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Aspen Advisor Week in Review for August 23rd, 2019

Aspen Advisor Week in Review for August 23rd, 2019 random

Check out this week’s collection of interesting articles related to distance learning, law professors, legal education and other recent legal news.

In this week's Aspen Advisor, there is plenty of news in Legal Education and Law Student topic areas. Above the law mentions several new podcasts from Law School Toolbox, and Legal Talk Network that can give students a leg up as they take on law school. In Legal Education you can find out which 3 schools surpassed the $100,000-a-year mark for tuition and read about the 10 most expensive schools in the country. In other news, New York’s adoption of the Uniform Bar Exam did not impact test results as much as most anticipated and TSU has appointed it first female dean in school history. For more information about these topics and many more visit the links below.

Bar Exam 

Then what was it that made exam performance improve?



All nine before her were men, and now, Bullock, the first female dean of the historically black college’s law school, is making history.


Enrollment at UA’s School of Law mirrors a national trend, as women have outnumbered men in law school classrooms across the country since 2016, according to the American Bar Association.


Experiental Learning

These clinics, which have since cropped up at top law schools across the country, provide quality representation to groups who can least afford it and act as a pipeline to elite appellate work, including at the U.S. Supreme Court.


Law School Students

Following a time-honored tradition, New Jersey State Bar Association President Evelyn Padin welcomed hundreds of first-year law students to the profession last week at the Rutgers University and Seton Hall University law schools in Newark.


Ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones discusses the ins and outs of job searches involving moving to another city from where you attend (or attended) law school.


As more first-generation college students go to law school, we can help others like us with this feeling of precariousness.


Legal podcasts for all your education needs.


Online tool for immigrant domestic violence survivors receives $15,000 top prize


A lot of the advice/insight on the Fall Recruiting Cycle is accurate, but there are exceptions worth flagging.


Penn State Law in University Park is now accepting the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test for all applicants interested in earning a juris doctor (J.D.) degree.


Legal Education

A dozen years after Rooney came up with the first model, more than 60 incubators similar to CUNY’s have sprung up in 33 states and across four countries. Much of the growth can be traced to his relentless advocacy for increasing access to justice by helping people “do well by doing good.”


Salem State University and Assumption College in Worcester have partnered with the University of Massachusetts School of Law at UMass Dartmouth to enable their students to earn a law degree in six years, rather than the traditional seven years, officials said.


Third straight year of record-setting class of incoming JD students


Columbia, Stanford and Chicago law will charge more than $100,000 to attend in the 2019-20 academic year, but passing that benchmark won't hurt their popularity, experts say.


The University of Massachusetts School of Law at UMass Dartmouth started its academic year on Monday with 113 new students, a 21.5 percent increase over last year.


Each of these law schools charged at least $64,000 in tuition and fees, U.S. News data shows.



Researchers state people absorb audiobooks and ebooks the same

Researchers state people absorb audiobooks and ebooks the same when people listen to audiobooks or read ebooks. Lead author Dr Fatma Deniz said: “At a time when more people are absorbing information via audiobooks, podcasts and even audio texts, our study shows that, whether they’re listening to or reading the same materials, they are processing semantic information similarly.”