November 17, 2016

Bureaucratic resistance to executive misconduct

Interesting points by my colleague Jennifer Nou.


November 17, 2016 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

November 16, 2016

10% of law school enrollment is now non-JD students...

...more than double what it used to be twenty years ago, while only 30% of non-JD graduates pass the bar on the first try.


November 16, 2016 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

November 15, 2016

New York switches to "Uniform Bar Exam" and overall pass rate rises 4%

Details here.  NYU, Columbia, and Cornell had the three best pass rates, but it's striking that Syracuse came in 4th, ahead of Fordham, Brooklyn, and Cardozo among others.  So whatever Syracuse is doing, other schools should take a look!


November 15, 2016 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest, Rankings | Permalink

November 08, 2016

University of Houston Law Center succeeds in effort to block South Texas College of Law...

November 04, 2016

LSATs taken in September/October up 1% from last year...

...though recall that last year was up nearly 8% from the year prior to that.  It's still early, but this suggests that this year's applicant pool is likely to be similar to last year's, meaning this may be the "new normal" for awhile.


November 4, 2016 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

October 31, 2016

Indiana Tech Law School to close...

...despite recently getting conditional accreditation.  But given the enrollment figures and lack of demand, this is not a surprising development.


October 31, 2016 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

Enrollment trends, 2010 to 2016

Blog Emperor Caron has been tracking them at various schools.   At almost all the schools covered, enrollment is down substantially since 2010 and, even so, the numerical credentials of the enrolled students are also down.


October 31, 2016 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest, Rankings | Permalink

October 27, 2016

2 of 10 law schools randomly audited by ABA...

...were found to be well below the required compliance level with ABA rules regarding the reporting of employment data.  Two others were slightly below the required compliance level of 95%.


October 27, 2016 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest, Rankings | Permalink

October 12, 2016

New Minnesota Law Dean talks about adjusting to significant application and enrollment declines

October 10, 2016

A law journal at Berkeley will abandon the Bluebook