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Enrolment down at US law schools

Mar 6, 2014 Enrolment at US law schools is in decline, with some schools faring worse than others. Overall, 132 of the 199 ABA-accredited law schools saw declining enrolment numbers in the last 12 months, while eight schools saw…

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ABA recommends changes to eliminate pay gap

Aug 22, 2013 Male law firm partners are still earning considerably more than their female colleagues. despite the fact that women have been 40-50% of law school students for decades. The Gender Equity Task Force of the American…

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ABA publishes guide to negotiating compensation

Jul 22, 2013 The American Bar Association has published a new guide entitled ‘What You Need to Know about Negotiating Compensation’. The guide is intended to help women in particular to navigate the system of formal and informal…

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Merit-based scholarships prove difficult to keep

Jul 15, 2013 Merit-based scholarships may not be the excellent deal that they appear to be, according to Above The Law. US students considering taking up such scholarships should be aware that they can be difficult to keep, coming…

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New US law school accreditation standards proposed

May 9, 2013 US law schools may soon be subject to more stringent accreditation standards. The proposed standard - which saw approval in committee - would require law schools to show that 80 percent of its graduates who sat for the…

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ABA promotes access to civil justice with grants

Mar 23, 2013 The American Bar Association has announced grants to courts and legal groups in five states with the goal of promoting Access to Justice Commissions in states where they do not already exist. Access to Justice…

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ABA to tackle law school employment data

Feb 26, 2013 Calls for more stringent appraisal of the postgraduate employment data released by law schools seem to have been heard and heeded by the American Bar Association. The ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to…

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ABA fields proposals for change in legal education

Feb 14, 2013 Commentators have criticized the legal education industry for offering expensive legal training in a hopelessly depressed job market. They argue that educational institutions seem to be the last to catch on to…

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Enrolment in US non-JD programs increases

Dec 25, 2012 The ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar has reported that enrolment in non-J.D. programs at ABA-approved law schools has increased substantially in the past 12 years. Schools reported a 52 per…

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US Judge criticises 'staggering' cost of law school

Aug 14, 2012 Ann L Aiken, the Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon has gone on the record to voice her criticism of the US legal education system in general and law schools in particular for the burden of…

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