Education Law

1022 ABA Journal Education Law articles.

Some lawyers worry about proposed DOE rule that would remove restrictions on religious institutions

President Donald Trump announced this month that his administration would make it easier for public school students and teachers to pray on campus and would remove federal funding restrictions for religious groups that provide social services.

Take a gander at our favorite 2019 slideshow galleries

From famous celebrity prenups to groundbreaking black lawyers to First Amendment milestones, the ABA Journal presents our favorite slideshow galleries from this year. Which gallery was your favorite?


Supreme Court to decide scope of exemption from bias laws for religious schools
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to decide two cases involving the “ministerial exception” that bars courts from hearing some employment suits against religious employers.
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2019 will be a ‘decent year’ for law firms, report says

Law firm revenue grew 5.1% for the first nine months of 2019, largely because of billing rate growth of…

University lawyer submits resignation after using N-word to make point about free speech
An assistant general counsel for the University of North Texas submitted her resignation Friday after an outcry over her use of a racial epithet at an event to discuss hate speech.
Afternoon Briefs: DOJ opens criminal review of Russia probe; DeVos held in contempt

Department of Justice reportedly opens criminal inquiry into origins of Russia probe

The U.S. Department of Justice’s review of the origins of the Russia probe has shifted from an administrative…

Former Willkie co-chair gets 1-month prison sentence in college admissions scandal
Gordon Caplan, the former co-chair of Willkie Farr & Gallagher, was sentenced to one month in prison Thursday after he apologized in a Boston courtroom for participating in the college cheating scandal.
In challenge alleging Asian American bias, federal judge upholds Harvard’s use of race in admissions
A federal judge in Massachusetts has upheld Harvard University’s consideration of race in undergraduate admissions in a challenge alleging discrimination against Asian Americans.
Afternoon Briefs: Officer fired after arrest of 6-year-olds; judge orders Trump deposition

School resource officer fired after arresting two 6-year-olds

A school resource officer has been fired by the Orlando Police Department after arresting two 6-year-old children Thursday. Officials initially said the…

Education Department no longer blocks Public Citizen website after lawsuit is filed
Employees at the U.S. Department of Education are no longer blocked from accessing the Public Citizen website when using its Wi-Fi and employee networks.
11 landmark SCOTUS cases that changed American education (gallery)

With school finally back in full swing across the country, it’s a great time for a history lesson in American education.

Landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases such as Brown v.…

In about-face, several ABA employees are told they qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness
The U.S. Department of Education has declined to appeal a February decision that found the department acted arbitrarily and capriciously when it changed terms of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program and excluded some lawyers from participation.
Afternoon Briefs: Former judge pleads guilty to murder; parents sue over Sharpie haircut punishment

Former judge pleads guilty to murder of his ex-wife

Former Ohio judge Lance Mason pleaded guilty Tuesday to fatally stabbing his ex-wife, Aisha Fraser, in November. Mason had resigned his…

What helped this attorney qualify for public service loan forgiveness? Diligence—and social media

Like many seeking public service student loan forgiveness, Jeffrey Morgan says he got bad information from student loan servicing centers. However, thanks to Twitter and Reddit—and perhaps his experience as a government lawyer dealing with bureaucracy and deciphering regulatory language—he’s now part of the estimated 5% who have had student loans discharged.

Afternoon Briefs: ‘Don’t play games with the judge,’ PG&E lawyers warned; Ex-Dewey CFO appeals

A bankruptcy judge in San Francisco told lawyers for the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. on Friday that they shouldn’t have buried the new CEO’s $3 million sign-on bonus…

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