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  • Oct 04, 2019
  • Wolters Kluwer Legal Education

Aspen Advisor Week in Review for October 4th, 2019

Check out this week’s collection of interesting articles related to distance learning, law professors, legal education and other recent legal news.

Bar Exam

Which law schools are putting their graduates in the best position to pass the bar exam on the first try?

Digital Learning

Two law schools have started American Bar Association-approved hybrid J.D. programs this fall. Here's how professors have shaped the curricula.

Oct. 5 program will include special sessions focusing on issues caused by Tropical Storm Imelda

Diversity

It’s been a year of “firsts” at two Mid-South law schools. Women have been enrolling at the University of Memphis and University of Mississippi law schools in record-breaking numbers.

Progress hasn't been as great as it should be.

Law Professors

Davison M. Douglas, dean of W&M Law School for more than 10 years, will step down from the position in July 2020 to return to the faculty.

A decline in entry-level, tenure-track law teaching jobs in years past as well as an increase in the credentials sought out by law schools have prompted far fewer people to apply for new law professor positions.

Law School Students

The program from AccessLex Institute uses an in-depth questionnaire to help aspiring law students identify the law schools that align most closely with their career goals, their financial priorities, and their preferred locale and lifestyle.

This episode discusses the Commerce Clause.

Legal Education

West Virginia University is renting two floors in a downtown Charleston building, relocating its Kanawha City-based community service programs there and possibly using the site to offer continuing legal education classes for attorneys and a startup business incubator.

In an industry that’s in the midst of a major disruption, law students are demanding that schools prepare them not just for the rapidly changing job market, but for new ways of practicing law.

The University of Alabama may not want Hugh Culverhouse’s money, but the Palmer Ranch developer still has a good relationship with the University of Florida and recently announced a $1.1 million donation to UF’s Levin College of Law.

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Cornell Law School launched its Cornell India Law Center on Sept. 26 with a lecture by Richard Verma, vice chairman and partner at the Asia Group and former U.S. ambassador to India.

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