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Chemerinsky Controversy Heats Up

Outrage over a decision by the University of California’s newest law school to hire as dean—and then fire, before he ever took office—a prominent academic it now reportedly deems too…

Master’s Degrees = More Money?

Despite their hefty price tag, master’s degrees are increasingly popular with both the students who earn them and the institutions that offer them, and for essentially the same reason: money.

Law Profs Back Embattled Ave Maria Faculty

Updated: A continuing faculty controversy at Ave Maria School of Law that has become focused, in part, on a planned campus move from Michigan to Florida is heating up.

Faculty…

ABA Accreditation Issue for Ave Maria

Updated: An effort to establish a new law school with a religious mission has been threatened by real estate issues and a faculty revolt. However, the dean of Ave Maria…

Liberal UC Irvine Dean Hired, Then Fired

Updated: Erwin Chemerinsky, a renowned constitutional law scholar at Duke University, reportedly agreed to be dean of the new University of California law school slated to open at Irvine next…

Law Prof Succeeds Despite Schizophrenia

When Elyn Saks got married in 2001, she wondered if aliens might attend the wedding reception. At one point in her life, she thought about kidnapping her psychotherapist and keeping…

Coalition Seeks to Change Big Law Firms

Although they haven’t yet graduated from law school, some students are already disillusioned about practicing law at the nation’s major law firms. Worried about tales of long days, unrewarding work…

Mr. Harvard Law Grad Goes To Washington

Harvard Law School has eight graduates in the U.S. Senate, the most of any law school. Next is the University of Virginia, with seven grads. But top-tier school Columbia doesn’t…

Sideshow ‘Geek’ Seeks Law Degree

Corrected: As classes begin today at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich., it appears likely that one incoming student will stand out just a bit from the other…

New Rankings: Yale #1; Harvard #4?

Move over, Harvard Law School. It comes in fourth, after Yale, Chicago and Stanford in the latest law school rankings by professor Brian Leiter based on the number of scholarly…

Gov’t Report Pans Law School Affirmative Action

In a controversial report, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights may not call for an outright ban on law school affirmative action. But by putting its weight behind a 2004…

Law Firm Grants Scholarship—and Summer Job

A major international law firm that started out in Florida has endowed a scholarship at one of the state’s law schools that not only pays a second-year student’s tuition but…

Law Students Worried About FAMU

Concerned about perceived problems, law students at Florida A & M University are criticizing—and in some cases leaving—the five-year-old taxpayer-funded institution.

Vilma Martinez, for instance, has transferred from FAMU, in…

New La. Law School: ‘Biblical Worldview’

A new law school with a “biblical worldview” is being established by Louisiana College, a Baptist institution in Pineville founded in 1906.

Joe Aguillard, the college president, says the new…

Judge Accused of Religious Bias

Southern Florida lawyers are supporting a federal judge in Fort Lauderdale who was accused of bias stemming from his religious beliefs.

U.S. District Judge William Zloch last month denied a…

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