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Teaching Law In An Age Of Anxiety

Frank H. Wu | Posted 03.07.2017 | College
Frank H. Wu

I am a teacher of the law. My students ask, all the time, “What are you looking for?” We just finished the midterm exam. Their agitation about gra...

Well-Off White Men Are 3 Times More Likely Than Women To Get Job Interviews

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 01.06.2017 | Parents

James Cabot and Julia Cabot seem like the kind of law school students high-paying law firms like to recruit. Their resumes and work experience are nea...

Jargon, Legalese And The Bluebook: My Conversation With Judge Richard A. Posner

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 01.03.2017 | College
Victor M. Feraru

U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Richard Posner knows a thing or two about the law. In 1981, President Ronald Reagan appointed him to his current post on ...

Insider Trading: A Danger for New Lawyers

John I. Sanders | Posted 09.16.2016 | Business
John I. Sanders

Two weeks ago, North Carolina became the first state to release the names of those who, by passing the bar exam and meeting other requirements, had q...

My Privilege To Learn: Accessibility And Empowerment at UC Irvine School Of Law

Paras Shah | Posted 08.22.2016 | Education
Paras Shah

Sandile, a ten-year-old boy who lives in South Africa, has a daily schedule that is very different from other children: On Monday afternoons he is not...

JD/MBA Nuances: Application Process And Program Length

Ishan Puri | Posted 08.16.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

Recently, I addressed the question "What's The Point Of A JD/MBA?" If you're someone who is thinking about pursuing a JD/MBA, it's important to familiarize yourself with what the application process looks like and to understand the different options among the various schools you may end up considering.

What's The Point Of A JD/MBA?

Ishan Puri | Posted 08.10.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

As teens and young adults consider what they want to make out of their future professional lives, they're going to have a difficult time identifying a career where they can rightly say, "Well then, looks like I need to get a JD/MBA if I want to do that!"

3 Student Loan Tips Every Pre-Law Student Should Know

Equal Justice Works | Posted 08.02.2016 | College
Equal Justice Works

It's a common myth among pre-law students that attending a top-tier law school and competing for a position at a big law firm is the only path to a su...

The Benefits Of Waiting A Year (Or Two) To Apply To Law School: Part II

Ishan Puri | Posted 07.28.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

Regardless of which law school you choose to attend, having more savings heading into law school is a good thing, as it will help reduce your overall debt load. How much it will help depends on a number of factors, including where you choose to go to school, but in the end, the principle holds true.

The Benefits Of Waiting A Year (Or Two) To Apply To Law School: Part I

Ishan Puri | Posted 07.19.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

Interested law school applicants would do well to consider waiting a year or two to apply to law school. Law schools aren't going anywhere, and by waiting to apply, future applicants put themselves in a position to reap numerous benefits.

Should I Go To Law School?

Ishan Puri | Posted 07.11.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

Should I go to law school? This is a question that every aspiring law applicant should ask themselves. There is no decision-tree or all-encompassing diagram that will be able to answer this question for everyone.

Getting Accepted To A Top Law School: What Really Matters

Ishan Puri | Posted 06.30.2016 | College
Ishan Puri

As a current student at Stanford Law School, I find myself frequently talking to current prospective law students wanting to know what they should be doing now to get into a top law school. My immediate response is always the same: strengthen your GPA and crush the LSAT.

Q&A: Cameron Stracher, On His Darkly Comic Novel About A Troubled Law School

The National Book Review | Posted 06.13.2016 | Home
The National Book Review

The following article first appeared in The National Book Review: Cameron Stracher, a graduate of Harvard Law School and the Iowa Writer's Workshop, ...

'Kids Court' Teaches Social Responsibility

Donna Tetreault | Posted 05.18.2016 | Education
Donna Tetreault

As students at law schools across the country graduate this spring, 40 sixth-grade students at the Laurence School argue their first case before a jur...

For Law Students to Use with Family and Friends: Why I Cannot Be Your Lawyer or Even Your "Lawyer"

Frank H. Wu | Posted 04.27.2016 | Education
Frank H. Wu

As a teacher, I would like to do my students a favor. I am a law professor. Almost all of my students, earlier than they expected, run into a family m...

Is AdaptiBar worth the investment?

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 03.28.2016 | Education
Umar Zulqarnain

The bar exam can be overwhelming and intimidating. The breadth of information is discouraging. Where do you start and how do you even begin to prepare...

Remembering Black and Indigenous Women in Retention of Women Criminal Law Practice

Naomi Sayers | Posted 03.23.2016 | Women
Naomi Sayers

We are often mistaken for the assistant in the courtroom, rather than the lawyer. And the most obvious, racialized lawyers in criminal law practice are often in solo practice. Maybe it is because we are not even hired as much.

Is BARBRI Bar Review worth the Investment?

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 03.17.2017 | Education
Umar Zulqarnain

The bar exam can be overwhelming and intimidating. The breadth of information is discouraging. Where do you start and how do you even begin to prepare...

Graduate School as a Plan B is a Bad Idea

Sharise Kent | Posted 03.15.2017 | College
Sharise Kent

If you are one of the many college seniors anxiously awaiting notification of the fate of your academic future, the wait is almost over (hopefully). The question is: what are you waiting for? What will that accept or deny letter signify for you? Is graduate school your plan A or your plan B?

From Tijuana to Harvard to Compton to UCLA Law: The Journey of Social Justice Lawyer Luz Herrera

Bill Quigley | Posted 03.03.2017 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Luz Herrera, social justice lawyer and UCLA law professor, was born in Tijuana to Mexican parents and grew up in the Latino neighborhoods of Los Angel...

Law School Sends Acceptance Emails To Thousands Who Never Applied

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.05.2016 | College

And people say getting into law school is hard. Touro Law Center in Long Island, New York, sent out thousands of emails on New Year's Eve congratulati...

The Relevance of Law Schools

Tamesha Keel | Posted 12.16.2016 | College
Tamesha Keel

We do not want law school "factories" churning out lawyers -- ones worried more about filling seats to make payroll and perpetuating outdated tradition for tradition's sake rather than developing leaders.

What Colleges Can Learn From Motorcycle Manufacturers

Frank H. Wu | Posted 12.14.2016 | Education
Frank H. Wu

As the head of a standalone law school, I have witnessed the worst challenge faced by legal education since formal training became required to enter the profession. I also am a motorcycle enthusiast. In my day job, I learn from my hobby.

Professor Kennedy Should Not Dismiss Racism at Harvard

Bianca Tylek | Posted 11.30.2016 | College
Bianca Tylek

Professor Kennedy began by slyly referring to the almost two-inch wide black tape used to deface black faculty portraits as mere "slivers," immediately looking to diminish their much more important implication.

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

Equal Justice Works | Posted 11.25.2016 | 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.