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Sex and archaeology

Well, sex and professors and students: The Dating Game The Dating GameDating is a personal issue – unless it involves the workplace or the classroom. In several law schools where I have worked, there are professors or employees who are happily married to former students, whom they began to date while they were students. [...]

LSU Offers Buyouts (1 Year's Salary) to Seven Tenured Profs Over 65; Dean Hopes They Will 'Retire With Dignity'

Baton Rouge Advocate, LSU Law Center Offers Buyouts to 7 Professors as Interest in Law Schools Dwindles Nationally: LSU’s Law Center is offering an incentive to seven professors if they retire next summer as it looks to cut costs amid a dwindling interest in law schools nationally. The professors, all...

Joshua Newton's Water Jobs & More - 27 December 2014

17 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Josh has come through with his holiday gifts. Lots of good stuff here. Something for everyone; even a water law position at a law school (37)! Enjoy! 1) WASH Specialist - UNICEF (Mozambique) 2) Senior Land and Water Officer - FAO (Rome) 3) Consultancy: "Individual Consultant Procurement Notice: Provision of...

Listokin Named Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law at Yale

Yair J. Listokin has been named the inaugural Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law at Yale Law School: Yair J. Listokin... examines tax law, corporate law, and contract law from both empirical and theoretical perspectives. After receiving his A.B from Harvard University, Listokin attended Princeton University, where he was...

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Chicago (22%), Philadelphia (35%) Law Scho…

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Chicago (22%), Philadelphia (35%) Law Schools Suffer Large Enrollment Declines.

What Could Disrupt Diversity in Law? The Economy, Stupid.

How will changes in the law school population affect diversity in the legal industry?

Weekly Legal Education Roundup

ABA Journal, Cooley Law School Seeks to Sell a Building in Downtown Lansing Huffington Post, Three Reasons Why Lawyers Are Miserable Iowa Gazette, University of Iowa's New One-year Masters in Law Study Degree Good for Admissions The Nation, Prosecute John Yoo, Says Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky National Law Journal,...

Chicago (22%), Philadelphia (35%) Law Schools Suffer Large Enrollment Declines

Crain's Chicago Business, Chicago Law Schools See First-Year Enrollment Shrink: Philadelphia Business Journal, Local Law School First-Year Enrollment Down 35 Percent Since Recession: The six local law schools have seen first-year enrollment drop by 34.6 percent from its historic high in 2009-10 — exceeding the national drop off of 27.7...

Canada's First Christian Law School Sues Over Denial of Accreditation Due to Student Code of Conduct

Trinity Western University Press Release, TWU Challenges BC Law Society in Court: Trinity Western University announced today that it will commence legal proceedings to challenge the Law Society of British Columbia’s (LSBC) October 31st decision to reverse its earlier recognition of TWU School of Law graduates. Both the Law Society...

Law School Faculty Data Correction

Following up on last week's post, Law Schools Have Shed 986 Full-Time Faculty (11%) Since 2010: Chapman has subsequently filed a corrected Form 509 with the ABA, so I have updated my post to remove references to data in Chapman's original Form 509 filed with the ABA. Matt Leichter has...

15 Years After Landmark Ruling In Favor Of Gay Straight Alliances, School Districts Continue To Deny Them

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Fifteen years after a landmark federal court ruling upholding the right of students to form Gay Straight Alliance clubs at public schools, some districts continue to violate the law by refusing to recognize GSAs. The American Civil Liberties Union filed...

Morning Docket: 12.24.14

The Thomas M. Cooley Law School is planning to sell one of its academic buildings for an asking price of $8.15 million. Dear Lord, the school will lose some of its library square footage. NOOOOOOOOO! [Lansing State Journal] Contrary to his client's hit anthem, Pharrell's lawyer isn't happy. Show More Summary

Law School Special Snowflake

Above the Law: Special Snowflake Syndrome Trigger Warning: I’m A Jerk, by Keith Lee: So when did law students start acting like a bunch of wimps? Cause that’s the takeaway I’m getting after these past couple of weeks. Don’t get me wrong, some pretty upsetting events have gone down recently....

Dean Optimistic About Thomas Jefferson Law School's Future; Predicts 50% Enrollment Cut Will Stabilize School by 2020

Following up on my previous posts (links below): San Diego Union-Tribune, Dean Optimistic About Law School's Future: Just months after missing a payment to creditors who financed construction of its new home, the nonprofit Thomas Jefferson School of Law is finalizing an agreement that its dean said will make it...

Oil Prices: What Goes Down Must Come Up

We all remember the high school economics lesson on the law of supply and demand. It taught us that when demand is low and supply is high, prices fall; when the opposite is true, prices rise. Since supply and demand is a law of economics...Show More Summary

Non-Sequiturs: 12.23.14

Today is Festivus. For the rest of us. [PrawfsBlawg] "Law Schools Shouldn't Despair: If History Is Any Guide, the Legal Profession Will Be in Vogue Again Before Too Long." It'll be a Festivus miracle. [TaxProf Blog] CNN lawyers and Cosby lawyers are sniping at each other and it's getting ugly. Show More Summary

Dean Optimistic About Thomas Jefferson Law School's Future;

Following up on my previous posts (links below): San Diego Union-Tribune, Dean Optimistic About Law School's Future: Just months after missing a payment to creditors who financed construction of its new home, the nonprofit Thomas Jefferson School of Law is finalizing an agreement that its dean said will make it...

More on the Law School Transfer Market

Following up on my previous post, The Law Student Transfer Market: Arizona State, Florida State, George Washington, Georgetown & Utah Lead The Way: The Legal Whiteboard: Further Understanding the Transfer Market -- A Look at the 2014 Transfer Data, by Jerry Organ (St. Thomas): Starting this fall, the ABA Section...

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: There are 186 first-year students per law

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: There are 186 first-year students per law school this year, down from 262 in 2010. You have to go all the way back to 1968 to find a number that low.

The legal precariat and the politics of law teaching

An LGM reader writes: I just graduated from law school this past spring, and passed the bar. I applied for a job and completed a phone interview. The actual “interview” portion was very short, maybe 5 minutes. The attorney then asked me, without offering me a job or at all discussing compensation, to write a […]

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