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Law School Deans Question Sharp Drop in Bar Exam Scores

Law schools are turning up the heat on the nation's leading bar exam group over what they say is an inexplicable drop in student scores on the most recent test.

Morning Docket: 11.26.14

Indiana Tech Law has yet another new dean after a little more than a year of operations -- he currently serves as a dean at the second-best law school in the nation, Cooley Law. [Journal Gazette] A Pennsylvania lawyer allegedly hadShow More Summary

Why “Site-Specific” Isn’t So Specific

7 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

“Artists should realize that calling a work site-specific has no magical effect,” said John Henry Merryman, an art law authority and professor at Stanford University Law School. “Some day, the courts may reach the conclusion that moving a sculpture from one site to another violates its integrity, but it hasn’t happened yet.”

A potential solution to the law school graduate employment crisis

HBO is backing a documentary based on “Going Clear,” a book about Scientology and Hollywood — and isn’t taking any chances with the legal side of things. “We have probably 160 lawyers” looking at the film, HBO Documentary Films President Sheila Nevins told The Hollywood Reporter... “Going Clear,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Lawrence […]

Real Wedding Album: The Bookstore Nuptials

Robyn Lewis and Brandon Greer, both attorneys, met at the University of Michigan Law School in 2006. “Brandon had also been an undergrad there, and he won me over with a guided tour of Ann Arbor,” recalls Robyn, 35. The two dated for five years before Brandon proposed in the... More »

Megyn Kelly Doesn't Know The Difference Between A Grand Jury And A Trial

This might be one of the more achingly stupid and infuriating conversations I've ever seen on Fox -- and that's saying a lot. Megyn Kelly, who's the "smart" one on Fox (she graduated from third-tier Albany Law School and then workedShow More Summary

GWU Law Grad Selected As New Head Of State For Mongolia

It appears our outside placement comes to excel at placement for our graduates. Last week, Chimed Saikhanbileg, a law school graduate from 2002 was named Prime Minister of Mongolia. That is going to make reunions for the Class of 2002 a bit more competitive so all you 2002 graduates get busy. Saikhanbileg graduated with a […]

Thompson: Joel Klein's Heedless Rush to Impose Transformative Change

There is an old saying that tough judicial cases make bad law. Applying the legal maxim to education, challenging school districts like New York City, because of its size, might or might not resort to extraordinary measures. If leaders...Show More Summary

'Law and Justice Aren't the Same': Interview With a UVA Rape Survivor

In the history of UVA, only 14 students have ever been found guilty of sexual misconduct. One of these cases was adjudicated in September 2006, while I was attending the school as an undergrad, and—though I didn't know it at the time—in class with the woman (who we'll call Kelly in this interview) who'd spent 10 months waiting for her case to be tried. Read more...

Pat Quinn, L.A. Kings coach in mid-1980s, dies at 71

When Pat Quinn left Philadelphia to coach the Kings for the 1984-85 National Hockey League season, he brought along his law school books and squeezed in enough study time to complete his degree at the University of San Diego.

Here's How We Ranked The Best Law Schools In America

We recently published a list of the Best Law Schools In America. To create this list, we surveyed more than 300 American legal professionals to determine the best law schools in the US with the help of SurveyMonkey. This year Yale replaced Harvard as the No. Show More Summary

The 50 Best Law Schools In America

If you go to the right law school, you've got a direct line to high-paying and prestigious jobs. If you go to the wrong one, you may come away with too much debt and too few opportunities. We've ranked the 50 best law schools based primarily on a survey of more than 300 legal industry professionals, produced with help from Survey Monkey. Show More Summary

IBM’s Watson Created My Thanksgiving Meal – Here’s What Happened

IBM’s artificial intelligence, known mononymously as ‘Watson,’ can do a lot of things.  It can school the human species at Jeopardy.  It can delve deep into case law as a lawyer.  It can diagnose that lump.  It can also make a pretty mean curry. Show More Summary

'These [Law] Jobs are Going Boys and They Ain’t Coming Back'

David Barnhizer (Cleveland State), “These Jobs are Going Boys and They Ain’t Coming Back” [Bruce Springsteen, My Hometown]: Lawyers and law schools reflect the needs of society and the power and structure of our economic system. At this point lawyers and law schools need to adapt the ways in which...

TaxProf Blog Weekend Roundup

Saturday: Top Incomes Soared as Tax Rates Fell Maryann Jones, Hired as Charleston Law School President Under Renewable 3-Month Contract, Resigns After 8 Days on the Job USC Book Panel Discussion on Kleinbard's We Are Better Than This The IRS Scandal, Day 562 Sunday: Tax-Free Buyouts of Coaches' Contracts Muller:...

THIS DOESN’T SOUND PROMISING: Maryann Jones, Hired as Charleston Law School President Under Renewab…

THIS DOESN’T SOUND PROMISING: Maryann Jones, Hired as Charleston Law School President Under Renewable 3-Month Contract, Resigns After 8 Days on the Job.

An Ex-Gay Therapist Was No Match For This Amazing Harvard Law School Student

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Stories don’t usually start with, “Harvard University outed me.” This one does. When Scott Blair took the LSATs and checked a box on his Harvard application that he was gay, the university gay law student group called his mother’s house. She asked the reason for the call, and they told her, “Well, he’s gay and applied […]

Maryann Jones, Hired as Charleston Law School President Under 3-Month Contract, Resigns After 8 Days

Charleston Post and Courier, New Charleston School of Law President Steps Down: Maryann Jones has stepped down as the Charleston School of Law's president after only eight days on the job. The law school has been embroiled in a controversy for more than a year over the possible sale to...

L.A. Unified ends Miramonte sex abuse case with $139-million deal

The L.A. Unified School District has agreed to pay about $139 million to settle claims that a Miramonte Elementary School teacher abused his students, drawing to a close the lengthy case that led to changes in state law and district policies.

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