University officials announced Tuesday that Yale Law professor Heather Gerken, 48, will assume the deanship on July 1, replacing outgoing dean Robert Post.
Law firms could learn a thing or two from the way public interest law organizations and government agencies hire new attorneys.
Robert Post and Martha Minow have joined the growing chorus of lawyers publicly condemning President Donald Trump's attacks on the judiciary.
The vast majority of law school scholarships—79 percent—are doled out based on LSAT scores and undergraduate grades rather than financial need.
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.
"Legal Asylum" by Paul Goldstein spotlights a corrosive impact on law schools.
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.
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.
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.
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.