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DePaul University College of Law.

Dismissal of Fraud Claims Against Law Schools Affirmed

By Karen Sloan |

Graduates of Chicago law schools who claimed administrators duped them with exaggerated job-placement statistics have found no relief from an Illinois appeals court.

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How to Build a Better Law Professor

A good legal education offers more than an understanding of case law. In this special report, we look at a new book that identifies the top law teachers in the country and spotlight how some of those honorees approach teaching.

<b>OLD SCHOOL:</b> Charles Kingsfield, played by John Houseman, terrorized his students in

Professor Kingsfield Couldn't Cut It Today

By Karen Sloan |

A four-year study discovers a blueprint for teaching in a fast-changing environment.

Professor Heather Gerkin of Yale Law School.

This Scholar's Comfortable in the Classroom

By Karen Sloan |

Yale professor insists it's all about communicating ideas, whether on paper or directly to students.

Professor Susan Kuo of the University of South Carolina School of Law, in Columbia.

Professor Compares Role to That of a Traffic Cop

By Karen Sloan |

Her job is to direct students; theirs "to drive and keep the cars gassed up. It's a collaborative effort."


He Doesn't Stop Caring After Students Graduate

By Karen Sloan |

UCLA Law professor helps former students network and find places for themselves within the profession.

A Primer for the Modern Law Professor

It helps to be thoughtful, true to yourself, accessible and to learn the students' names.

'Best' Law Professors

Rendering of the Arizona Center for Law and Society.

$10M Gift Will Help Build ASU Law’s New Phoenix Campus

By Karen Sloan |

Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law has received its largest donation to date—$10 million from Phoenix litigator Leo Beus and his wife, Annette.

Northwestern University School of Law Levy-Meyer Hall entrance.

Northwestern Law Sets $150M Fundraising Goal

By Karen Sloan |

Northwestern University School of Law hopes to raise $150 million to increase student financial aid, support law clinics and improve its curriculum.

Makau Mutua.

Veteran Law Deans To Step Down at Buffalo, Tulsa

By Karen Sloan |

Deans at the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School and the University of Tulsa College of Law have announced plans to step down and return to teaching.

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.