A look at Before the JD and the national increase in law school applications

24 September 2018

BLOOMBERG LAW — When students began flocking back to law school after enrollment dropped precipitously starting in 2010, no one could explain why it regained its allure. So the Association of American Law Schools asked nearly 25,000 undergraduates and first-year law students about their reasons.

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College students have public-spirited motivations for considering law school

24 September 2018

INSIDE HIGHER ED — Undergraduates considering a law degree are motivated by a desire to contribute to the public good, but high costs and work-life balance concerns deter some of them, according to a study from AALS and Gallup.

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ABA legal education section says streamlined accreditation will speed up process for law schools with compliance issues

24 September 2018

INDIANA LAWYER — The adoption of three resolutions at the ABA’s annual meeting are characterized as bringing the “most fundamental changes” to the accreditation process in several decades. This transformation is said to streamline the system for accrediting and monitoring law schools.

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Lewis & Clark Law graduates manage environmental resource issues in Pacific Islands

24 September 2018

LEWIS & CLARK LAW SCHOOL — A number of Lewis & Clark Law School alumni now hold legal positions in Pacific Island nations that give them responsibility over environmental, natural resource, fishery and tourism management.

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Yale Law expansion provides additional classroom and study space for students

24 September 2018

NEW HAVEN REGISTER — For the first time in 83 years, the footprint of the Yale Law School has expanded with the addition of Baker Hall, which will serve as a residential hub and student center, as well as provide additional classroom and study space for students.

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William & Mary Law celebrates 15th year of property rights conference

24 September 2018

WILLIAM & MARY LAW SCHOOL — The Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference, hosted each fall since 2004 by William & Mary Law School’s Property Rights Project, will celebrate its fifteenth anniversary on October 4-5.

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University of South Dakota Law credits additional resources and bar prep program for improved pass rate

24 September 2018

ARGUS LEADER — Newly released tests scores show University of South Dakota Law, the only law school in the state, has dramatically increased its bar passage rate.

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Rutgers Law and Moravian College agree to launch ‘3+3’ accelerated bachelor’s/JD program

24 September 2018

LEHIGH VALLEY BUSINESS — Moravian College will sign an agreement Monday that will enable students to attend Rutgers Law School in the 2018-2019 academic year.

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Pitt Law hosts panel for Constitution Day

24 September 2018

THE PITT NEWS — In honor of Constitution Day, the University of Pittsburgh School of Law hosted a panel discussion about the promise, limits and ongoing challenges in realizing the rights guaranteed by the 14th Amendment.

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Notre Dame Law’s Church, State and Society fellows reflect on summer work experiences

24 September 2018

NOTRE DAME LAW SCHOOL — Five Notre Dame Law students gained valuable exposure this summer in the area of religious-institutions practice. Sponsored by the Law School’s Program on Church, State & Society, each summer fellow assisted a religiously affiliated organization with legal services.

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