946 ABA Journal Legal Education articles.
The National Conference of Bar Examiners, which develops and produces the attorney licensing tests used by most U.S. jurisdictions, will announce in early May whether its tests will be released for the July bar exam.
Mar 27, 2020 1:43 PM CDT
Whether the July bar exam will actually take place as traditionally scheduled is unknown, but starting in May, anyone who wants to study for it has the option of watching livestreamed BarBri lectures with moderated questions and answers.
Mar 25, 2020 10:11 AM CDT
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…
Mar 24, 2020 4:45 PM CDT
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…
Mar 24, 2020 10:41 AM CDT
Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota has announced that her law professor husband, John Bessler, has tested positive for COVID-19 and is hospitalized in Virginia.
Klobuchar said in a…
Mar 24, 2020 9:55 AM CDT
Given that COVID-19 restrictions prohibit large gatherings for the foreseeable future, administration of the July 2020 bar exam seems unlikely, according to a working paper released Sunday by a group of legal academics. It calls for states to consider diploma privilege for 2020 law school graduates, as well as supervised practice.
Mar 23, 2020 3:50 PM CDT
During the COVID-19 national emergency, borrowers can suspend federal student loan payments for at least 60 days with 0% interest, the U.S. Department of Education announced Friday.
Mar 20, 2020 1:49 PM CDT
At least five top law schools have announced they are adopting pass-fail grading or giving students the pass-fail option.
Mar 19, 2020 1:34 PM CDT
If you have any interest in being a guest law school speaker, now is the time, provided that you’re comfortable doing it online.
Mar 19, 2020 10:35 AM CDT
The New Jersey Supreme Court has suspended a lawyer who falsified a law school transcript when he sought a job with Williams & Connolly.
Mar 19, 2020 9:44 AM CDT
The costs of legal education and licensure should not act as a barrier for the quality and availability of legal services, and legal education should not be one size fits all, according to commentary released Wednesday by the ABA's Commission on the Future of Legal Education.
Mar 18, 2020 3:32 PM CDT
In light of the coronavirus, the March Law School Admission Test has been canceled.
Mar 17, 2020 2:36 PM CDT
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
Mar 17, 2020 9:19 AM CDT
As more schools move JD instruction out of the traditional classroom setting, many are moving into uncharted territory.
Mar 12, 2020 3:05 PM CDT
A survey of nearly 15,000 lawyers sought to determine what knowledge, skills and abilities are needed by newly licensed attorneys.
Mar 12, 2020 12:04 PM CDT
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