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A) Legal education can be fixed. Just ask this new report. US News and World Report. B) The Tour de France is a long journey. Just like Lance Armstrong’s impending legal trouble. NBC News. C) The stock market is not … Read Entire Article…
Apr 24, 2013 - 3:55 pm - By Hank
A) If you’re going to law school to get into politics, hit up one of these institutions. Above the Law. B) Rural lawyers have to make a living, too. New York Times. C) March was a great month for legal … Read Entire Article…
Apr 9, 2013 - 3:28 pm - By Hank
A) Unlike your NCAA bracket, March was a great month for legal jobs. ABA Journal. B) Yale may change its grading curve, which, apparently, will bring the world to an end. The Atlantic. C) Congress is back. First up on … Read Entire Article…
Apr 8, 2013 - 3:58 pm - By Hank
A) Most law schools seem to have no clue how to fix the legal job market. Most law schools aren’t Arizona State University. New York Times. B) A Georgetown Law School donor wants his $7.5 million back. Question is: Does … Read Entire Article…
Mar 7, 2013 - 5:27 pm - By Hank
I don’t know if you’ve heard, but law schools have been shamelessly inflating their employment statistics for years. Shocking, I know.
After cracking down on the way schools report their LSAT scores (a scandal or two helped push in that direction, *cough* Villanova and Illinois *cough*), the ABA has now turned its attention to law school employment data. In fact, the ABA is currently soliciting proposals, so feel free to throw your hat in the ring.
This is going to be a much more difficult program than the one designed to ensure correct LSAT info. For admissions data, the LSAC acts as a central repository for all law school application data. Anyone who has an LSAT score took the test through LSAC.
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A) If you don’t mind doing grunt work, the legal job landscape isn’t so bad. Business Insider. B) Senator Ted Cruz says Harvard Law School in the ’90s had more communists than Republicans. ABA Journal. C) Great news, fellow Americans. … Read Entire Article…
Feb 26, 2013 - 4:54 pm - By Hank
A) The Harlem Shake goes to law school. Above the Law. B) You can learn a lot about the legal world when looking for a logo. The Girl’s Guide to Law School. C) Anyone seen a giant gold cookie? Germany’s … Read Entire Article…
Feb 15, 2013 - 5:16 pm - By Hank
A) The Law Dean of UC Hastings has some thoughts on legal practice. Look at that; he even wrote some down. Huffington Post. B) The woman paraplegic Olympian Oscar Pistorius killed was a law school graduate. Huffington Post. C) Holy … Read Entire Article…
Feb 14, 2013 - 5:22 pm - By Hank
Last week, we were reminded of the Sandy Cohen Public Defender Fellowship, rewarded to a Berkeley Law student working in the Orange County public defender’s office, and named after the eponymous character from The O.C. Really. This isn’t exactly breaking news, but given that the number of law school applicants has been plummeting, we wouldn’t be surprised to see even more of these. Law school tuition is bad enough, having nearly doubled in the last eleven years, leaving little money for room and board. So how about the Ally McBeal Nutritional Supplement Fund to help students stay fed? Or what about all the poor sorority girls who thought Legally Blonde was a documentary? The Elle Woods Expectations Management Grant will help to lessen the blow.
But in all seriousness, now more than ever you prospective law students should be on the lookout for scholarships.
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There have been murmurs for some time now, but the discussion about giving law students the option to forgo a third year has been picking up steam. This op-ed piece in the New York Times makes a strong case for the option and it’s one with which I largely agree.
The most obvious reason to favor the optional third year of law school is the reduction of debt. With the American legal job market contracting through automation and outsourcing, the amount of debt with which law school graduates are saddled is becoming ever more onerous. Reducing that debt by a third would no doubt ease the squeeze a bit. Law school would become a more attractive post-graduate option, thus enlarging the potential pool of lawyers and arguably enriching the profession through a reduction in exclusivity.
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