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  • The University of Denial

    03/23/2018 1:18:27 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 22, 2018 | Amy Wax
    ‘Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away,” observed― Philip K. Dick in “I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon.” Somewhere deep in a file drawer, or on a computer server humming away in a basement, are thousands upon thousands of numbers, with names and identities attached. They’re called grades. They represent an objective reality, which exists independent of what people want reality to be. They sit silently, completely indifferent to indignation, angry petitions, irritable gestures, teachers’ removal from classrooms—all the furor and clamor of institutional politics. Those numbers are now solely within the control of...
  • The Penn Law School Mob Scores a Victory

    03/19/2018 6:05:30 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 18, 2018 | Heather Mac Donald
    The campus mob at the University of Pennsylvania Law School has scored a hit. Prof. Amy Wax will no longer be allowed to teach required first-year courses, the schools dean announced last week. Now the leader of Black Lives Matter Pennsylvania wants Ms. Waxs scalp. According to a weekend newspaper report, if she isnt fired within a week, he plans to make things on the West Philadelphia campus very uncomfortable. Ms. Waxs sin this time was to discuss publicly the negative consequences of affirmative action. Her punishment underscores again the dangers of speaking uncomfortable truths in a university setting. The...
  • UPenn law professor removed for calling black students inferior(Fake News)

    03/16/2018 6:04:10 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 03/15/2018
    A white University of Pennsylvania law school professor who said she has never seen a black student graduate in the top quarter of the class has been removed from teaching required first-year law courses. Law school dean Ted Ruger said professor Amy Wax spoke disparagingly and inaccurately about the performance of black students during an interview with Brown University economics professor Glenn Loury on the downside of affirmative action last year.
  • Have College Degrees Become Obsolete?

    01/26/2018 6:51:32 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 97 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 26, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    This is a question being asked on both sides of the Ivy-covered walls. Charismatic TV host Mike Rowe, for example, strongly suggests that making bricks and mortar could be more lucrative than occupying buildings made of it. "People don't want these jobs because they are under a lot of mistaken assumptions about what they pay and whether or not they're good or bad jobs and all this other nonsense," Rowe said recently. "And meanwhile we've got 1 trillion dollars in student loans." "We're still telling our kids that a four-year degree is still the best path for most people." Tom...
  • The Rise and Fall of a Law-School Empire Fueled by Federal Loans

    11/24/2017 12:46:48 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 31 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 24, 2017 | Josh Mitchell
    Don Lively had a plan to bring more blacks and Hispanics into the practice of law. Mr. Lively, a professor who is white, set out to open a law school that would take minority students even if they had low test scores or did poorly in college. Using retirement savings, a loan from his father and a check from a retired couple who read about him in a local newspaper, he opened Florida Coastal School of Law in 1996 in Jacksonville. That school and two others he later helped runArizona Summit in Phoenix and Charlotte School of Law in North...
  • How an Op-Ed Praising the 1950s Triggered Leftist Snowflakes

    09/19/2017 5:09:49 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 14 replies
    Rush ^ | 9-19-17 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: What essentially happened here at the University of Pennsylvania, Penn, a couple of professors, one of them working at the University of Pennsylvania, the other one University of San Diego, wrote an op-ed suggesting that what might be needed in the United States is a return to some of the nations values and moralities of the 1950s. And what happened after that op-ed ran is the story. To the list of forbidden ideas on American college campuses, add bourgeois norms.' In other words, the old advisories of hard work, self-discipline, marriage, respect for authority. When people talk about going...
  • Ex-U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, fired by Trump, joins New York University law school

    03/21/2017 12:16:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Reuters via MSN ^ | 03/21/2017
    Former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, whom President Donald Trump fired earlier this month, will join New York University's law school on April 1 as a distinguished scholar in residence, the school announced on Tuesday. In a statement provided by the school, Bharara said he was honored to join NYU, and welcomed the opportunity "to continue addressing the issues I so deeply care about - criminal and social justice, honest government, national security, civil rights, and corporate accountability, to name a few." Bharara was fired by Trump on March 11 after refusing to step down. He had been among 46...
  • We Have Too Many Law Schools, But This Isn't The Way To Thin The Herd

    01/13/2017 6:21:52 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 39 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 13, 2017 | George Leef
    On December 19, the U.S. Department of Education announced that as of the end of the year, it would no longer allow students to use federal aid money at the Charlotte School of Law (CSL). The reason for this unprecedented move was the decision by the American Bar Association in November to place CSL on probation because of the low passage rate among its students on the most recent administration of the North Carolina bar exam. ... Instead of an administrative decree that one (or even dozens) of the schools with low bar passage rates will be denied federal student...
  • Univ. Of Michigan Law School Tries And Fails To Scrub Trump Trauma Play-Doh Event From Website

    11/13/2016 9:22:19 AM PST · by ColdOne · 48 replies ^ | 11/12/16 | eric owens
    Staffers at the University of Michigan Law School scheduled a post-presidential election event entitled Post-election Self-care with Food and Play. The event, featuring Play-Doh, bubbles and Legos, has now apparently been canceled possibly in response to heaps of ridicule. The Post-election Self-care with Food and Play event was scheduled to take place in Room 138 of Hutchins Hall on Michigans stunningly beautiful Law Quadrangle. University of Michigan webpage Google cache version
  • Scalia School of Law

    05/18/2016 4:43:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | May 18, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    George Mason University School of Law has just been renamed the Antonin Scalia School of Law in honor of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Accompanying the name change was a receipt of a $30 million gift: $10 million from the Charles Koch Foundation and $20 million from an anonymous donor. The combination of the names of Scalia and Koch has led to a number of George Mason University faculty getting their panties in a bunch -- and understandably so. Let's look at it. Justice Antonin Scalia had a reputation on the court and in his written opinions as...
  • Meet the Radical Professors Opposed to Renaming a Public Law School for Justice Scalia

    05/03/2016 11:37:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 3, 2016 | J. Christian Adams
    A group of undergraduate professors at George Mason University are leading the charge to oppose renaming the law school after late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. A public Virginia university, GMU received a $30,000,000 pledge to rename the law school. However, the George Mason faculty senate -- which is not a law school body -- passed a resolution opposing the name change. The reasons the GMU faculty senate opposed the well-funded name change included the following: The memorializing of a Supreme Court Justice who was a significant contributor to the polarized climate in this country that runs counter to...
  • Democratic lawmakers oppose renaming law school for Scalia (George Mason U)

    04/06/2016 8:18:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 6, 2016 6:47 PM EDT | Matthew Barakat
    George Mason University is tweaking its plan to rename its law school the Antonin Scalia School of Law to avoid an unfortunate acronym, but a group of state legislators wants to scrap the idea entirely. Eleven Democratic lawmakers sent a letter Tuesday to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, also known as SCHEV, asking it to reject the universitys renaming plan out of concern over whether Scalia is worthy of the honor. Mason, Virginias largest public university, has said it needs the councils approval for the new name. Scalia was also one of the most controversial justices in...
  • Law School Professors Wont Tolerate Intolerant Phrase All Lives Matter

    04/06/2016 8:23:49 AM PDT · by detective · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Apr 2016 | Jerome Hudson
    large number of faculty and law professors at American Universitys Washington College of Law are claiming that the phrase All Lives Matter is an act of intolerance.
  • George Mason University Renames Law School The "Antonin Scalia School of Law"

    03/31/2016 2:19:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | March 31, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    George Mason University will rename their law school "The Antonin Scalia School of Law" after receiving two donations totaling $30 million. These gifts are the largest in school history. While the name change isn't official yet, everything is expected to be switched to the new name by July. (To avoid the awkward acronym that many pointed out was formed by the new name, the school will probably be referred to as "Scalia Law School.") The change still needs a final go-ahead from Virginias higher education oversight agency, which is expected to give its blessing. The schools dean expects that people...
  • What Consequences? Judge Rules Student Loans Of Broke Lawyers Can Be Cancelled

    03/28/2016 4:48:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/28/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Following SCOTUS' decision not to hear a case making it easier to get rid of student debt, and The White House's push to ease student loan 'burdens', WSJ reports a federal judge ruled law-school graduates who file for bankruptcy protection can cancel the debt they racked up while studying for the bar exam. In an opinion filed Thursday, Judge Carla Craig of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Brooklyn, N.Y., said bar-exam loan debt is “a product of an arm’s-length agreement on commercial terms” and doesn’t fall into the category of student loans that stick with a borrower who files...
  • Well-respected professor predicts a top law school will close soon, and 'we may never see it coming'

    03/19/2016 7:51:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/19/2016 | Jeremy Berke
    A well-respected law professor is predicting that a top law school will close in the next few years. "In 2 to 4 years, a university administration will shut down a top law school and we may never see it coming," Dorothy A. Brown, a professor of tax law at Emory University School of Law, wrote in a column for Forbes on Thursday. Brown previously predicted the demise of law schools last year, citing a declining legal job market. Now Brown is doubling down on her predictions. Because law school is no longer a safe bet to landing a lucrative legal...
  • Stinging Indictment of Law School Professors

    02/29/2016 11:26:05 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 20 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 27, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Perhaps law professors should confine themselves to explaining the law to their students and showing how it works based upon the best evidence available. "The American legal professoriate has tirelessly pursued an expose' of American sentencing policy as unjustly harsh," George Mason University Law School professor Craig Lerner wrote last year in an article which appeared in the Wisconsin Law Review. "If Exhibit A in this critique is the persistence of the death penalty on American soil, Exhibit B has become the prevalence of LWOP [life without parole] sentencesand not simply the prevalence, but the haphazard and irrational nature with...
  • Trump: Rubio Not as Smart as Cruz, And May Be an Even Bigger Liar

    02/27/2016 2:29:36 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Feb 2016 | Michelle Fields
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump went after rival Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% by calling him an even bigger liar than Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 97% .
  • Arkansas law professor who helped hire Bill Clinton dies

    12/24/2015 9:49:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 24, 2015 12:26 PM EST | Jill Bleed
    Albert Witte, who taught six decades at the University of Arkansas School of Law and helped hire then-26-year-old Bill Clinton, has died at the age of 92. Witte, who also previously served as president of the NCAA, died Wednesday of natural causes, the university said. [...] "Al Witte was a wise counselor to Hillary and me when we were young faculty members at the law school," Clinton said in a statement released Wednesday night. "For more than 40 years, he never stopped the friendship or the shrewd -- and often hilarious -- observations and advice. He was a real gift...
  • There's a new university law school course named after Freddie Gray here's the class description

    08/12/2015 7:57:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/12/2015 | Peter Jacobs
    The University of Maryland law school will offer a course this upcoming semester on the arrest and resulting death of Freddie Gray, a black Baltimore resident whose death led to protests and unrest across the city. Forty UMD students are enrolled in the course called "Freddie Gray's Baltimore: Past, Present, and Moving Forward" which will run for eight classes and be taught by law professors, as well as city officials. The law school announced the course Tuesday, and it already appears to have filled up. Gray's death and the following unrest in Baltimore, the course's description states, "have...