On December 12, the Academic Committee celebrated the holidays as Nick and Rachel would have at Tea & Sympathy in Greenwich Village. Our Academic Committee hosted a great afternoon get-together and enjoyed authentic British favorite desserts and teas. The event saw participation from many local area law schools, including: Brooklyn, CUNY, Fordham, NYU, Rutgers, Seton Hall, St. John’s. Thanks to everyone who came. For more information about the Academic Committee, go to https://www.aabany.org/page/352
From our friends at the Puerto Rican Bar Association:
New York, New York – The Puerto Rican Bar Association has obtained the support of various law schools in New York and Florida and others throughout the United States, including Albany Law School, Touro Law School, University of Florida, Barry University, University of Pittsburgh Law school to accept law students from the three law schools in Puerto Rico, University of Puerto Rico Law School, Interamerican University Law School and Catholic University of Puerto Rico Law School. “The law students have been severely affected by the devastation of hurricane Maria and we want to ensure that their legal education will not be interrupted during these trying times.” Carmen A. Pacheco, Esq., PRBA President. We commend the many law schools quickly organizing and responding to the needs of affected law students. We are currently assisting the Dean of the UPR Law School with placing 33 law students". Betty Lugo, Esq., PRBA Judiciary Chair and Anthony Suarez, President, PRBA FL
We are asking law schools throughout the country to similarly join us in this initiative. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Competition was founded in 1993 and is named in honor of the late Honorable Thomas Tang, a respected jurist who was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 1977. Judge Tang’s decisions during his more than eighteen years on the Ninth Circuit reflected his strong commitment to civil rights for all people. Judge Tang was known for his kindness and warmth, and the leadership role he played in the Asian Pacific American legal community. Prior to his passing in 1995, Judge Tang provided tremendous support to NAPABA and its activities, including the creation of this national moot court competition.
The regional rounds of the Competition are conducted during October of each academic year throughout the country. The winner of each regional round will automatically advance to the finals of the competition, to be held in conjunction with the annual NAPABA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ, between November 5-9, 2014. The National Committee will also select additional high scoring teams from the regional rounds of the competition, to advance and compete during the finals of the competition. The Committee will select a minimum of twelve (12) teams to a maximum of sixteen (16) teams to compete in the finals of the TTMCC.
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On Saturday, October 27, AABANY held its 4th annual Upstate Roadshow at Syracuse Law School. Organized by the Student Outreach Committee, co-chairs Irene Tan and Ben Chan brought the downstate contingent that included Amy Ngai, Amy Luo, Thomas Hou, Board member Francis Chin and Executive Director Yang Chen. They were met upstate by Louis Jim, associate at Bond, Schoeneck & King, Tiffany Lee, Assistant US Attorney in the Western District of New York, Mary Traynor, attorney at the Advocacy Group, and Shelly Tsai, attorney at Legal Services of Central New York.
Law students from the law schools at Syracuse, Buffalo and Albany spent the afternoon learning about AABANY, its mission and activities, engaged in an interactive networking workshop and participated in panel discussions about resume writing, interviewing and career paths in the law.
After the panels concluded, panelists and law students headed to Dinosaur Barbecue where they continued to chat and connect over pulled pork sandwiches, mac and cheese, caesar salad and other delectable fare.
Thanks to everyone who attended, and we look forward to strengthening our connections with our friends and members upstate. If you wish to contact the Student Outreach Committee co-chairs, Ben and Irene, send email to email@example.com.
Mainstream press has apparently caught wind of the recent class action suits against law schools, if the New York magazine article this week is any indication. (Click the link to go to the article.) Did they get it right? Is this attention good or bad for the pending suits? Is it good or bad for law schools? Will people continue to enroll regardless? Read the article; share you thoughts!
Among the proponents of a “law school firm” to help train and employ young lawyers is Prof. Robert Rhee of University of Maryland Law School. Is this idea half-baked or is it just what is needed now to address the problems of untrained and unemployed young lawyers?
Graduates of New York Law School and Cooley Law School, respectively, filed lawsuits against their alma maters claiming that the schools were deceitful in the reporting of their graduate employment statistics. Plaintiffs in both the suit against Cooley (PDF) and the suit against New York Law School (PDF) are represented by the New York City-based Kurzon Strauss law firm. Cooley filed a lawsuit (PDF) against Kurzon Strauss last month in response to solicitations the firms posted on Craigslist and JD Underground that included a draft of a purported class action complaint contending that Cooley incorrectly reported its graduates’ job placements. David Anziska told the ABA Journal at the time that the firm intended to countersue Cooley as well as the school’s lawyers at Miller Canfield. Cooley filed a separate lawsuit (PDF)…
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Do these lawsuits have any merit? Even so, should a court of law be the place to bring about change in the way law schools disclose post-graduation employment statistics and other information? Thoughts? Comments?