West Virginia University College of Law Receives $7.5 Million Gift

On Tuesday, the West Virginia University College of Law announced that it is the recipient of $7.5 million from the Hazel Ruby McQuain Charitable Trust. This is the largest gift in the history of the law school, according to WVU Today. The gift will go towards the funding of a $25 million renovation...

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National Jurist Releases New Law School Ranking Method

A new law school ranking system has been released by the National Jurist that is much different from the traditional systems used to rank law schools, according to Business Insider.

According to National Jurist, its “goal was to provide an alternative ranking that was focused more on resul...

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Judge Allows Lehigh University Lawsuit to Continue

Judge Emil Giordano of Northampton County in Pennsylvania chastised both parties in a lawsuit filed by a Lehigh University grad. The grad is suing because of her C+ grade. Judge Giordano said that it is “regrettable” the case has reached court, according to The Morning Call.

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Judge Rules in Favor of Lehigh University in Student Lawsuit

A judge in Northampton County ruled against a graduate of Lehigh University in her lawsuit over a C+ grade, according to the Morning Call. There were four days of testimony in the trial, which was presided over by Judge Emil Giordano. He ruled that the school did not breach its contract and it did n...

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Florida A&M Law School Warned of Poor Standards by ABA

The law school at Florida A&M has been warned that it is not meeting standards in order to retain is accreditation, according to Diverse Education. A letter was sent to school officials by the American Bar Association outlining problems discovered with the law school, which is in Orlando.

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Applications to Law Schools Continue to Decline Across the Country

Compared to one year ago, the applications at Duquesne University’s School of Law have dropped by 15 percent. Dean Ken Gormley said that he is not trying to find more enrollees though, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

“We want to stick with our standards. We don’t want to admi...

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First Law Clinic Focused on Pardons Announced by Former Maryland Governor

Former Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich Jr., announced at a symposium hosted by the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law that there is a new clinic being formed that will devote time to the study of pardons, according to The Blog of Legal Times.

“This initiative would have...

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Stetson Students and Professors to Launch Online Advocacy Journal

Stetson University College of Law, home to the top-ranked advocacy program in the country, will launch the online Stetson Journal of Advocacy and the Law in May. This is believed to be the first law review designed to be read entirely online.

Students Jamie Combee and Erik Johanson are the founding e...

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ABA Submits Proposals for Law Grad Data Monitor

A request for proposals has been announced by the American Bar Association’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, according to The National Law Journal. The request was announced so it can better police the employment data for graduates that is released by law schools.

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Alan F. Westin Dies at the Age of 83

According to his family, Alan F. Westin died at the age of 83 in Saddle River, New Jersey last Monday. His family said Westin passed away from cancer. Westin is known for his legal work that helped to define the right to privacy in the computer age, according to the New York Times.

Westin wa...

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Senator Ted Cruz Called ‘New McCarthy’ by The New Yorker

The office of Senator Ted Cruz spoke with TheBlaze about an article published by The New Yorker recently. The article dubbed Cruz as “our new McCarthy.” Cruz’s office called the article “curious.”

Despite the ‘curious’ remark, a spokeswoman for Cruz, Catherine Frazier, said tha...

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UCI Law Dean to be Pryke Chair in First Amendment Law at the School

On Tuesday, UC Irvine’s law school announced that the head of the school will be working as the newly created chair of the school’s teaching and research on First Amendment law, according to The Orange County Register.

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky will be the first Pryke Chair in First Amendme...

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New Deans Announced at Two Law Schools

Quinnipiac University School of Law announced that Jennifer Gerarda Brown has been hired as the school’s new dean. She will take over the position on July 1, according to the CT Post-Chronicle.

“Jennifer was selected from a pool of outstanding applicants following an extensive national s...

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