Jul 23 by jason

Law schools grow increasingly desperate as applications continue to decline

With the overall number of applicants to accredited law schools down 34 percent from their peak in 2010, schools are doing whatever they can to keep attendance up and stay financially sustainable. The National Law Journal is reporting that “at least 25 schools” will be accepting scores from the recently administered June 10th LSAT for…

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Dec 05 by jason

Indiana Tech rolls dice, opens new law school amid massive law school crisis

It’s no secret that law school attendance is in serious decline. That’s what makes the decision to open a new law school in “the middle of history’s worst law school crisis” so mind boggling. Last week, Business Insider couldn’t help but poke fun at Indiana Tech whose plans to open their law school next year…

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Apr 20 by Ben

Christian Legal Society: UC Hastings Law Violates Freedom of Religion

There’s Supreme Court trouble brewing here in the Bay Area, where a Christian students’ group has sued UC Hastings College of Law for withholding public funding from the group because it refuses to admit gay students as full members. The Christian Legal Society, an evangelical group with dozens of chapters nationwide, forces members to sign a statement of faith that condemns “unrepentant participation in or advocacy of a sexually immoral lifestyle.”

During CLS v. Martinez oral arguments before the Supreme Court Monday, justices seemed divided on whether Hastings was at fault.

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Apr 15 by Ben

Lawmakers Challenge University Law Clinics

This Tuesday, a New Jersey state appeals panel heart arguments on whether the Rutgers University’s state-funded environmental law clinic must disclose client names and finances. Developer Sussex Commons claims the clinic is avoiding financial accountability in order to promote an “anti-development political agenda and bias.” The suit, which came after the clinic sued Sussex to halt construction on a planned strip mall, is hte newest in a string of corporate challenges to the autonomy of university clinics.

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