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Experiential Education and Our Divided Campuses

Margaret Reuter (Indiana) & Joanne M. Ingham (New York Law School), Experiential Education and Our Divided Campuses: The Carnegie education masters, legal employers, and the ABA have appealed for more experiential teaching in law schools. The time is now; every school will soon have to provide at least 6 credits...

Columbia law school and “existential worry”

(Paul Mirengoff) I thought I had covered every angle of interest to me in the story about Columbia law school postponing the exams of law students “traumatized” by two grand jury no-bills. But the New York Times article that John linked to prompts an additional line of thought. Show More Summary

Columbia Law School Delays Exams To Allow Students To Overcome The “Trauma” of Ferguson and New York Decisions

2 weeks agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Columbia Law School has decided to delay exams for law students to overcome “trauma” of Ferguson, Garner decisions. It is the first such delay of exams for such decisions that I have seen at a law school and it has attracted criticism from both academics and lawyers as a poor preparation for real life as […]

Harvard B-school prof wages war against Chinese restaurant

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Ben Edelman has a law degree from Harvard Law School, a teaching position at Harvard Business School, and an economics and business background that has brought him such consulting clients as Microsoft, the NFL, the New York Times. He...Show More Summary

Columbia Law School Lets Students Postpone Finals Because Of Eric Garner, Michael Brown Grand Jury Decisions

Protests are continuing in New York and across the country in the wake of the grand jury decisions in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. And the decisions—both resulting in no indictments for police officers killing unarmed black men—have left many outraged at the justice system... Show More Summary

No Work, No Justice

I grew up in a part of St. Louis, Missouri, just 10 minutes from the suburb of Ferguson, and spent a summer in New York while I was in law school, so the cases of Michael Brown's shooting and Eric Garner's chokehold have really hit home. Show More Summary

New Protests March Through Miami, Target Apple, Macy's In New York

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Other protests of recent deaths in police shootings shut down intersections in Boston and Providence, R.I., and marched from Yale Law School in Connecticut to a nearby courthouse.

Non-Sequiturs: 12.05.14

New York has rejected recognizing a chimpanzee as a "person." [PrawfsBlawg] Which law schools are most conservative? Most liberal? [FiveThirtyEight] Elie's new job as "deal judge." [Dealbreaker] Lawyer suspended amid accusations that...Show More Summary

How Law Professors Can Help Failing Law Schools

Above the Law: How Law Professors Can Help Failing Schools, by Elie Mystal: [T]the New York Times kicked off this week in law schools with one of their awesome trend pieces about some issue everybody who has been paying attention already knows about. Law schools are in trouble, don’t ya...

Henderson: NY Times Article Quoting AALS President Rodriguez May Spur Needed Change in Legal Education

The Legal Whiteboard: The Market for Law School Applicants -- A Milestone to Remember, by Bill Henderson (Indiana) Yesterday's Dealbook column in the New York Times featured Northwestern Law Dean Dan Rodriguez (who also serves at President of the AALS) speaking candidly about the meltdown dynamics that have taken hold....

Will Faculty Soon be Cleaning Law School Bathrooms?

New York Times: When the Forces of Media Disruption Hit Home, by David Carr: I read on Friday that the price of taxi medallions in New York City had fallen about 17 percent, a drop created by competition from ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. The impact is remarkable because...

Woman With a Gun: A Talk With Phillip Margolin

Photo: Anthony Georgis Phillip Margolin graduated from the New York University School of Law School and worked for many years as a criminal defense attorney, a profession inspired by his having read the Perry Mason novels. An Edgar-nominated novelist (even while working as an attorney), he became a full-time writer in 1996. Show More Summary

NY Times: Law Schools Engage in 'Hand-to-Hand Combat' Over Declining Applicant Pool

New York Times DealBook: Law School Becomes Buyers’ Market as Competition for Best Students Increases, by Elizabeth Olson: Summer was waning and students were already packing for the fall semester, but Prof. Daniel B. Rodriguez, dean of the Northwestern University School of Law, was still fielding phone calls from incoming...

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

2 months 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

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

“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

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