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What would the Obama-backed 2-year law school look like? Dean describes NYLS program (video)

Anthony Crowell, dean and president of New York Law School, talks with Bloomberg Law’s Lee Pacchia (a New York Law School alumnus) about the school’s new two-year law degree program and the prospects for a federal ranking system of higher …

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‘Law student’ attacks classmate snacks; email probe and rally for ‘pineapple justice’ result

At a top Canadian law school, an anonymous email attack on students’ in-class snacks on Wednesday has created an uproar. By lunchtime Thursday, a “Pineapple Appreciation Day” event was apparently underway, the National Post reported. Organizers say on their Facebook …

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ABA task force report proposes scrutiny of law school funding, pricing and accreditation standards

An ABA task force is recommending wholesale changes in the financing of legal education, the elimination of some law school accreditation standards, and it is pushing for more innovation and practical skills training in law school educational programs. The task …

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Law students may work as unpaid interns on pro bono matters for law firms, Labor Department says

Law students may work as unpaid interns on pro bono matters at law firms, provided certain conditions are met, according to a letter sent to the ABA by the Labor Department. The letter (PDF) by the Labor Department’s solicitor, M. …

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Law firm incubators help both grads and needy clients, Fred Rooney says

Photo of Fred Rooney by Arnold Adler. When Fred Rooney graduated from the City University of New York School of Law in 1986, his income was so low that he qualified for the services he provided to….

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DC law schools shrink, see declining LSAT scores; are rich schools winning the financial-aid war?

A declining interest in law school is hitting even Georgetown. Its 1L class of 544 students this fall may be the smallest ever, the Washington Post reports. Dean of admissions Andy Cornblatt tells the newspaper the number is an 8 …

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California lawmakers pass bill allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain law licenses

The California Legislature has acted quickly to pass a bill that allows people who are in the country illegally to obtain law licenses. Lawmakers approved the bill on Thursday evening, though it was introduced just last week, the Los Angeles …

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US loan forgiveness program is underused; public service lawyer expects to save thousands

A new tool kit for employers aims to increase awareness about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, available to those who work for nonprofits and government. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau created the summary (PDF) of benefits, the New York …

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