Friday, August 4, 2017
- ABA Journal, Charlotte School of Law Faces an Uncertain Future, But It Is Not Alone
- ABA Journal, Charlotte School of Law says it may get federal loan cash; Education Department says not so fast
- ABA Journal, Should bar exam pass scores be lower?
- Above the Law, Charlotte Law’s Access To Federal Student Loans To Be Reinstated By Department Of Education
- Nicolas W. Allard (Dean, Brooklyn), TaxProf Blog op-ed: Valuing the Bar Exam: A Call to "Poll the Customers"
- Stephen Diamond (Santa Clara), California Bar Might Increase Cut Score For Bar Exam — Access to Legal Services Still Key Issue
- David Faigman (Chancellor and Dean Hastings) & Robert Anderson (Pepperdine), AirTalk, Discussing Impact on Law Students, Legal Profession If CA Supreme Court Lowers State Bar ‘Cut Score’
- Barry Friedman (NYU), Fixing Law Reviews
- James Levy (Nova), UC Irvine Law School to open a cyber-victim's law clinic
- Derek Muller (Pepperdine), More Evidence Suggests California's Passing Bar Score Should Roughly Stay in Place
- NALP, Employment Rate for New Law School Graduates Rises as the Overall Number of Jobs, Class Size, Continue to Shrink
- News & Observer, Panel Votes 5-1 Against Future Litigation for UNC Center for Civil Rights
- Jerry Organ (St. Thomas), Without Any Transparency In The Process, ABA Legal Ed Council Approves Changes To Employment Report And Classification Of Law-School-Funded Positions That Erode Transparency
- Press Release, State Bar Releases Study of California Bar Exam Passing Score
- Riaz Tejani (Illinois), Law Mart: Justice, Access, and For-Profit Law Schools (Stanford Univ. Press 2017)
Comment: It is almost time for classes to start again, and I am sure that many of you will be teaching case briefing on orientation or in an early class. I have written a guide to case briefing: A More Rigorous Approach to Teaching the Reasoning Portion of Case Analysis: A Key to Developing More Competent Law Students. The reason my method is more rigorous than traditional ones is because it requires students to identify the type(s) of legal reasoning used by the judge in a particular section: rule-based reasoning, analogical reasoning, synthesis, distinguishing cases and arguments, and policy-based reasoning.