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Judge tosses Georgetown law grad’s suit over school job fair ban
A federal judge in Texas has tossed a $5 million lawsuit against Georgetown University’s law school by a graduate who claimed he was barred as an employer from a school hiring fair because of discrimination and retaliation.
No fall classes at Arizona Summit, school says, and a teach-out plan is being negotiated
Updated: Arizona Summit School of Law will not be holding classes this fall, and it’s negotiating a teach-out agreement with another law school, according to a statement released by the school Tuesday.
After withdrawal of law school admissions test rule revision, will fewer schools accept the GRE?

Law school deans expect that fewer schools than anticipated will now be accepting entrance exams besides the LSAT.  And while it seems clear that those schools planning to do so must submit validity studies, how school-specific do those studies need to be?

Plan to drop law school entry exam requirement withdrawn before ABA House vote
The ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar withdrew a resolution before the ABA House of Delegates on Monday that called for cutting Standard 503, which requires an exam for law school admission, and beefing up Standard 501 to include the use of admission credentials and academic attrition when determining accreditation compliance.
Legal education council delays action on questionnaire guidance

As the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar awaits action on a proposal to eliminate an admissions test requirement for law schools, its council postponed…

Panel denies motion to consolidate suits against ABA by 3 InfiLaw schools
An American Bar Association motion to consolidate three federal actions filed by for-profit law schools owned by InfiLaw, all alleging due process violations regarding law school accreditation, was denied by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.
Presidents of Arizona Summit and Cooley Law are leaving their positions
Both Donald Lively, the president of InfiLaw’s for-profit Arizona Summit School of Law, and Don LeDuc, the president and dean of Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, are leaving their positions.
More people are applying to law schools: Does the jobs data support increasing class sizes?

Douglas Sylvester, dean of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, is confident that the members of the school’s class of 2020 will be able to…

While number of lawyer jobs have been decreasing, law school applications are up more than 8%
Law school applications have increased by more than 8 percent, and some schools are reportedly concerned about over over-enrollment.

“Because the demand was so strong, some schools are finding that they may have had higher yield rates than they had in prior years, and they may have larger classes than they aimed for,” Kellye Testy, president of the Law School Admissions Counsel, told Law.com. She advises matching enrollment with employment opportunities for new lawyers.
Potential closure plan for Arizona Summit discussed while accreditation appeal is pending
Updated: If Arizona Summit School of Law, a for-profit InfiLaw campus, loses its ABA accreditation, students may have the option to finish their education at Arizona State University’s law school.
NCCU has taken ‘concrete steps’ toward admissions standards compliance, ABA says
North Carolina Central University School of Law, which in January was found to be out of compliance with an ABA accreditation standard regarding admissions, has now demonstrated compliance, according to a decision the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar posted to its website Monday.
Chicago to get a public law school: John Marshall acquired by University of Illinois system
After more than two years of discussions, the University of Illinois’ board of trustees Thursday approved a plan to acquire Chicago’s John Marshall School of Law, a private stand-alone institution.
Reforming law school: Start with the end in mind
Last month, I wrote here about some potential changes to legal training in the United States, based on my own experience and conversations within and outside both the industry and country. The response was overwhelmingly positive from those who understood that I am trying to improve our profession for lawyers and clients alike.
14 of 19 Vermont Law professors lose tenure, retention chair tells professors’ organization
After being informed by the chair of Vermont Law School's retention committee that the school stripped 14 law professors of tenure, the American Association of University Professors has questioned whether the school followed proper regulations.
Florida Coastal loses TRO motion after Legal Ed Section stays some remedial actions
A federal judge has denied Florida Coastal School of Law”s motion seeking to prohibit an American Bar Association accreditation requirement that the school post public notice on its website about being out of compliance with various standards.

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