February 09, 2015

Experiential learning does *not* improve employment outcomes

Jason Yackee (Wisconsin) takes an empirical look.

UPDATE:  Brian Galle (Boston College) suggests some alternative interpretations of the findings.

Posted by Brian Leiter on February 9, 2015 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest, Student Advice | Permalink

February 04, 2015

The battle for transfer students

IHE covers the phenomenon.

Posted by Brian Leiter on February 4, 2015 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest, Rankings | Permalink

February 02, 2015

Law school critics still disconnected from reality

Not a surprise, but good to see it documented.

Posted by Brian Leiter on February 2, 2015 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

January 30, 2015

K&L Gates tackles "revenge porn," files civil suit on behalf of a victim

Interesting developments, which may do something to make the Internet less of a cesspool than it presently is.

Posted by Brian Leiter on January 30, 2015 in Law in Cyberspace, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

January 29, 2015

Latest LSAC report on law school applications

As of January 23, 2015: 

As of 1/23/15, there are 168,887 fall 2015 applications submitted by 24,097 applicants.  Applicants are down 7.3% and applications are down 9.8% from 2014. 

This represents a smaller drop in applicants compared to the last report, consistent with the apparent trend towards more applications later in the cycle.

Posted by Brian Leiter on January 29, 2015 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

January 28, 2015

Simkovic on under-investment in higher education

Here.

Posted by Brian Leiter on January 28, 2015 in Of Academic Interest | Permalink

January 27, 2015

$30 million naming gift for the law school at British Columbia

I wonder if there has ever been a larger gift to a Canadian law school?

Posted by Brian Leiter on January 27, 2015 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest, Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

January 26, 2015

Rostron & Levit's Guide to Submitting to Law Reviews

Newly updated!

Posted by Brian Leiter on January 26, 2015 in Advice for Academic Job Seekers, Of Academic Interest, Professional Advice | Permalink

January 23, 2015

"Stop the madness," i.e., the law review submission process

Paul Gowder (Iowa) comments.

Posted by Brian Leiter on January 23, 2015 in Of Academic Interest, Professional Advice | Permalink

January 20, 2015

IHE covers the drop in LSAT scores at many law schools

Here.

Posted by Brian Leiter on January 20, 2015 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest, Rankings | Permalink