Law School News

Paul McGreal.

Creighton Law Looks to Dayton for Next Dean

By Karen Sloan |

Creighton University School of Law has named Paul McGreal as its next dean. Now dean of the University of Dayton School of Law, he will assume the top position at the Omaha law school in July.

Prosecutors' Efforts Boost Prisoner Exoneration Numbers

By Marcia Coyle |

Prosecutors' investigation of innocence claims boosted the number of prisoner exonerations to a record level in 2014, according to the National Registry of Exonerations at the University of Michigan Law School.

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.