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Tesla Board Member Vows Defamation Action

Every lawyer knows that defamation cases are hard to win -- especially if your client is a public figure. You have to get over the First Amendment, New York Times v. Sullivan, and all those privileges you learned in law school. Even if you can prove actual malice, the......

GRE Claims Another New York Law School

What this says about the future of law schools... #FOLS17

The Tax Bill As A Payoff To The Idle Rich?

Catherine Rampell has a snarky but sound op-ed explaining some perverse incentives created by the Tax Bill. She writes: Consider a hypothetical, similar to one New York University School of Law’s Lily Batchelder suggested to me recently: A family business has been passed down to several siblings with varying levels...

Weekly Legal Education Roundup

ABA Journal, New York State Bar exam sees slight pass rate increase for July 2017 ABA Journal, Sen. Elizabeth Warren: I was sexually harassed as a young law professor American Lawyer, At Law Schools, Rowdy Protests Provide Teachable Moments Chronicle of Higher Education, Publicize Your Research Stephen Daniels (American Bar...

NY Times: John Grisham Prosecutes For-Profit Law Schools In ‘The Rooster Bar’

New York Times, John Grisham Prosecutes For-Profit Law Schools in ‘The Rooster Bar’: Earlier this year, John Grisham announced that his next legal thriller would be about the scams behind many for-profit law schools. But it’s a long leap from subject matter to story, and Grisham’s newly reanimated storytelling skills...

Tear down N.Y.'s 'Scaffold Law' to rebuild infrastructure, group says. Not so fast, a law clinic replies.

Repeal backers say the 1895 Scaffold Law has outlived its usefulness and only tacks on additional costs to infrastructure projects. A legal clinic at New York Law School counters that the measure keeps people safe.

Getting The Most Law School Bang For Your Buck — See Also

The Top 25 "Best Value" Law Schools: The National Jurist released their 2017 "Best Value" law schools, without letting a pesky little thing like prestige get in the way. New York Posts Impressive Bar Passage Numbers: Thanks Uniform Bar...Show More Summary

NY Times: More On The Feds Criminal Investigation Of Charlotte Law School

New York Times, Federal Inquiry of Charlotte Law School Is Disclosed by Suit: Barbara Bernier arrived at Charlotte School of Law four years ago to teach constitutional and other law courses. But what she found at the for-profit law school was different from her prior teaching experiences, so she quit...

Sessions’s big lie on crime

The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University’s law school has a new report out based on the latest crime statistics. It “collected crime data directly from local police departments in America’s 30 largest cities, and then used historical trends to estimate 2017 year-end crime numbers.” The results — no surprise if you have been following […]

“Brennan Center and Protect Democracy File Suit to Make ‘Voter Fraud’ Commission Records Public”

Release: The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and Protect Democracy filed a lawsuit today in federal court in New York to compel the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Office of Management and Budget … Continue reading ?

The Legacy of Lynching--Confronting Racial Terror in America

'Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of Equal Justice Initiative, professor of law at New York University Law School and author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (Spiegel & Grau, 2015), and Anne Pasternak, director ofShow More Summary

Updated Research Guide on Drafting History of International Agreements

GlobaLex, the online legal research collection at the New York University School of Law, has just published an update to its research guide À la Recherche des Travaux Préparatoires: An Approach to Researching the Drafting History ofShow More Summary

“A word with Kris Kobach; The voter-fraud commission relies on some really dodgy studies”

The Economist: Research reports collected for years by the Brennan Centre for Justice at the New York University School of Law show that voter fraud in general and by non-citizens in particular is extraordinarily rare. In his own state, Mr … Continue reading ?

Legal Scholars Argue NYC Already Has Tolling Authority

Crain’s New York Business publishes an op-ed column in which three law school academics, one of whom is New York City’s former corporation counsel, assert that state law authorizes the city council to toll roads and bridges, a position contrary to the one Mayor  Bill de Blasio takes. Show More Summary

39 Glamorous Photos of Iconic Beauties From the 1950s and '60s Taken by Peter Basch

Born in Berlin, American magazine and glamour photographer Peter Basch (1921 – 2004) came to New York with his family due to fears of rising anti-Jewish sentiment and laws in Germany. He attended the De Witt Clinton High School, and went to school in England when family moved to Los Angeles. Upon returning to the United States, Basch joined the Army. Show More Summary

Pols apart: Dangerous days as Americans shun compromise

I called Brian Leiter because he’s not a political pundit. “The political pundits are idiots” was the first sentence out of his mouth. He’s from New York and taught at the University of Texas before he joined the law school at the University of Chicago. We talk about the future, five decades from now. The […]

Control of NYC schools in flux as lawmakers ready to adjourn

New York City schools are again the top issue in Albany as lawmakers work toward the end of their annual session. The law giving Mayor Bill de Blasio control over … Click to Continue »

Former US prosecutor: Justice can't tolerate alternate facts

Manhattan's former top federal prosecutor didn't criticize his ex-boss, President Donald Trump, by name in Thursday's remarks to graduates at the New York Law School. [...] Bharara cited former FBI director James Comey's willingness to challenge then-President George W. Bush when he feared an anti-terrorism measure was unconstitutional.

Muller:Visualizing Law School Employment Outcomes In California, Illinois, New York, And Texas

Derek Muller (Pepeprdine), Visualizing Employment Outcomes In California In 2016: Illinois New York Texas

Questions persist in death of prominent New York judge

When Sheila Abdus-Salaam agreed to speak this month at an alumni gathering at Columbia Law School, it was business as usual for someone in demand as the first black woman … Click to Continue »

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