Law schools

Initial audit finds flaws in some law school employment reporting practices

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A random review finds five of 10 institutions fell short on backing up claims about graduates' job placement success.

New book, based on interviews with law deans and admissions officers, details impact of rankings

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Two sociologists interviewed law deans and admissions officers about impact of U.S. News rankings on legal education -- and their new book says impact is significant and generally negative.

The law school transfer market heats up, getting some deans hot under the collar

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Some law schools are going after large numbers of transfer students, seeking out new revenue and students with LSAT scores that won't count in the rankings game.

Law schools compete for students many may not have admitted in the past

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More law schools are admitting less qualified students. Are they prepared for what happens next?

A California law school ends discount pricing

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La Verne tries a radical approach to pricing. Could it catch on in legal education?

President Obama calls for cutting a year off of law school

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President Obama endorses idea that legal education is too expensive and too long.

To save itself, some believe a Virginia law school may move, but it risks hurting the town if it does

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Alumni worry the Appalachian School of Law must leave its home in a rural Virginia town to save itself -- and say one board member is intent on stopping the move.

Harvard law professor says requests for trigger warnings limit education about rape law

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Professor sets off debate by writing that student requests to avoid discussions on rape law are limiting important parts of legal education. Some faculty say that they don't avoid the topic, but handle discussions in different ways than they do other subjects.

Significant financial pressures weigh on Thomas Jefferson School of Law

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After defaulting on bond payments, and facing criticism for graduates' poor job outcomes, Thomas Jefferson struggles to rebound.

American Bar Association approves experimental hybrid J.D. program

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William Mitchell College of Law receives a rare approval from the American Bar Association to experiment with online education.

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