Law School

Feb 27, 2023

Yale wins for choosiest law school

Today is Monday, the 101st anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Leser v. Garnett, a Maryland case in which the justices upheld the validity of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote. Here are some other news items. — Yale emerges as choosiest law school. — Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen […]

Jun 15, 2020

Being a New Yorker could hurt Trump

Welcome to Monday, the 46th anniversary of the publication of “All the President’s Men.” Here are some news items to get your week started. — Trump’s claim of being a New Yorker could hurt his defense. — Social media activity costs student admittance to law school. — Arizona’s capital city prepares for resumption of jury […]

Dec 17, 2019

Fourth-generation banker sees value in law school education

A law school education teaches a way of thinking that has benefits in fields besides the law. Banker Frank K. Turner Jr. knew he would not be practicing law by the time he graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1983 after four years in the evening program. Now the chief commercial […]

Dec 16, 2019

Law school leaves lasting lessons for lobbyists

Though trained to be lawyers, Annapolis lobbyists Bruce Bereano and Camille Fesche have used their law school lessons not for courtroom combat but to advocate for their clients in the Maryland General Assembly and before state agencies. Both credit the skills they learned in the classroom with helping them press their cases before legislators and […]

Nov 7, 2019

UB Law will now accept GRE scores in student applications

For the first time, applicants to the University of Baltimore School of Law will have the option of submitting the GRE instead of the LSAT in their applications. Jeff Zavrotny, assistant dean for admissions at UB Law, said the faculty voted to make the change last month following a year of research by the school […]

Jun 18, 2019

A plea to young attorneys: Remember law school’s lessons

“’I beseech ye in the bowels of Christ, think that ye may be mistaken.’ I should like to have that written over the portals of every church, every school, and every courthouse, and, may I say, of every legislative body in the United States.” —Morals in Public Life (1951), Judge Billings Learned Hand A couple […]

Jan 7, 2019

Post reporter sues Iran for captivity

Reporter sues Iran leads news items including ex-judge on trial for alleged online antics, law schools seek to downsize and a ban on gender bias in insurance.

Oct 24, 2018

Becoming adept at handling your debt

Here are few ways I’m making my loan repayments palatable.

Aug 20, 2018

Which law school has the worst LSAT scores?

Pennsylvania Catholic church report, a 10th-century Norman chant and RBG round out the roundup.

Aug 17, 2018

Non-traditional law students seek new skills, challenges

Non-traditional students at Maryland's law schools have different reasons for returning to the classroom, from a desire for a career change to fulfillment of a long-time goal.

Aug 15, 2018

How to buy a car using ADR skills — and saving thousands

I treated car buying as a week-long mediation and was able to save thousands through negotiation.

Aug 13, 2018

Civil-rights lawyer remains missing in Syria

Gender bias, law school, back to class round out roundup.

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