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Archive for August, 2009


Alternate Careers For New Law Students

A sobering letter to the editor at The New York Times, explaining that there are a wide range of career possibilities for lawyers and how the conventional thinking at law schools during recruiting season is often needlessly narrow. Fulfilling Jobs for Lawyers To the Editor: Re “Downturn Dims Prospects Even at Top Law Schools” (Business [...]

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Goal Setting & Goal Getting In Law School

A new blogger is starting to chronicle her law school experience and I was very impressed with this post in her blog, where she sets some goals.  Part of The Law School Mastery Method is how to craft good, specific goals for yourself, as an essential step to peak performance in Law School. Read the [...]

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A Closer Look at The Best Law School Values

Read the entire post at Am Law Daily… Can Attending a Cheaper Law School Lead to a Big Firm Job? by Brian Baxter Times are tough for today’s law students. Big law firms are reducing the size of their summer classes and even graduates of top-ranked law schools are having a tough time finding a [...]

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Freshly Minted Lawyers Face A Grim Economy

Read the whole article at CityTownInfo.com… Law School Graduates Facing Grueling Job Market Law students are being forced to shelve their plans of joining large law firms and are instead seeking opportunities in government or public interest groups. The New York Times reports that some of the nation’s top firms have cut back significantly on [...]

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Texas Tech Law School Offers Lone Star Value

Looking for a good value for your investment in a legal education?  Take a look at Texas Tech’s law school. Read the whole article at NewsChannel10.com… Texas Tech Law Ranks in Top 20 Best Value Law Schools According to the September issues of National Jurist and preLaw magazines, Texas Tech University’s School of Law is [...]

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Former Law School Adjunct Hunkers Down In Law Library

ABA Journal reports… Former Prof Arrested, Accused of Taking 2 Guns, 53 Rounds Into Law Library By Martha Neil A former adjunct faculty member at the University of Louisville’s law school was arrested Friday after allegedly bringing two handguns and 53 rounds of ammunition into the law school library around 8:30 a.m. Police were initially [...]

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Worse Off: Class of 2009, Class of 2010, or Class of 2011?

The Atlantic asks the question, ‘Which Law School Grads Have It the Worst?’ and comes up with the answer – current 2Ls, the class of 2011.  Read the whole post for more insights… Which Law School Grads Have It the Worst? How bad is the job market for graduates of top law schools? Worst in [...]

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Recent Law School Grads Feel The Pain

Read more at KWY 1060 Newstalk… Economic Woes Hitting Recent Law School Grads Hard by Ian Bush These are tough times for a lot of folks looking for work — even for those who want to be lawyers. Law schools across the country say fewer firms are recruiting, and that’s leaving students worried — and [...]

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Elite Law Firm Jobs Diminish, Job Seekers Concerned

A follow up on Skadden’s decision to slash the number of Summer 2010 hires, this time looking at the broader hiring landscape for the young, future lawyers of America. Read the whole article at The New York Times… Students Fret as Big Law Jobs Vanish This fall, law students are competing for half as many [...]

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Northwestern Law Dean Advises: Take The Long View

William A. Chamberlain, assistant dean of law career strategy and advancement at Northwestern University School of Law, offers some solid insights and advice on the tough job market facing new law grads. Some other advice he offers may be less helpful – like ‘accept your offer quickly.’  I frankly think it’s wisest to not accept [...]

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