Karen Sloan

Overhaul Proposed for How ABA Governs Law Schools

Karen Sloan

The American Bar Association body that reigns over the nation's law schools is contemplating a major reorganization intended to cut costs, streamline operations and allow it to respond to problem schools faster.

U.S. News Rankings Shuffle Law Schools Around Nation and in Georgia

Karen Sloan

Finally breaking into the top 10 law schools, Northwestern tied with Duke Law School for the No. 10 spot, one of several notable changes among the top schools on this year's list, which was released Tuesday. Yale Law School, which stayed No. 1. Among Georgia law schools, Emory University stayed at N

Legal Writing Professors Say Pay System Is Unfair to Women

Karen Sloan

In conjunction with International Women's Day, two legal education groups called for pay and job protections equal to those of traditional law faculty.

Columbia Law Pulls Ahead of the Pack

Karen Sloan

Twenty-four percent of law grads at the top 50 schools landed associates job at the largest 100 firms.

Meet Heather Gerken, Yale's First Woman Law Dean

Karen Sloan

We caught up with the federalism and election law expert to discuss her new gig, the challenges that await, and her hobby as an amateur novelist.

As Dean, Trump's Labor Sec'y Pick Put Law School On the Map

Karen Sloan

Colleagues at Florida International University College of Law say Alexander Acosta has the labor law expertise and leaderships skills to be a steadying presence in Washington at a turbulent time.

Yale Names Heather Gerken as First Woman Law Dean

Karen Sloan

University officials announced Tuesday that Yale Law professor Heather Gerken, 48, will assume the deanship on July 1, replacing outgoing dean Robert Post.

Want to Improve Associate Hiring? Follow Public Interest's Lead

Karen Sloan

Law firms could learn a thing or two from the way public interest law organizations and government agencies hire new attorneys.

Yale and Harvard Law Deans Pull No Punches in Op-Ed on Trump

Karen Sloan

Robert Post and Martha Minow have joined the growing chorus of lawyers publicly condemning President Donald Trump's attacks on the judiciary.

Minority Law Students Subsidize Scholarships, Study Finds

Karen Sloan

The vast majority of law school scholarships—79 percent—are doled out based on LSAT scores and undergraduate grades rather than financial need.

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