Law School News

Daniel Schaffzin.

Law Students Combat Urban Blight in Memphis

By Karen Sloan |

Memphis has been fighting urban blight for years, and now students from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law are joining the battle.

Law School Alumni in Congress

These 20 schools sent the most graduates to the U.S. Senate or House of Representatives.

Rep. Susan Brooks, R-Ind.

From Law School to Congress

By Karen Sloan |

Unlike the U.S. Supreme Court, whose nine justices hail from just three elite law schools, a state school law degree won't hamper and may even smooth the way to the U.S. House of Representatives or Senate.

Danielle Conway.

Maine Law Finds Its Next Dean in Hawaii

By Karen Sloan |

The University of Maine School of Law has found its new law dean—five time zones and more than 5,000 miles away.

Stephen Mazza.

Circuit: Law School Can Expel Student With Criminal Past

By Karen Sloan |

A former University of Kansas School of Law student who was expelled for failing to disclose criminal convictions on his application has hit another legal roadblock.

Goodwin Liu.

California Incubator Grants Put Young Lawyers to Work

By Karen Sloan |

Legal leaders in California hope to narrow the justice gap by steering cash to “legal incubators”—programs that help graduates jump-start their careers while providing low-cost legal help to people who otherwise couldn’t afford to hire lawyers.

Eighth Circuit Again Rejects Fired Hamline Prof’s Suit

By Karen Sloan |

A federal appeals court for the second time has affirmed dismissal of a lawsuit brought against Hamline University and its former law dean by a professor who was fired after being found guilty of failing to file state tax returns.

Las Vegas.

UNLV Law Betting on First Gambling Industry LL.M.

By Karen Sloan |

The country’s first masters program in gambling law will debut in the fall in—where else?—Las Vegas.

Harvard Law School Langdell Library in Cambridge, Mass.

Harvard Law Prevails in Graduate’s Defamation Lawsuit

By Karen Sloan |

Harvard Law School did not defame a graduate by reprimanding her for plagiarizing a law review article, a federal judge has ruled.

Jerry Organ.

Study Looks At How to Get a Law Degree For Less

By Karen Sloan |

Despite rising tuition rates, law school can be more affordable if prospective students are strategic about where they study and select a school that offers the largest available scholarship award—even if it’s not the best school they can get into.

Andrew Guzman.

USC Law Hires Berkeley Professor Guzman as Its Next Dean

By Karen Sloan |

The University of Southern California Gould School of Law has named Andrew Guzman as its next dean, effective in July.

Georgetown University Law Center professor Wendy Williams surprises Ruth Bader Ginsburg by modeling a

Ginsburg—and Reform—Highlight Law School Gathering

By Karen Sloan |

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg got the rock star treatment during the Association of American Law Schools' annual meeting in Washington.

Harvard Law School Langdell Library in Cambridge, Mass.

Harvard Law Faulted for Handling of Assault Complaints

By Karen Sloan |

Harvard Law School has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education to update its sexual assault and harassment policies after a four-year investigation concluded its handling of student complaints did not comply with Title IX.

Lyn Entzeroth.

Death Penalty Expert Entzeroth Named Dean at Tulsa Law

By Karen Sloan |

University of Tulsa College of Law has named Lyn Entzeroth as its next dean. She has been a faculty member since 2002 and now serves as associate dean for academic affairs.

Blake Morant.

Legal Educators Gathering to Set the Agenda for 2015

By Karen Sloan |

Incoming Association of American Law Schools president Blake Morant discusses the organization’s annual meeting, role in helping law schools address their economic challenges, and what he hopes to achieve during the coming year.

Protest at NYU Law School in support of Michael Brown, the black teenager that was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.  December 1, 2014.

The Law School Files: 12 of The NLJ's Most Memorable Stories of 2014

By Karen Sloan |

Ranking the go-to law schools. A pioneer mourned. ABA delegates approve law school reforms. Law school president quits after just eight days. Here's a look back at 12 of the most memorable law school stories in the NLJ this year.

(l-r) Jerome and Phyllis Rappaport at their home in Lincoln, MA, with Boston College Law School Dean Vincent Rougeau.

Law and Policy Center Moving to Boston College

By Karen Sloan |

The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy—established in 2007 at Suffolk University Law School—has found a new home at Boston College Law School.