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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

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Are Law Schools with Low Bar Pass Rates at Risk of Closing?  

The University of La Verne College of Law enrolls over 100 students each year, and if past history is any indication, only slightly more than half, 54 percent, will likely pass the bar on their first try after graduation. Should that affect whether it stays open? The disconnect between a school’s low bar passage rate, relative to other schools in the

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Whittier Law School Closing: The First of Many?

The Whittier College Board of Trustees announced Wednesday that it is closing its law school, making it one of, if not the first ABA accredited law school to shut its doors. But it likely won’t be the last, legal experts predict. “Once somebody does it, it becomes much more acceptable, psychologically and politically,” said Paul Campos, a professor

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Are Top College Grads Starting to Think About Law School Again?

Has the law school so-called “brain drain” stopped? It’s been well-documented that the graduates of elite universities are applying to law school in smaller numbers. But a recent look at 11 elite colleges by Keith Lee of the legal blog Associate’s Mind suggests that law schools’ worst days could be coming to an end. In an

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Half of Law Firms Made Fewer Summer Associate Offers, Report Finds

Competition for entry-level Big Law jobs was fierce last summer, but new data suggests recruiting may have peaked. For the first time in four years, more than half (51 percent) of the law firms that responded to a National Association of Law Placement survey said they had made fewer summer associate offers than in the previous year.

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Law School Rankings Still Drive Scholarship Awards (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: The author is a law professor who clerked for Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O’Connor. By Deborah Jones Merritt, John Deaver Drinko/Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law, Ohio State Moritz College of Law It’s an open secret in legal education: Law schools substantially discount tuition for selected students. Classmates sitting side by

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Will This Law School Close After Feds Cut Funding? (Perspective)

Charlotte School of Law may be on the brink of closure, which, as I have argued, would be the just result for a school that continues to exploit students. On Monday, the U.S. Department of Education announced it will end Charlotte School of Law’s access to federal student financial aid, also known as Title IV funds.

The Student Movement House in Russell Square, London, in 1933, a social centre founded in memory of students who died in World War I. At the time this photo was taken, students representing 57 nationalities used it. (Photo by A. R. Coster/Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

How to Attack the Legal Profession’s Diversity Problem (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: The author is a law professor who clerked for Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O’Connor. By Deborah Jones Merritt, John Deaver Drinko/Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law, Ohio State Moritz College of Law This month the ABA’s Council, which bears responsibility for accrediting law schools, will consider a proposal to tighten the

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Protest Planned for Scalia Law School Ceremony

Next week, George Mason University is planning to host an opening ceremony for the newly renamed Antonin Scalia Law School, and some unhappy students plan to be on hand to protest. The name change — from George Mason University School of Law to Antonin Scalia Law School — was announced in March and was done at the behest of an anonymous donor who

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