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Touro Law School Offers New York's First Hybrid J.D.

New York Law Journal, Touro Law Offers New York's First Hybrid JD: Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center this fall will launch New York’s first hybrid J.D. The new FlexTime J.D., as the program is dubbed, combines online and in-person classes and can be completed just under four years....

NY Times: An Einstein For The Subway? A Lawyer — A B Student At BU Law School — Suggests A ‘Genius’ Fix

New York Times, An Einstein for the Subways? A Lawyer Suggests a ‘Genius’ Fix: It has been about a month since Craig Avedisian was declared an almost-genius, a finalist in a “genius challenge” contest with a $1 million prize. Whatever else is going on in the right and left hemispheres...

Why States May Get Away With Creative Income Tax Maneuvers

By The Conversation – Fearing that the new tax law will make it harder for them to raise enough revenue for public schools and other vital services, high-tax states such as California, New Jersey and New York are wasting no...

About that crime wave . . .

The progressive Brennan Center at New York University School of Law is out with its annual crime report. It found: All measures of crime in the 30 largest American cities — the overall crime rate, violent crime rate, and murder rate — are estimated to decline in 2017 according to a year-end analysis by the Brennan […]

NY school bus drivers can respond to allergy attacks

A new law in New York state allows school bus drivers to administer EpiPens and similar devices in an emergency. The state Senate says the law taking effect Tuesday will … Click to Continue »

NY Times: Blinded By Her Husband, Muslim Woman Aces Law School And Finds Success At DLA Piper

New York Times, Blinded by Her Husband, She Fights for Justice (and Aces Law School): During the summer break from her graduate studies in Canada, Rumana Monzur returned home to Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, to tell her husband she wanted a divorce. He reacted with leaden silence. But a...

This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Posts

House GOP To Cap Amount Of Student Loans For Law School, Eliminate Public Service Loan Forgiveness July 2017 New York Bar Exam Results: Pass Rate Rises To 86% (+4%); CUNY, Pace, Syracuse Outperform Their Predictors Bryan Camp (Texas Tech), Lesson From The Tax Court: Forms Over Substance NY Times: Laptops...

A Breakdown Of New York Bar Exam Results By Law School (July 2017)

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Which law schools’ pass rates climbed, and which law schools sank like stones?

July 2017 New York Bar Exam Results

The July 2017 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)...

Josh Blank Leaves NYU For UC-Irvine

Press Release: UCI Law is pleased to announce the appointment of renowned tax expert Joshua Blank to its faculty. Blank joins from New York University School of Law, where he currently is a professor of tax law, vice dean for technology-enhanced education, and faculty director of the school’s Graduate Tax...

How a Racially Polarized New York School District Is Violating Voting Rights Law

In East Ramapo, a white voting bloc has taken control of the school board and shut out public school supporters. Even if your school district isn't as deeply troubled as the East Ramapo Central School District in the Lower Hudson Valley,...Show More Summary

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

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

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

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

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...

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