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Archive for June, 2009


Portobello Law School Deals With Multiple Resignations

A law school collapsing from under the current student population is never a good thing. Read more at The Sunday Business Post. Portobello Law School hit by resignations By Kieron Wood A number of law lecturers have resigned from Portobello Law School following an investigation by the company’s owners into staff complaints. Portobello was acquired [...]

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Texas Job Hunt Tough For Recent Law Grads

Texas Lawyer takes a look at a representative trio of recent law grads and the difficult time they are having finding quality, permanent legal work. It’s rough out there – top 10-percenters are finding it can be rough too. Permanent, Full-Time Law Jobs Remain Elusive for Three Job Seekers by Miriam Rozen In these turbulent [...]

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University of Illinois College of Law ‘Admission for Jobs’ Scandal

This story is making the rounds this week and will lead to quite a bit of scrutiny in regards to law school admission policies and the behind the scenes machinations Frankly, I’m not surprised that this type of stuff happens. I’m not alarmed that it happens, either, since that would necessitate a pretense that these [...]

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Yale Law School Names 16th Dean

Changes at Yale Law School. Read more at The Yale Daily News. Robert Post LAW ’77 named Law School dean By Paul Needham and Vivian Yee University President Richard Levin announced Monday the appointment of Robert Post LAW ’77 as the 16th dean of Yale Law School. Post, a scholar of constitutional law, including the [...]

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DePaul University College of Law Removes Dean

Drama at DePaul University College of Law as the Dean gets the ax. Read more at Chicago Breaking News. DePaul removes law school dean Glen Weissenberger has been dismissed as the dean of the DePaul University College of Law, short of two years into his second term. University spokeswoman Denise Mattson said Weissenberger, who remains [...]

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Gray Davis counsels Law School grads

It’s true – the job market for recent law grads is terrible, probably the worst it has been in a couple of decades. Law firms are even offering paid sabbaticals for mid-level associates so they can get lost for a year (I suspect the firms are gambling they never return) and help the firm’s bottom [...]

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UNLV Law School Gets More Selective

Read the whole article at The Las Vegas Sun. Law school gets more selective By Stephanie Tavares When it was established in 1998, UNLV’s Boyd School of Law was fast out of the gate. It earned American Bar Association accreditation in four years — quicker than any other law school — and was ranked among [...]

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The Summer Law Associate Scene: Summer 2009

The Snark over at Law.com takes a look at the summer associate scene this summer. It’s an interesting article and worth a close look. Law School Summer Camp Is Like One Big Shark Tank This Year The Snark This year’s summer class faces a steep, sweaty, painful and daunting challenge if its members hope to [...]

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Harvard Law School Names New Dean

Read more about her at The Boston Globe. Harvard professor named Law School dean Martha Minow, a noted human-rights scholar and a veteran professor, has been named dean of Harvard Law School. Minow will fill a vacancy left by Elena Kagan, who served as dean for six years until she was nominated earlier this year [...]

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Social Media and the Legal Job Search

Rutgers Career Planning Office advises you google yourself as part of your job search preparation. Have you Googled yourself lately? While most legal employers still recruit and hire the “old fashioned” way, with resume and cover letter, there will come a time in the process when they will search for a candidate’s presence online. What [...]

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