Law Blog rounds up the morning's news.
Wall Street Journal: More Often, Nonlawyers Try Taste of Law School: Law schools hunting for students as their enrollment numbers drop are increasingly trying to attract an unexpected group: people who have no intention of practicing law. Doctors, environmental consultants and even an urban planner have signed up for the...
"I'm baffled," said Stephen Urice, a professor at the University of Miami law school who has written critically of the raids. "Given the amount of illicit antiquities moving through the U.S. borders, these guys are really hacks. Surely...Show More Summary
A law school professor is on a permanent campaign to argue that the telecom and cable industry has been overtaken by monopolists who resist innovation and overcharge consumers.
In episode #130, interviewer AJung talks with Peter Asaro (an Assistant Professor at The New School and affiliated with The Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School) about the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, a consortium of NGOs working to secure an international ban on autonomous weapons systems. Show More Summary
84% of all Colorado sheriffs have filed a lawsuit against the new gun law that passed earlier this Spring in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting. The sheriffs are hoping to have the new restrictions invalidated because they believe they violate the Second Amendment. Show More Summary
NY Attorney General investigating fast food restaurants for shorting their employees. This is a worthwhile cause, but what he should be looking into is who ate the bones? [CNN] Two more law schools, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and York College of Pennsylvania admit they gave false information to U.S. Show More Summary
Our sources attempt to out the author of “Confessions of a Sociopath” who claimed to be a law professor… Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: BYU Law School, Health Care / Medicine, Law Professors, Law Schools, Mental Health, Mental Illness, St. Mary's School of Law
This should cause a bit of a chuckle. We’ve pointed out recently, a couple times, that the massive drop in law school applications has meant a shift in admissions results. Someone destined for a middling school in 2006 might have a shot at a top school today — or better......
More on the underlying tiff between a student and Wake Forest Law. Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: American Bar Association / ABA, Daniel Skinner, Defamation, Law School Deans, Law School Lawsuits, Law Schools, Standard 512, Suzanne Reynolds, Wake Forest School of Law
“Watch what you say about lawyers” is an old theme around here, but in light of developments at Wake Forest it might need to be extended to law students as well. [Above the Law] Tweet Tags: law schools, watch what you say about lawyers “Law Student Sues Law School For Implying He’s Litigious” is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system
The Socratic method has more problems than just being annoying. Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: Alan Dershowitz, Gender Issues, Harvard Law School, Law Schools, Sexism, Socratic Method, Women's Issues
Harvard Law School has a really interesting pilot program — which will be ruined once other schools start copying it… Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: Admissions, Early Decision, Harvard, Harvard Law School, Jessica Soban, Law School Admissions, Law School Applications, Law Schools, Student Debts, Student Loans
The Most Racially Diverse Law School Faculties, Lawyers of Color Law School Diversity Issue: Charlotte Florida A&M Florida International Hawaii Howard Inter American John Marshall (Atlanta) Liberty New Mexico North Carolina Central Puerto Rico Southern Texas Southern Minority Law Faculty Directory of 200 Law Schools
From our friends at the ADAPT International Labor Law Program: We are pleased to announce that ADAPT and the International Doctoral School in Human Capital and Labour Relations are organizing the international conference: Internship and Traineeship for Students and Young...
No med school. No law school. No corporate training program. Instead, after he graduates from Yale this week, Greg Hindy is taking a one-year vow of silence and walking 4,000 miles across the country. On his 22 nd birthday in July, he will set out on his no-talking, no-texting treek — with a field camera in tow. Show More Summary
We talked about how Louisiana is a school reform success story, earning a high grade from both reform industry insider Michelle Rhee and the voter suppression law lobby-shop, ALEC. We also talked about this innovative reform industry plan for Excellence in Profiteering. Show More Summary
A new report from the Center for American Progress and NYU’s Brennan School for Justice says that the anti-foreign law campaigns being waged in state legislatures throughout the United States are actually meant to target Muslims and may actually have an unintended effect of complicating legitimate legal disputes involving foreign countries and nationals. “Although packaged [...]
Have you ever thought your law professor was a sociopath? What if you were right? Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: Health Care, Health Care / Medicine, Law Professors, Law Schools, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Prosecutors, Scary stuff, Sociopaths
Remember, truth is a defense. Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: Daniel Skinner, Defamation, Law School Deans, Law School Lawsuits, Law Schools, Suzanne Reynolds, Wake Forest School of Law