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Is forever really forever? Question may be answered in lawsuit over UC Hastings name change

When California legislators in 1878 enacted a statute to name the state’s first public law school after a wealthy landowner and state supreme court chief justice, did they consider whether subsequent laws could change the agreement?

Second federal appeals judge boycotts Yale Law School grads; others anonymously indicate plans to do so

Updated: A second federal appeals judge has said she will no longer hire Yale Law School graduates as law clerks because of concerns about the “stifling of debate” at the school.

After 5th Circuit judge boycotts Yale Law School grads, his conservative colleague hangs out welcome sign

U.S. Circuit Judge Jerry E. Smith is encouraging Yale Law School graduates to apply for his clerkships after his colleague announced that he won’t be hiring any of them.

As Golden Gate Law works to meet bar pass standard, new students get full scholarships

Almost a year after being found out of compliance with an ABA accreditation standard that requires a bar pass rate of at least 75% within two years, the Golden Gate University School of Law significantly reduced its first-year class size and awarded full-tuition scholarships to all newly admitted full-time JD students.

Rejected applicants to this law school were accidentally sent acceptance emails

Acceptance emails were accidentally sent to 205 applicants to the Northeastern University School of Law because of a technical error.

Why this conservative federal appeals judge will no longer hire clerks from Yale Law School

Judge James C. Ho of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans said last week he will no longer hire law clerks from Yale Law School because the university “not only tolerates” the cancellation of conservative views but also “actively practices it.”

2 law schools change names because of namesakes’ notorious pasts

Two law schools are officially changing their names after learning more about their namesakes’ long-ago conduct.

Employment outcomes were great for 2021 law school graduates; is that a sign of caution?

The overall employment outcomes for 2007 and 2021 law school graduates were both 91.9%, according to data recently released by the National Association for Law Placement. And while that sounds like a good thing, it could be a warning.

Weekly Briefs: Bias suit against Trump lawyer resolved; Montana no longer defies court order over birth certificates

Trump lawyer resolves rap-music bias suit

Alina Habba, a lawyer for former President Donald Trump, has resolved a race- and gender-bias lawsuit largely based on the rap music that she…

Former law school dean sues Texas university over loss of tenure

Alleging that she was stripped of tenure without cause and denied due process, the former law school dean of Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law has brought a federal lawsuit against the historically Black college.

Overcoming ‘arbitrary application of licensing rules,’ lawyer wins bar admission in Tennessee

A foreign-educated lawyer with an LLM from a U.S. university has won admission to practice in Tennessee, thanks to a ruling by the state supreme court.

Honduran attorneys bring law-themed Latin coffee shop to Minnesota

The NDA is the name of one of the gourmet coffees at the Abogados Café in St. Paul, Minnesota. Just don’t ask the husband-and-wife team who own the cafe to tell you what’s in it. Given that the beverage is named after a nondisclosure agreement, the couple, lawyers Ofelia Ponce and Inti Martínez-Alemán, are adamant that its ingredients must remain confidential. Even when pressed to reveal the coffee’s secret recipe, they do not fold.

Weekly Briefs: ABA supports marriage equality law; Stanford offers new model for legal ed loans

ABA president calls on Senate to support Respect for Marriage Act

ABA President Deborah Enix-Ross is calling on members of the U.S. Senate to vote for the Respect for Marriage…

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.

SCOTUS justices discuss Supreme Court’s legitimacy, lengthy path to law license

Chief Justice John Roberts acknowledged Friday that it was “gut-wrenching” to see barricades surrounding the U.S. Supreme Court without speaking directly about the abortion-rights issue that led to the placement.

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