Special Issue: Policing, Justice, and the Radical Imagination

5 August 2020

Legal History Blog (By Mitria Sharafi) — Professor Sharafi (University of Wisconsin Law) shares a special publication issue of the Radical History Review.

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Disaggregating the debate over the bar exam and diploma privilege

5 August 2020

Excess of Democracy (By Derek T. Muller) — Professor Muller (University of Iowa Law) argues in favor of diploma privilege during the pandemic and debates the usefulness of the traditional bar exam.

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Predictive Test Scores And Diploma Privilege

5 August 2020

The Volokh Conspiracy (By Michael Abramowicz) — Professor Abramowicz (George Washington Law) discusses how diploma privilege can be granted based on a predictive grading approach for law graduates.

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Unsafe At Any Campus: Don’t Let Colleges Become The Next Cruise Ships, Nursing Homes, And Food Processing Plants

5 August 2020

TaxProf Blog (By Paul Caron) — The author shares an article published in Indiana Law Journal by professors Peter H. Huang (University of Colorado Law) and Debra S. Austin (University of Denver Law) detailing the health risk of reopening campuses and the benefits of online classes this fall.

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The Diploma Privilege and Future Shortlists

5 August 2020

The Faculty Lounge (By Renee Knake) — Professor Knake (University of Houston Law) discusses the long-term consequences of delayed entry for into the profession due to delayed or cancelled bar exams without providing diploma privilege for law graduates.  

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Do Professors Have an “Obligation” to Teach In Person When Classes Begin?

5 August 2020

The Faculty Lounge (By Steve Lubet) — Professor Lubet (Northwestern Law) critiques a recent opinion article published in The Wall Street Journal that argues faculty have an obligation to teach in person for the upcoming semester.

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High-level implications: California Supreme Court reduces bar exam cut score from 144 to 139

5 August 2020

Excess of Democracy (By Derek T. Muller) — Professor Muller (University of Iowa Law) analyzes the implications of the recent California Supreme Court decision to reduce the bar exam cut score to 139.

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The Law Of Law School: The Essential Guide For First-Year Law Students

5 August 2020

TaxProf Blog (By Paul Caron) — Dean Caron (Pepperdine Law) shares a book by professor Andrew Guthrie Ferguson (University of the District of Columbia Law) and former student Jonathan Yusef Newton how to navigate law school as a first-year student.

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Gatekeeping The Profession

5 August 2020

TaxProf Blog (By Paul Caron) — The author shares an article published in The Cardoza Journal of Equal Rights and Social Justice by Christopher Williams that examines the US legal education system and the barriers for Black students entering the legal profession in the United States.

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AALS Fed Courts Section Seeks Nominations for Meltzer Award, Best Untenured Article

5 August 2020

The Faculty Lounge) by Dan Filler The author shares an announcement from AALS Section on Federal Courts on seeking nominations for the Daniel J. Meltzer Award and best article on federal jurisdiction from a non-

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