Admissions Data At 75% Of The U.S. News Top 50: Higher LSATs, UGPAs, And Enrollment

September 23, 2021

TaxProf Blog (by Paul Caron) — Dean Caron (Pepperdine Law) shares an updated analysis of the incoming class of law students from admissions consultant Mike Spivey with additional schools included.  

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Is the U.S. Constitution Up to the Task of Preserving American Democracy?

September 23, 2021

Balkinization (by Jack Balkin) — Professor Balkin (Yale Law) participates in a panel discussion hosted by the Fair Elections and Free Speech Center at UC Irvine along with Michele Goodwin (UC Irvine Law), and Michael Klarman (Harvard Law). The session was moderated by center director Rick Hasen and explored the protections and limitations of the US….

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Multistate Bar Exam scores drop but remain consistent with scores since 2014

September 23, 2021

Excess of Democracy (by Derek Muller) — Professor Muller (University of Iowa Law) reports the drop in scores from the recent July administration of the Multistate Bar Exam compared to the 2020 and 2019 administrations, but notes that scores have been fairly consistent over the last seven years.

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Ominous, says a Bar Exam Article

September 23, 2021

Law School Academic Support Blog (by Steven Foster) — Professor Foster (Oklahoma City University Law) provides additional analysis on the 2021 July bar exam results and recent media coverage.

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Take Note: Teaching Law Students To Be Responsible Stewards Of Technology

September 23, 2021

TaxProf Blog (by Paul Caron) — Dean Caron (Pepperdine Law) shares an upcoming Catholic University Law Review article from Professor Kristen E. Murray (Temple Law) that outlines the role of technology in the modern legal profession and importance of providing meaningful experiences for interactions with technology in the law school curriculum.

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AALS Section on Academic Support – Call for Award Nominations

September 23, 2021

Law School Academic Support Blog (by Steven Foster) — Professor Foster (Oklahoma City University Law) shares a call for nominations for the AALS Section on Academic Support’s Legacy in Leadership and Trailblazer awards. Nominations are due on October 25 and the award will be presented at the AALS Annual Meeting.

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A Primer on Creating Study Tools

September 23, 2021

Law School Academic Support Blog (by Scott Johns) — Professor Johns (Denver Law) shares information on how to help students create study tools by Liz Stillman (Suffolk Law).

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Teaching While Masked

September 23, 2021

PrawfsBlawg (by Orly Lobel) — Professor Lobel (University of San Diego Law) discusses her experiences teaching in-person during the pandemic and reports that teaching while wearing a mask is going better than expected.

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Addressing Systemic Racism and Law Enforcement Reform Saying the Quiet Parts Out Loud: Teaching Students How Law School Works

September 23, 2021

TaxProf Blog (by Paul Caron) — Dean Caron (Pepperdine Law) shares an article by professors Alexa Chew and Rachel Gurvich (University of North Carolina Law) that reflects on efforts to inform students about the various inequities they will observe during their law school experiences.

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Early signs point to dropping July 2021 bar exam results

September 14, 2021

Excess of Democracy (by Derek Muller) — Professor Muller (University of Iowa Law) is anticipating a drop in July 2021 bar exam scores in several states because of a variety of factors related to the pandemic. 

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