Mark Hansen

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Mark Hansen is a former a senior writer for the ABA Journal. He joined the staff in 1991. He had worked as a reporter for the Palm Beach Review, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, and as a long-range planner for Manatee County, Fla. Mark earned his B.A. in political science and history from the University of Michigan.

Recent Articles

Proposals to amend law school accreditation standards would require more focus on grads’ bar passage
Jun 1, 2016, 01:00 am CDT

Loyola Chicago morphs its evening JD program into a weekend one
May 1, 2016, 03:10 am CDT

Supreme Court refuses to hear challenge to life sentence for pot possession
Apr 20, 2016, 04:00 pm CDT

3 officials charged in connection with Flint drinking-water crisis
Apr 20, 2016, 01:30 pm CDT

Multistate Bar Exam average score falls to 33-year low
Mar 31, 2016, 02:53 pm CDT

Legal Ed Section’s council proposes tighter bar-passage requirement for law school accreditation
Mar 16, 2016, 11:40 am CDT

ABA committee recommends tougher, simpler bar passage accreditation standard
Feb 16, 2016, 03:25 pm CST

Tougher, simpler bar-passage requirements for law schools to be considered by ABA committee
Feb 11, 2016, 10:45 am CST

Proposal to lift ban on academic credit for paid externships draws heavy opposition
Jan 29, 2016, 04:15 pm CST

Maid service owner accused of overcharging customers in retaliation for bad reviews
Jan 27, 2016, 04:30 pm CST

Psychic who bilked man out of $550K is sentenced to probation
Jan 27, 2016, 03:00 pm CST

Law license suspended for former St. Louis prosecutor who covered up assault of handcuffed suspect
Jan 27, 2016, 11:45 am CST

Georgia judge under investigation for racial slur retires
Jan 25, 2016, 05:05 pm CST

Missouri professor who tried to have journalist ousted from student protest is charged
Jan 25, 2016, 04:30 pm CST

Texas eighth-grader suspended after leaving classroom with student who was having asthma attack
Jan 25, 2016, 03:55 pm CST

Former law librarian sues Texas school, alleging racial, gender discrimination
Jan 25, 2016, 03:20 pm CST

Defendant attacks prosecutor after conviction on sex-abuse charge
Jan 25, 2016, 02:45 pm CST

Alabama judge censured for telling offenders who couldn’t afford fines to give blood or face jail
Jan 25, 2016, 01:45 pm CST

Charleston School of Law launches new spring admissions program
Jan 22, 2016, 01:55 pm CST

DLA Piper to close Tampa office
Dec 22, 2015, 04:50 pm CST