There’s little variation in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 rankings among the top 20 law schools, and the top seven are identical to last year.
A teach-out plan for Valparaiso University Law School, which calls for it being accredited until the end of August 2020, has been approved by the council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
In late February, a federal court reversed and remanded U.S. Department of Education determinations that three out of four lawyers—two of whom worked for the American Bar Association—did not qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. Whether they will ultimately have their student loans discharged remains to be seen, say administrative law attorneys.
To afford law school, Kyle Ingram borrowed $120,000. Saddled with this significant loan balance at age 27, he sought debt forgiveness through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
Mary Beth and John Tinker remain as engaged and committed to young people’s free-expression rights as they were more than 50 years ago when they were suspended from their middle and high schools in Des Moines, Iowa, for wearing black peace armbands.
When the U.S. Department of Education changed its interpretation of Public Service Loan Forgiveness regulation, it did not adhere to notice standards mandated under the Administrative Procedure Act, and those changes were arbitrary and capricious, a federal court found Friday.
The ABA’s legal education council has delayed a decision on whether to implement a stricter bar passage standard for accredited law schools, prolonging a yearslong debate of the hot-button issue.
Two legal education groups have asked that the council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar increase transparency and collaboration in its decision-making.
The use of facial recognition scanning, already a given in law enforcement, is spreading deeply into the U.S. private sector. And business-to-business research firms predict the facial recognition industry will grow.
Some are worried that ghostwriting lawyer and law firm blogs is unethical because it misleads consumers, making it worthy of greater regulatory scrutiny.