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Law Schools Where Starting Salaries for Graduates Exceed Their Student Loan Debt

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Several law schools are not only highly ranked, but their graduates are very well-compensated after graduation – in fact, they’re so well-compensated that it makes up for the high costs of their education, Above the Law reports.

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Law Schools at the Other End of the Bar Pass Rate List: Lowest in the U.S.

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Above the Law takes a deeper look at the American Bar Association’s recently released spreadsheet that tracks the two-year “ultimate bar pass rate” for law school graduates taking the bar exam — this time listing the schools with the worst pass rates.

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Bar Pass Rate for Law Grads Shows Little Movement; Which Law Schools Did Best?

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The bar pass rate for 2016 law grads who sat for the exam within two years of graduating is 88.57%, according to ABA data released Friday.

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Pepper Hamilton Ordered to Turn Over Baylor Investigation Materials to Plaintiffs’ Attorneys

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A U.S. district judge has ordered Pepper Hamilton LLP to turn over materials tied to the law firm’s 2015-16 investigation that led Baylor University regents to report the school had fundamentally failed in its Title IX implementation duties, reports the Waco Tribune-Herald.

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Meet the 16-Year-Old Texan Who Will Be Attending Law School This Fall

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Haley Taylor Schlitz initially wanted to go into medicine like her mother but now wants to become an attorney and advocate for gifted students from traditionally neglected communities.

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11 Law Schools With High Student LSAT Scores

11 Law Schools With High Student LSAT Scores

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A study by U.S. News & World Report reveals that the 11 law schools with the highest scores on the Law School Admission Test had average median scores of nearly 171.

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High-Profile Defendants in College Scandal Hiring Biglaw Heavy-Hitters

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Defendants in the college admissions cheating scandal case have been turning to Biglaw firms for representation, including Cooley, Sidley Austin, Latham & Watkins, Boies Schiller Flexner, and Ropes & Gray.

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Biglaw Co-Chair Charged in College Bribery Scheme

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Caplan was arrested at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday and was released on $500,000 bail after appearing in Manhattan federal court.

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MSU Will Pay Fired GC Almost $1 Million Not to Work for Them

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The Detroit Free Press reports that Young, the university’s top lawyer, had a three-year contract that paid $425,000 a year in salary.

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Michigan State Fires Former State Supreme Court Justice as GC

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A university spokeswoman said Young will receive a full payout of his contract, which was to run through May 2021, reports the Lansing State Journal.

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Law Schools Where Too Many Graduates Fail the Bar Exam May Face Tougher Sanctions

Law Schools Where Too Many Graduates Fail the Bar Exam May Face Tougher Sanctions

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The American Bar Association this week will take up the issue of poor performing law schools, considering a controversial proposal that would toughen the bar-pass standard for law schools.

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Marquette Law School Professor Suspended Over Student Relationship

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The school dismissed Paul Secunda, a blogger and authority on labor and employment law, from his teaching duties two weeks from the end of this past semester.

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The 10 Worst Law Schools in the Country

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2017 defending champion Western Michigan University Thomas Cooley Law School repeats for 2018, claiming the number 1 spot on the list of bottom 10 schools.

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New Law School Rankings Place NYU In Top Spot

New Law School Rankings Place NYU In Top Spot

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A new study that ranks law schools by the quality of their overall faculty “team” puts New York University at the top of the list, reports Above the Law.

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Ex-Penn State University GC Cleared of Wrongdoing

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Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice and Penn State University general counsel Cynthia Baldwin was cleared Friday of any wrongdoing relative to her representation of university officials during the Jerry Sandusky investigation, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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Annual Security Report Deadline is Approaching

Annual Security Report Deadline is Approaching

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The U.S. Department of Education’s deadline for institutions to comply with the Annual Security Report is Oct. 1, 2018, points out Canopy Programs by United Educators.

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White Paper: Update on the U.S. Department of Education’s Clery Enforcement Measures

White Paper: Update on the U.S. Department of Education’s Clery Enforcement Measures

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Despite the change in federal administration, the U.S. Department of Education has continued to aggressively enforce the Clery Act, reports Canopy Programs.

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Annual Security Report Preparation: 10 Questions to Ensure Compliance

Annual Security Report Preparation: 10 Questions to Ensure Compliance

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Preparing your institution’s Annual Security Report (ASR) is critical in demonstrating your school’s compliance with the Clery Act, says Canopy Programs by United Educators.

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Former Baylor Coach Rips Pepper Hamilton, Calls Out Ken Starr

Former Baylor Coach Rips Pepper Hamilton, Calls Out Ken Starr

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A former football coach who lost his job at Baylor University had some harsh words for former Baylor president Ken Starr, but his strongest words are for Pepper Hamilton, the firm that investigated a sexual misconduct scandal involving football players.

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ITT’s Former Top Executives Settle Fraud Charges With SEC

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ITT chief executive Kevin Modany and former chief financial officer Daniel Fitzpatrick were chagred with civil fraud in 2015 for allegedly deceiving investors about high rates of late payments and defaults on student loans backed by the company, according to The Washington Post.

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