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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.

2 of Puerto Rico’s 3 law schools will get more time to meet bar pass standard

Following repeated failures to show compliance with Standard 316, which requires a bar passage rate of at least 75% within two years, the ABA has given an extension of up to three years to two Puerto Rican law schools.

Two Pennsylvania law schools now named after Philadelphia tort attorney

Following a $50 million gift to Drexel University’s law school in 2014, Philadelphia trial lawyer Thomas R. Kline has committed to give the same amount to his alma mater, Duquesne University School of Law.

Advocates are helping Afghans apply for asylum and other immigration relief with ABA assistance

Freshta Kohgadai fled with her family from Kabul, Afghanistan, to the United States in the late 1980s. When she discovered the ABA Scholarship for Legal Advocates—a new program that aims to increase the culturally and linguistically competent pro bono services available to Afghan arrivals—she knew she had to apply.

Which law schools have the highest percent of full-tuition scholarships?

The dean of Pepperdine’s law school has posted a study on full-tuition scholarships among law schools.

Reimagining the OCI Process: What we learned from the pandemic

On-campus interviews have long been a staple of law firm recruiting. But when the pandemic hit, law firms, like everyone else, had to adapt by taking this time-honored tradition virtual—in many cases with great success.

Law school leaders make diversity argument in support of admissions tests

A proposal to cut an accreditation standard requiring law school admissions tests was criticized by 60 deans in a Sept. 1 letter sent to the council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.

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.

Law school achievement gap by gender for faculty and deans examined in new paper

Women are more than two times more likely than men to have perceived “lower status” positions at law schools and work as interim deans, according to a recent working paper by three legal academics.

As some jurisdictions consider bar exam alternatives, ABA Legal Ed section again looks at bar pass standard

Language for a controversial law school standard, which states that at least 75% of a law school’s graduates pass a bar within a two-year period, is being examined by the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar—in light of some jurisdictions considering alternative paths to law licensure.

Full Congressional Record in searchable format offered on law school’s website

Although the U.S. Congressional Record has been in a digital format for some time, a version that can easily be searched is now available on an online platform—offered by the Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School.

Columbia tops list of law schools that cost more than $100K per year

The cost of attending Columbia Law School in New York City has hit a new high, as students can expect to pay $110,450 for the current academic year.

New UCLA School of Law project studies movement to undermine critical race theory teaching

An interactive database that tracks legislative, regulatory and administrative efforts aimed at blocking alleged critical race theory teaching was recently created at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law.

Law school applicants and applications have decreased, new LSAC data shows

Law school applications for the 2022 enrollment year have decreased by 11.7%, compared to 2021, according to data recently released by the Law School Admission Council.

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