Notes in the Margins: Guns, frats and the law school arms race

Establish Ownership in the College Planning Process The best outcomes in college planning occur when the student, not the parent, takes control. (U.S. News & World Report)

Republicans in Texas Senate approve guns on campus Republicans in the Texas Senate on Monday approved allowing concealed handgun license holders to carry weapons into public college buildings and classrooms, moving forward on a measure that had stalled until supporters tacked it on to a universities spending bill. (Associated Press via The Boston Globe)

Should Colleges Ban Fraternities? How to rein in students who drink more and behave more lewdly toward women. (The New York Times)

Hofstra Law Prof: Market Irrationality in the Law School ‘Arms Race’ In Sunday’s New York Times, David Segal correctly identifies so-called “merit” scholarships — tuition discounts given to students with high LSAT or grades in order to induce them to attend a particular law school — as a serious problem for students. But the story is headlined “How Law Students Lose … as Law Schools Win.” This is wrong. In fact, everyone loses. These discounts ought to be banned as illegal price discrimination. (The Huffington Post)

Where the M.B.A. Jobs Are Hiring will be up in 2011, although b-school graduates can expect stiff competition. (U.S. News & World Report)