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Let It Flow! NYC Funds Free Pads And Tampons for All Schools, Jails, and Shelters

Emily McCarty Photo credit: Jen (Creative Commons) Last week, New York City Council approved a policy that provides free tampons and pads in every public school, jail, and shelter in the city. The law is the first of its kind in the United States, and it will provide supplies to an estimated 300,000 youth and 23,000 people in shelters annually. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls—Study: Special interests pouring money into local elections

Lauren McCauley at Common Dreams writes—Landmark Survey Finds Special Interests are Pouring Money into Local Elections: The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law on Sunday published a landmark report (pdf) documenting...Show More Summary

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Temperature Rises In Debate Over New York

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Temperature Rises In Debate Over New York Times Coverage Of The Law School Crisis.

NY Times:Law Schools Go Online In Wake Of 'Marked Declines In Enrollment, Revenue And Jobs'

New York Times: Law Schools Are Going Online to Reach New Students, by Elizabeth Olson: Law schools, in the face of marked declines in enrollment, revenue and jobs for graduates, are beginning to adopt innovative new ways of delivering legal education. Some law schools are moving away from relying solely...

Debate Over The Law School Crisis Shifts From The New York Times To Facebook And Twitter

The debate over the New York Times' recent coverage of the law school crisis (links below) has moved onto Facebook and Twitter, with lively exchanges between New York Times reporter Noam Scheiber and Law Profs Stephen Diamond (Santa Clara), David Herzig (Valparaiso), Dave Hoffman (Temple), and Michael Simkovic (Seton Hall)...

NY Times:As Law Grads Seethe With 'Atavistic Rage' At Their Financial Plight, Many Law Schools Confront Stark Choice: Continue To Admit Marginal Students, Or Shut Down

New York Times Deal Book: An Expensive Law Degree, and No Place to Use It, by Noam Scheiber: By most measures, John Acosta is a law school success story. He graduated from Valparaiso University Law School — a well-established regional school here in northwestern Indiana — in the top third...

Both crime and incarceration are going down in some areas

According to the Brennan Center for Justice, a New York University School of Law think tank, “getting tough on crime” with more punitive incarceration policies may be a lot of smoke and mirrors … in so many words. In actual words, their latest report looks at data from 27 states over a 10-year period. Show More Summary

Disabled law school grad sues after failing N.Y. bar exam

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

A Harvard Law School grad is blaming the New York Board of Law Examiners for her failures to pass the bar exam.

On Choosing a School in a Segregated City

Nicole Hannah-Jones weaves a personal story with our awful social history in this compelling piece for the New York Times:Last June, de Blasio signed the School Diversity Accountability Act into law. But the law mandates only that the Department of Education report segregation numbers, not that it do anything to integrate schools. Show More Summary

Graetz & Greenhouse:The Burger Court And The Rise Of The Judicial Right

Michael J. Graetz (Columbia) & Linda Greenhouse (New York Times), The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right (June 7, 2016). From Columbia Law School: Early reviews are extolling the insights of The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right, the new book by Columbia Law...

The Curve

Jeremy Blachman (J.D. 2005, Harvard; author, Anonymous Lawyer) & Cameron Stracher (J.D. 1987, Harvard; Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, New York), The Curve (2016): The students at Manhattan Law School, a decrepit institution on the edge of the toxic Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, are geographically-challenged and mad as hell –...

Prominent New York Democrat Donates To Stenehjem Campaign

Wayne Stenehjem at the University of North Dakota Law School. Jesse Trelstad/ Grand Forks Herald I’ve been hitting Fargo businessman Doug Burgum over support from Democrats for his gubernatorial campaign, so I guess it’s only fair that I do the same for his opponent Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. Show More Summary

Columbia law professor shreds the 'don't ask, don't tell' code of insider trading in NYT op-ed

Columbia Law School professor John C. Coffee Jr. wrote a blunt condemnation of US laws around insider trading. In the editorial, published Monday in the New York Times, Coffee explains that the US has "overly complex and burdensome"Show More Summary

No, the Obama Administration Doesn’t Need the Public to Weigh in on Trans Bathroom Equality

Despite what a Yale Law School emeritus professor argues in the New York Times, the administration's “Dear Colleague letter” about Title IX and trans rights was a guidance document that doesn’t have the force and effect of law. The post No, the Obama Administration Doesn’t Need the Public to Weigh in on Trans Bathroom Equality appeared first on Rewire.

It's Official:'Antonin Scalia Law School At George Mason University'

ABA Journal, It's Official: George Mason's Law School to Take Name of the Late Justice Scalia National Law Journal, 'Antonin Scalia Law School' Name Change is Official Now New York Times, George Mason University Firms Up Plan to Name Law School for Scalia Wall Street Journal, George Mason Gets Go-Ahead...

NYU Sues YouTube For Reposting Video After Video Poster Sent DMCA Counternotice

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

You would think that a large university like New York University -- better known as NYU -- would have decently competent lawyers. Especially since NYU has its very own law school that is frequently one of the top ranked law schools in the country. Show More Summary

NY Times:Amidst 33% Enrollment Decline (From 260 1Ls To 174), University Of Minnesota Funds $16 Million Law School Operating Deficit

Following up on my previous post: New York Times, Minnesota Law School, Facing Waning Interest, Cuts Admissions: Resisting the temptation to admit more students to bolster tuition receipts, the University of Minnesota, which has one of the nation’s highly ranked law schools, has gone in the opposite direction. It decided...

[BREAKING] Wrong Side of History Class: Obama To Issue Pubic School Transgender Decree TOMORROW

Bypassing the people, and the states, and the courts, President Obama is once again exercising executive authority to enforce his will and a leftist vision on America. Not under threat of law, but threat of cut funding. The New YorkShow More Summary

Actresses Julianne Moore and Melissa Joan Hart join parents in New York to demand stricter laws on guns

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

In December 2012, when the news broke that classrooms full of first-graders had been shot to death at Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut, Julianne Moore was on a movie set in Queens. Related: Sandy Hook victims’ families get access to gun manufacturer marketing records She turned off the...

Pace Law School Gets Mega-Gift, New Name

Pace University's law school outside of New York City is the latest school to benefit from a burst of largesse. A German family has donated what the university says is the largest gift in its history.

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