Law schools

American Bar Association receives pushback on tenure proposal

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The ABA wants to end a rule that assures law schools have the majority of courses taught by full-timers. While some say this would minimize costs, others see an erosion of quality.

Whittier Law School shutdown raises prospect of future closures and access for underrepresented students

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Plans to close law school spark questions about future shutdowns and worries about impact on student access.

Whittier College's law school won't enroll new students

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After college announces decision by board, law school denounces the move.

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.

North Carolina board bars UNC Center for Civil Rights from litigating

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Move was opposed by civil rights groups and faculty leaders, who see a violation of academic freedom.

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