March 17, 2014
ABA votes to retain tenure (good) and require 6 hours of experiential learning of ALL students (bad)
ADDENDUM: As a couple of readers noted, I have in the past expressed the view that tenure need not be an accreditation requirement, which is still my view. But given some of the administrative mischief afoot, and some of the reasons given for opposing tenure, I am happy to see the ABA leave it alone for now.
February LSAT takers up very slightly from last year
A bit more than 1%. A first indication that applications and enrollments may be about to level off in the next year or so.
March 06, 2014
Scrutinizing the data about the legal job market
Facts are never welcome by cyber-miscreants, but sometimes they are worth considering by those hoping to make informed decisions.
March 05, 2014
More signs of the time: declining 1L enrollments
Blog Emperor Caron has the sordid details. Not all declines are created equal: some are due to dramatic drops in applicants, but some are surely due to a desire to preserve the numerical quality of the study body and thus rankings. The schools with increases in enrollment, also noted, are interesting.
March 03, 2014
More signs of the times: Thomas Jefferson Law School offering huge discounts across the boards
Blog Emperor Caron has the details.
February 26, 2014
Another law school offering major tuition incentives to residents in its part of the country
Tulsa. I am told that maintaining "good standing" for purposes of these scholarships simply means "not failing out"! So it is not some higher standard that poses a risk of losing the scholarship.
February 21, 2014
Law schools with biggest drops in enrollment since 2010
February 20, 2014
Law firm hiring, the latest NALP report for fall 2013
Good, not great: much better than the depths of the recession, and holding steady or improving from last year in most parts of the country, but not close to being back to pre-recession levels (no surprise there).
February 19, 2014
Harvard's own survey of employers about what classes students should take
Here. Unsurprisingly, "experiential" learning of the kind a minority is trying to force upon everyone does not loom large.
UPDATE: Blog Emperor Caron breaks out charts showing the results.
February 18, 2014
UCLA Law's student body now only about 3% African-American
Students have made a video about the experience; there is also a thoughtful response from Dean Moran at the end of the linked article.