Law schools

A Professor Sues His Students

Does this litigation protect faculty members from unfair accusations -- or potentially threaten academic freedom?

An American Law School in China

An international faculty will offer a curriculum for a U.S.-style J.D. at Peking University.

Stanford Law Drops Letter Grades

Citing benefits to learning environment, faculty vote to adopt a system similar to those at Yale and Berkeley law schools. Is Harvard next?

An Elite Law Degree -- in 2 Years

New Northwestern option comes amid interest in substantial shifts in the models of legal education. Dayton, pioneer in a compressed program, sees encouraging results.

Diversity Meets Data at George Mason Law

Statistics reveal a vastly greater academic failure rate among African-American versus other students, raising questions about ABA diversity standards and the effectiveness of outreach programs.

Attacking the 'Mismatch' Critique of Affirmative Action


One of the more influential and controversial studies of affirmative action in recent years came from Richard H. Sander in 2004. The law professor at the University of California at Los Angeles analyzed statistics about black law students and argued that they show that affirmative action hurts them by helping many gain admission to institutions where they are unlikely to be top students.

A Crack in the Dominance of the LSAT?

U. of Michigan will admit a small number of law students without the normal standardized test. Some see a significant shift. Some see an effort to game the rankings. Michigan sees neither.

Is Affirmative Action in Decline or Out of Control?

Dueling studies arrive -- one seeing colleges moving away from consideration of race and one drawing attention to the use of race.

Baylor Abandons SAT Payments

University admits mistake in offering cash to accepted applicants who retook the exam. And U. of Alabama faces scrutiny for paying people to apply to its law school -- also seen as bid to influence U.S. News rankings.

Building a Better Admissions Test

Berkeley project finds that LSAT doesn't predict success as a lawyer, but other tests -- on which female and minority students score as well as white men -- do.


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