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Monday, June 18, 2007

Ave Maria University's Law School and the New York Times

Funny... the New York Times thinks that Ave Maria University has a law school and that its law graduates are being recruited by the Department of Justice:
Figures provided by the [Department of Justice] show that from 2003 through 2006, there was a notable increase of hirings from religious-affiliated institutions like Regent University and Ave Maria University. The department hired eight from those two schools in that period, compared to 50 from Harvard and 13 from Yale.
Dean Dobranski, get Robert Falls on this right away! You know that Ave Maria University doesn't have a law school! I'm expecting a public correction in the New York Times soon. Thank you.

The New York Times article is the subject of a Volokh Conspiracy post here, with some interesting debate in the comments about the value of religious-based law schools. Of course, no one over at the Volokh Conspiracy caught the glaring mistake by the New York Times, even though Volokh Conspiracy commenters are, as a general rule, well-educated and intelligent legal professionals. If they don't know the difference between Ave Maria University and Ave Maria School of Law, who does?

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