• Throw Out 3L Year, Says Legal Observer

    “Why waste students’ time and money? Let’s eliminate the 3L year of law school,” David Lat, founder and managing editor of legal website Above the Law, suggests in an op-ed for the Washington Post. He cites the...

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  • Top-Tier Law Schools Poaching Transfer Students

    Upper echelon law schools are accepting an increasing number of transfer students after their first year. Those students boost revenues without dinging program rankings and generally receive less scholarship money than first-year enrollees. Law school rankings generally...

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  • Columbia Law Students Traumatized By Grand Jury Decisions Can Delay Finals

    Any students who feel traumatized by recent grand jury decisions not to indict police officers who shot and killed Eric Garner and Michael Brown are being allowed to reschedule their exams at Columbia University Law School. The...

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  • Students Have Upper Hand With Law Schools

    Law schools facing plummeting enrollment and financial instability are competing to entice prospective students with the best academic credentials. Schools including University of Arizona, University of Iowa and Pennsylvania State University have cut tuition, and others have...

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  • Law Schools Negotiate Debts, Cut Costs To Stay Alive

    Law schools are “like Dracula: hard to kill,” writes Steven Davidoff Solomon in a New York Times article examining how one – Thomas Jefferson in San Diego – negotiated with creditors to write off hundreds of millions...

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  • Iowa Supreme Court Won’t Ban The Bar

    Iowa’s Supreme Court has declined a recommendation from the Iowa State Bar Association that graduates from law schools in the state who wish to practice in Iowa should have their bar exam requirement waived. Writing for the...

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  • Apology For Bar Exam Debacle, But No Refund

    In July, an ExamSoft technical glitch botched the bar exam upload for thousands of applicants. It took until this week for the software firm to issue an apology, but there was no offer to refund all or...

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  • Law Schools Shift Curriculum To Reflect Changing Market

    To prepare graduates for a rapidly-shifting legal environment, some law schools are incorporating business education, entrepreneurship and emerging technology into curriculums. The New York Times highlights one example: the Reinvent Law Laboratory at Michigan State University. Proponents...

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  • “Reading The Law” Beckons As Alternative To Law School In Tough Economy

    In some states, prospective law students can pursue an alternative path to becoming a lawyer: an apprenticeship studying under a practicing lawyer. The apprentices – called law readers or law clerks, depending on the state – find...

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  • LSAT Firm Agrees To Pay Test-Takers $7.73M For ADA Violations

    The LSAT organization “engaged in widespread and systemic discrimination” against test-takers with disabilities, the Justice Department said in announcing a proposed consent decree whereby the Law School Admission Council will pay $7.73 million to more than 6,000...

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