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Only half of class of 2018 law grads practice in law firms, NALP report finds

Ninety-seven percent of surveyed law graduates from the class of 2018 were employed, but only 51% were working in law firms, according to a joint study by the National Association for Law Placement and the NALP Foundation.

Think you won’t pass the July bar exam? So did many others, but they did, say lawyers

If you are studying for the July bar exam, you’re not going to memorize every flashcard for the Multistate Bar Examination, and that’s OK. You can still pass.

Top 20 law school joins handful of others offering undergraduate degree in law

Updated: The University of Southern California Gould School of Law plans to offer an undergraduate bachelor of science degree in legal studies, the school announced Tuesday.

Why law professors should co-author academic articles with law students

I started writing law review articles in mid-career, after many years of publishing academic articles in STEM journals. Arriving to academic law with an outsider’s perspective (my PhD is in engineering; I have a faculty appointment at UCLA in both engineering and law), I was surprised to learn that law is an exception among academic disciplines in relation to authorship of scholarly works. In most other disciplines, it is routine—and in fact expected—for faculty to co-author scholarly publications with graduate students.

Part of lawsuit alleging gender discrimination at University of Texas at Austin gets past summary judgment

A federal judge recently ruled that an Equal Pay Act claim filed against the University of Texas at Austin by a female law professor is allowed to go forward.

Jan. 6 panel seeks interview with Justice Thomas’ wife after report of correspondence with former Chapman law prof

Updated: The chairman of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot told reporters Thursday that the panel plans to ask Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, for an interview.

Are legal lessons learned in the trenches more valuable than those learned in law school?

Is law school learning always practical? According to Albert Einstein, “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”

Minnesota lifer will attend online law school accredited by the ABA after variance granted

In what may be a first, Minnesota inmate Maureen Onyelobi will attend online classes this fall at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

In what may be a first, study publishes empirical data about Black law students’ race and ethnicity

People with two U.S. born, non-Hispanic Black parents comprise 11.71% of the general population, but only 6.34% of law students, according to a law review article recently published in the Berkeley Journal of African-American Law & Policy.

Former Georgetown Law scholar who tweeted about ‘lesser Black woman’ announces new job

A legal scholar who was set to lead the Georgetown University Law Center’s Georgetown Center for the Constitution announced Tuesday that he’s joining the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.

Law dean known for encouraging creative thinking around diversity in legal ed dies at conference

Browne C. Lewis, the dean of the North Carolina Central University School of Law, was found dead in her hotel room Thursday while in Colorado attending the Law School Admission Council’s annual conference.

After repeat failures to meet bar pass standard, ABA gives Cooley Law School extension

Western Michigan University’s Thomas M. Cooley Law School continues to not meet the 75% bar passage rate required under Standard 316, and the council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar recently gave the school an extension to come into compliance.

Georgetown Law retains incoming scholar despite his ‘lesser Black woman’ tweet

The Georgetown University Law Center won’t be firing the incoming leader of its constitutional center after determining that his controversial tweets happened before his Feb. 1 start date.

Prosecutors gain another conviction in murder of law prof Dan Markel; what was the key evidence?

The woman accused of acting as a go-between in the murder of a Florida State University law professor was convicted Friday, after jurors deliberated for about eight hours.

After a not-so-great elementary school experience, teen law school grad wants career in education policy

A good home-school program provided a nurturing environment that was lacking in elementary education, and the experience helped build confidence for law school, says Haley Taylor Schlitz, who left public school at age 10 and at age 19 may be the youngest Black person to complete a JD program.

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