At 13, Samiha left school and the home she shared with 10 people near Baalbek in eastern Lebanon to live in a tent with her new husband, a 41-year-old tradesman. Both she and her husband hail from the town of Qusayr, just across the border in Syria, part of a massive influx of refugees into Lebanon since the war there started. Show More Summary
At Wrightslaw, how can we tell that school has started? Questions from parents (and teachers) are pouring in each day. I have a question about…who has to attend IEP meetings? goals in the IEP? How do I search for information about… a special ed teacher revising the IEP? behavior and discipline strategies? Where do I […]
Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here. Leading Off: • WI-Gov: The respected Marquette University Law School poll is out with a new survey, and they find things as close as ever. Show More Summary
American Lawyer, Which Schools Produce the Most Satisfied Big-Firm Lawyers?: As part of our Midlevel Associates Survey, we asked respondents to rate their law schools on how well they prepared them for firm life on a five-point scale, with 5 being the highest possible score. Of all the questions on...
A senior at Secondary School For Law in Park Slope told investigators the relationship began around 2012 after she approached Richard Rochester, 51, for help in math.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker may survive, but the Walker Hypothesis seems dead. In a poll released by Marquette University Law School on Wednesday, Walker’s Democratic challenger, Mary Burke, has her biggest lead among likely voters, 49 percent to 47 percent. Show More Summary
Judge Robert Hobgood was abundantly clear in his ruling on school vouchers: they're unconstitutional and the state is not allowed to disburse any voucher money. Of course, Tillisberger didn't like that. And Tillisberger is used to getting their way. Show More Summary
Lawyer Metrics: Visualizing Employment By Law School, Part I, by Christopher Zorn: We looked at the schools in the top 50 of the U.S. News 2014 rankings, and plotted the percentages of each school’s graduates in each of the ABA’s summary outcome categories. Higher values are indicated by blue, and...
Republican Gov. Scott Walker The respected Marquette University Law School poll is out with a new survey, and they find things as close as ever. Among registered voters, Republican Gov. Scott Walker has a small 48-44 lead over Democratic foe Mary Burke. Show More Summary
A Canadian perspective on what U.S. law schools need to do to survive in a challenging market.
Women of Color In Legal Education Carmen G. Gonzalez, Seattle University School of Law, has published Women of Color in Legal Education: Challenging the Presumption of Incompetence in the Federal Lawyer (July 2014). Here is the abstract. Female law professors of color have become the canaries … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors
SSRN has updated its monthly rankings of 944 American and international law school faculties and 3,000 law professors by (among other things) the number of paper downloads from the SSRN database. Here is the new list (through August 1, 2014) of the Top 25 U.S. Tax Professors in two of...
About a month ago I wrote about James Boyle and Jennifer Jenkins of the Center of the Study of the Public Domain at Duke Law School releasing a free download of an Intellectual Property Statutory Supplement (which normally big publishers try to sell for around $50). Show More Summary
Are you aware of all these great job opportunities for graduating law students and recent law school graduates?
How will law schools be spending their money starting next year?
LAW SCHOOL: Columbia vs. NYU.
Earlier this summer, legislators in North Carolina passed Senate Bill 370, which (unnecessarily) reiterated the rights of students to express their faith in school. These rights were already protected under the law, but you can never appease religious voters too much... Show More Summary
By Michael Risch, Professor of Law, Villanova University School of Law. Full article available here. Almost three years ago, I guest posted here about Patent Troll Myths, my study of the ten most litigious NPEs at that time. One of my great regrets in that study was that I did not have a control set—a […]
AP Law Blog rounds up the morning news: Armed Employees: More Texas public-school districts have adopted rules allowing employees to carry guns on campus in an effort to deter—or quickly respond to—shootings. Still, most schools have chosen not to arm their staff. Show More Summary
Alumni email to new law students at NYU:But just a friendly reminder – we aren’t Columbia. You don’t already need outlines for your classes. You don’t already need to be doing reading assignments (holy shit, seriously enjoy this last part of your summer because you will never have another one). Show More Summary