Law School News

(l-r)  California Innocence Project Director Justin Brooks, Michael Hanline, and Innocence Project director of litigation Alex Simpson

Clinic Helps Free Man Wrongfully Imprisoned for 36 Years

By Karen Sloan |

Michael Hanline is poised to spend his first Thanksgiving outside of prison in 36 years. The longest-serving California inmate found to have been wrongfully convicted, Hanline was released on Nov. 24 after prosecutors owned up to numerous problems with the 1978 murder case against him.

Melanie Wilson

Indiana Tech and Tennessee Name New Law Deans

By Karen Sloan |

Melanie Wilson, now associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Kansas School of Law, and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School’s associate dean of faculty Charles Cercone assume new deanships in 2015.

The AT&T Building in Charleston, SC, which houses part of the Charleston School of Law

Law School President Quits After Just 8 Days

By Karen Sloan |

The newly appointed president of the Charleston School of Law has resigned after eight days, apparently as a result of infighting among the school’s three owners and uncertainty over its potential sale.

Law School Admissions Officers Guardedly Optimistic

By Amanda Bronstad |

Nearly half of law school admissions officers expect applications to increase next year, according to a survey released Tuesday.