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Big Changes in LSAT Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities

There‚Äôs great news for past and future law school applicants with disabilities: the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) has settled pending lawsuits with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) regarding accommodations on the LSAT. The plaintiffs alleged that LSAC‚Ä...

Are lower ranked schools more innovative than their higher ranked peers?

It seems so, according to this observer.  One of his important points that bears repeating over and over again:  The rankings measure nothing remotely related to innovative or creative legal education methods.  Please keep that in mind as you compile your lists of schools to which you apply.

Rankings—all about the name?

Imagine a law school ranking in which the University of New Hampshire’s law school outranked Franklin Pierce.¬† Why would this be funny?¬† Because UNH is Franklin Pierce—UNH took over the private law school this past fall.¬† But in a recent survey that included both names, respondents thought that...

Tuition goes up while job availability goes down

And yet people keep fooling themselves into believing that a brand name diploma is worth the cost.¬† It’s not, of course. But you are a UMass student or alum: you’re way too smart to buy that marketing ploy line of reasoning.¬† You know that when it comes to...

New law school employment data index

The good folks at Law School Transparency (LST) have published a new index of law schools evaluating their transparency with regard to their employment numbers.  LST staff reviewed the websites of every ABA-approved law school during the first week in January 2012, and evaluated how forthcoming each school is with...

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