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Penn Law dean will seek university sanctions against law prof for her ‘derogatory public statements’

The dean of the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School plans to seek university sanctions against a tenured law professor now under fire for remarks about “problematic” immigration by the “Asian elite.”

As the pandemic drags on, law professors are making changes

Law professors say the pandemic changed how they interact with students, and many find themselves sharing personal information they may not have previously shared. That’s partially due to the chaos of COVID-19, but it’s also a way for faculty to convince students they are there to help.

While NCBE sticks with in-person February bar exam, one state supreme court greenlights planning for future alternatives

There will be no remote offerings from the National Conference of Bar Examiners for the February bar exam, and in the event that a jurisdiction prohibits large gatherings, makeup dates for an in-person test will be offered in late March, the organization announced Monday.

Law prof’s remarks about ‘Asian elite’ put her back at center of controversy

A controversial professor at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School is once again drawing condemnation, this time for remarks about “problematic” immigration by the “Asian elite.”

Harvard law prof and civil rights lawyer dies at 71

Lani Guinier, the first woman of color appointed to a tenured professorship at Harvard Law School and a Clinton administration nominee for assistant attorney general for civil rights, died Friday. She was 71.

Draft version of redesigned bar exam will be shared by NCBE soon

With a target implementation year of 2026 for a redesigned bar exam, the National Conference of Bar Examiners expects to start pilot testing this year.

Judge Judy creates women’s scholarship program at New York Law School

Judge Judy Sheindlin has established an annual program that will grant 10 women full-tuition scholarships to New York Law School.

As law schools admit more students, will there be enough jobs?

Following a reported 13% increase in law school applications, five of 196 ABA-accredited law schools expanded their first-year classes by more than 50% for the 2021 admissions cycle, and 36 saw growth between 20% and 41%.

Several law schools revert to online classes as COVID-19 infections surge

Several law schools are requiring students to attend classes online for the first several weeks of January, according to a report by Reuters.

Top 10 news stories from 2021

Every year, we like to take a look back at the news events and stories that most resonated with our online readers. This year, the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol takes the top two slots, along with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' citation style, Judge Judy's career, COVID-19 vaccine litigation and law school rankings.

UIC law prof must receive online diversity training, coaching before classroom return, letter says

A law professor who used abbreviated versions of the N-word and the B-word on a final exam must undergo diversity training “to facilitate his return to the classroom,” according to a Dec. 16 letter sent to the professor’s lawyer.

2 law schools found to be out of compliance with ABA’s bar passage standard

The Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco and the Western New England University School of Law in Massachusetts recently received notices that they are out of compliance with the ABA’s bar exam passage standard for law schools.

With GRE restrictions lifted for law schools, some urge caution

As of November, ABA-accredited law schools can accept the Graduate Record Examination from applicants in lieu of the Law School Admission Test, and some wonder if those with the financial resources will purchase test prep classes for both and submit their best score.

Which law school has best quality of life? Best career prospects? Princeton Review releases rankings

Looking for a law school with the best quality of life? Then you might want to consider the University of Virginia School of Law, which took the top spot in that category in rankings released Tuesday by the Princeton Review.

Which law schools have the highest and lowest median LSAT scores?

At Columbia Law School, Harvard Law School and Yale Law School, the median LSAT score for this year’s entering class was 174, which was the highest of all law schools.

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