Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter
University of Chicago Law School

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February 19, 2015

Statement by one of two African-American federal judges in Missisippi upon sentencing three white men convicted of a racially motivated murder

A powerful statement by Judge Reeves.


February 19, 2015 in Of Academic Interest | Permalink

Faculty productivity over time at one law school

Orin Kerr (George Washington) looked at his school; what he found may be surprising.


February 19, 2015 in Of Academic Interest, Rankings | Permalink

February 18, 2015

Bill Clinton, law teacher...

February 16, 2015

More signs of the times: new 2-year law degree at New York Law School

Story here.


February 16, 2015 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

February 15, 2015

Signs of the times: Hamline, William Mitchell merge

Hamline's press release about the merger is here.  It seems like a sensible strategic move in the current environment.

(Thanks to Carl Bogus for the pointer.)


February 15, 2015 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

February 11, 2015

As of last Friday, applicants to law schools are now only down...

...5% from last year, compared to 7.3% just a few weeks ago.  This is consistent with the pattern that has emerged the last couple of years of students applying later in the admissions season.


February 11, 2015 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

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.


February 9, 2015 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest, Student Advice | Permalink

February 04, 2015

The battle for transfer students

February 02, 2015

Law school critics still disconnected from reality

Not a surprise, but good to see it documented.


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.


January 30, 2015 in Law in Cyberspace, Of Academic Interest | Permalink