Law School Rankings By Ultimate Bar Passage Rates

26 February 2020

TaxProf Blog (By Paul Caron) — Dean Caron (Pepperdine Law) shares the ABA legal education section’s report on bar passage outcomes for ABA-accredited law schools. 

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Are most law schools losing a million dollars a year?

26 February 2020

Excess of Democracy (By Derek T. Muller) — Professor Muller (Pepperdine Law) looks at federal disclosure data (990 forms) for 14 mostly stand-alone law schools. His research finds that many of these schools experienced revenue losses for at least one of the past two years. He also provides analysis on the reasons for these losses and….

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Preparing 1Ls for Persuasive Communication by Integrating Procedural Rules and Substantive Law

26 February 2020

Best Practices for Legal Education (By Louis Jim) — Professor Jim (Albany Law) shares his experience with using classroom clickers to improve student understanding of procedural law. 

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Teaching Drugs: Incorporating Drug Policy Into The Law School Curriculum

26 February 2020

TaxProf Blog (By Paul Caron) — Dean Caron shares an article by Ohio State University Law professors Douglas A. Berman and Jana Hrdinova and several students that looks law school courses on drug policy and cannabis law. 

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Ranking Academic Impact

26 February 2020

Law School Café (By Deborah J. Merritt) — Professor Merritt (Ohio State University Law) discusses the credibility and accuracy of new US law school rankings by academic impact. She analyzes the potential effect of these rankings on scholarship.  

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THE LAW CAN BE DANGEROUS TO LAWYERS’ MENTAL HEALTH

26 February 2020

Indisputably (By John Lande) — Professor Lande (University of Missouri Law) discusses the importance of law professors, students, and lawyers taking care of their well-being.  

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Who Am I to Pass the Bar?

26 February 2020

Law School Academic Support Blog (By Marsha Griggs) — Professor Griggs (Washburn Law) provides advice for law students preparing to take the bar exam.  

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REVIEW: THE DECONSTRUCTED ISSUE-SPOTTING EXAM

26 February 2020

Law Teaching Blog (By Jeremiah A. Ho) — Professor Ho (UMass Law) reviews a Journal of Legal Education article by professor Jamie Abrams (University of Louisville Law) on techniques for exam preparation, formative assessment, and lawyering simulation through a “deconstructed exam.” 

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How to talk data and influence people, including lawyers (137)

26 February 2020

Legal Evolution (By Evan Parker) — Author describes the advantages of using illustrations to describe data to legal and general audiences. 

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Why Law Schools Need to Teach Critical Thinking

19 February 2020

Best Practices for Legal Education (By Scott Fruehwald) — The author argues the need for a systematic approach in teaching critical thinking in law school courses.

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