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Former Yeshiva Student Highlights Educational Deficits of Many Hasidic Schools

A piece in the New York Times examines the work of Yeshiva graduate Naftuli Moster, in highlighting the educational shortcomings of many Hasidic schools in New York and pushing for enforcement of existing law regarding the curriculum requirements of non-profit schools. Show More Summary

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

Bar, Law Schools Try to Apply Brakes to NY's Rush to Adopt Uniform Bar Exam

New York Law Journal, Don't Rush Adoption of New Bar Exam, State Bar Cautions: Citing serious concerns about a "rush" to adopt a nationally standardized bar exam, the New York State Bar Association is recommending that the court system delay the decision on adopting the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) to...

NY Times: 'A Troubled Law School Is Like Dracula: Hard to Kill'

New York Times Deal Book: Worth Nothing, Failing Law Schools Are Kept on Life Support, by Steven Davidoff Solomon (UC-Berkeley): A recent debt restructuring at Thomas Jefferson School of Law shows that a law school may be worth absolutely nothing.... It doesn’t take an economist to know that lower...

At Conference on Global Terrorism, FBI Director Discusses Evolving Terror Threat and Efforts to Address It

3 weeks agoNews / Crime : FBI News Blog

On November 3, 2014, Director James Comey spoke at the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School in New York City, briefing participants on the current terror threat and on FBI efforts—working in conjunction with our federal, state, local, and international partners—to confront it.

Morning Docket: 10.27.14

“I think we have to be concerned that almost all of us are from two law schools.” Justice Clarence Thomas thinks that the Supreme Court bench ought to be more diverse. [New York Times] The DoJ expanded its recognition of gay marriage by adding six states to its roster of those newly entitled to federal benefits — now more than half the country. Show More Summary

New York’s Bitcoin Regulations May Not Kill Startups After All

New York’s bitcoin regulations may not be as onerous as many have feared. In a speech at Cardozo Law School in New York on Tuesday night, Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of financial services for the state of New York, said that theShow More Summary

Top State Official Outlines New York's New Virtual Currency Rules

last monthTechnology : The Goods

In an address at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York state Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky detailed what will be the first state level regulations for Bitcoin and other virtual currency.

Mounting Debt Makes Law School a Gamble, But Students Continue to Enroll

New York Observer: Mounting Debt Makes Law School a Gamble But Students Continue to Enroll, by Gary M. Stern: It is a risky proposition getting a graduate degree in the humanities these days, what with the prospect of crippling debt and high unemployment rates. But enrolling in a law program...

Video blinds us to the evidence, NYU, Yale study finds

Where people look when watching video evidence varies wildly and has profound consequences for bias in legal punishment decisions, a team of researchers at New York University and Yale Law School has found. This study raises questions about why people fail to be objective when confronted with video evidence. read more

Should ABA Allow Paid Externships for Academic Credit? No.

Should the American Bar Association drop its long-standing ban on academic credit for paid externships during law school? That was last week's "Room for Debate" topic over at The New York Times, with two people (a law student an an attorney) arguing in favor of lifting the ban, and one......

Boiler Room Hall Of Fame Inductee Has Moved On, Suggests You Do Too

“I’ve redeemed myself. I do the right thing every day,” he told a packed auditorium Wednesday night at an event run by New York University’s School of Law and the 92nd Street Y. “I’m turning over all the profits to people who lost money.”...Show More Summary

AM News: De Blasio Forced To Accommodate NYC Charter Expansion

Mayor Agrees to Accommodate 4 Larger or New Charter Schools NYT: Under a new state law, New York City must offer free space in public buildings or or help with the cost of renting private space. Palm Beach school leaders won't opt out...Show More Summary

Andrew Cuomo Defeats Liberal Challenger

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) held back a surprisingly strong primary challenge from Fordham law school professor Zephyr Teachout, according to the Associated Press and NY1, which both called the race Tuesday evening. Cuomo's victory was expected. Show More Summary

'How the Supreme Court Protects Bad Cops'

3 months agoNews : Reason

Writing at The New York Times, Erwin Chemerinsky of the University of California, Irvine, School of Law, akes aim at the U.S. Supreme Court for its key role for making it "very difficult, and often impossible, to hold police officers and the governments that employ them accountable for civil rights violations. Show More Summary

Applications at New York State Law Schools

New York Law Journal, Four N.Y. Schools Buck Trend in Declining Applications: At least four of New York's 15 law schools are bucking a national trend in declining applications, according to preliminary figures provided by the schools. New York University [+8%], St. John's [+14%], Syracuse [+6%] and Touro [+5%] all...

5 investigative journalism tips from New York Times’ David Barstow

4 months agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

After a publisher chopped away at one of David Barstow’s early investigative stories, he considered ditching journalism and heading off to law school. Since then, Barstow — now a reporter at The New York Times — has gone on to win three...Show More Summary

Questioning law schools’ role

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

In Schools for Misrule, I had positive things to say about the “reading law” or apprenticeship alternative to law schools, and the New York Times “Room for Debate” feature now runs a roundtable on that question with contributors that include Brian Tamanaha, David Lat, and Erwin Chemerinsky. Show More Summary

The Entreprenurial Cure-All

The New York Times that several of the less than elite law schools in the United States are dealing with the continued jitters in the legal market by making students take classes and seminars on being entrepreneurial and coming up with nimble and quick business plans for niche solo practice like helping immigrants file tax…

NY Times: Socrates Takes a Back Seat to Business and Tech in Some Law Schools

New York Times: This Is Law School? Socrates Takes a Back Seat to Business and Tech, by John Scwartz: Like a number of law schools looking to the future of a challenging profession, [Michigan State] is pushing its students to understand business and technology so that they can advise entrepreneurs...

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