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There is an awful lot of fear mongering out there right now- a record number of people taking the LSAT, more competition for increasingly expensive law school seats, and even unemployed law graduates going on hunger strikes. It’s enough to make a pre-law wonder, ”Is law school worth it?” Here are five reasons law school is a worthy investment during the economic apocalypse. 1. Law School Takes 3 Years: A lot can happen in three years. Just think of all that has happened in the last 3- Obama was elected, Justin Bieber was born, roughly 14 vampires movies were made. Yes, it’s not the best job market for law grads, but professional jobs are recovering faster than most. It’s still too early to say when the economy will fully recover, but legal careers are certainly not among the most threatened. Those taking the LSAT, applying, or starting law school this fall need not worry about the job market being as difficult as it is now.
First, some nuts and bolts:
Darrelle Revis is a cornerback for the New York Jets. But not just any cornerback. Revis is, by most standards, the best cornerback in the NFL. He guards the opposing team’s best receivers and, more often than not, shuts them down. He’s the best at what he does.
Revis, 25, is currently holding out on his contract, meaning that he is not participating in training camp until the New York Jets give him more money. He is currently getting paid about $5 million a year, which is a very large amount and more than you or I can realistically hope to ever get paid. If the Jets do not give him a new contract, he is threatening to sit out the season.
Just when you wondered why in the world someone would pay $400 for a pretty phone that breaks easily and gets terrible reception… The dating website OkCupid recently released the results of a shocking new study. It turns out that … Read Entire Article…
Aug 13, 2010 - 11:53 am - By Trent Teti
I received a tweet from one of our many millions of twitter followers the other day, asking me what I thought of the Economist story about the rise of globalization and its effect on the legal industry and what it … Read Entire Article…
The National Federation of the Blind has filed complaints with the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, in which it requests investigations of nine law schools (among them the University of Chicago and Washington and Lee University) for violating the civil rights of the blind.
The gist of their complaint centers around the use of LSAC.com as the primary tool with which to apply to law school. Because LSAC is not blind-accessible, they argue, blind people are being impeded from pursuing their goals of getting into law school.
Some people see the glass half-empty, while others see it half-full. I myself typically just chug the whole thing then fill it up again. Philosophical positions aside, a new wave of half-empty sensibilities has breached the legal community in recent weeks. The Wall Street Journal has recently published an article detailing the dire straits of employment among 2010 law grads. The next day the ABA journal presented basically the same piece but with comments enabled, which ended up being far more interesting and informative than the article itself. The shock value centerpiece was the story of Fabian Ronisky, a Norhwestern Law Graduate who, unable to procure any sort of legal position, has resorted to selling media online at his parents’ house. (I’m pretty sure I went to high school with the pariah in question, but like any righteously paranoid, self-protecting law student should, he doesn’t have a facebook account, so that pretty much exhausts my investigation on that matter).
Does an average black American have a greater chance of being a sickle cell anemia carrier than an average white American? If I were to pose to you the above question, what would you think? Would you consider it a racist question, or merely a question of scientific import? I’d argue that you’ve got some strong scientific evidence suggesting yes, black Americans do have a greater chance of being sickle cell carriers (but as I was a history major, and am basing that off of a decently thorough Google search and what I remember from high school Biology, I’ll accept someone completely disagreeing with this and calling me a ninny).
May 6, 2010 - 12:43 pm - By Contributing Writer
I managed to sprain/break my ankle last week while lightly jogging to my car. I’ve been claiming I fell on a curb, but really, it was just a slight incline (hey, it was dark!). I then fainted, like a lady … Read Entire Article…
Apr 20, 2010 - 12:50 pm - By Contributing Writer