October 10, 2014

Signs of the times, cont.: Elon Law cuts tuition, creates 2 1/2 year degree for all students

Story here.

Posted by Brian Leiter on October 10, 2014 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

October 06, 2014

Signs of the times, cont.: Cooley Law issues "Notice of Intent to Close"...

...its Ann Arbor campus (Cooley has several other campuses, however).

Posted by Brian Leiter on October 6, 2014 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

October 03, 2014

Another sign of the times: Roger Williams continues with tuition reduction and three-year tuition guarantee

RWU's news release here.

Posted by Brian Leiter on October 3, 2014 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

October 02, 2014

Signs of the times: tuition rising at Berkeley

Not surprising, the UC professional schools are all now de facto private.

Posted by Brian Leiter on October 2, 2014 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest, Rankings | Permalink

September 29, 2014

Three Chicago law schools prevail in lawsuits brought by graduates

Story here.

Posted by Brian Leiter on September 29, 2014 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

September 25, 2014

More on Thomas Jefferson and the prospect of law schools closing

At CHE.

Posted by Brian Leiter on September 25, 2014 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

September 23, 2014

Akron, Cincinnatti, Toledo see enrollment declines, while majority of Ohio schools hold steady (or show gains) from 2013

See especially the chart accompanying the article, which focuses on Toledo's woes.  My guess is that Cincinnatti's anomalous enrollment drop is due to a desire to preserve its national rank.

Posted by Brian Leiter on September 23, 2014 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest, Rankings | Permalink

September 21, 2014

Signs of the times: Thomas Jefferson Law School misses bond payment, seeks restructuring of debts

MOVING TO FRONT FROM SEPT. 17:  UPDATED

Story here.  TJLS is a free-standing law school in San Diego, facing two better-established competitors in the local market, California Western and University of San Diego.

UPDATE:  Blog Emperor Caron reports bad news for TJLS from one of the ratings agencies (not that they have much credibility, but....).

Posted by Brian Leiter on September 21, 2014 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

September 18, 2014

$50 million naming gift for Drexel's law school

Wow!

Posted by Brian Leiter on September 18, 2014 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

September 17, 2014

One lawyer, one law professor receive MacCarthur Fellowships (CORRECTION: TWO lawyers)

They are:  William Mitchell law professor and Native American advocate Sarah Deer, civil rights lawyer Mary Bonauto, and criminal defense lawyer Jonathan Rapping. 

(These used to be called "genius" awards until it became clear they weren't really being awarded for "genius." Now they recognize people doing innovative [often political or social] work in a wide variety of fields.)

(Thanks to Orin Kerr for the pointer.)

ANOTHER CORRECTION:  Rapping is also a law professor, at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School.

Posted by Brian Leiter on September 17, 2014 in Faculty News, Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink