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Dream Professors: Celebrity Spouse Edition

When I found out Amal Clooney was teaching at Columbia Law, I made it my mission to spot her on campus—George has nothing on me, after all. Thus far, I have been unsuccessful (much to my chagrin). Part of the reason may be that Columbia students are apparently forbidden from talking about her class. Because of my disappointment, I started hoping that maybe a few other celebrity spouses guest lecturing at Columbia would increase my odds of crossing paths with one.

Alexi Ashe
Seth Meyers’s wife, Alexi Ashe, is a human rights lawyer and Assistant District Attorney. I would love to see her guest lecture at Columbia in a criminal law class. For one thing, I’m not a huge fun of my criminal law professor right now, so anyone seems like a possible upgrade.

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Logical Reasonings / 4.3.15

A) SHOWDOWN: Above the Law helps one law school applicant decide between a full ride scholarship and a more prestigious law school.

B) Double your ATL, double your fun: A Drexel law professor is under investigation for sending her class a video of… well, let’s just say it rhymes with gray nil meads.

C) Some alumni of a small-town law school believe the only way to save it is to make it not a small-town law school. Inside Higher Ed

D) Alabama has decided claims of elder abuse in relation to the publication of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird sequel are “unfounded.” Wall Street Journal

E) A detailed analysis of possibly the most plagiarized joke of all time. Splitsider

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Logical Reasonings / 3.19.15

A) 8 life hacks for law school students. Barrister on a Budget

B) Uh oh, troubled law school is offering buyouts to tenured professors– OH NO! THAT’S INFILAW’S ENTRANCE MUSIC! Above the Law

C) A Harvard study says which law school classes are most useful when you start your legal career. LawSchooli

D) Can President Obama ignore the Supreme Court if they rule against Obamacare? Wall Street Journal

E) Relive what the world was like #BeforeTwitter. @Midnight

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Curriculum Matters: My Talk With A Law School Dean

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Catherine Carpenter, Vice Dean and Professor of Law at Southwestern Law School. One of the foremost authorities in the country on law school curricula and accreditation, she has served in several leadership posts within the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association (ABA), including her current seat on the Standards Review Committee. Her service in legal education leadership earned her recognition in 2013 and 2014 from National Jurist as among the “The Top 25 Influential People in Legal Education.” A graduate of UCLA (B.A., cum laude, English) and Southwestern (J.D., cum laude), she joined the Southwestern faculty in 1980 and teaches courses in criminal law.

Our wide-ranging conversation at her cozy office in the beautiful, Art Deco Bullocks Wilshire Building touched on everything from the shifting legal landscape to how to choose a law school. Today, in Part One of our interview, she talks about the importance of law school curriculum.