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NYU International Tax Program Publishes Volume in Celebration of its 20th Year

The International Tax Program of New York University School of Law has celebrated its 20th year with a volume containing a description and brief history of the Program, reminiscences of NYU faculty associated with the Program, a number of texts […]

NY Times Op-Ed:Let's Resolve This New Years To Finally Ban Laptops In The Law School Classroom

Following up on my previous posts (links below): New York Times op-ed: Leave Your Laptops at the Door to My Classroom, by Darren Rosenblum (Pace Law School): When I started teaching, I assumed my “fun” class, sexuality and the law, full of contemporary controversy, would prove gripping to the students....

Anderson:California Law School Bar Passage Rates Recalculated For New York: USC>Columbia, UCI>Cornell

Continuing my coverage of the July 2016 California bar exam (links below): Robert Anderson (Pepperdine), California Law School Bar Passage Rates Recalculated for the New York Bar: I use the abysmal bar results from the July 2016 bar exam to illustrate the difference between California and another large state, New...

Free DIY Stocking Stuffer: Vintage Finger Fisticuffer Puppets

Back when I was in law school, I was perusing the library stacks and came across a book that had full color reprints of the New York World newspaper. If you’re not familiar with the New York World, it was a pioneer of journalism during the late 19th century — particularly of the “yellow” variety. Show More Summary

Trump Virus: NYC, a friend, a book

A friend from my Calgary law school now lives in New York City with her family. She posted the words below last night.  Facebook leaves a little white rectangle to respond to what people put up, but I found myself lacking any useful words. Since November, this sort of thing has been happening over and […]

I just realized that the David Friedman picked by Trump for ambassador to Israel is the David Friedman I went to law school with.

New York University School of Law (J.D., 1981).I remember him as a young man. Vividly!Strange to look at that old face and visualize the young man I knew. This blows my mind. "David Friedman" is such a common name that it took me a while...Show More Summary

Study Shows 39 Percent Reduction In Prison Population Would Not Affect Public Safety

By Christopher Zoukis A new study from the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law claims imprisoning 576,000 state and federal inmates - 39 percent of the nation's 1.46 million total - serves no compelling...Show More Summary

Trump and Tillerson: An ethical pigpen

  “Now we are going to have Donald Trump’s swamp,” said ethics guru Paul Painter of University of Minnesota Law School. “The D.C. swamp is going to be back-filled from New York.” That’s how Painter described to Right Turn the problems implicit in the president-elect’s announcement via Twitter that he will leave his sons in charge […]

Economists: Climate Change Will Hurt US Economy Sooner Than Expected

A survey of economists by the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University Law School finds that, as a group, they think climate change will have a greater than expected negative impact on the US economy and that impact will...Show More Summary

Brooklyn Law School Sells Real Estate For $148m, Raising Endowment To $225m

New York Law School, Brooklyn Law School Sells Office Building for $76.5M: Brooklyn Law School has sold a downtown Brooklyn office building to a group of investors for $76.5 million. The move is the latest in the school's multi-year plan to sell off its extensive real estate holdings amid the...

More Law Degrees For Women, But Fewer Good Jobs

New York Times Deal Book: More Law Degrees for Women, but Fewer Good Jobs, by Elizabeth Olson: Women currently occupy nearly half of all the seats in American law schools, gaining credentials for a professional career once all but reserved for men. But their large presence on campus does not...

Economists Agree Climate Change Will Hurt US Economy — And Soon

A survey by the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law finds the vast majority of economists believe climate change will impact the US and global economies harder and sooner than predicted. Economists Agree Climate Change Will Hurt US Economy — And Soon was originally posted on: PlanetSave. Show More Summary

July 2016 New York Bar Exam Results: Pass Rate Increases 4% After Adoption Of UBE

The July 2016 New York bar passage rates by school are out. Here are the results for first time test takers for the 15 New York ABA-approved law schools, along with each school's U.S. News ranking (New York and overall). Bar Pass Rank (Rate) School US News Rank NY (Overall)...

Non-Sequiturs: 11.04.16

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Will ballot selfies ruin democracy? A debate between Rick Hasen and Elie Mystal. [New York Times] Tim Kaine's law school roommate dishes on the experience. [Salon] How to survive your first year as an associate. [Ms. JD] Thinking about faking it as a lawyer? You could go to jail for that. Show More Summary

Weekly Legal Education Roundup

ABA Journal, Law school agrees to second name change after losing injunction fight in trademark suit Above the Law, New York Bar Exam Results Reveal Higher Passage Rates Thanks To The UBE Above the Law, Yikes! New Jersey Bar Exam Results Reveal The Worst Passage Rates In A Decade Bill...

Donald Trump's 1995 Return: What The New York Times Missed

I have to make note of this piece by Katy Abbot - Jack Mitnick, Donald Trump;s Tax Accountant: 5 Fast Facts You Need To Know. Mitnick, a 1956 graduate of New York City College and a 1960 New York University Law School grad who has held...Show More Summary

The Best (Columbia, NYU) And Worst (Pace, Seton Hall, Hofstra) New York Law Schools For BigLaw Jobs

Above the Law, The Best (And Worst) New York Law Schools For Biglaw Jobs: [O]ne tipster has gone through and actually broken down how many students from each New York area school are landing at specific Biglaw firms. Here’s the methodology: I scoured the websites of Cravath, S&C, DPW, Skadden,...

Presidential Election Law Forum at Fordham on Friday

Announcement via email: Friday, September 30, 2016 at Fordham Law School, 150 West 62 Street, New York City   Lunch and Welcome Reception (12:00 to 12:30) Panel 1 (12:30 to 1:50) (Moderated by Professor Jerry Goldfeder): Prof. Edward B. Foley … Continue reading ?

How are judges made in New York? Like sausage [in 5 steps]

Let’s say you’ve graduated from law school and passed the bar exam, and you aspire to the bench. A logical goal would be the state Supreme Court, which has 14-year terms, a $192,300... To view the full story, click the title link.

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