604 ABA Journal Legal Education articles.
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.
Aug 17, 2018 6:00 AM CDT
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.
Aug 14, 2018 2:20 PM CDT
An AccessLex Institute-funded research paper has found that first-year law students are 3 percent less likely to get A's or A-minuses in classes taught by someone of the opposite gender, and 10 percent less likely to earn A's or A-minuses when the class is taught by someone of a different race.
Aug 9, 2018 3:01 PM CDT
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?
Aug 9, 2018 6:10 AM CDT
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.
Aug 6, 2018 7:26 PM CDT
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…
Aug 3, 2018 7:14 PM CDT
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.
Aug 2, 2018 10:01 AM CDT
While awaiting ABA House of Delegates action on two major legal education resolutions, the council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar will discuss guidance for admissions standards and reporting disclosures during the open session of its Friday meeting.
Aug 2, 2018 6:00 AM CDT
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.
Aug 1, 2018 2:29 PM CDT
The pool of applicants is rising, but deans are chastened by a fragile job market for young lawyers.
Aug 1, 2018 1:45 AM CDT
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.
Jul 31, 2018 2:40 PM CDT
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.
Jul 27, 2018 11:23 AM CDT
Tuesday was a watershed day for some Colorado Bar Exam test-takers.
Jul 25, 2018 4:19 PM CDT
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.
Jul 23, 2018 4:43 PM CDT
Law students who evaluated Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s classes gave mostly glowing evaluations to the future U.S. Supreme Court nominee.
One student at Georgetown was so impressed that the 2007 evaluation read: “I honestly believe I took a class that was instructed by a future Supreme Court justice." Others rated Kavanaugh as their best professor ever. Students said he was accessible outside of class, evenhanded, fair-minded, well-versed in the materials and smart. One noted his “great hair!”
Jul 23, 2018 7:05 AM CDT
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