May 6-7, 2021
This non-partisan conference brought together law professors, lawyers, and others with expertise to consider how to rebuild democracy and strengthen the rule of law. Video recordings of the conference are now available.
GW Law Inns of Court and Foundations of Practice Programs
The Inns of Court and Foundations of Practice programs at George Washington University School of Law has been nationally recognized with an E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award.
Empirical Research in Clinical Legal Education
Four authors—Colleen Shanahan (Columbia Law), Jeffrey Selbin (UC Berkeley Law), Alyx Mark (Wesleyan University/American Bar Foundation), and Anna Carpenter (University of Utah Law)—report findings from a large dataset of legal cases that shed light on the teaching-service promise of law school clinics.
INSIDE HIGHER ED — Eleven independent graduate schools have launched a new organization, the National Association of Standalone Graduate Schools, to advocate for their collective interests. Anthony Crowell said that legislative efforts and funding formulas often are not thought of with these institutions in mind.Read More about Eight law schools co-create National Association of Standalone Graduate Schools
U.S. NEWS — In 2017 a few law schools began an experiment to start accepting the Graduate Record Examinations as an alternative to the Law School Admission Test. Since the GRE is more frequently administered and more widely used than the LSAT, those law schools hoped that accepting the GRE might broaden their applicant pool.Read More about Advice for perspective students as more law schools accept the GRE for admissions
ABA JOURNAL — Law grads taking bar exams developed by the National Conference of Bar Examiners next year should expect to take the test in person. The NCBE announced Tuesday that its test materials will be made available to jurisdictions only in an in-person form beginning in February 2022.Read More about National Conference of Bar Examiners reverts to in-person only bar exams in 2022