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US News Takes the Lead on Law School Transparency

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US News has announced that they will changing the way employment rates are calculated and the amount of data provided to prospective students.  No specific details were released, but this looks like a very positive step in the right direction.

US News further called on the ABA to set higher standards for reporting employment information, and on law schools to provide honest data.  A letter from US News to all law school deans also discussed the excuses provided by law schools in their failure to give an accurate picture of the jobs graduates were getting (many law schools cite privacy concerns and the cost of collecting the data):

"Many graduate business schools are meticulous about collecting such data, even having it audited. The entire law school sector is perceived to be less than candid because it does not pursue a similar, disciplined approach to data collection and reporting."

Perhaps the new reporting will spur the ABA into action, going from sitting around talking about maybe doing something in a meeting in the future, to perhaps the radical step of creating an action item list.

New law school rankings will be published on March 15.

[US News]

ICC Issues Summonses for Masterminds of Kenyan Post-Election Violence

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The International Criminal Court has issued a summons for six Kenyans accused to masterminding a 2007-08 post-election slaughter that left 1,500 dead, 3,500 more injured, and 600,000 forcibly displaced.  They are accused of crimes against humanity.

The group, dubbed the "Ocampo Six," consists of several high-ranking and well connected individuals: Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, son of Kenya's longterm leader Jomo Kenyatta, currently serving as both deputy prime minister and finance minister, former education minister William Ruto, former police chief Mohammed Hussein Ali, head of Kenya's public service Francis Muthaura, industrialisation minister Henry Kosgey and radio executive Joshua arap Sang.

[AJE]

Department of Law and Motor Vehicles

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New article from BL1Y discusses the absurdity of NYU's legal writing and research "Lawyering" class.

Read it here: Department of Law and Motor Vehicles

DoJ Agents Seize $1.5M of Marijuana, 55 lbs of Alligator

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Department of Justice agents raided a house in East Hemet, CA, and seized 2,300 marijuana plants, valued at approximately $1.5 million.  They also seized another piece of illegal property: a 55 pound, 4 foot long alligator.

That's not particularly big, as adult alligators are typically 800 pounds and 13 feet in length.  Joel Almquist, who runs the Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary where the animal is being kept, said that despite the gator's small size it's bite may still make it an effective guard animal:

"It's kind of like being bit by a vise with teeth. It's not a pleasant experience."

While baby alligators are pretty cute, and their illegal status gives them some appeal to career criminals, what do you do once it reaches adulthood?  Perhaps keeping your wealth of pot in the same room as something that's going to grow into a huge, man-eating beast isn't such a great idea.  It also probably kills your buzz.

[Press Enterprise]

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