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Elon School of Law Placing Practical Training ‘On Steroids’

By Amanda Bronstad |

Elon University School of Law is launching a J.D. program next year that offers full-time residencies led by faculty and allows students to graduate in under three years at less cost.

Kevin Colangelo presents an idea to improve access to low-cost legal services at the College of Law Practice Management conference at Suffolk University Law School Friday.

In Boston, Ideas Pitched for Improving Access to Justice

By Katelyn Polantz |

Nearly everyone who develops legal business plans think improving access to justice would require technological innovation. How they plan to accomplish that is another question entirely.

Craig Nard.

Grant Allows Case Western to Expand IP Law Clinic

By Amanda Bronstad |

Case Western Reserve University School of Law has received $679,400 from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation to expand its intellectual property law clinic.

Albany Law School.

Albany Law School Master Plan Might Include Affiliation

By Amanda Bronstad |

Albany Law School’s board of trustees will decide next month whether to move forward with a proposal to affiliate with the University at Albany.

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Professor Kingsfield Couldn't Cut It Today

By Karen Sloan |

A four-year study discovers a blueprint for teaching in a fast-changing environment.

DePaul University College of Law.

Dismissal of Fraud Claims Against Law Schools Affirmed

By Karen Sloan |

Graduates of Chicago law schools who claimed administrators duped them with exaggerated job-placement statistics have found no relief from an Illinois appeals court.

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How to Build a Better Law Professor

A good legal education offers more than an understanding of case law. In this special report, we look at a new book that identifies the top law teachers in the country and spotlight how some of those honorees approach teaching.

Rendering of new building for The University of South Carolina School of Law, scheduled to open in 2017.

Groundbreaking for New Campus at South Carolina Law

By Karen Sloan |

The long-planned construction of a new home for the University of South Carolina School of Law is finally underway.

Professor Heather Gerkin of Yale Law School.

This Scholar's Comfortable in the Classroom

By Karen Sloan |

Yale professor insists it's all about communicating ideas, whether on paper or directly to students.

Professor Susan Kuo of the University of South Carolina School of Law, in Columbia.

Professor Compares Role to That of a Traffic Cop

By Karen Sloan |

Her job is to direct students; theirs "to drive and keep the cars gassed up. It's a collaborative effort."

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He Doesn't Stop Caring After Students Graduate

By Karen Sloan |

UCLA Law professor helps former students network and find places for themselves within the profession.

A Primer for the Modern Law Professor

It helps to be thoughtful, true to yourself, accessible and to learn the students' names.

'Best' Law Professors

Rendering of the Arizona Center for Law and Society.

$10M Gift Will Help Build ASU Law’s New Phoenix Campus

By Karen Sloan |

Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law has received its largest donation to date—$10 million from Phoenix litigator Leo Beus and his wife, Annette.

Northwestern University School of Law Levy-Meyer Hall entrance.

Northwestern Law Sets $150M Fundraising Goal

By Karen Sloan |

Northwestern University School of Law hopes to raise $150 million to increase student financial aid, support law clinics and improve its curriculum.

Makau Mutua.

Veteran Law Deans To Step Down at Buffalo, Tulsa

By Karen Sloan |

Deans at the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School and the University of Tulsa College of Law have announced plans to step down and return to teaching.

Law Schools Continue to Build Out

By Karen Sloan |

Legal education's slump hasn't stopped a small boom in construction on campus. Four northeastern U.S. law schools have opened multimillion-dollar facilities within the past month, and more are being planned or built elsewhere across the country.