Legal Education

641 ABA Journal Legal Education articles.

Yale Law clinic helps writers group file First Amendment suit against Trump

A group of writers and media professionals called PEN America has filed a lawsuit stating that President Donald Trump is violating the First Amendment by threatening and directing retaliation against…

Tennessee agency rejects proposal to move Valpo Law
The Tennessee Higher Education Commission has killed a proposed agreement to move Indiana-based Valparaiso University's law school to Middle Tennessee State University.
New game lets players train AI to spot legal issues
Got a free minute? There’s a new game that will help train an artificial intelligence model to spot legal issues and help close the access-to-justice gap.
‘How to Get Away with Murder’ takes a somewhat realistic look at law school and legal employment

In How to Get Away with Murder, students vie to take a trial skills class with Annalise Keating, a successful criminal defense attorney. This is spot on: My favorite courses were taught by adjuncts who have actually practiced law.

Law school at University of Puerto Rico out of compliance with academic support standard

The University of Puerto Rico School of Law is out of compliance with an accreditation standard regarding academic support, according to an Oct. 10 letter posted online by American…

ABA Legal Ed rejects Arizona Summit’s proposed teach-out plan

A teach-out plan for Infilaw’s Arizona Summit School of Law, by which its remaining students would finish course work for their degrees at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College…

2 schools seek approval to move Valpo Law to Middle Tennessee

A proposed agreement in which the Indiana-based Valparaiso University would gift its law school infrastructure to Middle Tennessee State University, which would offer a reimbursement for interim expenses, has been…

Lawsuits target law reviews at Harvard and NYU, saying they favor women and minorities

A Texas group filed two suits over the weekend alleging that two prominent law reviews violate federal laws by giving preferences to women and minorities when selecting some of their members…

Study: Average price of a JD drops amid declining class sizes, costing $1.5B a year in lost tuition

Law schools have cut class sizes and offered tuition discounts that lowered the average inflation-adjusted cost of a law degree by 6 percent from 2010 to 2016, according to a…

For Law Student Mental Health Day, ABA groups focus on ways to promote well-being
Approach someone if you think he or she is having mental health problems, but don’t make assumptions or give examples of why you think something is amiss, says Laurie J. Besden, executive director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania.
FBI report on Kavanaugh is sent to Senate; confirmation vote could be Saturday
The FBI has completed its supplemental report on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and sent it to the Senate, where senators began to view it Thursday in a secure room at the Capitol.
Oklahoma University College of Law associate dean resigns over sexist, homophobic writings

A law professor and associate dean for academic affairs at the Oklahoma University College of Law voluntarily resigned Tuesday after his discriminatory writings about women and same-sex marriage in a…

LSAT to start transitioning to digital format in 2019

Starting in July 2019, the Law School Admissions Test will begin transitioning to a digital format.

For the first test, some examinees will be assigned to take the test with…

After student protests, Kavanaugh tells Harvard Law School he won’t teach in January

Brett Kavanaugh has informed Harvard Law School that he won’t teach his class on the Supreme Court in January.

Students were informed of the U.S. Supreme Court nominee’s decision in…

Gender equity has come a long way, Justice Ginsburg tells Columbia Law students

Speaking Friday at a Columbia Law School event honoring her 25th year on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told the audience that at one point, she was…

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