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Michigan chief justice, seen as online court innovator, tapped to lead nonprofit organization

Following 10 years on the Michigan Supreme Court, Bridget McCormack is leaving her position as the chief justice and joining the American Arbitration Association’s International Centre for Dispute Resolution, where she will be the president and CEO.

Former Whitewater independent counsel Ken Starr dies at 76

Ken Starr, the former Whitewater independent counsel and an appeals judge, has died at age 76. Starr died Tuesday from surgery complications at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center.

Sotomayor stays order requiring Yeshiva University to allow LGBTQ student club

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Friday stayed an order that required Yeshiva University to recognize an LGBTQ student club at its undergraduate campus.

Law prof’s suit against law school alleges race and gender discrimination, family status bias

A federal lawsuit alleging race, gender and disability discrimination was filed Friday against the University of Michigan and its law school by a law professor who is Black and a single mother.

Fewer people are interested in becoming law professors, new data shows

The number of entry-level law professor applications hit its lowest point in more than a decade, according to data shared last week on a blog published by law professors.

Courthouse made excuses for ‘creepy’ behavior from judge accused of sexual harassment, former intern says

A Michigan judge who also served as an adjunct law professor is leaving the bench, after a Michigan State University investigation found it likely that he sexually harassed an intern, who was a student at the law school.

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Convicted go-between gets life sentence in law prof’s murder

Katherine Magbanua was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole for acting as the go-between in the murder of…

Last 2 winners of ABA Journal Ross writing contest attended this workshop

The last two winners of the ABA Journal/Ross Writing Contest for Legal Short Fiction had two things in common. Both were students at the Belmont University College of Law in Nashville, Tennessee. And both wrote their stories in a legal fiction workshop run by Kristi Arth, a legal writing professor at Belmont University.

Citing statements Penn Law prof allegedly made while teaching and in interviews, dean asks for discipline against her

Citing her numerous “intentional and incessant racist, sexist, xenophobic and homophobic actions and statements,” as well as various disparaging remarks reportedly made to students, the dean of the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School has requested that the faculty senate impose a major sanction against controversial professor Amy Wax.

Could abortion clinics be placed on federal land? Law prof who proposed it sees some risks

Some Democrats and academics are proposing that the Biden administration place abortion clinics on land under exclusive federal control within states with laws that ban the procedure.

Judge blocks no-contact orders against Christian law students who discussed opposition to same-sex marriage

A federal judge has ordered the University of Idaho to rescind no-contact orders against three Christian law students who expressed their views against same-sex marriage at an LGBTQ event and a meeting concerning ABA accreditation.

Why law professors should co-author academic articles with law students

I started writing law review articles in mid-career, after many years of publishing academic articles in STEM journals. Arriving to academic law with an outsider’s perspective (my PhD is in engineering; I have a faculty appointment at UCLA in both engineering and law), I was surprised to learn that law is an exception among academic disciplines in relation to authorship of scholarly works. In most other disciplines, it is routine—and in fact expected—for faculty to co-author scholarly publications with graduate students.

Part of lawsuit alleging gender discrimination at University of Texas at Austin gets past summary judgment

A federal judge recently ruled that an Equal Pay Act claim filed against the University of Texas at Austin by a female law professor is allowed to go forward.

Jan. 6 panel seeks interview with Justice Thomas’ wife after report of correspondence with former Chapman law prof

Updated: The chairman of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot told reporters Thursday that the panel plans to ask Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, for an interview.

Georgetown Law retains incoming scholar despite his ‘lesser Black woman’ tweet

The Georgetown University Law Center won’t be firing the incoming leader of its constitutional center after determining that his controversial tweets happened before his Feb. 1 start date.

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