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An Embattled For-Profit Law School Is Reportedly Shutting Down

An Embattled For-Profit Law School Is Reportedly Shutting Down

By Shahien Nasiripour, Bloomberg News The for-profit Charlotte School of Law is reportedly shutting down, according to television station WBTV News in Charlotte, North Carolina. The private equity-owned school failed to meet various government deadlines set months after the Obama administration shut off its ability to receive proceeds from federal student loans. The head of

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Law Deans Argue Over How to Count Jobs They Fund

By Elizabeth Olson, Big Law Business  When times got rough a few years ago and student numbers started to slip, deep-pocketed law schools took solace in being able to give some refuge to unemployed graduates. They used their own funds to pay the salaries of students — often times creating temporary positions in law libraries or

The building that houses Blackstone Group headquarters is reflected in the Doubletree Hotel in New York, U.S., on Monday, Jan. 28, 2008. Blackstone Group LP's $6.6 billion takeover of Alliance Data Systems Corp. is near collapse after the leveraged-buyout firm said bank regulators had placed extraordinary requirements on the deal. Photographer:  JB Reed/Bloomberg News

Dispatches From Law Firm Interviews at NYU

Tourists hoping to get to their rooms at the DoubleTree Suites in Times Square on Thursday likely encountered some unexpected elevator traffic. Across nearly 20 floors of the hotel, rising second years at New York University Law School shuttled up and down throughout the day, some catching a moment’s break from their marathon effort to land Big

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Columbia Law Dean on How to Train ‘Lawyers of the Future’

As we previously noted on Big Law Business, the on-campus interview process at the nation’s law schools is underway and the presence of large law firms hasn’t shown signs of abating — at least at the top schools. In our effort to provide some insight into this year’s legal employment market, we spoke with Columbia Law

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a joint press conference with Saad Hariri, Lebanon's prime minister, not pictured, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Photographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

Trump’s Harvard Law School: George Mason University

By Sara Merken, Bloomberg BNA Securities and Exchange Commission nominee Hester Peirce is just the latest George Mason University affiliate to fill a key regulatory position in the Trump administration. Trump has selected six top officials from the suburban Virginia’s law school renamed last year in honor of the conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

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Two More Law Schools Won’t Require the LSAT

By Stephen Joyce, Bloomberg BNA Two law schools became the latest to announce their admissions departments will no longer require the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and Georgetown Law Center announced on Monday that they will accept the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) for students applying for admission in 2018. Daniel Rodriguez,

Students working in Langdell Hall Library on the campus of Harvard Law School in Cambridge, MA. Harvard Law School is the oldest continually-operating law school in the United States and is home to the largest academic law library in the world. (Photo by Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images)

Wake Up Call: Law Schools Drop LSAT Requirement

• Two law schools became the latest to announce their admissions departments will no longer require the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) for applicants. Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and Georgetown Law Center announced on Monday that they will accept the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) for students applying for admission in 2018. (Inside Higher

Students on the campus of Harvard Law School in Cambridge, MA. (Photo by Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images)

Kirkland’s Hunt for Roughly 245 Summer Associates in U.S.

It’s that time of year: law firm partners around the country are descending upon the nation’s top law schools in an attempt to lure the best students. Kirkland & Ellis — a 1,900-lawyer firm known for its commitment to recruiting — is sending as many as 14 attorneys per day to interview more than 900 law students

Students at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, MA HLS is the oldest continually-operating law school in the United States and is home to the largest academic law library in the world. (Photo by Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images)

Big Law Returns to Law School for Summer Hiring in ‘Steady’ Numbers

By Elizabeth Olson, Big Law Business  August may be beach time for many, but for law students it’s a serious month to get their careers on the right trajectory. Second-year students are gathering their nicest work clothes, real shoes – flip flops forbidden – and heading back to campus to undergo what may be the most important

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