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ABA removes remedial actions requirements for Ave Maria School of Law
Finding that Ave Maria School of Law is now in compliance with an accreditation standard addressing admissions, the council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar has removed requirements of specific remedial actions.
Increases in law school applicant pool and those with high LSAT scores likely, professor says
It’s likely that the 2018 law school applicant pool will be the largest this year since the 2011-12 admissions cycle, and it appears that there will be a significant increase of applicants with LSAT scores of at least 165, Jerry Organ writes at TaxProf Blog.
NIU Law to charge same tuition for residents and nonresidents

Starting this fall, out-of-state students at Northern Illinois University College of Law will pay the same for tuition and fees as in-state residents, according to the school’s website.

Since the…

Does ideology influence editors’ law review picks? Study finds a correlation
Editors choosing law review articles are influenced by shared ideology with the authors, according to a working paper by three University of Chicago law professors.
Would an overhaul of federal student-loan programs help bring down law school tuition?
Could reforming the federal student-loan program be a way to halt the skyrocketing cost of attending law school? At the 2018 ABA Midyear Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, the American Bar Foundation gathered a panel together to discuss the issue in “The Perennial (and Stubborn) Challenge of Cost, Affordability and Access in Legal Education: Has it Finally Hit the Fan?”
Law schools should make students’ borrowing data public, include with admissions offers, report says
Recent law grads have on average $134,497 in law school debt if they went to a private school or $96,054 in law school debt if they went to a public school, according to a new report from Law School Transparency. But the median entry-level salary for 2016 grads in full-time, long-term law jobs was just $66,499.
Law school and university namesakes stir up controversial pasts
Controversies over names and racist histories at colleges and universities are not isolated incidents.
Law schools examine predictive value of GRE, LSAT
Under a proposal being considered by the council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, ABA-accredited schools could have more flexibility to consider alternate ways of testing applicants.
Cooley Law School complaint demands ‘fair and transparent’ ABA accreditation proceedings
The ABA needs more transparency when making accreditation determinations for law schools, and it illegally posted a letter to its website regarding Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School's compliance with an admissions standard, the school argues in an amended complaint filed Jan. 29.
LSAC reports increase in law school applications

The number of law school applications has increased by 10.6 percent when compared to last year at this time, according to information released by the Law School Admission…

$20M windfall for UC law schools in wrongful foreclosure suit shrinks to $150K

A federal judge has vacated a punitive damages award against Bank of America that gave $20 million to the University of California’s five law schools in a wrongful foreclosure case.

BYU Law takes on ‘debt collection epidemic’ with new online tool

BYU Law School is addressing the “debt collection epidemic” in Utah by launching a new online tool.

The project, called SoloSuit, is the first designed by LawX, BYU Law’s legal…

5 lessons for teaching law and technology

This piece was co-authored with Keith Porcaro, a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center.

Over the fall semester, we ran an experiment at the Georgetown University Law Center.

Through a…

Baylor Law to offer LLM program in litigation management

Baylor Law School will be launching what they say is the nation’s first executive LLM in litigation management program for experienced lawyers this coming fall.

Texas Lawyer had the…

Is sweet spot for avoiding academic attrition at law schools a median LSAT of at least 150?
Among ABA-accredited law schools with median LSAT scores above 150, academic attrition has recently decreased. But there’s been an increase at schools with median LSAT scores below 150, Jerry Organ writes at TaxProf Blog.

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