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2008-09-07 15:00:20

By WALTER E. WILLIAMS Which serves the interests of the black community better: a black student admitted to a top-tier law school, such as Harvard, Stanford or Yale, and winds up in the bottom 10 percent of his class, flunks out, or cannot pass the bar examination, or a black student admitted to a far less prestigious law school, performs just as well as his white peers, graduates and passes the bar? I, and hopefully any other American, would say that doing well and graduating from a less...

2008-08-20 12:00:50

To: LEGAL AFFAIRS EDITORS Contact: Mandy Schrank, Executive Director of Education Law Association, +1-937-229-3589, Fax: +1-937-229-3845, ela@educationlaw.org DAYTON, Ohio, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Principal's Legal Handbookis an authoritative account of current legal issues affecting schools and those involved in both public and private educational institutions. The chapters outline recommendations for practice, summaries and case law. Published every 4 years by the...

2008-08-15 00:00:10

By Heidi Schult Gregory I love summer, and I love summer in Rochester. Summer, with its longer, lighter days, has a certain flow, a more relaxed feel. It is a season known for barbeques, outdoor fun, relaxation and vacations. During the summer, I spend more time outdoors than indoors (at least whenever possible). I pause longer to look at sunsets, read entire books (without putting them down after the first few chapters), catch up with neighbors and colleagues, go for long bike rides or...

2008-08-12 00:00:37

By Caryn Tamber In the fictional town of Lake Wobegon, all the children are above average. In law school, not so much. Only a handful of people can be at the top of the class. They're the ones you'll find bustling around in their interview-day best for on-campus recruiting this fall. After graduation, they'll get the coveted $145,000-a-year jobs, the plum appellate clerkships, or almost any other job they want. But what about the rest of the class: the good students who fall short of...

2008-08-01 21:00:31

Anybody notice a shortage of lawyers around here? Didn't think so. Yet the New York Legislature has quietly allocated $50 million in seed money to create three new law schools in a state that already has 15 of them. The money is for preliminary work to create law schools at the State University of New York campuses in Stony Brook on Long Island and at Binghamton, as well as at the private St. John Fisher College near Rochester. It's not that anyone is really arguing that New York...

2008-06-19 00:00:25

By JUSTIN POPE, AP education writer To hear many students tell it, law school is a guaranteed ticket to a well-paying career. So a recent milestone must have sounded like good news. The United States last week became the world's first nation of 200 accredited law schools, as the American Bar Association gave provisional approval to two North Carolina institutions. In other countries, it's much harder to become a lawyer. In the United States, the doors are open and getting wider. The...

2007-07-09 18:18:12

By Howard MintzSTAFF This time each year, thousands of law school graduates like Santa Clara University's Meghan Piano retreat into a hermit's existence. They trade the joys of summer for stressful 10-hour days preparing for mind-numbing essays and questions that trace back to Socrates. Three years of law school (and the fat bills that go along with it) are just a primer. This is the season for the California bar exam -- the nastiest entrance test for lawyers in the nation, with a flunk...

2007-07-07 21:13:59

By Howard Mintz, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jul. 7--This time each year, thousands of law school graduates like Santa Clara University's Meghan Piano retreat into a hermit's existence. They trade the joys of summer for stressful 10-hour days preparing for mind-numbing essays and questions that can trace back to Socrates. Three years of law school (and the fat bills that go along with it) are just a primer. This is the season for the California bar exam -- the nastiest entrance test...


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