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The Law Schools With the Lowest (And Highest) Acceptance Rates

The Law Schools With the Lowest (And Highest) Acceptance Rates

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The school with the toughest entry standards saw only 9.5 percent of its applicants gaining acceptance. At the other end of the scale, 85.8 percent were accepted.

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Which State Has the Worst Bar Exam Results?

Which State Has the Worst Bar Exam Results?

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Above the Bar reported recently that Florida’s bar passage rate was an abysmal 57.7 percent for the February exam, but now they can report that another state has taken over the uncoveted distinction of having the worst exam results in the U.S.

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Trial Lawyer Mark Lanier: Teen’s Bullying, Rape Case Appealed to ‘Core Sense of Right and Wrong’

Trial Lawyer Mark Lanier: Teen’s Bullying, Rape Case Appealed to ‘Core Sense of Right and Wrong’

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When trial lawyer Mark Lanier heard more about an Idaho case involving a developmentally disabled teen who was bullied and raped at a rural Idaho high school, the decision to join the legal team was an easy one.

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Thousands of Trump University Students Sign Up for Hefty Refunds

Thousands of Trump University Students Sign Up for Hefty Refunds

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Plaintiffs claimed the university made false promises of riches and instant success. Trump fought the allegations for years but finally agreed to the deal, Bloomberg Law reports.

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Law Schools Ranked by Their Graduates’ Salaries

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Cornell ranked first in a recent report that looked at salaries of recent law graduates, according to a Bloomberg Law article.

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Trump Pays $25 Million to Settle Trump University Litigation

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Politico reports that Trump University transferred the funds Tuesday night, providing enough money pay back about half of the funds paid by students for the seminars.

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Attorneys in Trump University Case Talk Strategy, Leaks and Deposing The Future President

Attorneys in Trump University Case Talk Strategy, Leaks and Deposing The Future President

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The attorneys’ big break came when some former Trump University employees leaked playbooks and scripts used by instructors, reports The San Diego Union-Tribune.

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Trump Nears Settlement in Trump University Lawsuit

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Some former students of the now-defunct school claim they were they were lured by false promises into paying up to $35,000 to learn Trump’s real estate investing “secrets” from his “hand-picked” instructors, according to Reuters.

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Judge Tells Trump University Litigants They Would Be Wise to Settle

Judge Tells Trump University Litigants They Would Be Wise to Settle

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The statement by U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel came after he had tentatively rejected a bid by Trump to keep some statements from the presidential campaign out of the fraud trial.

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Trump’s Lawyers Urge Judge Curiel to Keep Deposition Video Secret

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The videos Trump’s lawyers want to keep out of the public record are from Trump’s deposition late last year and early this year in a class-action lawsuit accusing him of fraud.

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9th Circuit Removes Judge Who Slashed Attorney Fees From BarBri Antitrust Class Action

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Lawyers who won a $9.5 million settlement in a conspiracy case involving bar exam review courses will get a second chance to seek $2 million in attorneys’ fees, and they will have a new judge.

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Judge to Consider Timing of Trump University Trial

Judge to Consider Timing of Trump University Trial

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Trump’s lawyers, who have put the candidate on a list of witnesses who may testify, oppose a trial while Trump is in the race, citing the possibility of a zoo-like atmosphere.

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70 Percent of 2015 Law Grads Working Full-Time in Legal Field

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Results of a study released by the American Bar Association show that 70 percent of the 39,984 graduates of the 205 ABA-accredited law schools last year now have full-time, long-term employment in positions that require or prefer a JD.

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Day Pitney and Cohen Seglias Create Collaborative Team for Title IX Investigations

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Day Pitney LLP and Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC have launched a joint Title IX Investigations Initiative designed to allow the firms to provide clients greater services in the wake of a growing number of Title IX investigations.

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NY AG: Trump University Fraud ‘Pretty Straightforward’

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said that evidence of the fraud perpetrated by Trump University is “pretty straightforward,” reports CNN Money.

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Latham & Watkins Advises Leonard Green Partners on Acquisition of Majority Stake in Ellucian

Latham & Watkins Advises Leonard Green Partners on Acquisition of Majority Stake in Ellucian

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Ellucian, TPG Capital and Leonard Green Partners have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which TPG and Leonard Green will acquire a majority interest in Ellucian, the leading global provider for higher education software and services.

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New LSU General Counsel Can’t Practice Law in Louisiana

New LSU General Counsel Can’t Practice Law in Louisiana

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The GC’s inability to litigate won’t be a problem for the system, says the university’s vice president for finance and administration.

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For-Profit Education Groups Sue to Block Gainful Employment Rules

For-Profit Education Groups Sue to Block Gainful Employment Rules

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Inside Higher Ed reports that the for-profit education sector’s primary trade group on Thursday filed suit in federal court to block gainful employment regulations, which the U.S. Department of Education unveiled last week.

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Conducting Title IX Investigations

Conducting Title IX Investigations

Nov. 11, 1 p.m. EST
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP will present a complimentary webinar on how to conduct investigations into complaints of sexual assault and other civil rights violations in educational institutions.

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