Gillian Lester Appointed Dean of Columbia Law Effective January 1, 2015
Gillian Lester Appointed Dean of Columbia Law Effective January 1, 201...
Phoebe Haddon Named Chancellor of Rutgers Camden
Phoebe Haddon Named Chancellor of Rutgers Camden
Mercer University School of Law Grad Pleads Guilty to Murdering Fellow Law Student
Mercer University School of Law Grad Pleads Guilty to Murdering Fellow...
Small Bright Spots in Weak Employment Outlook for Law Grads
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Half of JDs Don’t Make It

Half of JDs Don’t Make It The latest data from the American Bar Association confirms the trend we are already familiar with: after nine months of graduation, only 55% of JDs are landing jobs in law. The Great Recession may be perking up, but not for…>read more

No Comment June 25, 2012

University of Massachusetts School of Law Freezes Tuition for Three Years

University of Massachusetts School of Law Freezes Tuition for Three Years   According to a press release, the University of Massachusetts School of Law has announced that it is going to freeze tuition and mandatory law school-related student fees for the next three years at their current levels. During the freeze,…>read more

No Comment June 22, 2012

Alleged Law Student Killer McDaniel Cleared of Writing Troll Post, but Stuck with Impossible Bail

Alleged Law Student Killer McDaniel Cleared of Writing Troll Post, but Stuck with Impossible Bail It looks like Stephen McDaniel, the law student accused of raping, killing, and dismembering his neighbor and classmate, Lauren Giddings, is staying in jail. The judge denied reducing the $850,000 bond the judge put on McDaniel, though the bondsmen the…>read more

No Comment June 21, 2012

Pre-Law Students Consider Law School Rankings Most Important When Choosing a School

Pre-Law Students Consider Law School Rankings Most Important When Choosing a School   According to a survey conducted by Kaplan Test Prep, pre-law students place more of a premium on where a potential law school lands on the law school rankings than on the number of graduates the law school has working…>read more

1 Comment June 20, 2012

LSAC to Verify Admissions Data of Each Student Entering Law Schools

LSAC to Verify Admissions Data of Each Student Entering Law Schools Following the abuse of a couple law schools reporting their incoming classes’ LSAT scores, the Law School Admission Council has joined the American Bar Association in creating a pilot program that will require schools not to provide an aggregate median…>read more

No Comment June 19, 2012

Lawyers for Stephen McDaniel to Ask for Bond Reduction

Lawyers for Stephen McDaniel to Ask for Bond Reduction   Stephen McDaniel’s attorneys are going to ask a judge on Tuesday to reconsider his $850,000 bond and the conditions of his release. McDaniel has been charged with murder in the June 2011 killing of 27-year-old Lauren Giddings. Giddings was…>read more

No Comment June 18, 2012

Judge Yet to Issue Ruling on Cooley Law School Lawsuit

Judge Yet to Issue Ruling on Cooley Law School Lawsuit   A lawsuit filed in 2011 against Thomas. M. Cooley Law School will be ruled upon by a federal judge as to whether or not it can proceed very soon. The lawsuit accuses the school of providing false data regarding…>read more

No Comment June 15, 2012

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