Multistate bar exam scores rise over previous year

16 September 2019

ABA JOURNAL — The average score on the July multistate bar exam has increased 1.6 points, the largest year-over-year July increase since 2008, according to the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

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More than 20 law school clinics create network to support First Amendment issues for journalists

16 September 2019

YALE LAW SCHOOL — The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and Yale Law School’s Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) announced on September 4, 2019 the launch of the Free Expression Legal Network (FELN) a coalition of law school clinicians and academic non-clinicians who provide pro bono legal support for public interest….

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Recent law school graduate discusses the importance of pipeline programs

16 September 2019

ABA FOR LAW STUDENTS, BEFORE THE BAR BLOG — Law student, Miosotti Tenecora, recounts her experience in a pipeline program and how that helped her succeed in law school.

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Western New England Law and UDC Law deans comment on compliance with ABA standards

16 September 2019

ABA JOURNAL — Two law schools—the Western New England University School of Law and the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law—recently received public notice of being out of compliance with ABA accreditation standards. They have been asked to submit a report to the ABA proving their compliance.

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LSSSE study looks at law student relationships with peers and professors

16 September 2019

THE NATIONAL JURIST — Newly-released data by the Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) provides a compelling look at the importance of relationships in law school. Data from this Report, Relationships Matter, draw from the responses of more than 18,000 students at 72 law schools who participated in the LSSSE Survey in 2018.

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Podcast: Advice on completing law school applications

16 September 2019

SPIVEY CONSULTING BLOG — Podcast episode features Mike Spivey as he discusses whether you have to explain why you are going to law school in your law school application.

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Podcast: How law students can bounce back from mistakes

16 September 2019

JDSPURA — Law School Toolbox Podcast Episode 212: Bouncing Back from a Major Mistake. This episode will talk about how to bounce back after making a significant mistake — one of those school, career, or personal screw ups that sometimes can be a major headache — and what steps to take to ensure it doesn’t….

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Report: Public flagship universities are unaffordable for low-income students

16 September 2019

INSIDE HIGHER ED — Most public flagship universities are failing to meet the financial needs of low- and middle-income students, a report finds, and are overly subsidizing wealthier students.

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Report: Colleges fall short in informing parents about federal student aid

16 September 2019

INSIDE HIGHER ED — More colleges should provide information about additional federal student aid that is available to student parents, according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office, which was released by Senator Patty Murray, a Washington Democrat and ranking member of the Senate’s education committee, and Senator Tammy Duckworth, an Illinois….

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American University Washington College of Law professor David Spratt elected to Virginia State Bar education section

16 September 2019

AMERICAN UNIV. WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF LAW — American University Washington College of Law Professor David H. Spratt was elected to a three-year term on the Board of Governors for the Virginia State Bar Section on Education of Lawyers.

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