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Stanford, Michigan, Duke, Northwestern law schools join wave swearing off U.S. News rankings

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Nine of the top 15 law schools have now said they won't submit data, even though U.S. News has promised to keep ranking all accredited law schools.

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Education Department settles with 5 law schools that it said improperly distributed financial aid

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Institutions including New England Law Boston and New York Law School were accused of expending Title IV money on students in unaccredited programs.

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Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles LGBT Center to Launch Legal Lifeline

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Tess Feldman Southwestern Law School is collaborating with the Los Angeles LGBT Center in launching the Asylum Law Clinic to better equip future lawyers in providing legal support to asylum seekers in the LGBTQIA+ community.

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U.S. News & World Report reworks law school rankings, but Yale won’t return

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Other law school deans aren’t satisfied, either. The magazine also said it has no intention of ending its rankings system.

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Law School Admissions on the Rise

Insight Into Diversity

The number of students admitted into law schools rose in 2022, marking the first increase in seven years, according to a new report by the nonprofit AccessLex Institute. However, the data shows some progress for law schools in recruiting and retaining underrepresented individuals.

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Proposal to Accredit Fully Online Law Schools Prompts Pushback

Inside Higher Ed

A group of law school deans are pushing back against a proposal from the American Bar Association’s accrediting arm that would allow fully online law schools to apply for accreditation, the ABA Journal reported last week.

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Concerning Trends in Law School Enrollment

Insight Into Diversity

Conducted by law professors from Yale University, New York University, and Northwestern University, the study is entitled “Affirmative Action and Racial Diversity in U.S. Law Schools, 1980-2021.” Despite these challenges, the national law student population has shown some progress in diversification. However, the U.S.