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Sep 15, 2016

For many NC law schools, bar pass rates fail to rise

The Duke University law school didn’t sit a lot of graduates for July’s North Carolina bar examination, but just about every Blue Devil who took the test passed it. Overall, 23 of 24 graduates — including two repeat test-takers — conquered the bar. That’s a pass rate of 95.83 percent, up from 80.77 percent last […]

Mar 17, 2014

March madness of rankings

It is awaited with great anticipation each March. The colleges are ranked, sorted and pitted against each other in competition, with potential recruits following the action closely. No, it’s not the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. It’s the annual release of the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law School Rankings. The 2015 rankings were released […]

Nov 27, 2013

UNC professor makes list of country’s 26 best law teachers

UNC law professor Don Hornstein rejects the idea that law teachers can achieve success without dedicating much time to teaching. “Not here you can’t,” he said. “We factor teaching in absolutely. We’ve refused to bring people in if they were bad teachers. We’ve refused to tenure people who are bad teachers.” Hornstein’s enthusiasm for the […]

Sep 6, 2013

Student lawyering

A new law passed by the General Assembly may expand opportunities in what is already a surprising niche area of the law—the representation of college students facing disciplinary charges.

Apr 23, 2012

Campbell professors say amendment’s effects will be minimal

Three Campbell Law School professors argue that while Amendment One is not written as well as it could have been, courts are more likely to interpret it in a way that minimizes changes to the state’s family law.

Apr 23, 2012

UNC Law prof: Neither passage nor failure of amendment will affect marriage, divorce rates

One University of North Carolina law professor says that if voters think a “yes” vote will result in more weddings or fewer divorces, same-sex marriage amendments in other states show that isn’t necessarily the case.

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