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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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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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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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US News & World Report: Post-Law School Career Challenges

When US News & World Report chimes in on the tough career challenges facing law students, you know it must be serious out there! Read more at US News & World Report… Tough Job Market for Law School Students by Jessica Calefati The recession might be easing, but that doesn’t mean law students will have [...]

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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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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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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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