The American Bar Association and law schools should reconsider the outdated structure of three years of law school and the bar exam. First, law school is far too theoretical and lacks training for practical, employable skills. Second, it is very costly, and each semester puts students in greater insurmountable debt. Third, the
As legal education continues to evolve, several law schools have altered their part-time JD programs to expand access for working students and parents. Among the most innovative new programs are those at Loyola University Chicago School
While working at a large law firm has the potential to be lucrative, attorneys worldwide continue to demonstrate that it’s absolutely possible to pursue your career goals regardless of the salary you’ll earn.
I’m not the only person who’s ever been shocked by a law school grade. Many, many other lawyers have been similarly gobsmacked and were forced to figure out how to dust themselves off and learn from it.
Student loans are scary and sometimes downright mystifying. Do as much research as possible and ask questions, even the ones you’re afraid to ask.
Yes, law school is a financial drain. But working may not be the best solution, depending on your goals and how far along you are in law school.
The money-related decisions you make in law school could shape your life for decades. Lucky for you, we’ve got information to help you make wise moves.
Thinking like a lawyer is important. Learning to practice like a lawyer is equally important. In point of fact, potential employers assume that law students will be taught to think like a lawyer.
Once again, 2017 data reveals that female enrollment in law schools has outpaced male enrollment. 2016 was the first year women made up the majority of law school attendees, and now 51.3% of women are attending in comparison to 48.7% of men. It is a significant achievement that women have caught up in terms of law school enrollment – for the second year in a row.
It has happened to you before. Your cousin’s best friend is thinking of becoming a lawyer. Your neighbor’s daughter is a college senior applying to the same school where you studied law. As a shining young face of the legal profession, you are asked to have The Talk about what
It is not even halfway through 2017, and already, it has been a fascinating year for those practicing in fields of law that intersect with the law at the highest levels of government. We've had the continuing travels of President Donald Trump's executive order on
Is pre-law right for you? Yes, no, and it depends. I recommend any students considering law school participate in a pre-law program after careful evaluation. In addition to going through a pre-law program myself, I talked with two young lawyers that both attended an undergraduate program that offered a pre-law
During winter break, many law students reflect on their decision to enroll in law school. Full cost may be as high as $85,000 annually for an experience they hoped would teach them new ideas and perspectives. While the legal curriculum exposes them to new concepts, the students will receive it
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After you have completed the LSAT and received your first law school acceptance letter, you will likely celebrate passing the first major milestones on your path to becoming an attorney. You might wonder what to expect during law school. Watching movies like "The Paper Chase" or the "Legally Blonde" series
Grades are the pizza crust of law school. Some people will spend extra resources making the crust special – stuffed, thin, garlic. Some people will allocate too few resources and end up with too little crust altogether. But regardless of the quality of the crust, it is of little use standing
How should you refer to people that you interact with professionally? Start with a formal salutation - especially for professors and administrators.
A quick roundup of upcoming events going on across the country.
The ABA and the Section on Legal Education may soon be generating much discussion and debate as they weigh a significant tightening of Standard 316, which relates to bar passage rates.
Over the last few months, University of Kentucky law students have lived and breathed StreetLaw — a brand-new student organization at the UK College of Law dedicated to teaching high school students and members of the Lexington community about law and the legal system.
Last week, it was the Grammys. In two Sundays, it's the Oscars' turn. It's not just the stars' turn for award season, though – we'd like to hand out some hardware as well. It's time for you to tell us who the Law Student Division should honor for the 2015-2016 year. Each
By Barry Malone BARRY MALONE (email@example.com) is a writer and lawyer in the Detroit area. With the 2016 presidential campaign in full swing, a growing number of candidates are proposing ways to ease student loan debt. Plus, five smart student-loan tips. “OVERWHELMING” IS HOW Irene Mo, a 2L
By Fabiani Duarte Mercer University— Walter F. George School of Law Chair, ABA Law Student Division firstname.lastname@example.org Working as a judge advocate general law clerk over the past year helped me affirm two things: Combining my law degree with service to my nation is something I want to do. Pursuing a
By Amy Phan Taylor. Not long ago, setting up a solo law practice involved a large degree of baptism by fire. New solo attorneys had to brave a career fraught with uncertainty as necessary skills required for that li ne of work—such as setting up the required paperwork, collecting fees, advertising,
By Marcus A. Sandifer MARCUS A. SANDIFER, a 2L student at Emory University School of Law, is the 5th Circuit governor for the Student Law Division. He sits on the division’s VITA committee. When it comes to the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law reigns