Justice Kennedy: Legal community isn’t doing enough to attract country’s finest into its ranks

Florida university gets ‘red light’ for new speech code policy | One News Now

ABA Changes Graduate Data Collection Timeline | Law.com

Washington Post Gets it Wrong on Freedom, Homeschooling | Scott Woodruff at HSLDA

The New Article of Faith for Canadian Law Schools: Same-Sex Marriage

Confessions of an Application Reader: Lifting the Veil on the Holistic Process at the University of California, Berkeley

    Ruth A. Starkman at NY Times: My job as an application reader — evaluating the potential success of so many hopeful students — had been one of the most serious endeavors of my academic career. But the opaque and secretive nature of the process had made me queasy. Wouldn’t better disclosure of how decisions are made help families better position their children? Does Proposition 209 serve merely to push race underground? Can the playing field of admissions ever be level? For me, the process presented simply too many moral dilemmas. In the end, I chose not to participate again.

  • Posted: 08/05/2013
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6th Circuit: Campus Outside Speaker Rules, Challenged By Evangelist, Are Vague

ABA Finally States The Problem: Now, Will They Do Anything About It?

6th Circuit orders halt to Univ. of Tenn. speech restrictions | Alliance Defending Freedom

Title IX complaint targets Christian university

Freedom From Religion Foundation to investigate Troy University’s faith-based housing

Freedom from Religious Foundation vs. Intelligent Design

Mt. Healthy’s Enduring Commitment to First Amendment Rights on Campus | David Hacker at Jurist

Missouri College GOP Chairman: Group Turned Away at Obama Speech for ‘Security Reasons’

Supreme Court Clerks Ten Years Later

    Orin Kerr at Volokh Conspiracy: As Derek notes, there are some very interesting trends based on ideology, too. Consider the career paths of the 16 who clerked for what we might call the liberal-ish Justices (Stevens, Souter, Breyer and Ginsburg). In my experience, all of the 16 members of that group are identifiably left-of-center. Of the group, 9 of the 16 are academics and 8 of the 9 are at “Top 14″ schools. You see a different path with the 19 who clerked for conservative-ish Justices (Rehnquist, O’Connor, Scalia, Kennedy, and Thomas). They tended to be a more politically diverse group, with probably about 70% identifiably right-of-center. Of the 19 clerks in that group, only 6 became academics and only 1 of the 6 is at a “Top 14″ school.

  • Posted: 07/24/2013
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Georgetown Insurance to Cover Contraception

OK to be ‘annoyed’ in Arkansas: University backtracks on free speech restrictions

Evangelical Fuller Seminary Says “Yes” to Homosexual Campus Club | The New American

UC Regents Confirm Muslim Student To Board

BroChoice: Male students say they support abortion for casual sex

Banned Sunday school resumes in Louisiana city park | World Magazine

LSU’s restrictive free-speech policy de-toothed | One News Now

Amid Falling Enrollment, Law Schools Are Cutting Faculty

Sex on Campus: She Can Play That Game, Too

Three Law School Admission Myths Debunked

College Draws Fire for Hiring Creationism Advocate

Wayne State, ACLU start civil rights law clinic

My fight for free speech at LSU | Deanna Candler at Live Action News

NYU Drops Chinese Human Rights Defender For Pro-life Stance

How to Read a Legal Opinion: A Guide for New Law Students | Orin Kerr at GWU via SSRN

No Free Speech for University Employees? | Caffeinated Thoughts

University clarifies policy on campus speech | The Daily Reveille

California university president apologizes after student ordered to remove cross necklace

Free Speech No Longer Boxed In at Louisiana State University | Caffeinated Thoughts

Louisiana State University Backs Down After Limiting Pro-Life Free Speech | Life News

Free speech no longer boxed in at LSU | Alliance Defending Freedom

More than 7,000 Urge Ball State University to Protect Academic Freedom of Professor Eric Hedin

“College Employee Fired for Opposing Comparison of Gay Rights With Black Civil Rights Movement?” | Christian Post

University Tells Student to Remove Cross Necklace

U. of Ala.: No Leafleting at a University Without Several Days’ Notice

Legal Organization Files Federal Lawsuit Against UB for Charging Student Group Security Fee for Abortion Debate | University Herald

“University Fires Employee for Op-Ed Standing Against Gay Rights as Civil Rights” | Charisma News

No free speech for university employees? | Alliance Defending Freedom

University policy meant to deter sexual harassment could deter free speech, too | One News Now

ABA Proposal Alarms Law School Diversity Advocates

Large Firms in a Hiring Mood Again

DOJ Bans ‘Unwelcome Speech’ on Montana Campus — and Wants to go Nationwide | Kevin Theriot at Townhall

Christian Legal Group Complains About Assignment

At Tenn. community college, ‘diversity’ for me but not for thee?

NALP: Law Grads’ Jobs Rate Falls for Fifth Straight Year

MIT adopts new policy to mitigate federal tax burden for same-sex couples

Did a Tennessee College Professor Really Force Her Students to Wear a Rainbow Ribbon? | Patheos

Christian Concern and Law Society reach agreement to all marriage conference

Florida professor’s terrorism class: Muslims taught to hate ‘from the cradle’

Washington-area Law School Deans Weigh in on Civil Rights

“Columbia State professor’s assignment about gay rights sparks protest” | Democrat and Chronicle

“Community college professor allegedly tells students: support gay rights or else” | Daily Caller

“TN students say assignment forced them to support gay rights” | NBC Nashville

Tenn. Professor Requires Students to Support Gay Rights, Calls View of Those Opposed to Assignment ‘Ignorant’ | Christian Post

College Investigating Claims Of First Amendment Violations | News Channel 5 (includes video)

“Group: Students ordered to wear gay rights ribbon” | Columbia Daily Herald

“Teacher Allegedly Forced Students to Wear Gay Pride Ribbons” | Politix

“Professor forces students to be gay rights activists for a grade”

Christian legal group complains about assignment | News 12 WDEF (AP)

“Professor Orders Students to Support Gay Rights” | Todd Starnes at Fox News

“Tenn. Professor Requires Students to Support Gay Rights, Calls View of Those Opposed to Assignment ‘Ignorant’” | Christian Post

Community college professor allegedly tells students: support gay rights or else | Daily Caller via Yahoo News

“Professor Orders Students to Support Gay Rights” | Todd Starnes at Townhall