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More Than 30 Law Schools Pay Student Bar Review Costs: Does It Improve Pass Rates?

ABA Journal, More Law Schools Are Covering Bar Review Costs: Is It Improving Pass Rates?: Out of law schools who have July 2016 bar results for first-time test takers, many saw their pass rate percentages drop. And of the schools that saw pass rates rise, some are increasingly covering partial...

Herschel Elkins, California attorney who helped write Lemon Law, dies at 87

 Soon after the 1965 Watts riots left 34 people dead, Gov. Pat Brown ordered an investigation into the cause of the violence. Among the findings — unemployment, poor schools, inadequate housing — a special commission highlighted the economic disadvantages faced by residents of the community. Random...

ABA Council Approves 75% Minimum Bar Pass Rate

National Law Journal, Tighter Bar-Pass Rule Adopted by ABA Accrediting Body: The American Bar Association body that accredits law schools voted on Friday to tighten the bar exam-passage standard that schools must meet in order to get the organization’s accreditation blessing. The ABA’s Council of the Section of Legal Education...

Geofeedia, In Damage Control Mode, Issues Bogus DMCA Over Brochure Posted By Reporter

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

And it's time for yet another story of copyright being used for out and out censorship. Remember Geofeedia? That's the creepy company that was selling its services to law enforcement agencies and school districts promising to spy on social media feeds to let law enforcement/schools know when people are planning bad stuff. Show More Summary

Tougher Law School Bar-Passage Rule Passes Key Hurdle

Law schools may soon face tougher bar-passage rate requirements.

Weekly SSRN Tax Article Review And Roundup

This week, David Gamage (UC-Berkeley, moving to Indiana) reviews a new article by Gregg Polsky (Georgia) and Adam Rosenzweig (Wash U), The Up-C Revolution (Oct. 13, 2016): When I was in law school, I was taught what was then the conventional wisdom about the U.S. Corporate Income Tax (the “CIT”)—that...

Weekly Legal Education Roundup

ABA Journal, Judge orders law school to stop using its new name ABA Journal, More law schools are covering bar review costs: Is it improving pass rates? Above the Law, Bar Exam Passage Rates Continue To Plummet Across The Nation Above the Law, Law School Posts Worst Bar Exam Passage...

Arizona Summit Law School's Bar Passage Rate Plummets To Shocking 24.6% (Down From 96.7% In 2008)

Data here. For more, see: Above the Law, Law School Posts Worst Bar Exam Passage Rates In Its Existence, Drags Down Entire State’s Passage Rates Above the Law, This State Just Posted Its Worst Bar Exam Results In More Than A Decade

WELL, GOOD! UT Law soars in latest rankings for best value law schools and top schools for business…

WELL, GOOD! UT Law soars in latest rankings for best value law schools and top schools for business law.

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Hurricane Matthew has devastated Haiti, but women are at the forefront of the recovery. Read this interview with a women who recently had an abortion at 32 weeks. Heads up, it left me bawling. It’s law school app season so here’s a piece on how the LSAT destroys socioeconomic diversity. Amy Goodman, the journalist from Democracy […]

Crushing A Law Student’s Dreams of Employment

Experienced attorneys have a duty to make the cold reality of post-law school employment a little less scary if we can.

Want to Be an Author? Tucker Max Questions Your Intentions

It is not everyone's intention to become an author. Tucker Max became one by accident. After he graduated from law school, he stayed in contact with his friends by writing emails about his drunk, stupid acts. His friends found thoseShow More Summary

Tackling Gender Diversity In Law Firms: An Interview With Charlotte Rushton Of Thomson Reuters

We recently sat down with Charlotte Rushton, Thomson Reuters managing director of large and medium law firms, to discuss trends in female leadership at law firms and ways to improve diversity to benefit today’s law school students. Read the interview, presented as part of the Introduction to Law School series.

Morning Docket: 10.20.16

A law school peeping tom? Police have arrested and charged 30-year-old Yiyan Wang with 15 counts of voyeurism for allegedly videotaping women inside a bathroom in UConn Law's library. He allegedly placed his phone beneath the stall walls to film them. Show More Summary

ACLU asks court to reveal 23 secret surveillance laws

3 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The ACLU and the Yale Law School Media Freedom Clinic have filed a motion demanding the release of 23 judgments from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, a secret, closed courtroom that evaluates surveillance requests from America's spy agencies. (more…)

No uptick in marijuana use by adolescents after states pass medical marijuana laws

(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Adults over the age of 25 increased their use of marijuana after their home states made changes to medical marijuana laws, according to new research by scientists at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 10.19.16

The LSAT may be "destroy[ing] socioeconomic diversity" in law schools. Will a low score on the Logic Games section of the LSAT keep you from becoming employed as a lawyer? Probably not, but it may keep you from attending a top law school, unless you can afford an expensive LSAT tutor, and many prospective law students are priced out from the get-go. Show More Summary

ACLU finds California schools rarely protect students from police

Many California school districts offer their staff little or no guidance on when police should be called to control student behavior, according to a new study that comes as districts face increased pressure to redefine law enforcement’s role in public schools. The report, released Wednesday by...

Dean Darby Dickerson Leaves Ranked Texas Tech For Unranked, Downsizing, Deficit-Ridden John Marshall Mid-Year

Crain's Chicago Business, New Dean for Downsized John Marshall Law School: Darby Dickerson, a South Carolina native and since 2011 dean of Texas Tech University's law school, takes over an institution whose enrollment and full-time faculty have each by more than a third since 2010. She said John Marshall is...

Texas A&M Seeks To Hire A Tax Clinic Director

Texas A&M University School of Law seeks to hire a director of its tax clinic: The Director of the Texas A&M University Low Income Tax Clinic is responsible for all aspects of the Tax Clinic, including client representation, law student supervision, classroom instruction, community outreach and education, and IRS compliance....

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