Education Law

947 ABA Journal articles on Education Law.

‘Significant noncompliance’ could be added reason for public notice of law school problems
A proposal to add “significant noncompliance” to the list of when the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar may post public notice about a law school not meeting a standard—rather than keeping the matter confidential—is being considered by the group’s council, which met Feb. 9 in San Antonio.
9th Circuit upholds $25M Trump University settlement that gives ‘almost a full recovery’ to students

A Florida bankruptcy lawyer who paid about $19,000 for classes at Trump University can’t opt out of a $25 million settlement and bring her own lawsuit, a move that would…

The war on lunch shaming: Policymakers work to protect kids from stigma
When Jennifer Ramo became executive director of the legal nonprofit New Mexico Appleseed in 2009, the Albuquerque Public Schools were making national news for serving cold cheese sandwiches instead of hot meals to kids whose parents were behind on their lunch tab.
State AG’s office won’t stop 6th grader from taking medical marijuana at school

The Illinois Attorney General’s Office and a Chicago suburban school district reached a temporary agreement to allow a sixth grade student to use her medical marijuana prescription on school grounds…

Some Charlotte School of Law students wrongly denied discharge of federal loans, NC AG’s office says
Dozens of former Charlotte School of Law students who were on approved leaves of absence when the law school closed in August were improperly denied closed-school loan discharge, according to the North Carolina attorney general’s office.
House bill to reportedly call for federal student loan caps, end of Public Service Loan Forgiveness
The U.S. House of Representatives will consider proposed changes to the Higher Education Act, including limits on the amount of money students and parents can borrow in government student loan programs, and ending loan forgiveness programs for public interest employees, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal (sub. req.).
Prosecutors drop charges against mom who placed recorder in daughter’s backpack to catch bullies

Prosecutors in Norfolk, Virginia, have dropped charges against a mother who says she put a digital recorder in her daughter’s backpack to catch bullies after school officials failed to act.

Oxford grad’s suit claims bad teaching cost him the chance to attend an Ivy League law school

A graduate of Oxford University claims his lower-than-expected grades there 17 years ago made it impossible to attend an Ivy League law school in the United States or to perform…

Tufts delays Scaramucci event after he threatens suit over op-ed pieces

Tufts University has postponed an appearance scheduled for Monday by former White House spokesman Anthony Scaramucci after he threatened to sue the school’s newspaper for defamation.

The university said it…

Justice Department opens Harvard admissions probe, threatens to sue for documents

The U.S. Justice Department is investigating the admissions practices at Harvard and has threatened to sue the university to obtain documents, according to published reports.

The Justice Department is investigating…

Lawmakers ask Dept. of Ed to extend student loan discharge for Charlotte School of Law students

The Department of Education has the authority to extend enrollment requirements for school loan discharges if there are “exceptional circumstances,” which is what should happen for students at the now-shuttered…

New policy authorizes University of Wisconsin to expel students for repeatedly disrupting speakers

A new policy adopted last week allows the University of Wisconsin to discipline and even expel students who repeatedly disrupt the free expression of others.

The policy adopted by the…

Georgia sheriff is indicted for warrantless search of hundreds of students in high school lockdown

A south Georgia sheriff and two deputies have been indicted in connection with a warrantless search of nearly 800 high school students in a drug sweep that produced no drugs…

Department of Ed revokes ‘Dear Colleague’ guidelines for campus sex assault investigations

Corrected: The U.S. Department of Education on Friday announced that it will engage in rulemaking regarding schools’ Title IX responsibilities involving campus sexual misconduct complaints, and in a question-and-answer document…

Federal judicial nominee says suit over transgender child’s bathroom access shows ‘Satan’s plan’

A Texas federal judicial nominee once characterized a lawsuit over a transgender child’s bathroom access as evidence of Satan’s plan.

The nominee, Jeff Mateer, also criticized gay marriage after referring…

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