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Job prospects still poor for law graduates

Apr 9, 2014 Job prospects are still tough for law school graduates, according to new figures released by the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. Fifty-seven percent of all 2013 law school graduates were…

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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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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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Law deans respond to US News Law School Rankings

Mar 15, 2012 Above the Law points out, in this article, that the recently released US News Law School Rankings tend to cause considerable discomfort to the deans of any law school that has slipped in the rankings, because of a well…

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US firms cut pro bono hours while need increases

Dec 2, 2011 Pro bono work at large law firms appears to be on the slide, as law firms cut costs in a difficult economy. Reports show that the average number of pro bono hours worked per attorney at large law firms sank by around 8%…

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ABA to investigate U.S. News' ranking methods

Feb 16, 2010 U.S. News & World Report's decision to start ranking law firms has prompted the American Bar Association to investigate the magazine's methods. The ABA House of Delegates approved a resolution to "examine efforts to…

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China's Merger Proposal Draws Fire

Apr 21, 2008 On Sunday, the American Bar Association's Section of Antitrust Law fired off a litany of complaints to China's State Council Legislative Affairs Office, which is drafting the country's anti-monopoly law. The statute is…

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Major US law schools revamp curricula

Nov 12, 2007 Many law schools around the country have recently decided to change their academic curricula. Some have changed first-year requirements, added interdisciplinary electives or created more clinical programs. This is no…

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