October 26, 2014
8.1% drop in LSAT takers in September from last year
LSAC data here. Since the trend appears to be for applicants to apply later in the cycle, the final decline for this year is likely to be less than 8% (in the last few years, the September/October drop was always greater than the final total decline). But a continued decline of any kind means that law schools uncertain about whether to hire new faculty will likely err on the side of not hiring.
October 15, 2014
More than two dozen Harvard Law faculty object to University's new procedures on sexual harassment...
...for multiple violations of due process and fairness in proceedings, among other things. Signatories include David Shapiro, Duncan Kennedy, former Dean Robert Clark, Bruce Hay, Martha Field, Robert Mnookin, Lucie White, and Janet Halley, among others.
October 10, 2014
Signs of the times, cont.: Elon Law cuts tuition, creates 2 1/2 year degree for all students
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).
October 03, 2014
Another sign of the times: Roger Williams continues with tuition reduction and three-year tuition guarantee
RWU's news release here.
October 02, 2014
Signs of the times: tuition rising at Berkeley
Not surprising, the UC professional schools are all now de facto private.
September 29, 2014
Three Chicago law schools prevail in lawsuits brought by graduates
September 25, 2014
More on Thomas Jefferson and the prospect of law schools closing
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.
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....).