WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has backed out of teaching a seminar at George Washington University's law school in the nation's capital, following student protests and the university's statement of support for the conservative justice's role on campus.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The board of a San Francisco law school founded by a 19th century rancher who sponsored deadly atrocities against Native Americans is recommending that it change its name to the College of the Law San Francisco.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Justice Stephen Breyer is getting a different title: professor.
Harvard said Friday that Breyer, who retired from the Supreme Court June 30, is re-joining its law school faculty.
HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Former North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin will be the founding dean of the developing High Point University School of Law, the university announced Tuesday.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The dean of UCLA's law school has been chosen as the next head of the University of Wisconsin's flagship campus in Madison, the university system's regents announced Monday.
Jennifer Mnookin was picked to succeed outgoing Chancellor Rebecca Blank, the regents said.
ATLANTA (AP) — Emory University in Atlanta will remove the names of a former psychologist and a former U.S. Supreme Court justice from campus institutions and professorships.
President Gregory Fenves announced the changes on Thursday.
SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt. (AP) — A legal scholar and author is set to become the next president of the Vermont Law School, the school's trustees announced.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The U.S. District Court in Nevada is getting two new judges, following Senate approval for the lifetime appointments of former Clark County District Court Judge Cristina Silva and University of Nevada Las Vegas law school professor Anne Traum.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Enough already with the Supreme Court justices with Harvard and Yale degrees. That’s the message from one of Congress’ top Democrats to President Joe Biden, and a prominent Republican senator agrees.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — When Markicia Horton graduates this spring from the Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston and takes the bar, she'll be stepping into a world where a Black woman is set to be on the U.S.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lani Guinier, a civil rights lawyer and scholar whose nomination by President Bill Clinton to head the Justice Department's civil rights division was pulled after conservatives criticized her views on correcting racial discrimination, has died.
NEW YORK (AP) — “Judge Judy” Sheindlin has given a $5 million donation to New York Law School, where she, her daughter and granddaughter have attended.
The donation will fund full tuition and books for 10 women a year, along with a summer employment fellowship after their first year, the school said.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed two new judges to replace two who are retiring Maricopa County Superior Court.
The Republican governor on Friday named current court Commissioner David Garbarino and private practice attorney Quintin Cushner to judgeships in the state's most populous county.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Rhodes College has announced the appointment of Jennifer M. Collins as the Memphis school's 21st president.
Collins has served as dean of the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University in Texas since 2014, according to a news release on the appointment Monday.
A South Florida law school on Thursday announced the creation of a social justice center named after Ben Crump, the Black civil rights attorney who has gained national prominence representing victims of police brutality and vigilante violence.
PECK, Kan. (AP) — A 19-year-old is getting ready to graduate from Washburn University's School of Law in Topeka.
The Hutchinson News reports that Braxton Moral's parents have long known he was gifted.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California Hastings College of the Law will work on removing the name of its founder, who sponsored massacres of Native Americans in the 1850s, the board of directors voted Tuesday.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The University of Montana law school dean and associate dean will step down following allegations that they failed to take seriously reports of sexual harassment and assault.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University announced on Wednesday that an alumnus and Board of Trust member has donated $10 million to the law school.
Justin Ishbia graduated from the Vanderbilt School of Law in 2004 and is the founder and managing partner of Shore Capital Partners, according to a news release from the school.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The University of Montana law school is launching an independent review following a walkout and rally at the law school over alleged mistreatment of sexual harassment and assault victims.
ATLANTA (AP) — Emory University has received a $5 million grant to establish a new center at the law school focused on advancing civil rights and social justice.
The money is coming from a charitable foundation funded by Southern Company Gas, the university said Thursday.
A civil rights attorney who fought to desegregate Southern schools in the 1960s and was pushed out of his University of Mississippi teaching job amid uproar over his work on behalf of Black clients has died.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For three intense years, law students like Chase Wilde can’t escape the thought that the bar exam is waiting for them once they finish.
He said the test maintains a powerful presence over students, always there in the back of their minds and often dictating which classes they take.
BRISTOL, R.I. (AP) — The only law school in Rhode Island will begin to require that second year students take a course on race and law in the U.S. starting this fall as Republicans across the country have complained and sought to limit how race is taught in elementary and high schools.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Former Florida A&M University president Frederick S. Humphries, whose 16 years of leadership at the school are often referred to as its “golden years,” has died, a statement from the university said.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska Anchorage has announced a new partnership with a university in Oregon to expand opportunities for current and future students interested in law degrees.
CHICAGO (AP) — University of Illinois trustees voted to remove the name of the longest-serving U.S. Supreme Court chief justice from the University of Illinois-Chicago law school after a task force said John Marshall's history as a slave owner and trader "render him a highly inappropriate namesake for the law school.”
ZEELAND, Mich. (AP) — Years later, the University of Michigan law school is seeking a new trial for a western Michigan woman who was convicted of killing her daughter in a house fire.
The school's Innocence Clinic, which has a long record of digging up new evidence and freeing people who were wrongly convicted, filed a motion last week to reopen the case in Ottawa County...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Madison professor Ryan Owens announced Monday that he will run for attorney general, becoming the second Republican to enter the race against incumbent Democrat Josh Kaul...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Supreme Court won't be making its annual trip to the West Virginia University College of Law in Morgantown this year as a result of COVID-19, but the special docket of cases will be heard virtually...
NEW YORK (AP) — Deborah Archer, a professor at New York University School of Law with expertise in civil rights and racial justice, has become the first Black person in the 101-year history of the American Civil Liberties Union to be elected its president...
ATLANTA (AP) — The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund launched a $40 million scholarship program on Monday to support a new generation of civil rights lawyers, dedicated to pursuing racial justice across the South...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The dean of South Carolina's largest law school is apologizing for forwarding an email that contained the names of students who failed the exam to become a lawyer and the confidential bar exam grades of every student...
The NFL has awarded two new grants and renewed seven others through its social justice platform Inspire Change.
The new honorees are Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO, Inc.) and Success For All.
SCRANTON University of Scranton students can earn their bachelor’s degree and a law degree in six years, the school announced Wednesday. The university signed an early admission agreement with Boston College, allowing students who meet program requirements to be eligible for the Jesuit law school after three years in Scranton.
Students who transfer from Lewis-Clark State College to the University of Idaho can earn their bachelor’s and law degrees in six years, rather than the usual seven, under a new agreement between the two schools.
For the first time in nearly a decade, more people are showing interest in enrolling in law school and pursuing careers in the legal world or fields in which a fundamental understanding of the law is beneficial.
DALLAS (AP) — The Texas judge who approved a plea deal allowing a former Baylor University student accused of rape to avoid jail time holds three degrees from Baylor...
Cleveland State University law school tops Ohio law schools for passing the bar: See the list
Of 863 lawyers who took the Ohio BAR in October, only about 70 percent passed -- see percentages for Ohio law schools.
WASHINGTON (AP) — That "Pocahontas" taunt must have rankled.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren's release Monday of a DNA analysis that she does indeed have Native American ancestry is a pointed pushback to Donald Trump's derisive nickname for her...
First, there was General Electric’s departure for Boston. Then, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, formerly of New Haven, decamped there.
Now, Boston will be the workplace of Connecticut’s governor — when he leaves office, that is.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The Brett Kavanaugh hearing on Thursday had students glued to televisions and their phones at Yale University, the Ivy League institution where the U...
It was a historic moment, one not lost on the more than 30 students and professors who gathered in a conference room at Rutgers Law School as an emotional yet steady Christine Blasey Ford described how Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh pinned her down on a bed when they were in high school and assaulted her.
It was the 1980s at Yale University, and Brett Kavanaugh's classmates were protesting South Africa's apartheid system, rallying for gay rights and backing dining hall workers in a labor dispute...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nomination is expected on Monday, with three federal judges leading the pack...
AUSTIN — State Rep. Oscar Longoria keeps climbing to the top.
He pulled himself up by the bootstraps and everyone is taking notice.
For the second year in a row, the University of Texas is recognizing him for his hard work and dedication.
Nearly a year after shuttering its law school, Indiana Tech on Tuesday celebrated new partnerships with Ohio universities benefiting students pursuing a law degree.
Under the 3+3 program with the University of Toledo and Ohio Northern University, Indiana Tech students can achieve their law degree in six years instead of the traditional seven by spending their fourth year of college at one of the Ohio institutions for their first year of law school.
Case Western Reserve University law school's bar-passage rate tops in Ohio
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Case Western Reserve University is crediting the overhaul of its law school curriculum for 93 percent of graduates passing Ohio's bar exam.
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch said Tuesday he taught his law school students about inappropriate questions from prospective employers, contradicting a student who accused him of showing a lack of respect for working women during a classroom discussion about family planning and the workplace...
For the sixth year in a row, a student team from the Charleston School of Law has won the National Tax Moot Court championship.
“For law schools taking part in moot court competitions, this is like winning the Super Bowl six times in a row,” Charleston School of Law President Ed Bell said in a statement released by the school.