Law Schools & Students

Brazilian Boy Will Not Be Allowed to Enter Law School

Officials at Paulista University in Brazil said they had decided that Joao Victor Portelinha de Oliveira would not be allowed to start law school this year as he had planned.  Although he successfully passed the entrance exams and a writing…




Casebook is Only Casualty in Law School Shooting

An Indiana Law School case book died last week in a hail of gunfire, according to reports today from the Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog and elsewhere. A third-year law student at Indiana was arrested last week and charged with…


UC Berkeley’s Law School Chooses Expensive New Name

Called "Boalt Hall" for many years, the law school at the University of California’s Berkeley campus recently decided to change its name because of concerns that people outside the Bay Area did not know what "Boalt Hall" was.  "We [were]…



Law School Documentary to Tell Story of Oklahoma Students

The Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog reports today on a documentary called "The Trials of Law School" that has recently been completed and will be released later this year.  The film follows eight students at the University of Oklahoma as…


Law Student Claims Discrimination Against Unskilled Typists

I've been meaning to post this for a while—it's not new, but worth having in the Hall of Pleading Shame. Late last year, Adrian Zachariasewycz (or, as his complaint states in paragraph 1, "hereinafter Adrian Zack"), after not being hired…


Georgetown Professor Bans Laptops From Classroom

The Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog, which I thank again for not using the awful word "blawg," reported yesterday that Georgetown Law Center professor David Cole has banned laptops from his classroom.  Students typically claim, he says, that it is…