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Syracuse's Secret Sauce For Its Outperformance On The New York Bar: Tougher 1L Curve And Readmission Policy, Eight Mandatory Bar-Related Courses For At-Risk Students

I previously have blogged Syracuse's over-performance on the New York State Bar Exam: although Syracuse is the seventh highest ranked of fifteen New York law schools, it ranked fourth (89.5%) in bar passage on the July 2016 bar exam, behind only Columbia, Cornell, and NYU (and above Fordham, Cardozo, St....

Why Bridge The Gap Is Not Just For Newly Admitted Attorneys

Get a jump-start on CLE credits and learn something new on Feb. 25 at New York Law School....

Syracuse Law School Offers $20,000 Scholarships To New York Residents

Syracuse Post-Standard, New Law School Grant Will Make Syracuse University NY's Cheapest Private Option: Syracuse University's College of Law will offer new tuition grants to New York state residents starting with the upcoming school year. The Empire State Scholars Grant will offer $20,000 of tuition assistance to all admitted state...

NY Times:The Crisis At Charlotte Law School

Following up on my previous posts (links below): New York Times, For-Profit Law School Faces Crisis After Losing Federal Loans: [Charlotte Law School], with hundreds of students, remains in business, even without the lifeline of federal student aid. It is counting on the Education Department under the Trump administration to...

NYU International Tax Program 20th Anniversary

Celebrating Twenty Years of the International Tax Program of the New York University School of Law (562 pages): Introduction, by H. David Rosenbloom (Faculty Director, International Tax Program), pp. 1-8: This Volume marks the 20th year of the International Tax Program at New York University School of Law. The first...

"Voting Fraud Inquiry? The Investigators Got Burned Last Time."

I'm reading this op-ed in the NYT by Michael Waldman, who is the president of the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law. Waldman looks back at efforts by the Justice Department during the Bush II administration. Show More Summary

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

4 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

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