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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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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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