AALS researchers detail Before the JD findings in National Conference of Bar Examiners article

19 February 2019

THE BAR EXAMINER — In the years immediately following the Great Recession, American law schools found themselves suffering from significant reductions in the number of applicants, experiencing a 38% decline between 2010 and 2015 alone. In the face of these circumstances, legal education leaders were posing questions

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U.S. News explores scholarly impact ranking of law schools

19 February 2019

LAW.COM — U.S. News & World Report plans to launch a new law school ranking—one that will sort schools according to the “scholarly impact” of their faculties. The new ranking, announced Wednesday, will be separate from the closely watched “Best Law Schools” ranking, at least initially.

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Atlanta law firm parners with Legal Analytics Lab at Georgia State University

19 February 2019

LAW.COM — Alston & Bird is headed back to school. The Atlanta-based firm is partnering with the Legal Analytics Lab at Georgia State University to receive some hands-on tutoring in data analytics and related tools such as machine learning and text mining.

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University of Georgia Law launches First-Start Scholars Program for first-generation college graduates

19 February 2019

UGA TODAY — Thanks to a $3 million gift—the largest outright donation in school history—the University of Georgia School of Law will be able to continue transforming the legal education experience for many of its first-generation college graduates.

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A look at Dean Blake Morant’s tenure leading George Washington Law

19 February 2019

GW HATCHET — When Blake Morant arrived at GW more than four years ago, he set his sights on building up the law school’s national stature. Now, about three months away from his last day, the outgoing dean has improved the school’s national rankings, academic curricula and relationships with faculty.

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George Mason Scalia Law Dean Henry Butler named to Virginia Bar Board of Governors

19 February 2019

VIRGINIA BAR ASSOCIATION — The Board of Governors also appointed two new representatives to advise it on law schools and government attorney interests. Starting a one-year term that can be extended for up to three years are

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George Mason Scalia Law Professor Steven J. Eagle selected for William & Mary Law’s Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize

19 February 2019

WILLIAM & MARY LAW — The William & Mary Law School Property Rights Project has named Professor Steven J. Eagle of the Antonin Scalia School of Law at George Mason University as the recipient of the 2019 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize.

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Second Amendment scholars to lead Duke Law Center for Firearms Law

19 February 2019

DUKE LAW — Duke Law School’s newest research center is devoted to the development and dissemination of reliable and balanced scholarship on issues surrounding firearms, gun rights and regulation, and the Second Amendment.

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Columbia Law student leaders launch social impact projects

19 February 2019

COLUMBIA LAW — Six inaugural Davis Polk Leadership Fellows initiated projects in fall 2018 to address social justice issues locally and internationally. Now, the program has expanded, and applications are open to students, faculty, and staff for Innovation Grants.

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Columbia Law faculty help shape law with amicus curiae briefs

19 February 2019

COLUMBIA LAW — Columbia Law faculty influence court decisions and advance legal theory when they submit “friend-of-the-court” briefs to the Supreme Court and other jurisdictions.

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