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Law Schools Shell Out Deep Tuition Discounts to Students

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"I was trying to figure out how to swing paying for law school," says the part-time law student, who deferred her acceptance to New England Law Boston for a year. On her LSAT, Shea says she scored higher than most students at New England. Show More Summary

GRE Law Schools on the Rise

So where did this wave -- law schools accepting the GRE instead of the LSAT -- come from? It started last year with James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. The announcement rocked legal educators like sailors on a ship; they were unsteady but also......

Valparaiso Law School Suspends Admissions

Rumors of the demise of Valparaiso University School of Law have been slightly exaggerated. According to reports, the law school is closing its doors. That's true, but not right now. The law school is closing its doors only to new admissions. So it's not over -- yet.......

Relieved New Mexico superintendent still getting paid

A law firm says a northeastern New Mexico school superintendent relieved of her duties and locked in a legal battle with the school district is still being paid. The Las … Click to Continue »

Oregon leads the way in the protection of minors from sexual abuse: Teachers who think a student may be having sex must report it to the police.

WaPo reports.According to Oregon law, anyone under 18 years old cannot legally give consent, meaning all sexual activity between minors is considered sexual abuse. This policy, [Salem-Keizer school] district officials say, stems from...Show More Summary

ABA Proposes Changes To Law School Accreditation Standards

Memorandum From Maureen A. O’Rourke (Council Chair) & Barry A. Currier (Managing Director of Accreditation and Legal Education), ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar (Nov. 17, 2017): At its meeting held on November 3-4, 2017, the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to...

How you rate your school becomes important under new law

A Maryland teacher dares to rank schools with the highest staff morale in his district.

Lawmakers Ask Dept. Of Ed To Extend Student Loan Discharge For Charlotte Law School Students

Following up on my previous posts (links below): ABA Journal, Lawmakers Ask Dept. of Ed to Extend Student Loan Discharge for Charlotte School of Law Students: The Department of Education has the authority to extend enrollment requirements for school loan discharges if there are “exceptional circumstances,” which is what should...

The Times Still are A-Changin’

Our law school put on a show every year, spoofing the faculty. Ham that I am, I participated in all three shows. I want to tell you about one of them. It was 1977, and I was in my second year. Two classmates and I wrote the script, and two others penned lyrics for our [...] The post The Times Still are A-Changin’ appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Posts

Bryan Camp (Texas Tech), Lesson From The Tax Court: The Power Of Fact-Finding Western Michigan-Cooley Law School Seeks TRO To Prevent ABA From Releasing A Letter About Its Accreditation Status Shu-Yi Oei (Boston College) & Diane M. Ring (Boston College), The Senate Tax Bill And The Battles Over Worker Classification...

The 'Trump Bump' Grows As College Grads From Both Sides Of The Political Spectrum Flock To Law School

Chicago Tribune, After Trump's Election, More Students Consider Law School, Hoping to Make a Difference: [There is] a group of students across the political spectrum who were so moved by last November’s election that they decided to take the Law School Admissions Test, or LSAT, because they view law school...

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: After 86% Enrollment Decline, Valparaiso L…

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: After 86% Enrollment Decline, Valparaiso Law School Stops Admitting Students And Will Likely Close. “When it hit us, it came fast.” That’s how it works.

Another Reason to Take Up a Rural Law Practice

Do you pine for a simpler life away from the hustle and bustle of the city? Are you still buried in law school loans? Well, as has been suggested before, taking up practice in a rural area might be for you. Also, you may be in luck if the......

Tesla Board Member Vows Defamation Action

Every lawyer knows that defamation cases are hard to win -- especially if your client is a public figure. You have to get over the First Amendment, New York Times v. Sullivan, and all those privileges you learned in law school. Even if you can prove actual malice, the......

Weekly Legal Education Roundup

ABA Journal, ABA places Thomas Jefferson School of Law on probation ABA Journal, Texas law school serving at-risk students achieves 59% bar pass rate ABA Journal, Valparaiso law school told by board to not admit first-year students in 2018 ABA Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, Council...

After 86% Enrollment Decline, Valparaiso Law School Stops Admitting Students And Will Likely Close

Wall Street Journal, Valparaiso Law School Suspends Admissions: The tough climate for legal education has claimed another victim. Valparaiso University, a private university in Northwest Indiana, said Thursday its board of directors voted to stop enrolling new law school students, meaning the law school will likely be wound down over...

Calls For Tougher Oversight Of Florida Coastal Law School

Following up on my previous post, Florida Coastal Responds To ABA's Finding Of Noncompliance With Accreditation Standards: 'Our 1L Entering Credentials Exceed 23 Other Law Schools': Inside Higher Ed, Calls for Tougher Oversight of For-Profit Law School: Observers say the apparent issues at Florida Coastal are reason for regulators, including...

In Finance We Call This a “Death Spiral”: Law School Won’t Admit New Students. Inside Higher Ed is …

In Finance We Call This a “Death Spiral”: Law School Won’t Admit New Students. Inside Higher Ed is reporting that Valparaiso University  announced Thursday that its law school would no longer admit new students. The law school is more than 130 years old, but it has been struggling to enroll enough students to function. Only 29 new […]

DISPATCHES FROM THE EDUCATION APOCALYPSE: Undoing the Dis-Education of Millennials. I teach in a la…

DISPATCHES FROM THE EDUCATION APOCALYPSE: Undoing the Dis-Education of Millennials. I teach in a law school. For several years now my students have been mostly Millennials. Contrary to stereotype, I have found that the vast majority of them want to learn. But true to stereotype, I increasingly find that most of them cannot think, don’t […]

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