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Jordan Furlong, who wrote last week about what he called " the decline and fall of law school ," came back to the topic of legal education. This time he focused on new lawyer training and looked at, among other ideas, the "teaching law firm." Click here to read the article.
Alli Gerkman
Law schools saw a decrease in applications this year and some believe prospective students are becoming more skeptical about the value of a law degree. Click here to read the article.
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The authors suggest that, though the Supreme Court of the United States has in recent years struck down campaign finance laws, it may be willing to tolerate limits on spending in judicial elections. Click here to read the article.
Alli Gerkman
In a move prompting widespread criticism, the American Bar Association's 2010 law school questionnaire will not require schools to report the percentage of graduates in part-time jobs or in jobs that do not require a license. Click here to read the article.
Alli Gerkman
This article recognizes that there is no shortage of debate about the best way to seat judges. Some states, like Tenessee, are considering moving from a judicial appointment system to an election system, while others, like Pennsylvania, are attempting to move their system in the other direction. Click here to read the...
Alli Gerkman
Doug Buttrey, executive director of Tennesseans for Economic Growth, lauded Tennessee for enacting civil justice reform but cautioned that its plan to make Tennessee the number one state in job creation and retention can't stop there. He urged Tennessee, which uses commission-based gubernatorial appointment for its...
Alli Gerkman
Jordan Furlong, who writes often on the future of the legal profession, has turned his pen on law schools. In the article, he laments the current state of legal education, but cites a number of initiatives undertaken by legal educators to address this, including Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers . Click here to read the...
Alli Gerkman
This week, Justice at Stake's Gavel Grab featured a guest post by Malia Reddick and Russell Wheeler on the recently released second edition of "Options for Federal Judicial Screening Committees. " Click here to read the post.

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