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The University of Iowa College of Law is the latest law school to slash tuition amid declining enrollment. Iowa residents next year will pay $21,965 in tuition—a $4,309 reduction—and the reduced tuition will apply to both current and new students. Non-residents who enroll next fall will see tuition fall by $7,750 to $39,500.
The incoming class of 2010 graduated in May, took the bar in July, and now are launching their legal careers. We recently caught up with three of them to see what they are doing now, how they feel about their law school experience and what advice they have for those following in their footsteps.
Gideon’s Promise—an Atlanta-based non-profit that trains and advocates for public defenders throughout the South—has launched its Law School Partnership Project, a new initiative aiming to make it easier for law graduates to become public defenders in the South.
More than 20 law schools offer centers or programs focused on Indian Law, but the University of Oklahoma College of Law is poised to become the first with an endowed chair specifically for Native American law.
A handful of efforts recently launched by law schools and bar associations provide recent graduates with practical experience in corporate law departments and perhaps lead to permanent jobs, challenging a prevalent notion that new lawyers don't belong in-house.
The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law has announced a new program—the Commonwealth Scholars—that will cut annual tuition by $20,000 for Pennsylvanians, reducing the total cost of a juris doctor by $60,000.
Jim Rosenblatt has led the Jackson, Miss., law school since 2003 and plans to return to teaching next year. Eugene Milhizer similarly plans to teach after relinquishing the reins at Ave Maria, a Roman Catholic-affiliated school in Naples, Fla., in 2009.
Pedigree trumps diversity when it comes to law faculty hiring. That’s one takeaway from a study of the hiring market by Vanderbilt University Law School professor Tracey George and Albert Yoon of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.
Valparaiso University has tapped Andrea Lyon as the next dean of its School of Law. Now associate dean for clinical programs at DePaul University College of Law, Lyon represents somewhat of an unconventional choice.
Yale Law School hasn't offered living space to its students since 2007, when a dormitory was converted into space for law clinics, student journals and administrative offices. That situation will soon end.
As law students nationwide clamor for more hands-on training, the District of Columbia's six law schools have joined forces to push for the first major overhaul of rules governing student practice in D.C. in decades.
Case Western Reserve University School of Law Dean Lawrence Mitchell, who took a leave of absence on Wednesday in light of a retaliation suit filed by a faculty member, has come out swinging against his accuser in court documents.
Pepperdine Law associate professor Robert Anderson used the U.S. SEC filings of publicly traded companies to determine which 25 law schools have the highest percentage of alumni serving as corporate directors or executive officers.
The announcement came nearly two weeks after longtime law professor Raymond Ku sued dean Lawrence Mitchell and Case Western, claiming that Mitchell retaliated against him for accusing Mitchell of sexually harassing staff members.