Karen Sloan

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.

ABA Calls for Substance Abuse and Mental Health CLE

Karen Sloan

The ABA House of Delegates on Monday approved changes to the Model Rule for Minimum Continuing Legal Education that require an hour of substance abuse and mental health CLE every three years.

Stanford Law Prof's Novel Satirizes 'U.S. News' Rankings Horse Race

Karen Sloan

"Legal Asylum" by Paul Goldstein spotlights a corrosive impact on law schools.

ABA President-Elect Moves to Winnow Legal Education Section's Role

Karen Sloan

The ABA's Board of Governors on Friday or Saturday will consider a proposal that would strip powers from the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar and give them to a newly formed Commission on the Future of Legal Education.

ABA Weighs Mandatory Substance Abuse CLE

Karen Sloan

The ABA is poised to endorse mandatory continuing legal education focused on substance abuse and mental health issues following a study last year that showed lawyers suffer from those problems at a high rate.

For Immigration Help, Universities Turn to Law School Clinics

Karen Sloan

A growing number of higher education institutions are looking to their law schools to help protect and guide fellow students, faculty and staff in the wake of President Donald Trump's executive order.

Showdown Over Law Schools' Bar Pass Standard Set for Feb. 6

Karen Sloan

The American Bar Association is pushing forward with a bid to strengthen its bar passage requirement for law schools over fresh objections from nearly half the nation's law deans.

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