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Archive for September, 2009


UV Law Students Train In Mediation

University of Virginia law students learn great mediation skills courtesy of a law clinic, helping them expand their skill set learned during the law school experience. Read the whole story at The Daily Progress… University law clinic takes on mediation By Tasha Kates It was a bad night on the nursing home wing for incontinence. Understaffed [...]

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“Be Yourself On Law School Exams?” Nah.

Trying to ‘game the system’ by tailoring your law school exam answers to the professor’s world view?  Paul Horowitz finds this counterproductive at his blog PrawfsBlawg, but I think the issue is more complex than his analysis suggests. To the extent the strategy is forced and clumsy (that is, for example, simply mirroring the professor’s [...]

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UT Law School Recruitment Fair Counsels Future Applicants

Read more at The Tennessee Journalist… Law school recruitment fair offers advice for potential students By Valen Emmert Making decisions about higher education can sometimes be a difficult task. UT’s College of Law held a law school recruitment fair to make the decision easier. The overall goal of the day was to get prospective law [...]

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The Mind of The Law School Admissions Director

Some interesting insights from a Law School admissions director, giving you some insight into how those folks evaluating law school applications may think.  Read more at The Auburn Plainsman… Law School Admissions Counselor Hosts Informational Seminar by Jordan Dailey Rachel Wishum, admissions director of Jones School of Law at Faulkner University in Montgomery, spoke to [...]

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More Law Schools Offer Practical Legal Training

Here’s a very interesting article about some long-needed changes in established law school programs, focusing on practical training and clinical work. The article is a bit long, but it’s worth looking at. Read the whole article at LawJobs.com… Reality’s Knocking as Law Schools Provide More Practical Training by Karen Sloan Washington and Lee University School [...]

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Students Seek Refuge From Rough Economy In Law School

LSAT registrations are up, so expect Law School Applications to go up, too, as more people seek refuge from the rough economy.  Read more at The Oregon Daily Emerald… Study: More students turn to law school in failing economy Registration for LSATs has increased more than 20 percent during past year By Alex Zielinski An [...]

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Hamline Law Prof Charged With Tax Evasion

Tax law was one of her specialties, huh? Innocent until proven guilty. Read more at The Star Tribune… Hamline law professor charged for evading taxes According to the charges, the professor owes the state almost $5,000. The school said she will continue to teach. By BOB VON STERNBERG, and JOY POWELL An associate law professor [...]

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Charleston School of Law’s Website Gets a Facelift

Read more at The Charleston Regional Business Journal… Charleston School of Law launches new, redesigned Web site The Charleston School of Law has launched a newly redesigned Web site at www.charlestonlaw.edu. The new site went live Tuesday. “The look and the feel of the Web site was developed to make it a lot more user-friendly, [...]

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New Dean For University of Chicago Law School

Read the whole story at The Chicago Tribune… University of Chicago Law names new dean This just in: Michael Schill, dean of the UCLA School of Law, will become the new head of the University of Chicago Law School. The school, one of the nation’s most highly regarded law schools, announced the appointment Tuesday. Schill, [...]

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Practical Legal Skills Elevate Job Prospects

Practical, tech-savvy knowledge is an essential element of the new 21st century law student. But unfortunately, many law schools lag in this area. Here’s a look at how a law school strives to be on the cutting edge of new technologies, courtesy of The Business Journal… Law schools in Silicon Valley add practical skills to [...]

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