University of Maryland Names New Law School Dean
University of Maryland Names New Law School Dean
Trinity Western University Receives Go-Ahead to Create Law School
Trinity Western University Receives Go-Ahead to Create Law School
Vermont Law School Receives Anonymous Donation
Vermont Law School Receives Anonymous Donation
Jobs for Law Students Gradually on the Rise
Jobs for Law Students Gradually on the Rise
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Ronald Weich to Leave Job for Law Dean Position

Ronald Weich to Leave Job for Law Dean Position   Ronald Weich, the Assistant Attorney General who sent a letter to Congress denying that gunwalking tactics used in Operation Fast and Furious were ever used, is resigning from his position. This comes only days prior to Congress holding Attorney…>read more

No Comment June 14, 2012

UMass Law Receives Provisional Accreditation from ABA

UMass Law Receives Provisional Accreditation from ABA   The American Bar Association has granted provisional accreditation to the University of Massachusetts School of Law. With the provisional approval, the school is in’ substantial compliance’ with the standards of the ABA and has three years to gain full…>read more

No Comment June 13, 2012

ABA Postpones Decision on Accrediting Foreign Law Schools

ABA Postpones Decision on Accrediting Foreign Law Schools   A decision as to whether or not accredit foreign law schools has been put on hold by the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, which provides accreditation to law schools in the United States. The…>read more

No Comment June 12, 2012

Law Schools Continue to Announce Admission Reductions

Law Schools Continue to Announce Admission Reductions   As we have discussed before, law schools across the country are reducing the number of students they are admitting in the face of a weak job market for attorneys and a decline in the number of applicants. There are…>read more

No Comment June 11, 2012

Anonymous Donor Gives $25 Million to Cornell Law School

Anonymous Donor Gives $25 Million to Cornell Law School On Friday, the Cornell Law School announced that it would receive a $25 million donation from an anonymous donor for funding student scholarships and academic research. Dean Stewart Schwab told the media that it was the largest gift ever received…>read more

No Comment June 9, 2012

Mary Lu Bilek Named Dean of University of Massachusetts School of Law-Dartmouth

Mary Lu Bilek Named Dean of University of Massachusetts School of Law-Dartmouth   According to a press release, Mary Lu Bilek has been appointed Dean of the University of Massachusetts School of Law-Dartmouth. Bilek is an Associate Dean and Professor of Law at CUNY School of Law.   “Professor Bilek brings expertise…>read more

No Comment June 8, 2012

Employment for Law Graduates Lowest Since 1994

Employment for Law Graduates Lowest Since 1994 According to a report released by the NALP on Monday, graduates nine months out of law school had the lowest recorded employment rate since 1994. The 85.6 % recorded employment, of course, does not take into account how many of…>read more

1 Comment June 8, 2012

Harvard Professor Alan Dershowtiz Criticizes Angela Corey

Harvard Professor Alan Dershowtiz Criticizes Angela Corey   Alan Dershowitz, a legal commentator and attorney, has criticized State Attorney Angela Corey for how she had handled the prosecution of George Zimmerman, the man arrested for killing Trayvon Martin. Dershowitz is a professor at Harvard Law School and…>read more

No Comment June 7, 2012

Law Schools Dropping Admission Numbers

Law Schools Dropping Admission Numbers   Two law schools from Northeast Ohio have decided to reduce the number of students they admit to their schools because of the decline in applications they have seen recently. Cleveland-Marshall College of Law has decided to reduce the number…>read more

No Comment June 6, 2012

Maurer School of Law Introducing JD with Minor in Education Policy

Maurer School of Law Introducing JD with Minor in Education Policy Looking forward at the saturation of options for lawyers and the increasing interests of law students in non-lawyer career options, the Indiana University has approved a new program of study where law students can study education policy as a minor…>read more

No Comment June 6, 2012