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Law School Survival Strategy From a Former Dean: Cut Tuition by 50%

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Newsweek: Law Schools: Reform or Go Bust, by James Huffman (Former Dean, Lewis & Clark): Like it or not, law schools face real business challenges. Demand has declined every year since 2010—not just a little but by nearly 40 percent. The same number of law schools have 33,000 fewer prospective…


Boosting Awareness, Citation, and Placement Of Your Next Law Review Article

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Danielle Padula, Don’t Just Build It: How to Boost Awareness of Your Scholarly Publications: “People will come, Ray”—says Terence Man, played by James Earl Jones, when Kevin Costner’s character questions his decision to build a ball park in the middle of a cornfield in the 1989 film Field of Dreams….


Weekly Legal Education Roundup

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ABA Journal, ABA Committee Seeks More Detailed Data on Law School Attrition Above the Law, Lawyers, Do You Want To Get Rid Of Your Competition? Help Them Find A Job! Above the Law, Reggie Bush v. Emmitt Smith: Valuing Legal Vision Above All Else Above the Law, Top Litigation Firms…


Tax Profs Remember Marvin Chirelstein

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Following up my posts (here and here) on the February 16 death of Yale/Columbia tax legend Marvin Chirelstein: below the fold are remembrances of Marvin from these Tax Profs (and others): Joe Bankman (Stanford) Paul Caron (Pepperdine) Bill Clinton (Former U.S. President) Mark Cochran (St. Mary’s) Steve Cohen (Georgetown) Cliff…


Dan Markel’s Death Remains a Mystery Seven Months After Shooting

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Tallahassee Democrat, Markel’s Death Remains a Mystery: Seven months after someone shot Florida State law professor Dan Markel in the garage of his Betton Hills home, the Tallahassee Police Department has yet to make an arrest or identify a suspect. It’s frustrating to those who knew the 41-year-old father of…


Nova Symposium: Transforming Legal Education

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Symposium, Transforming Legal Education, 38 Nova L. Rev. 171-322 (2014): Steven I. Friedland (Elon), Introduction: Transforming Legal Education, 38 Nova L. Rev. 171 (2014) Andrea A Curcio (Georgia State), Teresa E. Ward (Georgia State) & Nisha Dogra (Leicester), A Survey Instrument to Develop, Tailor, and Help Measure Law Student Cultural…


W&L Law School Permanently Reduces 1L Class to 100 (Down 47% From 2012), Eliminates 6 Faculty and 6 Staff Positions, Cuts or Freezes All Faculty Salaries, and Invades Corpus of Endowment

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Washington & Lee School of Law Strategic Transition Plan: n response to the changes in the legal profession and legal education nationally, Washington and Lee’s School of Law has adopted a proactive approach to stabilize the school’s enrollment and financial structure without sacrificing its special strengths. The University’s senior administration,…


North Carolina Board of Governors Committee Votes to Close Law School Poverty Center Founded by John Edwards

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Inside Higher Ed, Who Is Being Political?: There is wide agreement in North Carolina that Gene Nichol is an articulate and forceful advocate for the impoverished of his state, unafraid to criticize political leaders who in his opinion aren’t doing enough about poverty. Nichol does so from an academic perch….


Kerr: Senior Law Faculty Are Just as Productive as Junior Faculty

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The Volokh Conspiracy: Law Faculty Productivity Over Time, by Orin Kerr (George Washington): It’s generally understood that faculty productivity declines over time. The common wisdom is that professors write up a storm to get tenure; they then write somewhat less mid-career; and they don’t do much writing at all when…


Katz & Margolis: The Role of Leadership and Curricular Change in Transforming Legal Education

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Martin Katz (Dean, Denver) & Kenneth R. Margolis (Case Western), Transforming Legal Education as an Imperative in Today’s World: Leadership and Curricular Change: This article is a chapter in the new book, Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World (Deborah Maranville, Lisa Radtke Bliss, Carolyn Wilkes…


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