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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...
Alli Gerkman
Ray Suarez interviews Rebecca Love Kourlis about Rebuilding Justice and the problems and potential solutions it identifies for civil courts in the United States. Watch U.S. Civil Court System Needs Major Overhaul, New Book Declares on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.  ...
Alli Gerkman
New York Law School, one of the first law schools to be sued over its job placement data, has filed a motion to dismiss. It claims it is in full compliance with the American Bar Association's procedures for reporting employment data. Click here to read the article. See also: New York Law School fights class-action...
Alli Gerkman
A survey conducted by the Wall Street Journal for the Association of Corporate Counsel suggests that in-house legal departments are refusing to pay for new lawyers. More than 20% responded that they have refused to pay for work by first- or second-year lawyers. "Training someone on putting together an asset-purchase...
Alli Gerkman
Four years ago, Professor Andrew Schepard and his colleagues at Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University developed a family law class that would strike a balance between doctrine and skills development. This week, we added it to our growing collection of innovative law school courses . In a recent...
Alli Gerkman
A local chapter of the League of Women Voters hosted a forum on diversity in state courts as part of a national campaign to promote impartial courts and judicial diversity. The League made several recommendations for enhancing diversity among the state’s judges, most of whom are elected by the legislature after being...

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