UCD School of Law ranked among top 50 worldwide

Posted in Governance and administration on October 19th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The UCD Sutherland School of Law has placed 47th in the world in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by subject. This is the second year in which THE have released subject rankings specifically for law and the first time the School has ranked. UCD is the only Irish university to have a law school ranked in the top 100 …” (more)

[Brían Donnelly, University Observer, 19 October]

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‘Experiential’ Education Is Not the Solution to the Problems Facing Law Schools

Posted in Teaching on January 6th, 2014 by steve

“No one wants to let a crisis go to waste, and the current crisis afflicting many American law schools is no different …” (more)

[Brian Leiter, Huffington Post, 5 January]

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UCD officially opening €25m law school today

Posted in Governance and administration on November 29th, 2013 by steve

“University College Dublin is today officially opening what it says is Ireland’s first purpose-built university law school, following a €25m investment …” (more)

[Grainne Rothery, Business and Leadership, 29 November]

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How Much Did It Cost To Build Lego Law School?

Posted in Life on June 13th, 2013 by steve

“I should be clear, this isn’t a story about a replica law school building made out of Lego pieces. I’m pretty sure a lot of people have already done that …” (more)

[Elie Mystal, Above the Law, 13 June]

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Students upset by ‘horrific’ questions about rape and torture in law exam

Posted in Legal issues on June 4th, 2013 by steve

“Students sitting a law exam were confronted with a graphic depiction of oral sex, male rape and naked torture …” (more)

[Ben Kendall, Independent, 3 June]

[Law School sets Criminal Law exam questions involving criminal behaviour. Journalists in shock.]

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Law School Enrollments are Plummeting. What Happens Next?

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 18th, 2013 by steve

“‘I couldn’t do this if I didn’t have tenure.’ That’s what law professor Paul Campos told me, sitting at a table in Brasserie Beck after a Cato panel on law schools. By ‘this’, he meant ‘criticize law schools for their graduation rates’, something he’s been doing, vociferously, since 2011 …” (more)

[Megan McArdle, The Daily Beast, 18 January]

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Are we Ready for the Digital Law School?

Posted in Teaching on August 11th, 2012 by steve

“Like the ‘Global Law School’, observers and enthusiasts have been predicting the arrival of the digital law school for at least the last decade, but how much of the hype is real? Law school may have reached a tipping point where more information flows electronically (through database of cases, emails, websites, etc) than on paper, but is that what a digital law school amounts to? …” (more)

[Dean Sossin’s Blog, 11 August]

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The Coming Crash in Legal Education: How We Got Here, and Where We Go Now

Posted in Governance and administration on January 24th, 2012 by steve

Abstract: This paper will first track the ways in which the legal services market has grown and changed over the past forty years. It will then track the major changes that have attended legal education during the same period and the increasing dependence of the legal education industry on student debt. The paper will then explore why, at long last, the boom-times may have run their course …” (more)

[Richard Bourne, SSRN, 23 January]

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What is the role of Law Schools in the Policy Process?

Posted in Research on January 22nd, 2012 by steve

“What should be the role of a law school the policy process? At first glance, the question might look odd. Law schools are not political institutions with a mandate to develop or deliver public policy …” (more)

[Dean Sossin’s Blog, 21 January]

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