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On the Anniversary of FDR's Birth, Read His 15 Greatest Quotes

On January 30, 1882 Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born at his parents' home in Hyde Park, New York. James and Sara's only child would ultimately graduate from Harvard and Columbia Law School, marry Eleanor Roosevelt and have six children. Show More Summary

10 Things Lawyers, Law Students Can Do on a Snow Day

Well, it's "Snowmageddon" on the East Coast as a nor'easter batters much of the region with high winds and heavy snowfall. Though blizzard warnings have now been lifted for New York and New Jersey, according to CNN, many schools and offices throughout New England are closed. For many people, it's......

Cutbacks Are Looming for Law School Income-Based Repayment Programs

Following up on this morning's post, NY Times: Has IBR Solved the Student Loan Crisis?: New York Times, A Quiet Revolution in Helping Lift the Burden of Student Debt: The change in college financing has a potentially serious drawback when it comes to college pricing. Income-based repayment programs in Australia...

State and city pols push to close charter school loophole

State and city pols are mounting a legislative push to tighten laws surrounding the locations of new charter schools in New York City.

Christie's top Port Authority appointee leaves for NYU job

Christie's top appointee at the Port Authority is leaving to take a new job at New York University Law school.

Lisan Goines: Steve Kroft’s Alleged Mistress

Lisan Goines, a graduate of Harvard Law School, is the name identified as the mistress of 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft, the International Business Times recently reported. IBT reports that the New York Post also identified and reported on Lisan Goines being involved in an affair with Kroft. Show More Summary

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: New York Law Schools Suffer Large (21%) En…

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: New York Law Schools Suffer Large (21%) Enrollment Declines.

New York Law Schools Suffer Large (21%) Enrollment Declines

New York Law Journal, NY Law Schools Mirror Nationwide Drop in Enrollment: Law school enrollment fell for the fourth straight year in 2014, according to figures released earlier this month by the ABA. Nationwide, the number of first-year students who showed up on law campuses this fall declined by 4.4...

Experiential Education and Our Divided Campuses

Margaret Reuter (Indiana) & Joanne M. Ingham (New York Law School), Experiential Education and Our Divided Campuses: The Carnegie education masters, legal employers, and the ABA have appealed for more experiential teaching in law schools. The time is now; every school will soon have to provide at least 6 credits...

Columbia law school and “existential worry”

(Paul Mirengoff) I thought I had covered every angle of interest to me in the story about Columbia law school postponing the exams of law students “traumatized” by two grand jury no-bills. But the New York Times article that John linked to prompts an additional line of thought. Show More Summary

Columbia Law School Delays Exams To Allow Students To Overcome The “Trauma” of Ferguson and New York Decisions

2 months agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Columbia Law School has decided to delay exams for law students to overcome “trauma” of Ferguson, Garner decisions. It is the first such delay of exams for such decisions that I have seen at a law school and it has attracted criticism from both academics and lawyers as a poor preparation for real life as […]

Harvard B-school prof wages war against Chinese restaurant

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Ben Edelman has a law degree from Harvard Law School, a teaching position at Harvard Business School, and an economics and business background that has brought him such consulting clients as Microsoft, the NFL, the New York Times. He...Show More Summary

Columbia Law School Lets Students Postpone Finals Because Of Eric Garner, Michael Brown Grand Jury Decisions

Protests are continuing in New York and across the country in the wake of the grand jury decisions in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. And the decisions—both resulting in no indictments for police officers killing unarmed black men—have left many outraged at the justice system... Show More Summary

No Work, No Justice

I grew up in a part of St. Louis, Missouri, just 10 minutes from the suburb of Ferguson, and spent a summer in New York while I was in law school, so the cases of Michael Brown's shooting and Eric Garner's chokehold have really hit home. Show More Summary

New Protests March Through Miami, Target Apple, Macy's In New York

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Other protests of recent deaths in police shootings shut down intersections in Boston and Providence, R.I., and marched from Yale Law School in Connecticut to a nearby courthouse.

Non-Sequiturs: 12.05.14

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

New York has rejected recognizing a chimpanzee as a "person." [PrawfsBlawg] Which law schools are most conservative? Most liberal? [FiveThirtyEight] Elie's new job as "deal judge." [Dealbreaker] Lawyer suspended amid accusations that...Show More Summary

How Law Professors Can Help Failing Law Schools

Above the Law: How Law Professors Can Help Failing Schools, by Elie Mystal: [T]the New York Times kicked off this week in law schools with one of their awesome trend pieces about some issue everybody who has been paying attention already knows about. Law schools are in trouble, don’t ya...

Henderson: NY Times Article Quoting AALS President Rodriguez May Spur Needed Change in Legal Education

The Legal Whiteboard: The Market for Law School Applicants -- A Milestone to Remember, by Bill Henderson (Indiana) Yesterday's Dealbook column in the New York Times featured Northwestern Law Dean Dan Rodriguez (who also serves at President of the AALS) speaking candidly about the meltdown dynamics that have taken hold....

Will Faculty Soon be Cleaning Law School Bathrooms?

New York Times: When the Forces of Media Disruption Hit Home, by David Carr: I read on Friday that the price of taxi medallions in New York City had fallen about 17 percent, a drop created by competition from ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. The impact is remarkable because...

Woman With a Gun: A Talk With Phillip Margolin

Photo: Anthony Georgis Phillip Margolin graduated from the New York University School of Law School and worked for many years as a criminal defense attorney, a profession inspired by his having read the Perry Mason novels. An Edgar-nominated novelist (even while working as an attorney), he became a full-time writer in 1996. Show More Summary

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