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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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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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Berkeley Law Offers Loan Assistance Program For Recent Grads

Berkeley Law grads who turn to public interest or government work find their alma mater is willing to help with some of those loans when they start coming due.  Read more at KCBS.com… Berkeley Law Expands Loan Program UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law announced this week that it’s expanding its loan repayment assistance [...]

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Elite Law School Alums Less Satisfied With Legal Life?

An interesting analysis that dovetails a bit with one of the conclusions Law School Mastery reached many years ago: part of satisfaction, and therefor peak performance in law school, includes managing expectations. Read this entire blog entry at The Wall Street Journal… Study: The Better the School, the Less Happy the Associate The economy of [...]

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Ranking Law Schools By Federal Judicial Clerkships

US News & World Report sheds some light on what law school graduates get the nicest Federal judicial clerkships.  Not many surprises here.  Yale ranked #1, followed by The University of North Dakota, Stanford and Harvard. New Law School Ranking: Judicial Clerkship Jobs by Robert Morse Behind every great judge is his or her law [...]

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Do Law School Applicants Know What They Are Doing?

$100k+ in student loans, piled on top of undergraduate loans, may not be such a good idea.  A recent New York Times blog post that examines whether there are too many law schools and too many new lawyers every year, and a The Wall Street Journal blog post analyzes further… Are Law-School Applicants Like ‘Gatsby’s [...]

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Too Many Lawyers?

The idea that there are just too many lawyers isn’t a new idea, but it deserves mention even in these difficult economic times. It seems that some think that it’s not that there aren’t enough legal jobs, but rather, there are just too many lawyers.  Read more at The New York Times… Another View: Lock [...]

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…And They Have A Plan

No, not The Cylons.  After plodding through four seasons of Battlestar Galactica, I’m not convinced The Cylons ever had a plan.  The ones that really need a plan are third year law students about to face one of the toughest legal job markets in recent memory. Be sure and read this article and the advice [...]

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Big Chicago Law Firms Recruiting Fewer Young Lawyers

I know that people keep repeating that ‘the recession is ending,’ but simply repeating it over and over, and sounding serious about it, doesn’t seem to be helping. From what I hear from my highly paced secret sources in some of the more elite firms out there, it’s going to get worse. Read more at [...]

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