New GAO Report on Law School Cost and Access Issues

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recently released a new report titled “Higher Education: Issues Related to Law School Cost and Access.”

The report includes briefings the GAO made to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) and to the  U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor.

Interestingly, although multiple factors — such as the move to more “hands-on,” resource-intensive legal education methods —  may affect law school cost and access, American Bar Association (ABA) accreditation requirements “do not appear to be a major driver.”

For instance, according to the report, most law school officials “do not cite ABA accreditation standards as having an impact on minority access at their schools.”

U.S. Government Blogs Organized by Subject

USA.gov, which provides official information and services from the United States Government, has recently organized federal government blogs by subject.

Under the current organization there are 11 categories:

  1. Business and Economics Blogs: Small business owners, economics news…
  2. Defense and International Relations Blogs: Military, foreign policy, veterans…
  3. Environment, Energy, and Agriculture Blogs: Agriculture, environmental protection, saving energy…
  4. Family, Home, and Community Blogs: Human services, community development, middle class…
  5. Health and Nutrition Blogs: Medicine, public health…
  6. History, Arts, and Culture Blogs: Museums, libraries…
  7. Jobs, Education, and Volunteerism Blogs: Volunteering, employment…
  8. Public Safety and Law Blogs: Security, law enforcement, disasters, emergencies…
  9. Reference and General Government Blogs: Grants, White House…
  10. Science and Technology Blogs: Information technology, Internet security…
  11. Travel and Recreation Blogs: Transportation, parks…

Hat tip to: ResourceShelf.