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Concordia to Open Boise Law School Next Year

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A private Lutheran university has announced a preliminary agreement to buy a building in Boise where it plans to start offering law school classes in 2011. Concordia University in Portland, Ore., says it expects to have up to 95 students when it begins classes at 501 Front St. in...

Daniel Freed, Yale Law Professor, Dies

New Haven, Conn. - (AP) Daniel J. Freed, a retired Yale law professor who was a pioneer in advocating for reforms of federal sentencing laws, has died. He was 82. Yale Law School said Freed died of renal and congestive heart failure. Colleagues said Freed devoted his life... Full version available to...

LexisNexis Survey Shows Law Students Feel Unprepared for New Economic Reality

Law students are feeling the impact of the current turmoil in the legal industry according to a major LexisNexis survey. The poll shows that a majority of current law school students feel ill-equipped for the business of law, and many are considering alternative careers as a result of the uncertain future...

Judge OKs Blind Grad's Computer Use for Bar Exam

SAN FRANCISCO, Ca. (AP) - A federal judge says a blind law school graduate can use a computer during the multiple-choice portion of the California bar exam, a test all must pass to practice law in the state. U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer ruled Friday that University of California Los Angeles...

Census Says Women Equal to Men in Advanced Degrees

WASHINGTON (AP) - Women are now just as likely as men to have completed college and to hold an advanced degree, part of an accelerating trend of educational gains that have shielded women from recent job losses. Yet they continue to lag behind men in pay. Full version available to lexis.com subscribers...

Recent law graduates find difficulty landing jobs

A few months ago, lawyer Katie Johnson had to ask her boss at the Macy's men's department for time off to defend her clients. The 2009 graduate of the University of South Dakota School of Law passed the bar last year and began taking clients on her own in November after sending out 100 resumes...

What’s the end game?

I was with a group of law firm partners from different City firms this week, listening to them discuss a case study about super-profitable US law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Aside from their phenomenally successful business model and profitability (with the Amlaw100 reporting profit...