Law School News

Feds, State Defend LSAT Disability Accommodations Plan

By Karen Sloan |

The U.S. Department of Justice has urged a federal court to approve extensive reforms to the process for evaluating whether people who want to take the Law School Admission Test are disabled and require accommodations to make the test fairer.

Henry Butler, left, and Katherine Boozang, right.

New Law Deans Appointed at George Mason, Seton Hall

By Karen Sloan |

Two law professors have been promoted to dean. Henry Butler will assume leadership of the George Mason University School of Law, while Kathleen Boozang will assume those duties at Seton Hall University School of Law.

CSI Morgantown? LL.M. in Forensic Science Is Coming

By Karen Sloan |

Law school meets "CSI" in a new forensic justice Master of Laws degree offered by the West Virginia University College of Law.

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchberg Law Center collaborated with the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County to create the justice patch, which aims to teach girls how the law impact their lives and expose them to women leaders in the field.

These Girl Scouts Are Going to Law School

By Karen Sloan |

Forget arts and crafts. Girls Scouts in suburban New York will get a close look at legal careers because of a collaboration between scouting and the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center.

Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) speaking during the 2014 Emory commencement exercises.

Civil Rights Veteran Lends Name to Emory Law Professorship

By Karen Sloan |

Emory University School of Law will establish an endowed chair in civil rights and social justice with a $1.5 million gift from an anonymous donor.

Salaries chart

Associate Pay Still Lags Behind Prerecession Levels

By Karen Sloan |

The country’s largest law firms have largely rebounded from the recession, but associate pay has yet to fully recover, according to a law report released Thursday by the National Association for Law Placement.

Michael Schill.

Chicago Law Dean Schill Will Lead University of Oregon

By Karen Sloan |

Michael Schill, dean of the University of Chicago Law School, has been selected as the next president of the University of Oregon.

Mock up of proposed expansion of the University of Nebraska College of Law.

Gifts Will Unify Nebraska Law’s Clinics Beneath One Roof

By Karen Sloan |

The University of Nebraska College of Law broke ground last week on a $4.5 million addition that will house its clinical programs. The 14,000-square-foot facility is slated to open in summer 2016 and will replace a too small, outdated clinic space.

Second Podcast Examines Murder Case Explored by ‘Serial’

By Karen Sloan |

Millions of listeners couldn't get enough of "Serial" — the "This American Life" spinoff podcast that for three months chronicled the case against Adnan Syed, convicted in the 1999 murder his high school girlfriend, Hae Min Lee. Now a professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law is taking up the case in a follow-up podcast.

<b>ROLE MODEL:</b> Tricia Dennis tells hard truths about running her personal-injury practice.

No 'L.A. Law' in This Podcast

By Karen Sloan |

Personal injury attorney Tricia Dennis candidly discusses her career challenges and consolations during the "I Am The Law" podcast, a weekly dose of reality produced by Law School Transparency, a nonprofit organization.

University of Virginia School of Law Softball Invitational 2014.

Batter Up: Law Students Drop Books for Softball Tourney

By Karen Sloan |

The academic year is drawing to a close and final exams are just around the corner, but more than 1,700 law students will set aside their textbooks and outlines this weekend and pick up softball gloves and bats.

University of San Diego School of Law.

Law Prof’s Blog Post Was Not Defamatory, Court Rules

By Karen Sloan |

A San Diego law professor did not defame the plaintiff in a disability-benefits lawsuit when he blogged about her case in 2012, a California appellate court has ruled.

William Mitchell College of Law in Minnesota.

Suit Could Complicate William Mitchell-Hamline Law Merger

By Karen Sloan |

Two William Mitchell College of Law professors have filed suit to block a proposed change to the school’s tenure code that would allow elimination of tenured faculty positions in its proposed merger with Hamline University School of Law.

ABA Offering Free Memberships to Law Students

By Karen Sloan |

The American Bar Association is doing away with dues for law students.

UCLA School of Law.

Businessman Endows $2 Million Ethics Chair at UCLA Law

By Karen Sloan |

The University of California at Los Angeles School of Law is adding an endowed chair in legal ethics with a $2 million donation from Meyer Luskin.

Wolf Law building at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Colorado Law Launches First Campus Entrepreneur Program

By Karen Sloan |

Students at the University of Colorado Law School will rub elbows with entrepreneurs from around the globe next year.

Laird Bell Law Quadrangle at the University of Chicago Law School.

Pritzker Family Donates $3.5 Million to Chicago Law

By Karen Sloan |

The University of Chicago Law School has received a $3.5 million donation from the family of alumnus Donald Pritzker, founder and former president of the Hyatt Corp. hotel chain.

DePaul University College of Law dean Jennifer Rosato Perea.

New Law Deans Named at DePaul, Widener, Wyoming

By Karen Sloan |

Three law schools have named deans in the past week.

<b>CORNELIUS RANGE:</b> He founded a group for first-generation law students at Columbia.

First in Their Families

By Karen Sloan |

Cornelius Range began First Generation Profession­als, a support group for first-generation students like himself, at Columbia Law School. A growing number of law schools offer programs designed to help students whose parents lack college degrees.