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Rodriguez:Changing Law Schools

Daniel B. Rodriguez (Dean, Northwestern), Changing Law Schools: Last fall, 203 ABA accredited law schools opened their doors to a new class of would-be lawyers. Next month, that number will drop to 202, as Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, California announced in April that it would shut down, making...

Robot Lawyers, 'Skills Training,' And Legal Education

Following up on Paul's follow up on Whittier Law School, my summer project has to do with the limits of artificial intelligence in the process of lawyering, and its impact on how and what we teach in law school. (The Savannah Law Review is holding a provocative symposium on September...

'Is Whittier Law School An Outlier Or A Bellwether, A White Elephant Or A Canary In The Coal Mine?'

Following up on my previous posts on the closure of Whittier Law School (links below): USA Today, Law Schools Hunker Down As Enrollment Slips: Whittier Law School in California is closing its doors for good next spring, and students and faculty are stunned. It is, after all, a shocking milestone...

Why you might want to think twice before going to law school

4 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Whittier Law School in California will become the first ever accredited law school to shut down.        

Law schools 'hunkering down' as enrollment slips

4 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Whittier Law School in California became the first ever accredited law school to shut down.        

TaxProf Blog Weekend Roundup

Saturday: This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Posts Should La Verne And Other Law Schools With Low First-Time Bar Passage Rates Follow Whittier's Lead And Close? Facing Competition From GRE, LSAC Allows Applicants To Take LSAT An Unlimited Number Of Times Reinterpreting Corporate Inversions: Non-Tax Competitions And Frictions Sunday:...

Should La Verne And Other Law Schools With Low First-Time Bar Passage Rates Follow Whittier's Lead And Close?

Bloomberg Law, Are Law Schools with Low Bar Pass Rates at Risk of Closing?: The University of La Verne College of Law enrolls over 100 students each year, and if past history is any indication, only slightly more than half, 54 percent, will likely pass the bar on their first...

Law Schools Gone Innovating

Forbes: Law Schools Gone Innovating, by Michael Horn: Non-elite law schools are in crisis. If people didn’t believe that before, they should now after Whittier College’s announcement last month that it would close its law school. But the legal education landscape is not uniform. Different regions have different contexts in...

This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Posts

Whittier Law School Died Many Years Ago, When It Strayed From Its Founding Mission To Prepare Students To Pass The Bar And Succeed As Lawyers Tax Policy In The Trump Administration Florida A&M University Fires Four Deans, Including Law School Dean After Only Sixteen Months On Job NY Times ('Laughable...

Weekly Legal Education Roundup

ABA Journal, Law school leader among four deans dismissed from Florida A&M Above the Law, 2017 Law School Graduation Speaker Round-Up Above the Law, Readers Speak Out On The Closing Of Whittier Law School Vikram Amar (Dean Illinois), Evaluating Legal Education’s Vital Signs At The End Of The Academic Year...

Whittier: The Canary In The Law School Coal Mine

Following up on my previous posts on canaries in the law school coal mine: Is Florida Coastal the Canary in the Law School Coal Mine? (Aug. 12, 2013) Former AALS President: Thomas Jefferson Is 'The Canary in the Coal Mine of Legal Education,' Expects Six Law Schools to Close (Sept....

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Whittier Law School Died Many Years Ago, W…

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Whittier Law School Died Many Years Ago, When It Strayed From Its Founding Mission To Prepare Students To Pass The Bar And Succeed As Lawyers.

Whittier Law School Died Many Years Ago, When It Strayed From Its Founding Mission To Prepare Students To Pass The Bar And Succeed As Lawyers

Following up on my previous posts on the closure of Whittier Law School (links below): Jill Switzer (J.D. 1976, Whittier; Blogger, Old Lady Lawyer), Requiem For My Law School: I will leave it to others to report, examine, and dissect the upcoming demise aka closing of Whittier Law School. This...

This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Posts

Temperature Rises In Debate Over Closure Of Whittier Law School; Are 5-25 Law Schools In A 'Death Spiral' Leading To Closure Over The Next Five Years? Reports Of Extreme Income Inequality Are Exaggerated Due To Shift In S-Corporation Income Among The Very Wealthiest Robert Anderson (Pepperdine), Whittier Law School Closing...

More Data On The Closure Of Whittier Law School

Following up on my previous posts on the closure of Whittier Law School (links below): Derek Muller (Pepperdine), Examining Whittier: [W]hile emotions are still raw and much remains uncertain, I thought I'd dig into a few publicly-accessible details to examine what's happened at Whittier in the last decade or so....

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Temperature Rises In Debate Over Closure O…

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Temperature Rises In Debate Over Closure Of Whittier Law School; Are 5-25 Law Schools In A ‘Death Spiral’ Leading To Closure Over The Next Five Years?

Fresh mangoes, Whittier Law School edition

The impending closure of a low-ranked California law school featuring cratering bar passage numbers, soaring graduate debt, and terrible employment outcomes seems to have driven friend of the blog Steve Diamond (a law professor at another low-ranked California law school featuring pretty much exactly the same things in a slightly less spectacular form) right over […]

Temperature Rises In Debate Over Closure Of Whittier Law School; Will 5-10 More Law Schools Close Over The Next Five Years?

Following up on my previous posts: Stephen Diamond (Santa Clara), Whittier's Decision To Close Its Law School Violates AAUP Tenure Protections, Harms Diversity, And Ignores The Rebounding Legal Employment Market (Apr. 23, 2017) Robert Anderson (Pepperdine), Whittier Law School Closing Is Another Sad Story Of Generational Wealth Shifting, With Millennial...

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: What Comes After Whittier Shutdown? Plans…

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: What Comes After Whittier Shutdown? Plans to close law school spark questions about future shutdowns and worries about impact on student access.

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