Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter
University of Chicago Law School

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Sunday, 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

Thursday, February 12, 2015

In Memoriam: Harvey Goldschmid

Harvey J. Goldschmid, the Dwight Professor of Law at Columbia University, passed away today.  He joined the Columbia Law faculty in 1970 and was an expert in securities and antitrust law and corporate governance.  His career included a stint as a commissioner of the SEC. He was 74.

February 12, 2015 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

Wednesday, 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

Monday, February 9, 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

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Readers: who are you?

Please choose the option that best describes you:

If the "vote" tab does not appear, you can also go here to vote.

February 5, 2015 in Navel-Gazing | Permalink

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The battle for transfer students

Monday, February 2, 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

Friday, 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

Thursday, 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.

January 29, 2015 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Simkovic on under-investment in higher education


January 28, 2015 in Of Academic Interest | Permalink