Law Schools

  • Law.com | Analysis

    The Big Fail Part II: Law Schools Clamber to Raise Bar Pass Rates

    By Karen Sloan | April 21, 2019

    As part of Law.com's series on the high rate of bar exam failure, we examine the steps law schools are taking to fix the problem.

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  • Law.com | Analysis

    The Big Fail: Why Bar Pass Rates Have Sunk to Record Lows

    By Karen Sloan | April 14, 2019

    In this first installment of The Big Fail, a series focused on the high percentage of law graduates failing the bar and the impact on law schools and the legal profession, Law.com examines how far rates have dropped in recent years and the reasons for the decline.

    1 minute read

  • Law.com | Commentary

    My One-L Life: Where 'Grutter' Hits Close to Home

    By Renee Griffin | April 10, 2019

    It's been a strange experience to read about the U.S. Supreme Court justices disagreeing with the admissions process at Michigan Law School, while sitting in the halls of that school as a student lucky enough to be let in.

    1 minute read

  • Law.com | News

    Snag a Spot in the Go-To Law Schools Live Discussion

    By ALM Staff | March 11, 2019

    In a ReplyAll discussion on Thursday, Law.com legal education editor Karen Sloan and Law.com editor-in-chief Leigh Jones will talk about the law schools that offer the best tuition deals for snagging Big Law jobs and which schools are the favorites relied upon by particular law firms.

    1 minute read

  • Law.com | News

    Grassroots 'Black Lives' Program Grows at Law Schools

    By Angela Morris | February 7, 2019

    The New York-based nonprofit network is made of up about 5,000 lawyers and includes a clinical program involving students from 18 schools who partner with advocacy groups to advance social change.

    1 minute read

  • Law.com | Commentary

    My One-L Life: The Looming Job Search

    By Renee Griffin | February 6, 2019

    The planning for summer jobs—not just this coming summer, but the one after 2L year, which potentially leads to an offer of post-graduate employment—has begun in earnest, bringing with it a pressure to “network” that makes me cringe at the very word.

    1 minute read

  • Law.com | News

    Notre Dame Law Names Stanford Law Professor as New Dean

    By Karen Sloan | January 11, 2019

    G. Marcus Cole, who has ties to conservative organizations and is the first non-white dean to lead Notre Dame University Law School, will replace Dean Nell Jessup Newton, who has led the school for a decade.

    1 minute read

  • Law.com | Commentary

    My Life Now: 1L Finals at a T14

    By Renee Griffin | December 18, 2018

    A sense of panic lurks in the background of every class, every passing hello in the hallways and even every weekend night at the bars.

    1 minute read

  • Law.com | News

    Michigan State Law Is Set to Become Latest to Ditch Independent Status

    By Karen Sloan | October 29, 2018

    A proposal to fully integrate the Michigan State University College of Law into the larger university campus where the school resides is moving forward, offering further evidence that the independent law school model is under intense pressure.

    1 minute read

  • Law.com | News

    Law School Suits Provide Rare Glimpse into ABA Accreditation Process

    By Karen Sloan | October 17, 2018

    The American Bar Association has asked a federal court to dismiss Florida Coastal School of Law's suit against it, arguing that its accreditation arm followed all the right procedures in finding the Jacksonville campus out of compliance with its rules.

    1 minute read

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