Legal Education

567 ABA Journal articles on Legal Education.

Arizona Summit sues ABA, 3rd for-profit InfiLaw school to do so
On Thursday, Arizona Summit Law School was the third InfiLaw school to sue the American Bar Association in a month, arguing that due process rights were violated before and after the 2017 decision to put the for-profit school on probation.
Studying for the bar? Put down the phone—or not
The days of attending bar review classes in person are waning, say law school deans, and recent graduates preparing for the bar now do a great deal of studying on smartphones with offerings like streamed lectures, flashcard apps and even YouTube songs devoted to thinking through statutes and case law.
Pass rate for February’s California state bar exam drops by more than 7 percentage points
Continuing a downward trend in recent years, the overall pass rate for February's California state bar exam was 27.3 percent, according to a State Bar of California press release issued Friday.
After previously defending lower pay for female profs, DU Law School enters EEOC consent decree
Seven female professors at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law will receive back pay, compensatory damages and compensation increases stemming from an equal pay lawsuit brought in 2016 by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Top law schools ask law firms to disclose arbitration agreements for summer associates
After an outcry that law schools, not students, should be responsible for asking law firms about mandatory arbitration agreements and nondisclosure provisions for summer associates, 14 of the country’s top law schools this week asked that firms participating in campus recruiting disclose such policies in a new survey.
Charlotte School of Law sues ABA, arguing it was never out of compliance with bar pass rule
Updated: Following the Florida Coastal School of Law lawsuit filed against the American Bar Association last week, another InfiLaw school, the now-shuttered Charlotte School of Law, has sued the organization, arguing the ABA violated the law school's due process rights when it placed the law school on probation in November 2016.
UVA Law to receive $43.9 million donation from 2 alumni
Martha and Bruce Karsh, a couple who met at the University of Virginia School of Law, will donate $43.9 million to their alma mater.
ABA Legal Ed council approves proposed rule change to end admission test requirement
Updated: A proposed revision to remove an admission test requirement for accredited law schools was approved Friday by the council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar—as was a plan to reorganize the section.
Florida Coastal sues ABA over finding of noncompliance with accreditation standards
Florida Coastal School of Law, which the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar has found to be out compliance with various standards regarding admissions and academic support, filed a federal court lawsuit against the organization Thursday, alleging that the ABA's accreditation finding violated the school’s due process rights.
ABA should never have accredited now-closed Charlotte School of Law, lawsuit claims
A former professor and former student from the Charlotte School of Law have sued the ABA, accusing it of negligence in accrediting the school.
Judge who sued neighbor over urinating cat got case records sealed; law prof seeks access
A judge in Washington state who sought a restraining order against his neighbor’s urinating cat was able to get court records sealed in the case.
SoLI summit emphasizes breaking down silos, rethinking legal education
Updated: Law schools and lawyers must change the way they operate in a brave new world driven by data, technological change, and process management.
Legal Ed Section announces council slate, and it includes 1 young lawyer
Following recommendations to bring younger voices to the council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, the group has nominated Daniel R. Thies, a Sidley Austin associate, to a three-year term.
2 Center for Constitutional Rights officials are denied entry into Israel

Two officials with the Center for Constitutional Rights say that on Sunday they were interrogated and denied entry into Israel for a fact-finding tour with U.S. human rights leaders.


Booking the Dumpster: The tragedy of ‘deaccessioning’ books from university libraries
Book research shouldn’t be superseded by online research. Yet university libraries are unloading millions of unread volumes.

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