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NY Times: Law Schools and Legal Industry Show Signs of Life, Despite Forecasts of Doom

New York Times Deal Book: Law Schools and Industry Show Signs of Life, Despite Forecasts of Doom, by Steven Davidoff Solomon (UC-Berkeley): Law school enrollment has plummeted to the lowest level in decades. If a bottom has been reached, is now a good time to go to law school? Some...

New Jersey school evacuated after reports of armed intruder

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New Jersey elementary school was evacuated on Tuesday after reports of an armed intruder on the grounds, law enforcement officials said. Police and SWAT teams converged on Village Elementary School in Holmdel Township,...Show More Summary

NY Times on Law School Rankings by BigLaw Partners: Proximity Rivals Prestige in Partnership Prospects

Following up on last Friday's post, Law School Rankings by BigLaw Partners: New York Times, Law School Proximity Matters for Partner Prospects, Study Finds: Elite law schools are not always a glide path to becoming a partner at a big law firm. A new study of partners’ academic pedigrees shows...

NY Times: Bar Exam Comes Under Fire

New York Times, Bar Exam, the Standard to Become a Lawyer, Comes Under Fire: For decades, law school graduates have endured a stressful rite of passage, spending the first 10 weeks after classes end taking cram courses in the arcane details of the law before sitting down for the grueling,...

WSJ: Law School Fire Sale: Pace Offers to Match In-State Public Tuition

Wall Street Journal Law Blog, Law School Fire Sale: Pace Offers to Match In-State Public Tuition: “Crazy Eddie” would be proud. Pace University Law School in New York isn’t the first law school to slash its prices to lure more students. But a new tuition program the private school is...

Scholarship Tax Credits Do Not Financially Benefit Donors

Jason Bedrick In a desperate attempt to halt New York legislators from enacting a new school choice law, teachers and their allies have resorted to misrepresenting what the proposed law would do. Scholarship tax credit laws make donations to nonprofit scholarship organizations eligible for tax credits, rather than merely tax deductions. Show More Summary

The Eternal Criminal Record

Tim Lynch Professor James Jacobs of New York University School of Law has written a new book, The Eternal Criminal Record, just published by Harvard University Press.  From the dust jacket: For over sixty million Americans, possessing a criminal record overshadows everything else about their public identity. Show More Summary

New York School District Considers Boycotting State Tests

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

KENMORE, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban Buffalo school district may consider breaking the law and boycotting New York State's standardized tests in April in opposition to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's education policies. A proposal on the agenda of Tuesday's...Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 03.09.15

Amal Clooney, the attorney who tamed George Clooney's heart and is now considered one of the most famous human rights lawyers in the world, will be teaching at a New York law school this spring. Which one? We'll have more on this fun news later today. Show More Summary

The Teachers of the New York City Public Schools Need Your Help

Governor Cuomo has proposed major changes to teacher evaluations in New York State. We want to let you know, from a teacher's perspective, the changes this law could bring to public schools -- and to our profession -- if it passes. 50% of a teacher's rating will be based on state test scores. Show More Summary

"Unemployment and Shorter Hours" -- Howard G. Foster

The following hypothetical example was developed by Howard G. Foster -- then a teaching assistant at the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell -- and published in the April, 1966 Labor Law Journal. It can best be understood as a direct reply to arguments in the pamphlet, The Shorter Workweek by Marcia L. Show More Summary

February 19 roundup

Sheldon Silver’s law firm reportedly loses its special status in courts [New York Post] “Ex-congresswoman could get payout from court tied to Silver” [same; former Rep. Carolyn McCarthy] “High School Teacher With Fear of Young Children...Show More Summary

TaxProf Blog Weekend Roundup

Saturday: America’s New Aristocracy: The Hereditary Meritocracy New York Law School Launches 2-Year JD at 2/3 the Cost, With Guaranteed Post-Graduate Fellowship Weekly SSRN Tax Roundup The IRS Scandal, Day 646 Sunday: Citi: Law Firm Revenues, Profits Up Sharply in 2014, With More to Come in 2015 Huang & Rosen:...

New York Law School Launches 2-Year JD at 2/3 the Cost

Crain's New York, New York Law School Launches 2-Year Degree: With the launch of its honors program, New York Law students can receive a degree in two years instead of the typical three, and pay two-thirds of the $147,720 they would normally pay for a three-year degree program.

NY Times: Law Schools Deploy 'Business Boot Camps' to Better Equip Students for Today's Challenging Job Market

New York Times, Law Students Leave Torts Behind (for a Bit) and Tackle Accounting: A group of 170 Brooklyn Law School students cut short their winter break and headed back to campus in January for an intensive three-day training session. But not in the law. Instead, they spent the “boot...

New York Law School launches 2-year degree

Aspiring lawyers attending New York Law School can now step up to the bar in record time. With the launch of its honors program, New York Law students can receive a degree in two years instead of the... To view the full story, click the title link.

Gary Null Show: Legal Scholar Mary Holland Responds to Dr. Paul Offit's Vaccine Stance

From The Gary Null Radio Program 2/6/15. First Guest: Prof. Mary Holland Prof. Mary Holland is a Director of the Graduate Legal Skills Program at New York University School of Law, specializing in international human rights, public law and vaccine...

Death of Robert Anthoine

New York Times Obituary: Robert Anthoine -- renowned tax and arts law expert and enthusiastic supporter of the arts, died on January 23, 2015 after a brief illness.... He graduated from Columbia Law School in 1949 and returned there to teach in 1952. In 1963, he joined Winthrop, Stimson,...

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......

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