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Northwestern University School of Law professor emeritus Newton Minow

Harvard, Northwestern Announce Endowed Professorships

By Karen Sloan |

Two top law schools are creating endowed professorships, thanks to hefty donations.

Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law professor Donald Tobin

New Maryland Law Dean Is Tax, Campaign Law Expert

By Karen Sloan |

Donald Tobin, a professor at Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, will be the next dean of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

Adam West: “To be able to take control and finish early was a nice option,” he concluded.

Arizona's Early Bar Exam Sitting Attracts 38 Hopefuls

By Karen Sloan |

Thirty-eight 3Ls from Arizona's three law schools elected to participate in the state's inaugural early bar sitting. Their exam results won't be available until May, but students in Arizona and legal leaders around country are keeping tabs on the two-year pilot program.

Main entrance of New York Law School at 185 West Broadway. New York Law School. October 16, 2013. Credit: Leonora1805. (OK TO USE PER WIKIMEDIA COMMONS).

Law School Focuses on Corporate Counsel

By Rebekah Mintzer |

New York Law School has launched an academic institute devoted to the issues facing corporate counsel. The Institute for In-House Counsel, an initiative that is the first of its kind in New York City, kicked off on April 8 with a half-day conference held on campus.

National Association for Law Placement executive director James Leipold

Legal Jobs Picture: 'We're Not Going Back to 2006'

By Karen Sloan |

The entry-level legal job market hasn’t recovered from the hit it took during the recession, and isn’t likely to return to the robust days of the mid-2000s in the foreseeable future.

Brad Smith, general counsel of Microsoft

Microsoft GC Complains of Legal Training Shortfall

By Karen Sloan |

Microsoft Corp. general counsel Brad Smith has some advice for young lawyers: Look for jobs that offer good training opportunities right off the bat, as those first years are so formative in one's career.

'Very Modest' Jobs Growth Seen For Law School Graduates

By Karen Sloan |

The law school class of 2013 didn’t have much better luck than their predecessors in finding jobs, as entry-level employment data released Wednesday by the American Bar Association revealed that very little changed in the hiring market.

John Marshall Law School dean Richardson Lynn

Former Professors' Lawsuit Headed for Trial

By Karen Sloan |

A racial discrimination and retaliation case brought against Atlanta's John Marshall Law School by two former professors has survived a motion for summary judgment.

Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales

Alberto Gonzales Named Dean at Tennessee Law School

By Karen Sloan |

Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has been named dean of Belmont University College of Law, a private, Christian school that opened in Nashville in 2011. Gonzales, a faculty member since 2012, will replace founding dean Jeff Kinsler in June.

Valparaiso University School of Law professor Mark Adams

New Dean Selected for University of Idaho Law

By Karen Sloan |

The University of Idaho College of Law has named Mark Adams, a professor at Valparaiso University School of Law, as its next dean.

UC Hastings College of the Law

Hastings, Iowa Add Accelerated Law Degree Programs

By Karen Sloan |

Two more law schools have launched accelerated programs designed to let students earn undergraduate and juris doctor degrees in six years rather than the typical seven.

American Bar Association.

ABA Jobs Corps Targets Access to Justice 'Paradox'

By Karen Sloan |

The American Bar Association will pay between $5,000 and $15,000 to organizations that come up with good ways to match unemployed law school graduates to unmet legal needs for the poor.

La Verne College of Law

La Verne Offers Flat-Rate Law School Tuition

By Karen Sloan |

The University of La Verne College of Law is getting out of the tuition discounting game and rolling out what appears to be the first true flat-rate tuition system at an American Bar Association-accredited law school.

The Paul M. Hebert Law Center in Baton Rouge, La.

LSU Law Getting Hitched to Flagship Campus

By Karen Sloan |

The Louisiana State University Paul M. Herbert Law Center has operated independently of its home campus since 1977, but that appears likely to change.

US District Judge Phyllis Hamilton.

Ex-Employee Loses Bias Claims Against Hastings College

By Karen Sloan |

A federal judge has dismissed a discrimination lawsuit brought against the University of California Hastings College of the Law by a staffer who was laid off in 2012 as the school slimmed down to adjust to declining applications.

Cornell Law School

New Leadership Named at Cornell, Washington-St. Louis

By Karen Sloan |

University of Chicago Law School professor Eduardo Peñalver will take over at Cornell Law School on July 1, while Washington University in St. Louis School of Law has named University of Southern California Gould School of Law vice dean Nancy Staudt as its next top administrator, beginning on May 15.

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

'Risk-Free' J.D. Offers Students a One-Year Escape Hatch

By Karen Sloan |

At Cleveland-Marshall, they can leave with a master's degree if they change their minds about practicing law.

Solomon Oliver Jr., chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

ABA Council Abandons Bid to Drop Tenure Requirement

By Karen Sloan |

The ABA's Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar voted over the weekend to continue requiring law schools to protect tenure for full-time faculty members as a condition of accreditation.