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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
Credible

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...

6 Reasons to Love (Okay, Grudgingly Accept) Your Student Loans

Equal Justice Works | Posted 04.14.2015 | College
Equal Justice Works

Valentine's Day is coming up, but we know you don't want to put a ring on your student loans. Even if you can't love them, here are six good reasons to value your loans.

3 Student Loan Repayment Plans You Need to Know About

Equal Justice Works | Posted 03.16.2015 | 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 03.15.2015 | 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 02.09.2015 | 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.