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3 Student Loan Repayment Plans You Need to Know About

Equal Justice Works | Posted 01.15.2015 | College
Equal Justice Works

A recent Washington Post article discussing the student debt plight of Wayne Tibak demonstrates the fundamental strengths and weaknesses of income-dri...

Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Lawyers

Natalie Gregg | Posted 01.13.2015 | College
Natalie Gregg

Got any good lawyer jokes? Here's one, "What do you call a law school graduate?" Sadly, the answer is increasingly becoming: "Unemployed."

10 Best States for Paying Back Your Law School Debt

Stephen Dash | Posted 12.11.2014 | Money
Stephen Dash

Having helped over 1,000 lawyers with their student debt in the last three weeks alone, we have perspective on which states are most attractive destinations for young lawyers trying to repay their law school debt.

Law Schools Delay Exams For Students Upset By Ferguson, Eric Garner Decisions

AP | PHILIP MARCELO | Posted 12.10.2014 | College

BOSTON (AP) -- Minority students at three prestigious law schools say they want to delay final exams because they've been busy protesting grand jury d...

Law School Tuition: Helped or Hurt by Public Service Loan Forgiveness?

Equal Justice Works | Posted 01.18.2015 | Education
Equal Justice Works

Public Service Loan Forgiveness is an invaluable tool for retaining lawyers for long-term public interest careers and closing the justice gap. It is not the cause of high law school tuition and it is not making law students willing to borrow more.

Comparing Law School Tuition With How Many Grads Pass The Bar On The First Try

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.11.2014 | College

Paying more money in tuition for law school does not necessarily boost your chance of passing the bar on the first try, but it doesn't seem to hurt ei...

How Public Service Loan Forgiveness Helps Close the Justice Gap

Equal Justice Works | Posted 01.07.2015 | College
Equal Justice Works

Without the ability to earn Public Service Loan Forgiveness, public defender offices, nonprofits and legal aid organizations will face even larger barriers in recruiting and -- most importantly -- retaining attorneys to provide experienced and high quality representation to low- and middle-income Americans.

Breaking the Code of Silence on Race in Law School

R. Kyle Alagood | Posted 12.23.2014 | Black Voices
R. Kyle Alagood

At the Louisiana State University Law Center, the silence on race is deafening. It is deafening because race is never really off the table. Students discuss race with members of their own racial group, but they rarely have interracial conversations on race. As a result, students never learn about other people's lives or experiences -- they never become culturally competent.

How to Be Superstar Sports Agent (Part Two)

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 12.18.2014 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

This is a field for the best and brightest, requires superb work ethic and commitment. The emotional and business rewards are well worth making this leap!

22 Reasons Why Going To Law School Is The Best Decision You'll Ever Make

College Magazine | Posted 12.10.2014 | College
College Magazine

Here are 22 perks of law school that will help you decide if a legal career is your calling.

Reinventing Law School

Michael Dillon | Posted 11.18.2014 | College
Michael Dillon

According to a new analysis by the National Law Journal, applications to U.S. law schools have declined by more than 37 percent since 2010. It's easy to see why.

Fellow Law Students, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Michael Shammas | Posted 11.17.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

Resist the tide. Leave law school not as an attorney, but rather as a human being who happens to be an attorney.

Law School Quadruples the Chances of Depression for Tens of Thousands: Some Changes That Might Help

Kate Mayer Mangan | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Kate Mayer Mangan

Although law students enter school with fairly normal rates of depression (about 8-9 percent), upon matriculation, the rate of depression more than quadruples (to about 40 percent), according to the Dave Nee Foundation, which works to end the stigma of depression among lawyers.

Brother Of Teen With Autism Who Went Missing, Died To Become Legal Advocate

News 4 New York | Posted 08.22.2014 | Impact

Avonte Oquendo's older brother is set to begin law school this week, part of his mission to become a legal advocate to help children with autism in th...

Free at Last! How to Spend Your Post-Bar Exam Days

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Stacy Slotnick

Ignore bar exam white noise. Have faith you studied and did your level best. Never look back, unless you've concocted a sturdy and reliable time machine that allows you to adjust your answers accordingly.

This Law School Grad Made A Serious Case For Pizza And Won!

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.31.2014 | Good News

This soon-to-be-lawyer made what will surely be her greatest appeal ever over humankind's most basic freedom -- her right to a piece of the pie. Pizza...

Dear President Obama: Secure The Border Now Or Risk Civil War

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

As any grade-schooler, let alone a graduate of Harvard Law School, knows, the first job of a US President is to protect the homeland. Nothing comes ...

DOJ Thinks Bar Examiners Should Know Less About Mental Health of Would-Be Attorneys. And That's A Good Thing.

Patrick R. Krill | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Patrick R. Krill

As part of this examination for becoming a licensed attorney, states have historically and routinely inquired into the mental health histories of applicants, including asking probing questions about diagnoses, not behavior.

What Successful People Say About My Post-Grad Plans

Aliza Polkes | Posted 08.19.2014 | College
Aliza Polkes

Nearly all those who express such emotional discontent over my choice to study for the law school entrance exams are successful and established people. They are overwhelmingly professors, college advisors, lawyers, or the spouses of lawyers.

Professionally Speaking: Why Anonymity in Social Media is a Necessity

Monica Zent | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
Monica Zent

We need to create a framework where professionals have the confidence to use the web and social media to its fullest. However, we must proceed carefully and under an honor system that infuses credibility.

Tuition Cuts and Tuition "Cuts"

Frank H. Wu | Posted 07.11.2014 | College
Frank H. Wu

In a recent report on the state of legal education, Moody's, the credit rating service, noted in passing that tuition cuts are not necessarily an effective tactic for improving enrollment. The rationale is important for people to understand.

Law Schools That Produced The Most Supreme Court Justices

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.08.2014 | College

Which law schools count the most alumni as members of the U.S. Supreme Court? No surprise Harvard University is the top school, followed by Yale an...

No Law Journal? No Problem

Atif Choudhury | Posted 06.25.2014 | College
Atif Choudhury

It's that time of the year again. No, not those damned comprehensive exams worth one billion percent of your final grade -- although of course that ba...

From Days of Auld Langdell: Crisis and Reform in Modern Legal Education

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.25.2014 | College
Harold Lloyd

An odd Victorian bears much responsibility for the current crisis in legal education. After practicing law for fifteen years, Christopher Columbus Lan...

From Obstacle to Opportunity

Denis Nolasco | Posted 06.22.2014 | Latino Voices
Denis Nolasco

Disappointed and sad, I fell into my usual trap comparing myself to my peers, who had been admitted into Ivy League schools. I, on the other hand, was rejected from nine. How could I be proud of this?