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Student Accused Of Sex Assault By 3 Women Files Lawsuit Against Columbia And Art Professor

NEW YORK (AP) -- A Columbia University student sued the school Thursday, saying it failed to protect him against harassment when a female student went public with claims he raped her after school and law enforcement authorities rejected...Show More Summary

New York School District Sued for Denying Education to Refugees

The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a federal class action lawsuit saying that public schools in Utica, New York have been violating state law by denying refugees the opportunity to earn a high school diploma.

Seto: The Problem of Law School Tuition

TaxProf Blog op-ed: The Problem of Law School Tuition, by Theodore P. Seto (Loyola-L.A.): In a recent op-ed in the New York Law Journal, Dean Jeremy Paul of Northeastern writes about the future of legal education. Although he makes many good points, he avoids the single hardest question facing law...

New York Law Journal Special Report: Law Schools

New York Law Journal Special Report: Law Schools: Jeremy Paul (Dean, Northeastern), Changing the 'How' But Not the 'Why': Law school applications are declining more slowly and entry level hiring has begun to recover. First-year law school enrollments have shrunk from more than 52,000 in 2010 to a far more...

The News Media's Use of the Walter Scott Video is - Surprise! - a Newsworthy Use

The New York Times gets it wrong on fair use. According to Christopher Sprigman, a professor at NYU Law School, “The video is newsworthy. The video was newsworthy the day it was shot, and it continues to be newsworthy. That’s why TV stations want to use it. This is a paradigm case for fair use.”

NY Times: Would You Let The IRS Prepare Your Taxes?

New York Times, Would You Let the I.R.S. Prepare Your Taxes?: Around this time every year, Joseph Bankman, a professor of tax law at Stanford Law School and a longtime advocate of using technology to simplify tax filing, gets on the phone with reporters to explain what is wrong with...

Zephyr Teachout tells New York parents to refuse state tests

last weekNews : NY Daily News

Fordham Law School professor Zephyr Teachout urged parents to refuse to have their kids take the controversial statewide assessment exams.

Weekly Legal Education Roundup

ABA Journal, ABA Offers Free Memberships to Law Students ABA Journal, Law Student's Rescinded Admission Is Upheld by New York's Top Court Above the Law, Good Grief: These Law School ‘Debt Per Job’ Numbers Are Ugly Above the Law, NYU Law Students Need To Get Off Their High Horse Above...

Controversy Swirls Around NYU Law Professor Involved in Obama’s Drone Program

Harold Koh, the former legal adviser to the U.S. Department of State, is getting a chilly reception from some law students and alumni of New York University Law School, where he is currently a visiting scholar. While working for the Obama administration, Koh was the most public legal defender of the president’s drone strike program. Show More Summary

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

2 months 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

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

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

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