- Inside Higher Ed reports this week that Stanford Law will soon stop using traditional letter grades in favor of a new system recognizing just four levels of achievement: honors, pass, restricted credit, and no credit. This new system closely resembles Yale’s grading system and is more distantly related to Boalt’s two grade/level non-traditional system.
- Still on the waitlist? You can find a few insights in "Potential grad students can find success at waiting game," which quotes Rob Schwartz, the assistant dean of admissions for UCLA School of Law on what law school applicants can do if on the waitlist. "The most helpful thing (students) can do is express their interest (in) coming here in writing, so we can get it in their file and our admissions committee can see it,” and do so without being a pest.
- This is a summer of discontent or at least uncertainly for summer associates. While still being wined and dined and paid handsomely, they are concerned about full-time positions next year or the lack thereof. Law.com explores these fears in "Summer Associates Face a Future That’s Less Certain."
- Law. com reports that the Peking University School of Transnational Law seeks to become the first foreign law school with ABA accreditation. The former president of Cornell University and dean of University of Michigan Law School who is the founding dean of Peking University School of Transnational Law, Jeffrey Lehman, wants graduates of the school to be able to take the US bar. The school will open its doors in the fall with an inaugural class of 55.
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