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[JURIST] Barry University School of Law [official website] in Orlando has named a new Dean - Joseph Richard Hurt, currently dean of the Florida Coastal School of Law. Hunt takes over from incumbent Stanley Talcott on July 1. Barry University has more about Hurt and his appointment [Barry press release].

Friday's Emory Wheel reports that in a speech to students at Emory University School of Law [official website], Georgia State Supreme Court Justice Robert Benham invited his audience to choose between lawyering in the spirits of Machiavelli or Cicero [Emory Wheel report].

CUNY School of Law [official website] this week adopted a tougher admissions policy in the wake of half the law school's graduating class failing the 2001 New York State bar exam. Incoming students will now have to have higher GPAs, and the school will allow in fewer students with LSATs less than 145 on a 180 scale. The Astoria Times has details.

University of Arizona College of Law [official website] and the Arizona State College of Law [official website] are confronting the prospect of severe tuition hikes as a state legislative committee recommends cutting over $500,000 of state funding from both law schools. The Arizona Business Gazette reports.

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