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Law school websites don’t score well for transparency (access required)

Like most of the country’s law schools, those in North Carolina and South Carolina stumble when it comes to reporting clear and accurate information about post-graduate employment on their websites, according to a new survey by the advocacy group Law School Transparency. The nonprofit policy organization issued the Transparency Index on its website (www.lawschooltransparency.com) earlier this month. The exhaustive evaluation is LST’s latest effort to cajole law schools into providing prospective and current law students with more realistic portraits of the economic conditions awaiting them after graduation.

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State’s new JNC faces an immediate quandary: More demand for names than supply (access required)

A simple arithmetic problem was the first challenge for members of the state’s new Judicial Nominating Commission: So far, the group has one candidate to recommend for North Carolina’s empty District 11-A Superior Court judgeship. It needs three. The JNC held its inaugural meeting Jan. 18 in the old Senate chambers of the State Capitol in Raleigh. Pictured, former N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice James G. Exum Jr. addresses the JNC.

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