March 02, 2015

Buffalo, Iowa to admit some students without requiring the LSAT...

...taking advantage of new ABA rules.

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

NLJ's annual list of the law schools that send the highest percentage of graduates to NLJ 250 law firms

Here, with the usual slight changes from prior iterations, but nothing dramatic.

Posted by Brian Leiter on March 2, 2015 in Legal Profession, Rankings | Permalink

February 19, 2015

More signs of the times: major restructuring at Washington & Lee

A rather detailed announcement from the University; excerpts:

With a university-wide endowment of about $1.5 billion and only about 3,000 students undergraduate and graduate, Washington & Lee is quite a wealthy university--though how much of the endowment is for the law school is unclear, though I'm guessing a sizable amount.  (Here are 2000 figures, and most of the endowments on that list have roughly doubled since.)  A well-established law school (a member of the AALS since 1920!), Washington & Lee was most recently ranked 43rd in USNEWS.COM, though has ranked higher in prior years (sometimes in the top 25ish).  I would imagine similarly dramatic changes are taking place elsewhere with perhaps less publicity about them.

Posted by Brian Leiter on February 19, 2015 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest, Rankings | Permalink

Faculty productivity over time at one law school

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

Posted by Brian Leiter on February 19, 2015 in Of Academic Interest, Rankings | 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

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 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

January 06, 2015

Most cited scholars in legal ethics/professional responsibility

Here.

Posted by Brian Leiter on January 6, 2015 in Of Academic Interest, Rankings | Permalink

December 31, 2014

July 2014 California bar exam results

Blog Emperor Caron crunches the numbers.

Posted by Brian Leiter on December 31, 2014 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest, Rankings | Permalink

December 29, 2014

Overall law school enrollments in two cities: Chicago, Philadelphia

Blog Emperor Caron reports the trends.

Posted by Brian Leiter on December 29, 2014 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest, Rankings | Permalink