University | 4:52 pm | February 28, 2012 | By Daniel Sisgoreo

YLS does not rank first on list

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Yale Law School is the top law school in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. But when it comes to sending alumni to the nation’s top 250 law firms, YLS fell below its peers, according to a new ranking by the National Law Journal. YLS landed at 15th on the list, with »

University | 1:15 pm | February 21, 2012 | By Caroline Tan

Yale admission makes Chinese girl media darling

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Not all Chinese mothers are Tiger mothers, at least according to an article in the China Daily on Monday. Chen Yunyi, a 17-year-old Chinese student, has become the “latest household name” in China after scoring admission to Yale, the China Daily reported Monday. But Chen’s parents did not use “traditionally Chinese” parenting methods for raising »

University | 10:04 pm | January 25, 2012 | By Daniel Sisgoreo

SOM faculty re-approve joint J.D./M.B.A.

Yale Law School students hit the books.

The School of Management faculty voted Monday to re-approve the accelerated J.D./M.B.A. joint-degree, offered in conjunction with the Law School. Andrea McClure, SOM Faculty Recruiting Coordinator, said the faculty voted unanimously to continue offering the joint degree as a permanent program. Yale’s accelerated J.D./M.B.A. is one of the shortest programs of its kind nationwide. Students »

University | 4:40 pm | January 24, 2012 | By Daniel Sisgoreo

Law schools see decline in applications

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The American Bar Association Journal reported last week that, as of Jan. 13, law schools had received roughly 15 percent fewer applications than at the same time last year. The ABA Journal cited a thin job market as the cause for the lower numbers, though it quoted Wendy Margolis, a spokeswoman for the Law School »

University | 1:47 am | January 18, 2012 | By Clinton Wang

Soundbites: Joe Miller LAW ’95 edition

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Joe Miller LAW ’95 came achingly close to claiming a seat in the U.S. Senate back in the 2010 elections, but fell to incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s historic write-in campaign. Last night, he swung by the Yale Political Union to explain why he doesn’t want the federal government involved in public education. Below are a »