Law schools

Proxies for Race

Wayne State law professors will vote on new admissions approach after Michigan nixed affirmative action. Are they being creative or evasive?

Torts, Trials and ... Treatments

Panel suggests law schools do more to ensure that high-risk students can find help.

Little Talk of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

The U.S. Supreme Court may have unanimously squelched a First Amendment challenge on the part of law schools to a 1994 law tying federal funding to campus access for military recruiters back in March.

More Moral and Practical Law Schools

A new study from the Carnegie Foundation finds room for improvement in legal education.

A Freewheeling Academic Freedom Debate

Stanley Fish, Elena Kagan and others mull recent case studies and hypothetical situations in a law school context.

Anti-Hmong Comments Set Off a Law School

Wisconsin dean apologizes for pain caused by professor's remarks, but says that intent was not to hurt.

Legal Turmoil for Former Law Prof

Kenneth Kress admits to altering student evaluations of him while at Iowa. His mental state at time of infraction is in question.

Georgetown Law's New Precedent

Jenny Woodson is no stranger to controversial causes. It's just that the first-year law student didn't expect that, at the most stressful time of her year, she'd be at the center of a divisive case about adherence to religious principles.

Now and Then: Minorities and Michigan

Proportion of underrepresented students admitted to Michigan law school fell from about 40 percent with affirmative action to 5.5 percent without.

If You Teach Them, They Will Be Happy

Law students whose professors focus on teaching outperform those at a school where scholarship is valued, study finds.


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