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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.

Julius Labu tends to his garden in Arokwo Village, Kapchorwa, Uganda.

Harvard, UCLA Plan Annual Food Law Conferences

By Karen Sloan |

Harvard Law School and the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law each last year launched programs centered on food law and policy. Now they plan to collaborate on a series of annual conferences that will bring together scholars and policymakers to examine legal questions having to do with food.

Columbia Law School.

Columbia Law Given $3.5M for Climate Law Center

By Karen Sloan |

Columbia Law School has received a $3.5 million gift from the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation to bolster its Center for Climate Change Law.

<b>KATE ARMSTRONG:</b> The experience left her “a lot more confident” in career choice.

Interns Thrive in 'Boot Camp'

By Karen Sloan |

Colorado Law trains them in tech business basics.

It’s the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Now

By Karen Sloan |

The largest law school in the country—the Thomas M. Cooley Law School—is now Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.

Harvard Law School professor Laurence Tribe

Harvard's Tribe Joins Campaign Against Teacher Tenure

By Tony Mauro |

Harvard Law School professor Laurence Tribe on Thursday signed on as an adviser to Students Matter, the group that won a lawsuit in June striking down California's teacher tenure law.

American Bar Association in Chicago.

ABA Delegates Approve Law School Reforms

By Tony Mauro |

The American Bar Association’s governing body on Monday endorsed an extensive package of law school reforms designed to increase students’ clinical and distance-learning opportunities.

Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Case Western Puts Off Search for Permanent Dean

By Karen Sloan |

Case Western Reserve University School of Law won't hire a permanent dean anytime soon. University leaders have announced that interim deans Jessica Berg and Michael Scharf will lead the school for at least the next year.

Concordia University Law School, Boise, Idaho.

ABA Delays Action on Concordia Law's Accreditation

By Karen Sloan |

Members of Concordia University School of Law's inaugural class still don't know whether they'll be eligible to sit for the bar examination next summer.

The Law Quadrangle on the central campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Law School Alum, Accused of Stalking, Loses Suit Against U. Michigan

By Karen Sloan |

A federal judge in Michigan has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a University of Michigan Law School alumnus who sued both the university and a classmate after he was investigated in 2011 for alleged criminal stalking.

Angry Bar Candidates Sue Over Exam Software Problems

By Karen Sloan |

Less than a week after a software glitch sent bar-examination takers scrambling to upload their answers, disgruntled law graduates have filed two class actions against the company that provided the testing software.

Concordia University School of Law dean Cathy Silak

Idaho Supreme Court Rejects Waiver for Concordia Law

By Karen Sloan |

The Idaho Supreme Court has rejected a waiver that would have allowed Concordia University School of Law’s inaugural class to sit for the state bar examination before the school wins provisional accreditation from the American Bar Association.

Legal Education Due For a Makeover

By Karen Sloan |

The American Bar Asscoiation's House of Delegates prepares to vote on a sweeping revision of its accreditation standards.

Matthew Wilson.

Akron Law’s New Dean Has International Experience

By Karen Sloan |

Matthew Wilson has been named dean of the University of Akron School of Law, effective immediately.

Slain Florida State University College of Law professor Dan Markel

A Pioneer Mourned: The Death of Dan Markel

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.

Pedigree Still Matters to Prospective Law Students

By Karen Sloan |

A survey of prelaw students found that nearly 40 percent would choose a top-tier law school at full cost rather than a less prestigious institution offering a scholarship.