Tag: students

Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

USCIS Clarifies Policy Guidance for International Students in F, M Status

January 11, 2024

Via: National Law Review

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has changed its policy manual to make it easier to find and understand all the regulations regarding nonimmigrant students in F and M status. The new guidance consolidates the existing policies and clarifies […]

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Am I Liable if My Kid Gets in Trouble on a Spring Break Trip?

February 21, 2023

Via: FindLaw

Spring break is an annual rite of passage for many college and high school students needing to unwind during the school year. About 1.5 million students will spend their week traveling to popular seaside locations like Cancun, Panama City, and […]

Business Law & Regulations, Finance

What Is Borrower Defense?

September 6, 2022

Via: Investopedia

What Is Borrower Defense? Borrower defense loan discharge, often shortened to “borrower defense,” is a federal regulation that allows students who have been defrauded by their college, university, or career school to seek forgiveness for their student loans. You may […]

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CAS Legal Mailbag Question of the Week –1/20/22

January 20, 2022

Via: LexBlog

I am as sick of COVID as the next person, but as an assistant principal, I want students to have as normal an experience as possible. It is only January, but end-of-year activities will be upon us soon, and I […]

Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Can Universities Require Their Students to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

August 6, 2021

Via: FindLaw

As the highly transmissible delta variant of COVID-19 spreads across the country, many businesses are again tightening safety precautions to help curb the spread of the disease, like reinstating mask mandates or requiring that employees be vaccinated. Many colleges and […]

Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Hiring decisions based on first-year grades miss ‘exceptional students,’ according to new paper

March 24, 2021

Via: ABA Journal

Selective opportunities for law students, including law review membership, judicial clerkships and large law firm association positions, are largely based on first-year grades. And the tradition leaves out many “exceptional students,” according to a March 22 working paper that studied […]

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17 state AGs urge Biden to cancel student debt

February 22, 2021

Via: Jurist

Attorneys general from 17 US states sent a letter to congressional leaders Friday expressing support for a student loan debt forgiveness program up to $50,000. The letter, spearheaded by Maura Healey of Massachusetts and Letitia James of New York, is […]

Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

As some law grads prepare for an online bar exam, academic support experts offer advice

June 16, 2020

Via: ABA Journal

Most states planning remote bar exams because of the novel coronavirus pandemic have cut the dreaded multiple-choice multistate bar exam portion of the test. But that doesn’t mean that the test will be easier to pass, according to some academic […]

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2018’s Top 8 Tips for Law Students

December 21, 2018

Via: FindLaw

While quite a bit has changed about law school over the years, one thing certainly hasn’t: It’s difficult. Luckily for law students these days, there’s plenty of advice online that you can use to help figure out what’s going to […]

Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Top law schools ask law firms to disclose arbitration agreements for summer associates

May 17, 2018

Via: ABA Journal

After an outcry that law schools, not students, should be responsible for asking law firms about mandatory arbitration agreements and nondisclosure provisions for summer associates, 14 of the country’s top law schools this week asked that firms participating in campus […]

Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Even Top Law Schools Can’t Get Students to Apply

November 15, 2016

Via: FindLaw

It’s no secret that law schools are struggling. Top students aren’t attending, new grads aren’t passing the bar, and pretty much no one is able to pay back their debt. But that crisis isn’t confined to the Florida Coastal School […]

Employment & Labor

These law schools had the highest percentage of employed students not using their degrees

February 5, 2016

Via: ABA Journal

Two law schools in Puerto Rico top a list of schools that produced the largest percentage of graduates who aren’t using their law degrees in their jobs. The schools were ranked based on the percentage of their employed grads who […]

Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Are Schools Using Student Privacy Laws to Cover up Crimes?

February 3, 2016

Via: FindLaw Top Stories

Laws that protect student privacy can also harm efforts to discover and investigate campus crimes. And they may be abused by schools to shield themselves, rather than students. Preferring to keep statistics about sexual assaults undercover, some schools may be […]

Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

More than 25% of law students have had psychiatric and substance-use disorders; are they hiding it?

January 12, 2016

Via: ABA Journal

A significant number of law students are struggling with mental health and substance use issues, yet they are reluctant to seek help, according to a survey published last month. More than a quarter of surveyed law students said they had […]