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NYU Law Review wins dismissal of suit challenging its racial and gender preferences
The New York University Law Review has won dismissal of a suit challenging preferences given to women and minorities in selection of members and choice of articles.
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Pro basketball players shoot for law school

Imani McGee-Stafford, a center with the Dallas Wings, is leaving the basketball court and headed to the Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles.…

New York bar exam planned for September; Hawaii postpones exam, too
The New York Court of Appeals announced Tuesday that the bar exam will take place shortly before or after the Labor Day holiday. Also, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore is looking into supervised practice for law school graduates.
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US News’ ranking methodology is the cheese for law school rat race, report says

The U.S. News & World Report’s annual law school rankings rely on categories including law school…

On-campus interviews in January? Top law schools consider delays amid law firm pressure

Columbia Law School has decided to push back on-campus interviews for summer associates until January 2021 amid pressure from law firms, according to a published report.

Several other law schools…

Several top law schools adopt pass-fail grading plans after going online
At least five top law schools have announced they are adopting pass-fail grading or giving students the pass-fail option.
As COVID-19 mandates virtual law classes, nonprofit creates list of volunteer online speakers
If you have any interest in being a guest law school speaker, now is the time, provided that you’re comfortable doing it online.
Lawyer suspended for boosting law school grades in Williams & Connolly application
The New Jersey Supreme Court has suspended a lawyer who falsified a law school transcript when he sought a job with Williams & Connolly.
US News releases its 2021 law school rankings
Once again, the top three law schools are at Yale University, Stanford University and Harvard University, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 rankings, released Tuesday.
Amid coronavirus worries, how do law schools move online?

As more schools move JD instruction out of the traditional classroom setting, many are moving into uncharted territory.

Coronavirus and law schools: More universities shifting to online classes
An increasing number of universities with law schools—including those that have not reported active cases of coronavirus—are canceling their in-person classes and moving them online.
Coronavirus and law schools: Numerous schools canceling in-person classes
The concerns about the coronavirus have spread to law schools, with schools across the country canceling in-person classes or announcing full closures.
What comes next for ABA-accredited law schools with two-year pass rates below 75%?

Under the old version of Standard 316, which sets bar passage requirements for ABA-accredited law schools, the Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar entertained all sorts of exceptions—including having a 75% pass rate for all graduates over the five most recent calendar years, or at least three of those five years. It’s been said no law school has ever been out of compliance with it.

Tenured law professor who lied to IRS will return to teaching
A tenured bankruptcy and corporate finance law professor who lied to the Internal Revenue Service will keep his job at the University of Minnesota.
Texas university remains out of compliance with admissions standards, ABA legal ed section finds
The ABA's Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar has found that the embattled Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law remains out of compliance with a key admissions standard. The section council has also asked the school to appear at its May meeting as it determines "whether to impose sanctions, including removal of approval."

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