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W&M Dean gets NCSC award

The National Center for State Courts has named Davison M. Douglas, dean of the College of William and Mary law school, a recipient of its 2010 Distinguished Service Award for contributions to the judiciary. The center cited Douglas’ contribution as ...

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Bucking the trend (access required)

Law school applications are down about 10 percent from last year, nationwide and in the commonwealth. But two Virginia law schools – the University of Richmond and Regent University – are bucking that trend. Applications at UR are up 13 ...

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Can’t regulate number of law students, ABA says

The American Bar Association has told Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, that its role in accrediting law schools is to make sure that those schools produce graduates who can be lawyers, not to regulate the number of lawyers based on ...

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Too many lawyers?

Almost all the states in the nation, including Virginia, are turning out more lawyers than they need, according to a new study. The New York Times reports that there were nearly twice as many lawyers who passed the bar than ...

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UR law professor named for religious freedom body

President Barack Obama says  he plans to appoint University of Richmond law professor Azizah al-Hibri to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). Members of the independent, bipartisan, federal commission are appointed by the president and leaders of the ...

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Law grad in hot water over ‘borrowed’ commencement speech

Preston Mitchum had them laughing at his graduation ceremony at North Carolina Central University last week. The law school grad was extolling the virtues of the “average” student, for whom procrastination was “not just a big word, but a way ...

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So long ‘Spidey,’ hello ‘WebstUR’

A year ago, it was the William & Mary Tribe unveiling a new mascot (the Griffin). Now the Spiders of the University of Richmond take the wraps off their new fuzzy symbol. “WebstUR” was the choice of the UR community ...

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Notes from Charlottesville

Just what is going on at the University of Virginia law school? Students are in the middle of exam period, but distractions abound. Above the Law has been following Mr. Jefferson’s law school, and reports, that among other things: • ...

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