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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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Defrauded Students of For-Profit Schools Will Stay Indebted, Judge Rules

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A proposed class of borrowers had asked U.S. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim to revive an Obama-era policy that promised full debt forgiveness to students defrauded by the now-defunct, for profit Corinthian Colleges, reports Courthouse News Service.

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Jobs-Based Law School Rankings Show Changes at the Top

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The top three schools in the Law School Rankings compiled by Above the Law are different this year, with the University of Chicago Law School moving into the top slot.

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Former University GC Gets a $430K Retirement Payout

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Robert Noto, who had been with the university since 1995, resigned about a month after MSU Trustee Brian Mosallam called for his immediate resignation.

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Savannah Law School Student Sues for Fraud, Breaching Trust in Planned Closing

Savannah Law School Student Sues for Fraud, Breaching Trust in Planned Closing

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The plaintiff alleged the school’s pending closure results “at least in part from the defendants’ mismanagement of funding for the law school.”

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The Law Schools With The Best And Worst First-Time Bar Exam Pass Rates In 2017

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The University of Chicago Law School tops the list with a first-time pass rate better than 98 percent.

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The 2019 U.S. News Law School Rankings Leak: The Top 100

The 2019 U.S. News Law School Rankings Leak: The Top 100

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Above the Law has posted a leaked preview of U.S. News & World Report’s U.S. law school rankings, from Yale University at number one to a six-way tie for spot number 74.

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Michigan State Trustee Calls for GC to Resign in Wake of Scandal

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Michigan State University Trustee Brian Mosallam is calling for the resignation of Bob Noto, the school’s vice president for legal affairs and general counsel, in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal, reports The Detroit News.

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New Ranking Pegs Duke As World’s Top Law School

New Ranking Pegs Duke As World’s Top Law School

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Leading the list compiled by Times Higher Education is Duke University, followed by Stanford and Yale.

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Top-Tier College Coaches, Adidas Rep Charged With Bribing Players

Top-Tier College Coaches, Adidas Rep Charged With Bribing Players

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The case followed allegations that an executive at an apparel company bribed students to attend universities where the company sponsored athletic programs.

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Dallas Attorney Says Admissions Suit against University of Texas is Step Backward

Dallas Attorney Says Admissions Suit against University of Texas is Step Backward

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The plaintiff’s nonprofit organization, Students for Fair Admissions, says UT gives African-American and Hispanic candidates preference over white and Asian applicants.

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‘Gainful Employment’ No True Test of School Success

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Had the Borrower Defense to Repayment rule taken effect, for-profit colleges would have had to prove their programs led to the “gainful employment” of graduates or risk the loss of federal aid, according to a post by Androvett Legal Media & Marketing.

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The 2017 Law School Rankings – Changes at the Top

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Above the Law has released its updated statistics on law school employment outcomes, which are entirely outcome-based – by how well their students do upon graduating.

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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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