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The American Bar Association's Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar on Friday delayed any decision on moving back the collection of law school grads' jobs data by one month.
Duke Law School's two-year-old Center for Judicial Studies has received a $5 million boost to support its research and activities. The center aims to improve the quality of the judiciary by offering education to judges and developing a better understanding of judicial institutions.
Are bar examiners who take their sweet time releasing test results hurting law schools' employment statistics? Some law school deans think so, and now the American Bar Association is considering whether to delay collecting jobs data for a month to allow straggling states to license new graduates before schools must pony up their numbers.
Two former tenured professors have sued the Phoenix School of Law and the company that owns it, claiming that they were improperly fired after raising concerns about what they called a drive for profits at the expense of students and faculty.
The University of Pennsylvania Law School is launching a center dedicated to policy and research of the U.S. criminal justice system, with the help of a $15 million donation from investment banker Frank Quattrone and his wife Denise Foderaro.
The Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law has introduced "Admission Through Performance," allowing rejected applicants to enroll in a free, four-week course on the Federal Rules of Evidence taught by Duncan faculty. If the applicants do well, they can earn a spot in next year's 1L class.
The University of South Dakota School of Law has named Thomas Geu as its new dean. He has taught there since 1989 and has served as interim dean since former dean Barry Vickrey stepped down in 2011 after 18 years at the helm.
Harvard Law School has announced a pilot program under which Harvard undergraduates may apply and gain acceptance during their junior year, provided they agree to work for two years in between graduation and beginning their legal studies.
The University of San Francisco School of Law has tapped John Trasviña to be its next top administrator, effective on June 17. Trasviña is assistant secretary for fair housing and equal opportunity in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
It's graduation time, which means legal luminaries are making the commencement speaker rounds. As of Thursday, no law schools had claimed the services of any of the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, who usually can be counted upon for at least a couple of commencement addresses. Still, schools snagged some pretty big names to impart wisdom and encouragement to the soon-to-be lawyers.
Brooklyn Law School is poised to become the first in the New York metropolitan area to offer an accelerated, two-year J.D. The school's board of trustees on May 7 approved the so-called "Brooklyn 2-3-4" program effective in 2014.