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When it comes to gay rights, the legal industry tends to be pretty supportive. Indeed, when gay marriage came before the Supreme Court last year, no major firms were willing to argue against gay equality.

But there are still places where the gay rights orthodoxy has not spread, and Brigham Young University is one of them, according to a former BYU law student. Brad Levin claims that, after writing a book on gay marriage and Mormonism during his 3L year, the school threatened him with expulsion if he didn't change his position.

Law School Deans Oppose the LSAT, but at What Cost?

We cannot overemphasize enough the significance of recent changes in both the legal profession and law school education. Between major advances in legal tech and the 2008 recession, it is not the best time to be a young lawyer.

Some of the new realities have hit many law schools hard, which has forced them (and even their bars) to start "dumbing down" in order to make up numbers. Law school deans, in fact, are picketing what Above the Law has called the "tyranny" of the LSAT. But does this all come at a cost? You bet.

Parent Loans: New Sallie Mae Options for Funding Your Higher Ed

If you are a student considering a degree even higher than the undergraduate one you recently earned, you're most likely in that unenviable position of wondering how to finance that degree. Well, recently Sallie Mae became the latest lender to offer its own version of the new type of "parent loans" called "Smart Option Student Loan" intended to help well-meaning family members fund their children's education -- maybe yours.

It's nice to have additional options for funding, but as always -- read the fine print.

As Law School Applications Fall, the Whitest Profession Gets More Diverse

According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, the legal profession is the one of the least (if not the least) racially diverse professions in the nation -- 88 percent of lawyers are white. By contrast, 72 percent of surgeons and physicians are white.

But it looks like these numbers might shift in time. There's evidence to suggest that as law school applications fell in the last few years, the number of Latinos and Blacks rose by proportion.

Widener Law School Offers Online Higher Ed Master's Degree

Widener University will be another law school to offer online non-J.D. education -- this time, a master's degree in higher education compliance. The school is reticent to take credit in pioneering the program, though it did say it was unaware of any other school who offered this degree.

It looks like Widener could be a little late to the game as non-J.D. sign ups have been on the rise for some time now.

Syracuse Law Considers Online J.D. Program

It wasn't too long ago when people regarded online classes for higher education to be something that rested between "passing fad" and the "real thing." But as time passes, the inevitable creep of technology has moved more permanently into the classroom -- this time, into Syracuse Law.

The only other school to be ABA approval for an online J.D. program is Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Minnesota. But there are plenty of other non-ABA approved offerings out there. But watch that step with taking the bar exam.

You've done your outlines. You've met with your study groups. You've reviewed past exams. But you still don't feel confident. Or, maybe you didn't do much prep and you need to cram all your studying in to exam week.

Don't worry -- there's still a chance to learn what you need in time for your law school final exams. Here are our best, last-minute cramming strategies from the FindLaw archives.

Harvard Law School Activists Call for End of Tuition

After their recent victory to have Harvard's controversial seal removed, the group Reclaim Harvard has focused its attention on another controversial issue: ending tuition at Harvard Law.

The push is the main thrust of the "Fees Must Fall" campaign which began several weeks ago during the law school's Admitted Students weekend. But is tuition really a thing of the past for the nation's top law school?

Can a Tutor Help You in Law School?

Perhaps you're in law school now and you can feel the inevitable slide of your enthusiasm and progress in class. If you're in your first year, this can be especially troubling. Should you stick it out? Or maybe you've considered quitting law school?

Maybe you should consider another option: getting a tutor for law school. And although a lot of your law school contemporaries might be unwilling to reveal whether or not they've considered this line of action, don't be too quick to disregard it for fear of bruising your ego. Just make sure you look around first.

U. of Denver Law School Trains Grads for 'More-for-Less' Market

University of Denver's Law School will be getting a new dean this July, Mr. Bruce P. Smith. Mr. Smith will be moving to Sturm from U. of Illinois where he served a dean from 2009 to 2016 and has much private sector business experience as a lawyer for the NFL.

On the top of Smith's to-do list will be to push the school's current project to get new grads ready for the current "more-for-less" legal market.