Baptist Colleges Can’t Accept Baptist Theologians

Yale conference to promote ‘non-human personhood’: will feature infanticide advocate Peter Singer

Iowa college limits free speech to one table | Alliance Defending Freedom

Genocide Awareness Project visits EMU

2nd Circuit: Establishment Clause Claim that “Feminism Is Religion” Dismissed On Collateral Estoppel Grounds

Which Law Schools Had the Most Clerkship Placements?

    Above the Law: An obvious point to make here is that these rankings don’t seem to distinguish between prestige of clerkship. Were these feeder judges or non-feeder judges, circuit courts or district courts, Article III courts or non-Article III courts? In the land of law, these things are very important. Considering how coveted clerkships are and how closely we hold U.S. News rankings to our hearts, this is information we’d love to see.


  • Posted: 04/12/2013
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: abovethelaw.com

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Clerkship Hiring Is Getting Earlier and Earlier

Neurosurgeon Ben Carson withdraws as John Hopkins commencement speaker

Campus political leaders sign statement for marriage redefinition

Pro-Life student group at John Hopkins will be fully recognized

Justice Thomas talks at Duquesne University, offers surprises about life journey

A question of balance: Intellectual diversity in law school?

    Harvard Gazette: James Lindgren, a law professor at Northwestern University, began with numbers, citing a study in which only 13.2 percent of faculty at the country’s 100 largest law schools reported being “Republican or Republican leaning.” Of law school faculty that have donated more than $200 to a political party, 81 percent have donated to Democrats (91 percent at HLS), according to the study. “My opinion is that there is some discrimination in law school hiring,” Lindgren said.


  • Posted: 04/10/2013
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: news.harvard.edu

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Catholic Colleges Tell Obama Administration: HHS Mandate Continues to Violate Religious Freedom | Cardinal Newman Society

Ave Maria university vows not to comply with HHS mandate despite court setback

Johns Hopkins’s and Planned Parenthood’s troubling extremism | George F. Will at Washington Post

Students seek priest’s ouster from George Washington U. for stance on homosexuality

The Most Overrated and Underrated Law Schools: Religious Discrimination a Factor?

Law school graduates aren’t finding much on the employment docket

University Compares Pro-Life Students to White Supremacists

Johns Hopkins Denies Pro-Life Club, Equates Them to White Supremacists

UNCW professor “looking forward” to having his day in court | WECT.com

Student Government denies group funds: Students for Life exhibit ‘too controversial’ to support; lawsuit filed | The Eastern Echo

Goldwater Institute jumps into fight between Arizona Board of Regents, student group

Boston College Threatens Action In Condom Giveaway

Anti-Israel Group at Brooklyn College Orders Police to Remove Jewish Students from “BDS” Event | Jordan Lorence at Speak Up Movement

Mike Adams Wins His Day in Court | Travis C. Barham at Speak Up Movement

Are Pro-Abortion People Anti-Science? | Baptist Press on Opposing Views

Eastern Michigan University sued after student government denies funding for display comparing abortion to Holocaust | Ypsilanti Carrier

College Student Reportedly Suspended After Refusing to Step on ‘Jesus’

Eastern Michigan University sued for refusing to equally fund pro-life students

University Says Pro-Life Display is ‘Too Controversial’ | Fox News

College Kicks Christian Group Off Campus for Beliefs

University Deems Pro-Life Display Too ‘Controversial’ | Charisma News

Tennessee Bill Would Allow College Counselors to Refuse to Treat LGBT Students

Eastern Michigan U. sued over exhibit funding | 9and10news (AP)

EMU sued over denial of funds for anti-abortion display | Desert Sun

University Calls Pro-Life Display Too Controversial, Faces Lawsuit | LifeNews

Pro-life display too ‘controversial’ for EMU | Alliance Defending Freedom

Pro Abortion Movement in a Quandary Over Shortage of Abortion Doctors

A ‘Religious Right’ to Not Counsel Gays? | Care2

Tennessee Counseling Bill Would Let Student Psychologists Reject Gay Clients Without Punishment | Huffington Post

Law School Rankings Don’t Matter. Or Do They?

Comparing U.S. News Faculty Reputation Rank with “Scholarly Impact”

OH: School Revises Student Demonstration Rules In Settlement of Case

Cross-dressing student sues Baptist university after being expelled for lying about his sex

Liberty’s Obamacare Challenge Provides Glimmer of Hope | Robert Knight at Townhall

Law Schools Starting Small Firm Incubators – Good Idea?

    Findlaw: Beyond that, most law schools just don’t prepare students for running a firm. Some would argue that schools don’t prepare them for practicing law, though that particular concern is slowly eroding as more schools add practice-based education and clinical opportunities. The New York Times highlights a few of these efforts, such as Hastings’ Lawyers for America initiative and trend of academic credit for externships. They also point out another more promising trend: the small firm incubator.


  • Posted: 03/12/2013
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: blogs.findlaw.com

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Legal scholarship highlight: A clinic’s place in the Supreme Court bar

Top Law School Cuts Admissions

TN bill would let graduate-student counselors reject clients on religious grounds

Two law schools offer a money-back guarantee — with strings attached

Northwestern Creates Mandatory Diversity Program

    Ed News: Northwestern University students will be expected to complete a quarter-long course in the “Social Inequalities and Diversities Curriculum” as a graduation-requirement. According to a report released on February 26, they will also be subject to a vaguely defined “Co-Curricular Requirement,” or a weekly discussion outside of class on the topic of social inequality. Students will be expected to complete both within their first two years at the school.


  • Posted: 03/08/2013
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: educationviews.org

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“Gay Activists Bully Tebow, Christian University” | Todd Starnes at Townhall

To Place Graduates, Law Schools Are Opening Firms

    NY Times: When Douglas J. Sylvester, dean of the law school at Arizona State University, was visiting the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota a couple of years ago he mentioned the shifting job market for his students — far fewer offers and a new demand for graduates already able to draft documents and interact with clients. The Mayo dean responded that his medical students and graduates gained clinical experience in hospital rounds closely supervised by attending physicians.


  • Posted: 03/07/2013
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.nytimes.com

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Bill will put Utah marriage commission into statute

When Even Members of the T14 Don’t Comply With ABA Standards, Will Law Schools Ever Be Truly Transparent?

Witherspoon Institute Law Seminar

“Pepperdine University announces LGBT scholarship”

College Says Christian Student Groups Must Accept Non-Christian Leaders

Personal Liability for College Administrators Violating Student Rights | Heather Gebelin Hacker at Speak Up Movement

Harvard Law Debate Stresses Meaning and Purpose of Marriage

Va. OKs bill protecting campus religious groups

Student Fees Gone Wild | David Hacker at Speak Up Movement

(More) confusion about “discrimination” | Rick Garnett at Mirror of Justice

    Rick Garnett at Mirror of Justice: In my view, the expressed concern about “taxpayers” is something of a red herring. The issue here (as in the Christian Legal Society case) is one of recognition and equal access; any financial “subsidization” is almost certainly de minimis. The bigger problem with the Pilot’s complaint — as I try to explain in this paper — is that there isn’t necessarily anything wrong (there isn’t necessarily any reason for “taxpayers” to worry) with groups “discriminating” or being “exclusive” in their membership.


  • Posted: 02/25/2013
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  • Category: Uncategorized
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  • Source: mirrorofjustice.blogs.com

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Muslim students to sue British university for ‘restricting freedom of expression’

Harvard Law Review Increases Online Presence

Georgetown University May Elect First Openly Homosexual Student Body President

Pro-Choice Motion defeated yesterday at Edinburgh!

Why Clarence Thomas Uses Simple Words in His Opinions

    The Atlantic: “What I tell my law clerks is that we write these so that they are accessible to regular people. That doesn’t mean that there’s no law in it. But there are simple ways to put important things in language that’s accessible. As I say to them, the beauty, the genius is not to write a 5 cent idea in a ten dollar sentence. It’s to put a ten dollar idea in a 5 cent sentence” . . . The quote that was likely most disheartening to his law student audience: “I wound up the court 17 years after I graduated. And I made my final payment on my student loan my third term on the court.”


  • Posted: 02/21/2013
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.theatlantic.com

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The Job Market: Is College Overrated?