas System Chancellor William McRaven circulated a letter to state lawmakers this week warning that a pending bill to allow guns into college classrooms and dorms would lead to tuition increases and difficulties in recruiting...Show More Summary

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New University Of Texas President Rejects 'Vulgar' Salary Slurped Up By His Counterparts At Other Colleges 75% Of Charleston Faculty Put Their Jobs On The Line, Blast Law School's Management Yelp Law School Rankings After 16%-20% Enrollment Declines, New Cardozo ('Slight') And Suffolk (30%) Deans Plan Further Cuts In 1L...

Federal Recognition Of Same-Sex Marriage

Federal Recognition Of Same-Sex Marriage Mae Kuykendall, Michigan State University College of Law, has published Marriage Goals and Government Interests: Handling Complexity, Apportioning Expertise, Using Federalism. Here is the abstract. Show More Summary

Sentenced to Death Boston Marathon Bomber Tsarnaev May Live for Decades

Laura Rovner, University of Denver College of Law professor, said that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death for his role in the April 2013 Boston Marathon could spend potentially at least the next 50 years in isolation.

Presidential Caricatures #38- Gerald Ford!

Fun Facts: Was an outstanding football player in college, could have gone pro but went to Yale Law School instead; was the first and so far only person to have served as both Vice President and President of the United States without being elected by the Electoral College; his daughter Susan had her senior prom […]

Weekly Legal Education Roundup

Above the Law, Leaked Video Of Charleston Law Board — CSOL Is S.O.L. Altman Weil, 2015 Law Firms in Transition Survey College Fix, UT-Austin Slapped Down for Withholding Docs in Admissions Scandal Daily Northwestern, New Northwestern School of Law Debt Relief Program Faces Criticism Florida Alligator, Future UF Law Dean...

“We cannot go back”: debating the Human Rights Act – Eva Pils

  On 24 March, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London hosted a public debate on ‘The Human Rights Act: the Bill of Rights for the 21st Century?’ at Inner Temple. The panellists were Dr Colm O’Cinneide, Mr Martin Howe QC, Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, and Mr John Wadham. Professor Aileen McColgan […]

Galle: Law and the Problem of Restricted-Spending Philanthropy

Brian Galle (Boston College), Pay It Forward? Law and the Problem of Restricted-Spending Philanthropy, 92 Wash. U.L. Rev. ___ (2016): American foundations and other philanthropic giving entities hold about $1 trillion in investment assets, and that figure continues to grow every year. Even as urgent contemporary needs go unmet, philanthropic...

My Q and A With Work and Family Expert Joan Williams on When Work Becomes a Masculinity Contest

Joan C. Williams is an expert on matters of work and family and is a Distinguished Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of the Law. In our conversation she shared her insights on the origins of our culture of sleep one-upmanship,Show More Summary

My Q and A With Work and Family Expert Joan Williams on When Work Becomes a Masculinity Contest

Joan C. Williams is an expert on matters of work and family and is a Distinguished Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of the Law. In our conversation she shared her insights on the origins of our culture of sleep one-upmanship,Show More Summary

Silicon Valley attorney lived out of his office for more than 150 days to save on rent

Last week we looked at companies that let employees catch up on sleep at work. Here, we’ll find out what it’s like to actually live there. Mitchell recently graduated from U.C. Hastings College of Law. Just one week after taking the bar exam, he was offered a job working as public defender in Silicon Valley. He

Law School To Offer 'Deflategate' Course

Washington Post, University of New Hampshire Law School to Offer Deflategate Class: “They’ll be teaching that at colleges one day.” Usually when someone says that, it’s about an important scientific discovery, or a nation-altering leader, or a new way of communicating. Something big like that. Or they could be talking...

Obama Administration Denies Debt Relief For Aggrieved Student Loan Borrowers; Ed Department Apologizes

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Federal law allows students who were defrauded by their colleges into taking out federal student loans to have their debts forgiven. The Obama administration has said repeatedly it will ensure aggrieved borrowers get this form of relief,...Show More Summary

State of Georgia so upset about Todd Gurley's NCAA trouble, it made a new law

The state has stiffened penalties for people who attempt to make money off college athletes. The state of Georgia passed a new law levying harsher penalties against people attempting to "bribe or entice college athletes to knowinglyShow More Summary

University of New Hampshire law school to offer Deflategate class

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

“They’ll be teaching that at colleges one day.” Usually when someone says that, it’s about an important scientific discovery, or a nation-altering leader, or a new way of communicating. Something big like that. Or they could be talking about that time when the New England Patriots (probably) deflated a bunch of footballs to gain a […]

University College London Hosts Conference Today on The Philosophical Foundations of Tax Law

University College London Faculty of Laws hosts a two-day conference beginning today on The Philosophical Foundations of Tax Law: There is currently very little literature considering the philosophical aspect of tax law. Yet given the controversy that surrounds tax, particularly in a turbulent economic environment, it is an excellent time...

Todd Gurley Bill to Punish People for Paying Athletes Signed into Law

Georgia governor Nathan Deal signed the Todd Gurley Bill into law on Thursday, which threatens those who tempt college athletes to compromise their eligibility to be sentenced up to a year in prison. Bill Hendrick of The Associated Press reported the news, adding what the man who drafted the bill, Republican state Rep. Show More Summary

Federal Judge Allows Law Prof's Lawsuit Against Law School, Faculty Colleague For Bullying To Proceed

National Law Journal, Law Prof’s Assault, Workplace Claims Cleared for Trial: A federal judge has allowed a lawsuit brought by a professor at the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law against the university and a colleague to move forward. Professor Scott Gerber filed suit in U.S. District Court for...

Muller: College Majors That Produce The Highest (And Lowest) LSATs And UGPAs

As he did last year, Derek Muller (Pepperdine) has mined the latest data to produce this neat visualization of the college majors that produce the highest (and lowest) LSATs and UGPAs among law school applicants, with this caveat: One cannot identify causation based upon these scores. Students self-identify majors, sometimes...

Are Specific Information-Processing Claims Abstract Ideas?

Guest Post by Jeffrey A. Lefstin, Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of Law. The Supreme Court’s decision in Alice v. CLS Bank resolved the easy cases: claims that merely recite a mode of organizing activity coupled with a generic instruction to “do it on a computer” or “do it on […]

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