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Love and Student Debt: How the New REPAYE Plan Could Affect Marriages

Equal Justice Works | Posted 11.25.2015 | Money
Equal Justice Works

Unlike PAYE, which is only open to students who took out loans after October 2007, the REPAYE plan will be open to anyone who borrowed directly from the federal government. This includes older borrowers who were previously shut out from PAYE.

Sonia Sotomayor Almost Stopped Pursuing A Seat On The Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 11.19.2015 | Latino Voices

Sonia Sotomayor made history in 2009, becoming the first Latina Justice of the Supreme Court. But according to a recent speech,  she cons...

How to Prepare for Your First Law School Exams

Nathan Salminen | Posted 11.12.2015 | College
Nathan Salminen

The most important thing is to realize that there is no easy way out. This is not a "work smarter, not harder" situation. How well you do on your exams is largely going to be a function of how much effort you put into grappling with the material.

Reflections on Teaching Law - Cultivating Listening Skills

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 10.30.2015 | Education
Liaquat Ali Khan

Listening is an apothegmatic skill set for learning law. Contrary to popular presumption, listening is not a naturally occurring competence. Listening is an expertise that must be cultivated and refined.

What You Need to Know About Law Schools' Gainful Employment Challenge

Equal Justice Works | Posted 10.20.2015 | College
Equal Justice Works

The rule, which went into effect on July 1 of this year, is designed to reveal programs that carry high levels of student debt while yielding relatively subpar job credentials.

Public Interest Lawyers Help Us. Here's How We Can Help Them.

Equal Justice Works | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Equal Justice Works

With so many low-income Americans struggling to find jobs, keep their homes, and supply basic needs for their families, the need for public interest lawyers has never been greater. These attorneys play a vital role in ensuring equality within the justice system in America

Saudi Businessman Donates 10 Million To Create Islamic Law Center At Yale

Associated Press | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 09.13.2015 | Religion

A Saudi businessman has donated $10 million to Yale Law School to establish what school officials hope will become the country's top center for the st...

Future Lawyers Should Be Screened and Trained for Empathy

Mark Baer | Posted 08.27.2015 | Divorce
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Mark Baer

Law schools must begin recognizing the damage that is being caused to interpersonal relationships and our overall society, due to the low EQ levels of those involved in the field of law and make a concerted effort to address this extremely serious problem.

How to Start Law School: 'I Know Kung Fu'

Frank H. Wu | Posted 08.18.2015 | Education
Frank H. Wu

When I was a kid growing up in Detroit in the 1970s, I was a stutterer. Back then, the treatment for a stammer included forcing you to do speech and debate. That explains how I ended up in law school.

One Way Cuts to Public Service Loan Forgiveness Will Harm Americans

Equal Justice Works | Posted 07.30.2015 | Education
Equal Justice Works

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) was enacted by Congress to incent long-term public interest careers by allowing borrowers to earn forgiveness of their student loans after they make 120 on-time monthly payments while working in a wide range of qualifying public interest positions.

The Bar Exam Is Brutal, But the Founding Fathers Can Help

Leah Plunkett | Posted 07.22.2015 | Education
Leah Plunkett

Bar exam takers face much more complex questions regarding legal subjects from assault, bankruptcy and commercial transactions, all the way through to zoning -- and everything in between -- all in a tight time limit.

Why We Do Not Hire Law School Graduates from the Ivy League Schools

Adam Leitman Bailey | Posted 07.19.2015 | College
Adam Leitman Bailey

In order to strive to become one of New York's best real estate law firms we do not hire law school graduates from Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Columbia or any of the other traditional highest tier schools.

Trending: An Education in Fashion Law

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 07.15.2015 | Style
Stacy Slotnick

Fashion may be the epitome of imagination and art but without fashion lawyers to help protect inimitable brands and original works, the industry cannot thrive and advance. Human creativity needs safeguarding.

Brooklyn Law School Offers Partial Refund If Grads Don't Get Jobs

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.13.2015 | College

Brooklyn Law School is offering a 15 percent tuition refund to graduates who aren't able to find jobs of their choice within nine months of getting th...

Entrepreneurs: William P Forni, Esq., Helpful Tips for Lawyers, Creative Types and Small Business Owners

Johnathan Cardillo | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Johnathan Cardillo

"I grew up on Cape Cod in MA, my father passed away when I was pretty young. My mother, June, is a bit of a feminist, so I would say that early on I definitely gained a sense of social justice, empathy, compassion and respecting all different people sans judgment."

Getting Out From Under: Law School Student Loans

Credible | Posted 06.26.2015 | Education

The average law school graduate carries student loan debt of up to $122,000. With education costs rising and employment opportunities dwindling, many law school grads wonder how they will handle repayment. Luckily, there are options.

Disgruntled Grad Spreads Insane Tale Of Law School Debt Woes With Windshield Flyers

Above The Law | STACI ZARETSKY | Posted 06.24.2015 | College

According to the hopes, wishes, and dreams of law school administrators, the end is near for disastrous application and plummeting enrollment numbers....

The Hidden Truth About Law School Employment Stats

Tamesha Keel | Posted 06.23.2015 | College
Tamesha Keel

The perception of law graduates is that they are standing solemn holding a law degree, resumes, and a heavy burden of loan debt they can't pay off. However, this isn't the case for all graduates. Many are becoming savvier and using their versatile J.D. beyond the traditional practice of law.

Law Schools Create 'Minor League' To Train Recent Graduates

AP | SUDHIN THANAWALA | Posted 06.15.2015 | College

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Baseball has the minor leagues. Medicine offers residency programs. But recent law school graduates have no equivalent training ...

How to Use the Summer to Jumpstart Your Legal Career

Tamesha Keel | Posted 06.08.2015 | Education
Tamesha Keel

Summer is the elusive time in between semesters when students take a break from law school, but continue to work hard as students of the law. Very quickly, they learn that summers may not be quite as glamorous and relaxing as portrayed.

Diversity in the Legal Profession Begins With Law School

Tamesha Keel | Posted 05.28.2015 | Education
Tamesha Keel

Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 created the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission to ensure equal, employment advancement for all and makes employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin illegal.

Top 10 Trending Legal Careers

Tamesha Keel | Posted 06.15.2015 | Education
Tamesha Keel

For several years, one of the biggest shifts in the legal job market is the steady demand for specialized expertise. The career potential is high for skilled talent with industry or practice-area specialization. Both employers and clients are looking for efficiencies and value found in subject matter experts.

A Divorce Lawyer Tips Her Hat to Criminal Lawyers

Justine Borer | Posted 06.13.2015 | Crime
Justine Borer

I'm one of those lucky lawyers who found her calling at the age of 7. L.A. Law hooked me. Today I focus on family/matrimonial law, but it wasn't Arnie Becker, the charming and unctuous matrimonial lawyer at McKenzie Brackman, who reeled me in.

A Letter to My Future Wife: Will You Seek Justice With Courage and Devotion With Me?

Juan Cristóbal Quevedo | Posted 05.10.2015 | Latino Voices
Juan Cristóbal Quevedo

Perhaps lack of love is why law school or being a lawyer is not for everyone (which is okay, because the world needs love in other areas too). However, suffice it to say that I have found something worth living for.

Why An LSAT-Optional Policy Could Ultimately Hurt Students

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 03.10.2015 | College

The State University of New York-Buffalo Law School as well as the University of Iowa College of Law recently announced that they would not require ap...