27 ABA Journal Legal Education Statistics articles.
When the pandemic started, law schools feared 2020 would be a year like 2009—which was during the Great Recession and saw significantly fewer job opportunities for new graduates, along with many attorney layoffs. But those fears don’t seem to have come to fruition for ABA-accredited law schools, based on employment data for the classes of 2019 and 2020.
May 5, 2021 1:30 PM CDT
Five law schools repeated last year’s results when they snagged the top spots in rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report. The same schools took the top spots in the 2021 rankings, but there were some small changes in the top 14 list.
Mar 30, 2021 12:01 AM CDT
In 2010, there were six for-profit law schools; as of March 2021, however, only three with that tax status remain—and two of the three hope to eventually convert to nonprofit status.
Mar 29, 2021 10:36 AM CDT
Judge allows DNA collected in fake police survey
A judge in Wisconsin has ruled that prosecutors can use DNA collected from a licked envelope in the prosecution of Raymand Vannieuwenhoven…
Mar 22, 2021 4:00 PM CDT
Mar 8, 2021 9:03 AM CST
Of the 10 law schools that did not meet an accreditation standard in the summer of 2020 requiring a 75% bar passage rate, six have now demonstrated that they are in compliance.
Mar 1, 2021 3:25 PM CST
Law school deans want more time for reporting employment outcomes
Citing the COVID-19 pandemic, law school deans have asked the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar…
Feb 12, 2021 4:27 PM CST
Most jurisdictions saw bar exam pass rates increase in 2020, regardless of whether they had in-person or online exams. However, in three states that offered both types of exams, online test-takers didn’t do as well.
Feb 9, 2021 9:58 AM CSTnews release from the State Bar of California.
Jan 11, 2021 12:49 PM CSTreceive public notice in May that they were out of compliance with Standard 316, Florida Coastal School of Law and the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law are the first to demonstrate compliance.
Aug 25, 2020 3:14 PM CDT
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Apr 21, 2020 11:21 AM CDT
Public defender group bypasses judge who rejected all release bids
The Defender Association of Philadelphia has withdrawn all its petitions for inmate release before Judge Anne Marie Coyle, after she…
Apr 16, 2020 4:33 PM CDT
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