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Private Prisons Housing More Inmates of Color

Private Prisons Housing More Inmates of Color     A UC-Berkeley graduate student surprised experts in criminology with a new study, finding the private prisons are filled with young people of color. The racial disparities concept of prisoners in jail is nothing new. A sentencing project says…>read more

No Comment March 15, 2014

Ropes & Gray Hires Richard Gallagher from Orrick

Ropes & Gray Hires Richard Gallagher from Orrick   Ropes & Gray LLP has announced that renowned litigator Richard Gallagher has left Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe to join the firm’s San Francisco office as a partner in the litigation practice group. Gallagher is well known in the Bay…>read more

No Comment January 28, 2014

Study: Law Professors Lean Liberal

Study: Law Professors Lean Liberal A study by the University of California, Berkeley School of Law found law schools hire more “openly liberal professors” than conservative ones, the National Law Journal reported Wednesday. Researchers found of 149 tenure-track hires made over the last six years,…>read more

No Comment July 21, 2010

Law School Grade Inflation Grows in Popularity

Law School Grade Inflation Grows in Popularity Grade inflation at the nation’s law schools appears to be gaining steam. According to a story in the New York Times, at least 10 law institutions have altered their grading systems to make them more lenient over the last two years.…>read more

3 Comments June 21, 2010

UC Irvine Law School Considers Ex-Con For Teaching Gig

UC Irvine Law School Considers Ex-Con For Teaching Gig William Lerach, a former partner at Millberg Wies Bershad Hynes & Lerach (now Millberg LLP) who was released from prison last month after two years, is being considered by the University of California, Irvine School of Law to teach an…>read more

No Comment April 13, 2010

Civil Rights Activists to Challenge CA Affirmative Action Ban

Civil Rights Activists to Challenge CA Affirmative Action Ban The civil rights organization The Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary (known as BAMN) will file a lawsuit today challenging a California law that bans affirmative action in college…>read more

No Comment February 16, 2010

UC Law School Profs Hit By Pay Cut

UC Law School Profs Hit By Pay Cut The University of California has announced a furloughs scheme beginning in September, affecting faculty at law schools, amongst others. The system is effectively slashing salaries by 4% to 10%. The plan requires faculty and staff to take up to 26…>read more

No Comment July 27, 2009

UC Irvine Law Hires Seven New Faculty Members

UC Irvine Law Hires Seven New Faculty Members The new UC Irvine School of Law, which opens this fall, has hired seven new faculty members, bringing its total number of tenure-track professors to 22. Mario Barnes joins from the University of Miami School of Law. He teaches criminal…>read more

No Comment June 20, 2009

Governator May Eliminate State Funding for Hastings Law School

Governator May Eliminate State Funding for Hastings Law School California’s Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed cutting almost all state funding for the Hastings College of the Law, California’s oldest law school. The proposed $10.3 million cut would eliminate one-quarter of the school’s academic budget. The school says it…>read more

3 Comments June 1, 2009

Hastings Law School Scales Back Raises, Hiring

Hastings Law School Scales Back Raises, Hiring University of California, Hastings College of the Law, a top tier law school in San Francisco, is forgoing some raises and scaling back on hiring, and has asked department heads to cut five percent from their current operating budgets. Last fiscal…>read more

No Comment December 24, 2008