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Archive for July, 2009


Elon Law School Helps NC Bar Exam Test Takers Prepare

Now that’s a very original, creative step towards helping bar exam test takers an advantage during test prep. Read more at The Pendulum… Elon Law School offers students optimal environment to prepare for bar exam by Pam Richter For about 30 recent Elon law school graduates, preparation for the bar exam was made less stressful, [...]

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Law School Applications Are Up, Economy Is Down

An interesting look at rising law school applications, despite the rising costs of a legal education and the increasingly limited job market for lawyers. Read the whole article at The Clarion-Ledger… Law school applications rise despite costs, market by Elizabeth Crisp For Lindsey Tew Simmons, the decision to start law school at Mississippi College three [...]

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Unpaid Legal Internships Are Up, Paying Jobs Are Down

The New York Times looks at how employers are hot to offer unpaid internships to law students, but full time job offers are harder to come by. Internship Is Secured, but a Seat? That’s Tricky By SIMON AKAM Susan Cho’s internship at the Kings County district attorney’s office this summer has presented some different challenges [...]

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Online BS in Legal Studies Program Launched

Arizona State University offers a new online program.  Read more at StatePress.com… Law school introduces online program By Rheyanne Weaver The College of Law has a new online undergraduate degree program for the fall that will provide more legal background for students interested in non-lawyer legal careers. The Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies is [...]

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Case Study: Adapting To The Tough Economy

I don’t know what it says about somebody whose dream job is handling bankruptcy cases at a Philadelphia law firm. Instinctively, I don’t think it’s very flattering. In any event, dream big, kiddo, and good luck! Read the whole article at Philly.com… Young lawyer navigates tough economy with grace By Chris Mondics On the day [...]

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Law School Career Placement Centers Feel The Pain

As if you needed to read another article about the economy and the specific challenges it brings recent law school graduates,   Law.com takes time from its busy schedule to offer this… Law School Career Centers Adjust in Bad Market by Petra Pasternak Law school career services offices are responding to the anemic job market [...]

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Economic Concerns Add Stress To Bar Exam Experience

As the Bar Exam looms in many jurisdictions, some preemptive excuse making never hurts!  Actually, it often hurts!  But that doesn’t stop this article from making its case. Read the whole article at MinnLawyer.com… Bad economy can make taking the bar exam even more stressful by Michelle Lore The lack of sleep, quick meals, missed [...]

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Tough Economy Stings Recent Law Grads

Read the whole article at KYW1060.com… Law School Grads Finding Work Tough to Come By by John McDevitt Just like many other fields of work, it’s tight out there for lawyers. A law school in New Jersey is helping graduates with placement in public interest and per diem opportunities. Recently a mass e-mail was sent [...]

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Should Law School Offer More Practical Legal Training?

JoAnne A. Epps, Dean of Temple University Beasley School of Law, writes an excellent and quite interesting article questioning existing law school conventions and how practical training could be incorporated into the standard curriculum. Read the entire article at The National Law Journal… A tipping point for law schools? It’s time to reassess how lawyers [...]

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UNLV Boyd School of Law Professor MIA, 2Ls Turned Off

Looks like something is wrong under the hood at UNLV’s Boyd School of Law. I have to say, you would think a braintrust that’s comprised of crackerjack legal minds at a law school should know that the most likely result of this policy and email blast is a lawsuit. But, what do I know? Read [...]

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