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  • Scalia School of Law

    05/18/2016 4:43:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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 university’s renaming plan out of concern over whether Scalia is worthy of the honor. Mason, Virginia’s largest public university, has said it needs the council’s approval for the new name. Scalia “was also one of the most controversial justices in...
  • Law School Professors Won’t 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 University’s 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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 Virginia’s higher education oversight agency, which is expected to give its blessing. The school’s 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] sentences—and 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...
  • Christian Law School Forced to Support Homosexuality If It Wants Accreditation, Canadian Court Rules

    07/08/2015 3:35:30 PM PDT · by fwdude · 16 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | July 8, 2015 | Michael Gryboski
    A court in Canada has ruled that a Christian law school can be denied accreditation for having a policy in opposition to homosexuality. In a ruling made last week, a three-judge Divisional Court of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled against Trinity Western University, which had filed a lawsuit against the Law Society of Upper Canada after it denied accreditation to the evangelical Christian university based in Vancouver, British Colombia, in April 2014.
  • Law journal publishes special issue examining ‘Breaking Bad’

    05/20/2015 3:35:41 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 17 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 19, 2015 | Mike Bush
    The New Mexico Law Review is devoting its entire spring issue to eight contemporary legal issues – as seen through the entertaining but nonetheless very serious lens of a “Breaking Bad” perspective. Eight articles and essays include analyses of criminal procedure, a hypothetical arrest of Walter White, attorney-client communications, police practices, the war on drugs, and morality and the law. The Law Review, edited by University of New Mexico School of Law students, is due out Friday. An electronic version already has been posted online at lawschool.unm.edu/nmlr/current-issue.php. The Law Review’s faculty adviser, Professor Dave Sidhu, described the issue as creative...
  • [UDC] Law school dean: If you help Freddie Gray protesters in Baltimore, you can defer an exam

    04/29/2015 5:12:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/29/15 | Susan Svrluga
    The dean of the law school at the University of the District of Columbia urged students to take part in protests in Baltimore, even offering to defer an exam for those who help people on the street with legal advice. Dean Shelley Broderick of the David A. Clarke School of Law told students that community and police relations “is the civil rights issue of our time,” and that law school leaders want students to be part of the “energy and commitment” of the protests.
  • Will Obama join Amal at Columbia (University Law School) post-White House?

    04/27/2015 8:47:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 27, 2015
    President Obama is rumored to be in talks to move to New York and teach as a professor at Columbia Law School once his time in the White House is over. The president has strong links to Columbia University: He was a transfer student from California’s Occidental College in 1981 as a 20-year-old junior, and graduated from Columbia in 1983. Obama also taught courses in constitutional law at the University of Chicago from 1992 until his election to the US Senate in 2004. He was a senior lecturer from 1996 to 2004, during which time he taught three courses per...
  • Great news! Law school applications down 50%!

    04/22/2015 1:49:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/22/2014 | NewsMachete
    It is actually good to have germs in small amounts.  They help inoculate us from bigger sicknesses.  But having too many germs is bad for us. That philosophy applies equally well to lawyers.  Some lawyers are useful, even necessary, such as lawyers who draft wills or contracts between companies or stock offerings (my former profession), federal prosecutors, and those who represent plaintiffs and defendants in legitimate civil lawsuits. But a lot of lawyers do things that are not so good.  In my opinion, the government has too many lawyers.  The lawyers at the EPA and the so-called "civil rights"...
  • Political Discrimination against Conservatives at Iowa Law School

    03/24/2015 11:54:49 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 23, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    Think politics does not play a part in hiring decisions at universities? Think again. Teresa Wagner, a conservative lawyer, has been in the center of a years-long legal battle with the University of Iowa’s Law School over their decision not to hire her because of her conservative political views. Legal Insurrection, a legal blog, explains her case here. She recently spoke at the conservative family think tank Family Research Council, where she once worked before moving to Iowa. wagner v jones frc event Wagner said that the Iowa law school has “50 tenure track faculty members and there [was] only...
  • Why Law School Is A Waste Of Money Unless You Get Into A Top School

    01/26/2015 8:20:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/26/2015 | Produced by Sara Silverstein and Alex Kuzoian
    Should you go to law school? The average debt of a 2012 law-school graduate who took out at least one loan was $84,600 for public school and $122,158 for private school. To determine whether law school is a good investment for you, figure out where you'll end up after graduation. The data offers a clear picture based on which school you attend, and how you rank among your peers. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO EXPLANATION...
  • Nova Scotia hears Christian law school stance

    12/16/2014 11:40:22 AM PST · by aimhigh · 2 replies
    BayToday ^ | 12/16/2014 | Canadian Press
    Brian Casey told Nova Scotia Supreme Court that the provincial regulator overstepped its bounds when it decided in April it would ban graduates from Trinity Western University from the province's bar admission program unless the school dropped a requirement that students abstain from sex outside heterosexual marriage. The requirement, spelled out in a pledge that all students sign, has been criticized as discriminatory against gays and lesbians. Casey said the court should overturn the law society's regulation on the grounds that it infringes on the future students' charter rights of freedom of religion, freedom of expression and freedom of association...
  • NOT A PARODY: Columbia Law School allows students to postpone exams over Michael Brown/Eric Garner

    12/08/2014 7:28:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Powerline ^ | 12/08/2014 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    Columbia Law School is permitting students claiming to be impaired due to the emotional impact of recent non-indictments in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner matters to postpone taking their final exams. Here is the text of a message from interim dean Robert Scott to the law school community: The grand juriesÂ’ determinations to return non-indictments in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases have shaken the faith of some in the integrity of the grand jury system and in the law more generally. For some law students, particularly, though not only, students of color, this chain of events...
  • Law Schools Peer Into The Abyss

    07/10/2014 10:46:47 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 10, 2014 | George Leef
    Not so long ago, law school was a growth industry, with new schools being created and enrollments going ever higher. No more. There has been a dramatic turn-around over the last ten years. Enrollments of first-year students are back where they were 40 years ago. According to the Law School Admissions Council, in 2004, more than 100,000 students applied for law school, but in 2013, just 59,000 did. Some law schools have had to lay off faculty members and administrators. Four independent law schools have recently had their bonds downgraded to “junk” status by Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s, reflecting...
  • Homosexual Behavior Policy Leads To Denial Of Christian University Law School Accreditation

    06/16/2014 7:07:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/16/2014 | Morgan Lee
    Lawyers from the Law Society of British Columbia voted to prevent the British Columbia Trinity Western University from conferring law degrees due to the school's Community Covenant Agreement which requires that students "voluntarily abstain" from "sexual intimacy that violates the sacredness of marriage between a man and a woman." According to the National Post, despite early results which suggested an overwhelmingly victory of 3210 to 968, the decision is not binding and only expresses the sentiments of those in the Law Society. Thirty-one benchers are still responsible for offering the final verdict on the law school, which is set to...
  • Politically-based faculty discrimination, a test case

    02/14/2014 7:01:29 PM PST · by iowamark · 4 replies
    Powerline ^ | 2/13/2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    Today, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument in the case of Wagner v. Jones. Our friend Peter Berkowitz discussed the case in a Wall Street Journal op-ed (it’s behind a pay wall). Teresa Wagner accuses the University of Iowa College of Law of violating her First and Fourteenth Amendment rights by refusing to hire her for its legal analysis, writing, and research program due to her strong pro-life views and activism. Her accusation is strongly supported by a comparison of her qualifications for the position and those of the two individuals selected by the law school. Wagner...
  • The Law School Crisis: the economic recession has caused a significant dips in demand for lawyers

    08/08/2013 12:38:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/08/2013 | Ben Taylor
    You've seen the law school rants. You've heard about dropping attendance. You've read the frightening stories about criminally low-paying legal jobs for recent law graduates who are already $100K in debt. Certainly, some of the teeth-gnashing is well-founded. As a combined result of the global economic recession, new do-it-yourself legal services, and an over-saturated market of lawyers, the legal profession was due for a downturn. But does this mean that law school is dead? Should bright, legally minded college graduates automatically cross law school off their list? The answer: not necessarily. Most of these doomsday stories start with intriguing data,...
  • Yeshiva University Disagrees with Carter Honoring

    04/12/2013 3:30:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    INN ^ | 4/12/2013, 12:12 AM | Eliran Aharon
    An official with Yeshiva University told Arutz Sheva’s New York correspondent on Thursday that the university disagrees with the decision of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law to honor former U.S. President Jimmy Carter with the International Advocate for Peace Award. The official told Arutz Sheva that faculty at the university expressed discontent by the decision to give an award to Carter. “The decision has caused an uproar, and rightly so, but it is a decision by students and the administration cannot interfere with such decisions nor can it cancel them,” he said. Students who opposed the decision to...
  • Law School Graduates Continue to Face Brutal Entry-Level Market

    04/02/2013 1:12:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    Law School Transparency ^ | Apr 01, 2013 | LST
    The Class of 2012 outcome data shed considerable light on how difficult the job market remains for law school graduates. These graduates fared 1% better than last year’s graduates in lawyer jobs: 56.2% of 2012 graduates were be employed in full-time, long-term lawyer jobs. Exclude jobs funded by the law schools from this figure and it is 55.1%. A devastating 27.7% were either underemployed (short-term or part-time job, or non-professional) or not employed
  • Entrepreneurial Education Solutions Required

    02/01/2013 11:21:58 AM PST · by eagleye85
    Eagleye Blog ^ | February 1, 2013 | Bethany Stotts
    Arthur C. Brooks is the president of the American Enterprise Institute, a preeminent think-tank in Washington, D.C. What you may not know about him is that he finished his three degrees via correspondence before he landed a job as a Syracuse University professor. “I possess a 10K-B.A., which I got way back in 1994,” writes Brooks for the New York Times. “And it was the most important intellectual and career move I ever made.” The 10K-B.A. is a Bachelor’s degree that costs approximately $10,000. “I took classes by mail from the University of Washington, the University of Wyoming, and other...
  • Why Not to Go to Law School

    01/28/2013 2:51:47 PM PST · by eagleye85 · 12 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | January 28, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    Is a college degree really worth the expense? A recent study, authored by Richard Vedder, Jonathan Robe, and Christopher Denhart, “used employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to calculate that the number of college graduates is growing at a rate disproportionate to the number of jobs requiring a college degree,” reports the Chronicle of Higher Education. “They question whether America spends too much on higher education, and ask whether society can afford to subsidize higher education for graduates who end up in jobs they could have landed without going to college.” “The study, from the Center for...
  • Law School Enrollments are Plummeting. What Happens Next?

    01/19/2013 7:53:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 01/19/2013 | by Megan McArdle
    "I couldn't do this if I didn't have tenure." That's what law professor Paul Campos told me, sitting at a table in Brasserie Beck after a Cato panel on law schools. By "this", he meant "crtiticize law schools for their graduation rates", something he's been doing, vociferously, since 2011. In an interview with me a few months ago, Campos laid out the dire math facing current law students: I found that half of our graduates, like more than half of graduates nationally, weren't getting real legal jobs at all, and the majority of those who did get jobs weren't making...
  • A Message to Aspiring Lawyers: Caveat Emptor (New jobs annually: 21,800. No. of graduates: 44,000)

    01/06/2013 7:42:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/04/2013 | Chris Fletcher
    There is a crisis in law-school education, but don't expect the institutions to tell potential applicants about it. In short, there are far too many graduates for the number of jobs available, and the majority of those who get jobs are not being paid nearly enough to service their debt. Nationally there are twice as many graduates as there are jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the economy will provide 21,880 new jobs for lawyers annually between 2010 and 2020; law schools since 2010, however, have produced more than 44,000 graduates each year. Yet schools continue to enroll...
  • Law School Tuition Is About To Jump To The Most Outrageous Levels Yet

    10/12/2012 11:28:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/12/2012 | Abby Rogers
    Jobs in the legal industry are extremely difficult to come by.And law schools across the country are admitting fewer and fewer students to cope with the shrinking job market.But it's about to get even worse, according to legal blogger Matt Leichter who recently projected major tuition across the board.By the 2021-2022 school year, Cornell Law School students can expect to shell out $79,800 and Yale Law School scholars aren't much better off, with an expected tuition of $76,300, according to charts Leichter posted at The Law School Tuition Bubble.Check out just how much tuition is expected to leap at some...
  • Why The 'Law School Bubble' Is Worse Than The Mortgage Crisis

    10/02/2012 1:45:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/13/2012 | Erin Fuchs
    Paul Campos acknowledges a certain "tension" between his dual roles as law professor and author of the blog "Inside the Law School Scam." "Of course I feel conflicted," Campos told Business Insider. "I should emphasize that when I started as a law professor [in 1990] it cost literally $3,000 to go to law school." My, how things have changed. Tuition at University of Colorado where Campos teaches has climbed to $32,000 a year. Costs have risen even higher at elite universities, while the job outlook for most law school grads remains bleak. Campos – whose book "Don't Go To Law...
  • Former Univ. of Chicago law school dean: Obama was never offered tenure

    09/12/2012 8:08:36 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | SEPTEMBER 12, 2012 | Charles C. Johnson
    A longtime professor and one-time dean of the University of Chicago Law School told The Daily Caller that Barack Obama was never offered tenure, despite the assertions of a New York Times reporter who covers the president and the first family. “Other faculty members dreamed of tenured positions; [Obama] turned them down,” wrote Times White House Correspondent Jodi Kantor, author of “The Obamas,” in a July 30, 2008 profile of the president’s twelve years as a lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School. And yet, according to longtime University of Chicago law professor Richard Epstein, Obama was never actually...
  • Racial Preferences Backfire Legally

    08/23/2012 10:42:10 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 17, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Racial preferences embraced by supposedly elite law schools may actually be forcing blacks out of the legal profession. “There are fewer African-American students than anyone would prefer with the entering credentials necessary for admission on a color-blind basis to the most elite law schools,” Anthony Caso of the Chapman University School of Law wrote in an amicus brief he compiled for three members of the U. S. Civil Rights Commission. “But there are many more who would do well at mid-tier schools—if they were only attending those schools.” Caso assembled an amicus brief in support of Abigail Noel Fisher in...
  • Barack Obama, Elizabeth Warren, and Diversity Mania in Higher Ed

    05/21/2012 2:17:08 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | May 21, 2012 | David French
    I have no idea whether Barack Obama’s recently discovered bio and Elizabeth Warren’s periodic (and selective) ethnic box-checking represent mistakes, misrepresentations, or some combination of the two, but I do have first-hand experience with the powerful academic incentive to make one’s background as exotic as humanly possible. As perhaps the only regular Corner poster who’s also a veteran of an Ivy League law school admissions committee (at Cornell, where I taught for two years), I’m unfortunately completely inadequate for the task of communicating to readers how critically important “diversity” is to admissions and promotions in academe. Simply put, once you...
  • Paying Students To Quit Law School

    11/21/2011 6:17:51 PM PST · by Altariel · 12 replies
    Slate ^ | November 18, 2011 | Akhil Reed Amar and Ian Ayres
    A crisis is threatening legal education. In constant dollars, tuition at private law schools nearly tripled over the last quarter century. Many a graduate faces a six-figure debt and can’t find a job paying enough to service that debt. Especially troubling are allegations that some schools admit students they know are unlikely to repay their loans—leaving taxpayers (who guarantee some of these loans) holding the bag. Some of these problems are not unique to law schools—they apply to much of American higher education. But law schools are engaged in a specific program of instruction, with a specific goal—passing the bar—as...
  • Law School Economics: Ka-Ching!

    07/16/2011 12:54:08 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 16, 2011 | DAVID SEGAL
    WITH apologies to show business, there’s no business like the business of law school. The basic rules of a market economy — even golden oldies, like a link between supply and demand — just don’t apply. Legal diplomas have such allure that law schools have been able to jack up tuition four times faster than the soaring cost of college. And many law schools have added students to their incoming classes — a step that, for them, means almost pure profits — even during the worst recession in the legal profession’s history. It is one of the academy’s open secrets:...
  • Is Law School a Losing Game?

    01/09/2011 7:14:23 AM PST · by Tom Rounder · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 9,2011 | Steve Bartin
    “Enron-type accounting standards have become the norm,” says William Henderson of Indiana University, one of many exasperated law professors who are asking the American Bar Association to overhaul the way law schools assess themselves. “Every time I look at this data, I feel dirty.”
  • Is Law School a Losing Game? (Yes!)

    01/09/2011 5:40:41 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 42 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 8, 2011 | DAVID SEGAL
    ... To judge from data that law schools collect, and which is published in the closely parsed U.S. News and World Report annual rankings, the prospects of young doctors of jurisprudence are downright rosy. In reality, and based on every other source of information, Mr. Wallerstein and a generation of J.D.’s face the grimmest job market in decades. Since 2008, some 15,000 attorney and legal-staff jobs at large firms have vanished, according to a Northwestern Law study. Associates have been laid off, partners nudged out the door and recruitment programs have been scaled back or eliminated. And with corporations scrutinizing...
  • Getting Schooled in Law Loans (The ABA is now persuading College Students NOT to go to law school)

    01/04/2011 10:10:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | 01/03/2011 | Stephanie Landsman
    The American Bar Association has officially issued a warning on its website. The ABA is now making the case to persuade college students not to go to law school. According to the association, over the past 25 years law school tuition has consistently risen two times faster than inflation. The average private law student borrows about $92,500 for law school, while law students who attend public schools take out loans for $71,400. These numbers do not include any debt law students may still have from their time as undergraduates. Before the recession, the ABA cites statistics that show an average...
  • Gingrich: Ave Maria to help Catholic-based legal system replace left, secular judicial branch

    11/22/2010 2:59:22 PM PST · by Notwithstanding · 63 replies
    Naples Daily News ^ | 11/19/2010 | KELLY FARRELL
    NAPLES — Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich spoke of the importance Ave Maria School of Law will have in replacing the current liberal, secular legal system during the law school’s 10th Anniversary celebration held at the Naples Ritz Carlton Beach Resort on Friday night. The potential 2012 presidential hopeful converted to Roman Catholicism in 2009, which is the same year the law school relocated from Ann Arbor, Mich., to Naples. The law school’s students would be prepared to write the laws, defend the laws and defeat the left, Gingrich said. The modern, secular law, he said, can be...
  • Brooklyn Law School furious over steamy photo shoot

    11/13/2010 9:05:09 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 58 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 13, 2010 | KEVIN FASICK and DAN MANGAN
    There oughta be a law -- against being this naughty. Brooklyn Law School officials rented Diesel its library expecting a tasteful photo shoot for a jeans ad -- but what they got was a steamy display of writhing young models in skimpy lingerie grinding against books and computers. "It's gross. I work on those computers every day!" fumed a female student, referring to a shot showing two bra- and panty-clad women climbing over the machines toward an open-mouthed man. "Ugh. The library fantasies are now relentless."
  • What President Obama Didn't Learn at Harvard (He should've gone to Business School, not Law School)

    11/04/2010 7:40:48 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/04/2010 | Robert Morrison
    If President Obama had gone to Harvard Business School, instead of Harvard Law School, he might have learned this amazing lesson about American enterprise. It comes from Jill Jonnes' excellent history, "Eiffel's Tower." The greatest problem in building the Eiffel's "Tour de Trois Cent Metres" for the 1889 Paris Universal Exposition was the elevators. They would have to work safely and efficiently to handle the massive crowds expected to descend upon the City of Lights. Gustave Eiffel, being French, wanted to choose a French elevator manufacturer. But he was operating against an unforgiving deadline, and only the Yankees had the...
  • Will Litigate For Food

    09/20/2010 5:48:38 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 20, 2010 | Deborah Lambert
    A USA Today piece by Mary Beth Marklein recently noted that a new category of campus protest is making the rounds of schools these days, according to Donald Downs in mindingthecampus.com. Apparently “a new generation of law students and graduates is rising in protest over the failure of law schools to give them honest accountings of the job market and their professional prospects.” Marklein wrote: “Law schools, once viewed as a guaranteed path to a high-paying career, are coming under fire as disillusioned graduates find a tighter job market than they say they were led to expect . . ....
  • Does it Pay to Go to Law School ?

    07/25/2010 7:27:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies · 7+ views
    The Frugal Law Student was wondering earlier this year if law school is really worth the extra cost it takes to go: Given the economic crisis that is going on, the difficulty new lawyers are having getting jobs, and the soaring cost of law school, I’m doing a little analysis to see if law school is worth it for many prospective students. A lot of people go into graduate or professional school believing the debt and time spent will pay off in a more rewarding/higher paying career. While this may be happen for some, it’s by no means a...
  • Teens Charged in Phoebe Prince Bullying Case Get Death Threats

    04/16/2010 8:43:09 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 40 replies · 1,351+ views
    People Magazine ^ | Friday April 16, 2010 07:30 AM EDT | By Judy Rakowsky
    A defense lawyer is calling for calm after death threats have been made against teenagers charged in the death of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince, who committed suicide after she was allegedly bullied by schoolmates. "Not to minimize what happened to Phoebe Prince in any way, but translating this into death threats and public harassment has got to stop," says Colin Keefe, who represents Sharon Chanon Velazquez, accused of tormenting Prince, who hanged herself on Jan. 14. "It's gotten way out of control," adds Keefe, who says Velazquez has been driven temporarily from her home.
  • Letter Writing Campaign For Phoebe

    04/12/2010 6:08:54 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 7 replies · 268+ views
    Mind Of Niuhuru | April 12 2010 | Niuhuru
    Why don't we start a letter writing campaign to the court to encourage them to give solid, real sentences to these monsters and not give them a slap on the wrist? By doing that we'll ensure that justice is done.
  • Attorney wants Phoebe Prince’s medical records (Mass. bullying case)

    04/11/2010 8:52:46 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 89 replies · 1,646+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 04/10/10 | Marie Szaniszlo
    The attorney for one of six South Hadley High School students accused of bullying Phoebe Prince in the months leading up to her suicide is asking for highly personal information about her, a move decried by a former prosecutor and victims advocates as “unconscionable.” In a six-page motion filed in Northampton Superior Court, Terrence M. Dunphy, the lawyer for Austin Renaud, asks for the names of any physicians, psychologists or rape counselors Prince saw; any medical and psychological records viewed by the prosecutor; details of any prior allegations of rape or abuse by Prince; and a statement as to whether...
  • VIDEO: Is the President of the United States a Fraud?

    04/04/2010 8:02:34 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 25 replies · 2,235+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 4/4/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    This video presents an overview and summary of the new information indicating that Barack Obama made fraudulent claims concerning his educational and work history. The information reported and confirmed by several sources is explosive and raises the issue, 'Who is Barack Obama? Is he who he says he is? And if not, why? Who is behind the push to make a Marxist the President of the United States?' More information is known concerning this story, a portion of which will be revealed in tomorrow's column. Some of the information is so explosive that it may be impossible at the present...
  • Chicago Law Prof on Obama: “The Professors Hated Him because he was Lazy, Unqualified

    03/31/2010 7:45:15 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 56 replies · 2,808+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 31, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    The highest tenured faculty member at Chicago Law spoke out on Barack Obama saying, “Professors hated him because he was lazy, unqualified, never attended any of the faculty meetings.” Doug Ross reported this and more: I spent some time with the highest tenured faculty member at Chicago Law a few months back, and he did not have many nice things to say about “Barry.” Obama applied for a position as an adjunct and wasn’t even considered. A few weeks later the law school got a phone call from the Board of Trustees telling them to find him an office, put...