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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.

Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

$3M Gift Means Growth for Case Western’s IP Law Center

By Karen Sloan |

Case Western Reserve University School of Law is bolstering its intellectual property law center with the aid of a $3 million donation from the Spangenberg Family Foundation—one of the largest gifts the school has received.

Dineen Hall at Syracuse University College of Law.

Ribbon-Cutting for Syracuse Law’s New Building

By Karen Sloan |

More than two years after the Syracuse University College of Law broke ground on a new campus, the community will gather Friday to dedicate Dineen Hall.

Iowa Supreme Court building in Des Moines, Iowa.

Iowa Supreme Court Declines to Waive Bar Examination

By Karen Sloan |

Graduates of the University of Iowa College of Law and Drake University Law School will have to sit for the state’s bar examination after all.

Penn State Dickinson School of Law.

Penn State Dickinson Law Prepares to Fly Solo

By Karen Sloan |

Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pa., has plans to distinguish itself when it achieves its independence next year. They include a more practical approach to legal education and an international focus.

Photo exhibit by senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) at Georgetown University Law Center.

Law Schools Exhibiting Senator’s Photos, Barrister’s Books

By Karen Sloan |

You can bet that Patrick Leahy has seen a lot during his 40 years in the U.S. Senate. Now students and visitors at Georgetown University Law Center can share an inside view of the Vermont politico’s career.

Rachel Moran.

Pioneering Latina Moran Stepping Down as UCLA Law Dean

By Karen Sloan |

Rachel Moran, dean of the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, has announced plans to step down as soon as her replacement can be found.

Barbara Moses, NYCLA's immediate past president

Report Finds NY Law Schools Prepared for Pro Bono Rules

By Tania Karas |

Despite initial concerns throughout the legal profession over New York's new pro bono requirement for bar admission, law schools say they anticipate few challenges in helping students meet the goal, according to a report by the New York County Lawyers' Association.

Iowa Supreme Court building in Des Moines, Iowa.

Iowa Weighs Dropping Bar Exam for In-State Law Graduates

By Karen Sloan |

The Iowa Supreme Court is considering whether to extend the "diploma privilege" to graduates of the University of Iowa College of Law and Drake University Law School, allowing them to enter the profession without passing the state’s bar examination.

Robert Adler.

Utah Law Selects Interim Dean for Top Spot

By Karen Sloan |

The new dean of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is a familiar face on the Salt Lake City campus—he's been interim dean for the past year. University officials have named Robert Adler as permanent dean pending approval from the board of trustees.