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Slain Florida State University College of Law professor Dan Markel

A Pioneer Mourned

By Karen Sloan |

Dan Markel launched his pioneering PrawfsBlawg as soon as he landed an assistant professorship at the Florida State University College of Law in 2005 — even before teaching his first class. So it seems fitting that the reaction to Markel's July 20 shooting death was immediate, intense and to a large degree expressed online.

Dan Markel.

Slain FSU Law Professor Mourned as Police Investigate

Legal educators were left reeling at the shooting death of Dan Markel, a professor at Florida State University College of Law.

<b>LAW SCHOOL:</b> No longer “the path into the middle class that it once was.”

Law School Enrollment Slump Continues

By Karen Sloan |

The number of applicants to American Bar Association-accredited law schools declined by about 8 percent this year, dashing hopes for a reversal in a four-year downward trend.

Carolyn Jones, former dean of the University of Iowa College of Law.

Circuit Revives Political Bias Case Against Iowa Law Dean

By Karen Sloan |

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has ordered a new trial for Teresa Wagner, who sued the former dean of the University of Iowa College of Law in 2009 alleging that the school discriminated against her because of her conservative views.

David Cunningham.

Settlement Will Pay for Scholarships, Dialog at UCLA Law

By Karen Sloan |

The University of California at Los Angeles School of Law will host a daylong conference on police and community relations as part of a $500,000 settlement between the university and a judge who accused campus police of roughing him up during a traffic stop last year.

St. Mary's University.

Law Schools Unveil Targeted Academic Scholarships

By Karen Sloan |

A law degree just got cheaper for certain students at St. Mary's University School of Law and Indiana University Maurer School of Law, which have announced scholarship programs geared toward specific populations.

Former dean Lawrence Mitchell of Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Professor Settles Retaliation Claim Against Case Western

By Karen Sloan |

The Case Western Reserve University School of Law professor who sued the university and former dean Lawrence Mitchell for retaliation last year is ending the litigation, having reached a mediated settlement.

Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Cooley Law Suffers Setbacks Financially and in Court

By Karen Sloan |

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a trial judge’s dismissal of a defamation lawsuit brought by the Thomas M. Cooley Law School against three plaintiffs lawyers who sued the school for alleged fraud in 2011.

Maureen O'Rourke.

Boston University to Offer Real-World Training to 1Ls

By Karen Sloan |

Practical-skills training is typically relegated to the 2L and 3L years in law school, but first-year students at the Boston University School of Law will get a taste of life as a lawyer starting next year.

Vermont Law School.

Vermont Incubator to Place Lawyers in Underserved Areas

By Karen Sloan |

Vermont Law School is the latest to follow the solo incubator trend, launching a program with the Vermont Bar Association designed to keep young lawyers within the state and practicing in underserved areas.

Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Judge Tosses Defamation Suit Against Cooley Law

By Karen Sloan |

A federal judge in New York has dismissed a defamation lawsuit brought against Thomas M. Cooley Law School by a plaintiffs attorney who helped spearhead a series of fraud class actions against law schools in 2011.