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  • Affirmative Blackmail

    02/15/2006 9:07:12 AM PST · by Unam Sanctam · 14 replies · 658+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 2/15/2006 | David E. Bernstein
    The ABA orders law schools to practice racial preference--even if they have to break the law. According to its mission statement, a primary goal of the American Bar Association is to "promote respect for the law." In the interest of mandating racial preferences in admissions, however, the ABA has just ordered law schools to do the opposite--in fact, to violate the law--and is resorting to blackmail to achieve its end. Meeting in Chicago this past weekend, the ABA's Council of the Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar voted in favor of "equal opportunity and diversity" standards. Under...
  • Lowering The Bar

    01/08/2006 9:35:18 AM PST · by Dr.Syn · 43 replies · 1,001+ views
    dansargis.org ^ | January 5, 2006 | Dan Sargis
       Lowering The Bar January 5, 2006 Clifton Eames has been reading too much of René Descartes.  When Eames flunked the Texas bar exam four times in a row, he reacted although, “...there is a deceiver of supreme power and cunning who is deliberately and constantly deceiving me....”  Perhaps he is just a bit too obsessed by his belief in “Cogito ergo sum”. The State Bar of Texas has a rule which limits the number of times an individual can take the bar exam to five.  If you flunk all five times, that is the end of any ambitions to practice...
  • Students held Alito in esteem

    12/30/2005 2:35:25 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 2 replies · 245+ views
    The AP via The News & Observer Publishing Company ^ | December 30, 2005 | Andrew Bridges
    For the Seton Hall Law School students who watched the Manhattan skyline from the windows of their school library as the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks unfolded, the chance to take a seminar on terrorism and civil liberties was too relevant to pass up. Each week for two hours, under the tutelage of a distinguished federal appellate judge by the name of Samuel A. Alito Jr., the students would hash out issues they knew were or soon would be a big deal as far as jurisprudence goes. Typical of the class, just working out a definition of "terrorism" took the students...
  • Law school examinations: what preparation materials do you recommend

    11/10/2005 8:51:04 PM PST · by rudy45 · 7 replies · 328+ views
    My examinations start in a few weeks. I have seen flyers for the Legal Essay Exam Writing System (LEEWS), www.leews.com. What is your opinion? How much did it help you? what alternatives do you recommend? Thanks.
  • 'We are proud of her' (SMU on Harriet Miers)

    10/29/2005 4:10:49 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 13 replies · 473+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 28, 2005 | Kimberly Durnan
    'We are proud of her'07:26 AM CDT on Friday, October 28, 2005 By KIMBERLY DURNAN / DallasNews.com Putting their political leanings and ideologies aside, students and professors at Southern Methodist University had taken pride in the idea that one of their own might become one of the most important judicial decision-makers in the nation. On Thursday, their hearts were heavy as news spread that the woman who had attended SMU as an undergraduate and law student had pulled out of the contentious battle for a spot on the U.S. Supreme Court. *snip* Joseph F. Kobylka, an associate professor in the...
  • "Who's In the Doghouse? Miers, Miers"Who Put Her In The Doghouse? Innerbelt Conservatives!

    10/08/2005 5:39:47 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 36 replies · 836+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 10/08/2005 | JoeClarke
    "Who's In the Doghouse? Miers, Miers." Who Put Her In The Doghouse? Innerbelt Conservatives! I have the highest esteem for these conservative pundits, but they have shot a week of broadcast time condescending a woman who is an "unknown" to them. There is probably a lot they don't know. I just don't like hearing 7/24 what they don't know. Has Air America offered them better contracts?
  • HLS To Cooperate With Military Recruiters.

    09/27/2005 2:53:49 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 7 replies · 458+ views
    Harvard Crimson ^ | 09/21/05 | DANIEL J. HEMEL and JAVIER C. HERNANDEZ
    HLS To Cooperate With Military Recruiters Kagan reverses policy after Pentagon threatens to cut off millions in federal grants By DANIEL J. HEMEL and JAVIER C. HERNANDEZ Crimson Staff Writers Harvard Law School will actively cooperate with military recruiters this fall, despite the Pentagon’s refusal to sign the school’s nondiscrimination pledge, Dean Elena Kagan announced last night. Kagan’s announcement marks a reversal of her November 2004 decision to bar Pentagon recruiters from using the law school’s Office of Career Services. For most of the last 26 years, the office has only provided its resources to recruiters who promise not to...
  • JAGS Not Welcome (Top US law schools try to figure out a way around the Solomon Amendment)

    09/27/2005 7:40:37 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 39 replies · 1,329+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 27, 2005 | Scott Johnson
    WHEN NAVY JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL RECRUITER Brian Whitaker visited Yale Law School in October 2003 to meet with students interested in serving as Navy lawyers, his reaction must have been something like that of the man who was tarred and feathered and ridden out of town on a rail; if it weren't for the honor of the thing, he'd probably rather have passed on it. Virtually all Yale law students had signed a petition vowing that they would not meet with Whitaker or other JAG recruiters. The petition was publicly displayed inside the law school as part of a protest...
  • HELP! Need a Topic

    09/07/2005 3:37:23 PM PDT · by sasherm13 · 14 replies · 392+ views
    This is a call for help. I am a second year student at Ave Maria School of Law. This year I made law review and need to write a note (paper) on a legal topic. I need something that hasn't been beaten to death, yet is deep enough that I can write 40-60 pages about it. DOes anyone have any ideas? I have a fewof my own, but I feel like they are too limited and I will struggle with them. Thanks for any help.
  • The Wisdom of Solomon? The right to bear armies-(military recruiting 1st SCOTUS case for Roberts)

    07/22/2005 1:14:03 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 467+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE.COM ^ | JULY 22, 2005 | ANTHONY PALETTA
    Should law schools be allowed to block military recruiters from campus? That's one of the first questions John Roberts will decide as a Supreme Court justice, should the Senate confirm him. The case, called Rumsfeld v. Forum for Academic Rights, concerns the constitutionality of the Solomon Act, which mandates that law schools will lose their federal funding if they ban military recruiters. In 2003, a coalition of schools sued. Last year, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in their favor and declared the Solomon Act unconstitutional. The Supreme Court is scheduled to take up the matter in hearings beginning...
  • Forum: Antiwar movement preceded war

    07/05/2005 5:48:15 AM PDT · by Eternally Vigilant · 8 replies · 793+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 3 2005 | Kieran Michael Lalor
    The feigned outrage over Karl Rove's criticism of the liberal response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on this country forced me to recall what liberals I encountered were saying in the days immediately after the savage attacks.
  • Religious Schools Train Lawyers for Culture Wars

    05/06/2005 5:31:23 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 5 replies · 438+ views
    National Public Radio ^ | 5/06/05 | Barbara Bradley Haggarty
    In the past few years, religious conservatives have realized what their liberal counterparts saw long ago: The place where the culture wars are won or lost is in the courtroom. Some religious leaders, including Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell, have set up schools to train their own battalion of lawyers. Regent University School of Law: Founded by televangelist Pat Robertson, Regent University School of Law was established in 1986 as a full-time, three-year law program. It gained full accreditation from the American Bar Association (ABA) in 1996 -- the first religiously conservative law school to do so. Today, 500 students...
  • Christian group's suit against Hastings moves ahead (School bars Christian groups)

    04/04/2005 1:52:41 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 10 replies · 564+ views
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | April 3, 2005 | Jo Stanley
    A lawsuit charging that UC Hastings College of the Law must recognize an on-campus Christian group even though it bars gay and lesbian members appears headed for trial, with the judge indicating certain First Amendment claims will remain even if he tosses many of the others out as expected. "These are important issues," noted U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White from the bench Friday. "What your client's asking for is for Hastings, a public institution, to give its imprimatur," White told attorneys for the Christian Legal Society, which lost its status as a student organization last year. Attorneys for the school...
  • WHO WILL SPEAK FOR YOU?

    02/18/2005 12:57:28 PM PST · by freeholland · 13 replies · 687+ views
    DALEY TIMES-POST.COM ^ | FEBRUARY 16, 2005 | EDWARD L. DALEY
    A few weeks ago I was watching a program on C-Span pertaining to the impact of foreign court opinions upon the U.S. justice system. The primary participants in the discussion were Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Stephen Breyer, and the event took place at the American University Law School in Washington D.C. rtsp://video.c-span.org/archive/sc/sc011305_scalia.rm The debate revolved around questions asked by a moderator named Professor Norman Dorsen, and the first multi-part question asked was, "When we talk about the use of foreign court decisions in U.S. Constitutional cases, what body of foreign law are we talking about? Are we limiting...
  • For Blacks in Law School, Can Less Be More?

    02/13/2005 3:26:14 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 56 replies · 4,929+ views
    NY Times (Week in Review) ^ | February 13, 2005 | ADAM LIPTAK
    Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times The final hurdle: Many more blacks than whites fail to pass the bar examination. ONE would have thought, given the decades of ardent debate over affirmative action in higher education, that the main axes of the dispute had been established. Defenders of racial preferences say that they compensate for historical wrongs, ensure vibrant and varied campus discourse and help create minority role models and leaders. Opponents say preferences are nothing but a reverse form of discrimination that stereotypes and stigmatizes minority students. But a recent study published in The Stanford Law Review by Richard...
  • Revealing the Soul of a Soulless Lawyer

    12/27/2004 8:46:34 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies · 1,525+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 26, 2004 | SARA RIMER
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. HE lives at the law firm, blowing off his wife's dinner parties, not to mention the birth of his son. He finds no satisfaction in his work, but he is trapped by his high salary and partner title. He disdains everyone lower in the hierarchy: the smarmy $2,400-a-week summer interns, the idealistic associates who want to help poor people on company time, the associates who have the audacity to become pregnant and his incompetent secretary who broke the crystal plaque he received from a client. He is, in short, a petty, cynical, sexist, miserable, overpaid corporate creep. He...
  • Falwell's School Joins Others in Teaching Law to Their Flocks

    11/22/2004 6:34:38 AM PST · by valkyrieanne · 7 replies · 498+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | November 22, 2004 | Emma Schwartz
    LYNCHBURG, Va. — What Debra Meador read disturbed her. It didn't seem right that schoolchildren were once barred from holding prayer groups after class. Or that the Ten Commandments couldn't be displayed in a government building. So at 34, the human relations specialist from Lynchburg made good on a longtime interest by enrolling in law school. But unlike most prospective lawyers, she applied to only one place. "I wanted to take it in a Christian setting," said Meador, a member of the inaugural law class at Liberty University, a Baptist college founded here in 1971 by the Rev. Jerry Falwell....
  • A Systemic Analysis of Affirmative Action in American Law Schools (actual law review article)

    11/05/2004 11:18:28 AM PST · by Doctorlawyer · 4 replies · 569+ views
    Richard H. Sander's Website ^ | 11/4/4 | Richard H. Sander, PhD, JD
    Please see PDF file.
  • Recommendations for Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) preparation books

    10/28/2004 4:15:40 PM PDT · by rudy45 · 6 replies · 332+ views
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    I am thinking of applying to law school, after many years in the job world. I would appreciate recommendations for LSAT preparation guides. Thanks.
  • Seeking Conservative Lawyers - Liberty Univ. Opens Its Doors

    09/19/2004 6:03:03 AM PDT · by MissTex · 1 replies · 300+ views
    I heard Liberty University recently opened a law school. One of their goals is to produce a stream of lawyers that will graduate with the goal of supporting conservative causes; to produce graduates as far to the Right as Harvard graduates are to the Left.