Law School News

Bar Exam Pass Rates Drop Across the Country

By Sheri Qualters |

Bar exam passage rates sank in several big states, indicating a drop in the qualifications of students amid fewer law school applications.

Risa Goluboff, dean of the University of Virginia Law School

UVA Names Its First Woman Law Dean

By Mike Sacks |

University of Virginia School of Law has named legal historian Risa Goluboff as its new dean to succeed Paul Mahoney, who will be returning to the law school's faculty this summer. She will be the first woman to hold the position.

G. Robert Blakey.  November 23, 2013.

Prominent Law Prof Sanctioned For D.C. Ethics Violation

By Zoe Tillman |

Law professor G. Robert Blakey—famous for writing federal anti-racketeering laws and investigating the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy Jr. and Martin Luther King Jr.—was recently sanctioned in Washington for advising a former student to disclose confidential client documents.

Duke University School of Law.

Duke Law School Gets $5M for Faculty Positions

By Sheri Qualters |

Duke Law School has snagged a $5 million grant to boost its number of faculty, with plans to attract an equal amount from donor matching gifts.

UCLA School of Law.

L.A. Film Czar Ken Ziffren Gives $5M to UCLA Law

By Mike Sacks |

Hollywood attorney Ken Ziffren has given University of California at Los Angeles School of Law $5 million to set up an entertainment and media law center in his name, the school announced on Monday.

Items sold by Washington State's Christine Palmerton, bearing the name and slogan “NautiGirl Dare to be naughty.”

Suffolk Law Students Help Sink Nautica's Fight Against 'NautiGirl' Trademark

By Sheri Qualters |

Suffolk University Law School in Boston successfully represented a Washington state businesswoman in a trademark fight with Nautica Apparel Inc. over a cheeky marine-themed logo. The law school's Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Clinic won for Christine Palmerton at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Nautica had petitioned to cancel Palmerton's "NautiGirl Dare to be naughty" trademark.