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Alli Gerkman
Intervention in judicial campaigns by special interest groups was an issue in a debate between two superior court candidates. One candidate was prepared to renounce all such activity by third-party groups, while the other candidate preferred to make that decision if questionable activity took place. (The superior...
Alli Gerkman
Early this month, Rebecca Love Kourlis sat down with LawWeek reporter Matt Masich to discuss the purpose of her new book, Rebuilding Justice , and the current state of civil courts in the United States.
Alli Gerkman
The Institute for Law Teaching and Learning and North Carolina Central School of Law are co-hosting a conference on March 3, 2012 , which will focus on the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning in and out of the classroom. They announced a call for proposals , due November 1, 2011. From the conference...
Alli Gerkman
As Gavel Grab reports , the United States Senate is not only at odds over the federal judicial nominees--it's also at odds over whether the delay in appointments is unreasonable.
Alli Gerkman
Judge Kevin Burke holds Newt Gingrich's claim that "President Thomas Jefferson abolished over half the federal judgeships" to historical scrutiny. Click here to read the article.
Alli Gerkman
The American Bar Association's Standards Review Committee will hold a public forum in Chicago on November 11 to allow for comments on proposed changes to the standards. Among the requirements that have drawn concerns are "student learning outcomes," or "requirements that law schools lay out what they want students to...
Alli Gerkman
The online legal community was abuzz Monday with the news that corporate clients don’t want to foot the bill for new lawyer training thanks to a Wall Street Journal article that asks: “First-Year Associates: Are They Worth It?” We’ve been talking to in-house counsel for months about gaps in legal education and the...
Alli Gerkman
The chair of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar has directed the Standards Review Committee draft a new standard that provides for "specific and severe penalties for the intentional misreporting of placement data, including possible monetary fines and loss of accreditation." Click here to...

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