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California Bar Exam Pass Rate Reaches New Low

The success rate for prospective lawyers that took the California Bar Exam this July slid to just 43 percent receiving a passing score on the 2016 test.

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George Mason’s Law School Named in Honor of Justice Scalia

ARLINGTON, Virginia — George Mason University School of Law, a top-tier law school known for a faculty that includes conservatives as well as liberals, announced that it is being named the Antonin Scalia School of Law at George Mason University.

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Lawyer Drives Uber, Sues San Diego-Area Law School

A former student of San Diego’s Thomas Jefferson School of Law (TJSL) whose wife is dying of cancer is suing the school for misrepresenting its postgraduation employment figures, leaving him driving an Uber to support his family.

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Texas Bill Provides For Study of Online Law Schools and Licensing Through Other Methods

A bill has been filed in the Texas State Legislature that would require the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Board of Law Examiners to study online law schools, and the licensing of lawyers who obtain degrees online or through correspondence schools. It would also mandate a study of the licensing of attorneys in this state who become licensed in other states through apprenticeship programs.

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UT Law School Ranked 15th Best in US, #1 in Texas

The University of Texas at Austin School of Law ranked 15th among law schools rated by U.S. News and World Report in their 2016 Best Law Schools. The UT School of Law was also the top ranked law school in Texas. A number of other Texas law schools were also included in the top tier. Yale University ranked highest, and Harvard University and Stanford University tied for second.

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Former Texas Law School Dean Arrested on Prostitution Charges

The former dean of the South Methodist Law School (SMU), John Attanasio, 60, was arrested early Sunday morning, February 1, on prostitution charges. Currently, he serves as Judge William Hawley Atwell Chair of Constitutional Law and he is a Professor of Law.