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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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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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Skadden Cuts Summer 2010 Hires In Half

Elite law school students with a bad case of Skadden Envy will find a tougher landscape to traverse in the near future.  The fancy firm expects to hire half as many summer hires in 2010. Read more at Bloomberg… Skadden Arps Slashes Law School Hires for Summer of 2010 By Cynthia Cotts and Carlyn Kolker [...]

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Law School Offers Solace In a Rough Economy

Read the whole article at The Oregon Daily Emerald for more info… 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 April study of prospective law students revealed a leading motive for attending law school: the failing economy. [...]

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Reasons Not To Attend Law School

This is a great list that originally appeared in the neat blog H Luiz Presents. While it may make you laugh, the fact is that there’s a lot of truth and wisdom here, maybe enough to discourage some people from attending law school. Proceed with caution! The Top Eight Reasons to NOT go to Law [...]

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Medium-Well, Some Steak Fries, Baked Potato, and a Beer

Asking 50k for a typical job at a small civil litigation law firm doesn’t seem like asking for too much, but this new lawyer evidently makes more money working at a restaurant than she expects to earn in her preferred profession of law. Then again, with a law degree you can do ‘anything,’ or so [...]

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Fordham Law School Bans Recruiting by Reed Smith LLC

A particularly stern reprimand from Fordham Law School towards the fancy-pants firm of Reed Smith LLP.  And on top of that, they are banned from recruiting on campus for five years!  That will teach them! Read more at Bloomberg… Fordham Law School Bans Reed Smith From Recruiting on Campus By Cynthia Cotts Fordham Law School, [...]

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Too Bad He Doesn’t Tell You How…

The ABA Journal repeats this jewel of advice from a managing partner at a big San Francisco law firm… Develop a Specialty Now, Alum Urges Law Students By Martha Neil Dennis Brown, the managing partner of the Littler Mendelson office in San Jose, notes: “When I graduated from law school, hiring decisions were primarily based [...]

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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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