Law schools

Law School Deanship Rescinded; Politics Blamed

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Erwin Chemerinsky, leading constitutional scholar tapped to head California-Irvine's new school, is told he's too "controversial" (liberal).

Appeals Court Upholds Military Recruiting

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A last attempt by professors to fight the Solomon Amendment on academic freedom grounds is turned back.

How to Deal ... With Life

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Vice is alive and well in the dorm. Now a group originating at Harvard Law School seeks to bring it into the teaching realm. Is poker a winning academic bet?

Legal Education at a Distance

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Concord, an online law school, merges with Kaplan and gains aid eligibility; Penn State wins unusual variance from the ABA's strict limits on distance ed.

Tracking Bias or Guilt by Association?

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Unusual lawsuit over tenure denial of gay professor at Michigan focuses on the writings and affiliations of some who voted No.

Being Active (Or Not) in Law School

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Older students tend to spend more time preparing for class but are less likely to be involved in a co-curricular activity than are younger counterparts, annual survey of law school "engagement" finds.

The Right to be Readmitted?

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A white law student with disabilities sues because she wasn't allowed back after failing to meet minimum grade requirements -- when she says other students, mainly minorities, were.

Solving 'The English Student's Dilemma'?

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“Mom, Dad, I want an M.F.A.”

“That’s nice dear. What about a law degree?”

Law Schools Fight Proposed Limit on Judges' Travel

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The "good government" movement in Washington has taken aim at fat-cat lobbyists, free spending campaign donors, and earmark producing lawmakers. Its latest target: judge-inviting law schools?

Joining the Law School Rankings Game

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A law journal plans "Deadwood Report" to test whether schools live up to boasts about having faculties that excel in teaching, research and service.

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