Widener University School of Law

  • Amanda Knox

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 03.30.15

    * Talk about a Friday news dump! In case you missed these high-profile rulings, Amanda Knox was acquitted of murder charges in Italy (for the second time), and Ellen Pao lost her discrimination case against Kleiner Perkins. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Use this slideshow to compare how North Carolina law schools are doing in terms of job placement. Duke was on top, and NCCU was dead last. Bonus: There were very few school-funded jobs to strip out of the data — the numbers were just that bad on their own. [Triad Business Journal]

    * LSAC doesn’t want to to adopt new disability accommodations for the LSAT because they “show a complete disregard for the importance of standardized testing conditions.” It’d rather show a complete disregard for applicants’ disabilities. [National Law Journal]

    * Widener? I hardly know her! Thanks to the ABA, this saying has new meaning in legal circles. With the law school regulator’s blessing, Widener Law’s Delaware and Harrisburg campuses will officially become two separate schools effective July 1. [News Journal]

    * Following blowback over the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Indiana Governor Mike Pence says he’ll push for legislation clarifying that the controversial law isn’t intended to support discrimination against the LGBT community. Suuure. [Indy Star]

    113 Comments / / Mar 30, 2015 at 9:07 AM
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    Law Schools

    Law School Seems Too Eager To Change Its Name

    Can you guess which one?

    60 Comments / / Oct 7, 2014 at 12:21 PM
  • Alexis Wright

    Bankruptcy, Biglaw, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Eric Holder, iPhone, Law Professors, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Patents, Prostitution

    Morning Docket: 06.03.13

    * “Hindsight is always 20/20.” Perhaps AG Eric Holder should’ve quit when he was ahead after President Obama’s first term, because now White House insiders are wishing he’d step down. [New York Times]

    * Dewey think Steven Davis will ever live down claims that he brought about the death of a once legendary law firm? No, but at least his $19.5 million mismanagement settlement was approved. [Am Law Daily]

    * “What’s disgusting? Union busting? Who’s disgusting? Joe Genova.” Damn. This partner had some issues with Legal Services NYC lawyers on strike outside his office last week. [New York Law Journal]

    * With all of the talk about patent trolls, this Morgan Lewis attorney allegedly thought it would be a good idea to get a piece of the action. Oopsie, it sounds like you got some splainin’ to do. [Ars Technica]

    * LEAVE THOMAS JEFFERSON SCHOOL OF LAW ALONE! TJSL alumni appreciate their alma mater so much they’re willing to sign love letters written by the school’s PR flack. [WSJ Law Blog (sub. req.)]

    * Widener Law is thinking of splitting its campuses into separately accredited schools, but this isn’t a cost-saving measure — neither were the buyout packages offered to professors. [Delaware Law Weekly]

    * Alexis Wright, the Zumba instructor who ran a prostitution ring out of her dance studio, will ditch the workout and join the party in jail, because this hot mama was just sentenced to 10 months. [CNN]

    2 Comments / / Jun 3, 2013 at 9:06 AM
  • Past due

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    Could Law Schools PLEASE Stop Whining About The Nine Months After Graduation Statistic? You Sound Like Babies.

    Law schools don’t seem to care about employment along the same timeline as loan officers…

    16 Comments / / May 2, 2013 at 2:15 PM
  • 'You may take our false hopes for employment, but you will never take our right to sue!'

    Abortion, Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia, Bankruptcy, Biglaw, California, Constitutional Law, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Gay, Gay Marriage, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Partner Issues, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Morning Docket: 03.25.13

    * Many have compared the possible outcome of the gay marriage cases to the Roe v. Wade decision, saying that constitutionalizing the right to gay marriage will create a similar culture war. Relax, bro, your bigotry is showing. You won’t be any less married if everyone has equal rights, promise. [New York Times]

    * Everyone thought Justice Kennedy was going to be the deciding voice in the Obamacare case, and that didn’t happen, but when it comes to the future of gay marriage, in the words of RuPaul, Kennedy’s got the right amount of “charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent” to save the day (at least as far as California’s Proposition 8 is concerned). [Sacramento Bee]

    * Meanwhile, people waiting in line outside of the Supreme Court in the hopes of grabbing one of the 50 seats reserved for the public like it’s a Black Friday sale outside of Walmart. Unemployed law grads, just think, you could be getting paid to sleep outside in a tent right now! [The Caucus / New York Times]

    * Modern-day legal education is a “failure” in the eyes of this Supreme Court justice. Now don’t get it twisted, Scalia wasn’t referring to the post-graduate employment crisis that we’ve all come know and loathe — he just thinks we need fewer “law and [insert bullsh*t here]“ classes. [Portsmouth Herald]

    * Dewey know when we’ll be able to retire this punny phrasing? Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight because more than a dozen former partners (including John Altorelli of spy-shagging fame) are still clinging to their claims that the failed firm’s estate owes them money. [Am Law Daily]

    * Seeing as Widener’s motion to dismiss as to its allegedly deceptive job statistics was denied, it looks like there’s still time to rally behind the law school litigation cause. Someone on Team Strauss/Anziska needs to go all William Wallace and inspire more would-be plaintiffs to sue. [Law 360 (sub. req.)]

    2 Comments / / Mar 25, 2013 at 9:10 AM
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    Princeton Review Rankings Part Deux: The Toughest Law Schools To Get Into, And More!

    Which law schools are the toughest to get into, and which ones have the most competitive students? Check out the most recent Princeton Review rankings and see for yourself!

    15 Comments / / Oct 11, 2012 at 1:17 PM
  • to catch an alleged predator

    Crime, Kids, Law Schools, Sex, Sex Scandals

    To Catch an Alleged Law School Predator

    A 3L was arrested last week for allegedly trying to solicit a child (who turned out to be an undercover officer). Is the 3L still in law school, and if so, where?

    47 Comments / / May 14, 2012 at 3:38 PM
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    Cocaine / Crack, Crime, Drugs, LSAT, Non-Sequiturs, Racism, Rudeness, Trials, Violence

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.11.12

    * Stab your lawyer with a pencil once, shame on you. Stab him a second time, shame on me. Stab him a third time, they will strap you to your chair with a “stun cuff” so it doesn’t happen a fourth time. [Legal Blog Watch]

    * (Crack) cocaine is a hell of a drug. [Legal Juice]

    * A first-person account of why you don’t ever, ever want to end up in central booking. [The Crown]

    * Telling opposing counsel you hope she “sleep[s] with the fishes” is mean and inappropriate. But on top of that, what the heck do you even stand to gain from saying that sort of thing? [Minneapolis StarTribune]

    * If you want to complain about racial profiling at airports, there’s an app for that! [Prawfsblawg]

    * To catch (an alleged) law school predator. Icky. [Delaware Online]

    * Seriously? This “Is it Kanye or the LSAT?” quiz is surprisingly tricky. [LSAT Blog]

    6 Comments / / May 11, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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    American Bar Association / ABA, John Marshall Law School, Law Schools

    Twelve More Law Schools Slapped with Class Action Lawsuits Over Employment Data

    Back in October, we informed our readers that law school litigators Jesse Strauss and David Anziska intended to file class action lawsuits against 15 additional schools, on top of the two they’d already filed against Cooley Law and New York Law School. In mid-December, we brought you an update on the status of those potential filings after Anziska told us that at least three named plaintiffs had been secured for 11 out of the 15 law schools on October’s target list. And now, about a month and a half later, have we got some news for you….

    80 Comments / / Feb 1, 2012 at 2:53 PM
  • American Bar Association / ABA, John Marshall Law School, Law Schools

    Calling All Disgruntled Law School Graduates: Will You Ring in the New Year By Suing Your School?

    Back in October, we brought you the news that Jesse Strauss and David Anziska intended to sue 15 more law schools over their post-graduate employment rates, in addition to their already pending class action suits against Cooley Law and New York Law School. As mentioned during their October 5 media conference, Team Strauss/Anziska will not […]

    49 Comments / / Dec 14, 2011 at 4:02 PM
  • Food, Job Searches, Law Schools

    Law School Claims Potato Chip Tester/Taster Job Was Fictitious

    On Friday, we brought you what could be classified as one of the worst law jobs of all time: a job as an unpaid potato chip tester/taster. And much like the side effects of eating an Olestrafied potato chip, the law school in question has announced that the notorious job was full of crap….

    44 Comments / / Dec 12, 2011 at 2:21 PM
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    Food, Job Searches, Law Schools

    Once You Pop, You Can’t Stop: New Law School Job Post Borders on Absurd

    Here at Above the Law, we write all the time about crappy law job postings. We recently received word about a law school career services job posting that was so horrendous, so ridiculous, that we could not help ourselves but to write about it. After all, writing about crappy law jobs is like opening a can of Pringles: once you pop, you can’t stop. And this job — well, let’s just say that it takes the cake, or the potato chip, as the case may be….

    87 Comments / / Dec 9, 2011 at 5:45 PM
  • American Bar Association / ABA, John Marshall Law School, Law Schools, Lawsuit of the Day

    Fifteen More Law Schools to Be Hit with Class Action Lawsuits Over Post-Grad Employment Rates

    Kurzon Strauss, the law firm that brought us some of the most prolific class action lawsuits of the year has split up. Breaking up is hard to do, especially when you’ve got major cases to deal with. So, what’s a lawyer to do? Apparently the solution is to file fifteen more class action lawsuits against law schools with questionable post-graduate employment data. Is your law school or alma mater a defendant?

    204 Comments / / Oct 5, 2011 at 2:50 PM