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Famous People Who Dropped Out Of Law School

Posted 10.26.2012 | College

Considering law school? It's not always a guaranteed path to fame and fortune. In fact, many famous and interesting people dropped out of law school i...

Courses, Disaggregation, and the Cost of Legal Education

Jay Conison | Posted 12.19.2012 | College
Jay Conison

Law schools already disaggregate courses; they just do not do it systematically or with the aim of improving a component or reducing its cost.

Is A Public Interest Career Still Possible?

abovethelaw.com | Posted 12.19.2012 | College

Admit it: when you applied to law school, your admissions essay was probably about your desire to help some poor, disadvantaged group of people. You w...

How to Ace Law School and Land a Job: Tips from the Top of the Class

Kerry O'Shea Gorgone | Posted 12.03.2012 | College
Kerry O'Shea Gorgone

I graduated first in my class of nearly 300 from Suffolk University Law School. Here's how I made it from palpitations to graduation.

Shrinking Law Schools

Frank H. Wu | Posted 12.03.2012 | College
Frank H. Wu

Law schools should have reduced their class sizes long ago. Or at a minimum, we ought to have done our part to set realistic expectations. Even in a boom economy, only a minority of graduates from a minority of law schools were competitive for the entry-level slots at the one hundred largest law firms.

The Truth About Law School Deans

Frank H. Wu | Posted 11.25.2012 | College
Frank H. Wu

Law school deans have been portrayed in the least flattering terms over the past few years. Most observers probably do not realize how little power the average dean actually possesses.

What Colleges and Newspapers Have in Common

Frank H. Wu | Posted 11.20.2012 | Education
Frank H. Wu

I lead an institution of higher education. That means I am the equivalent of a newspaper publisher circa 1997. We all know now what only the most astute publishers knew then: The Internet had arrived.

The Role of Faculty Hiring in Law School Change

Jay Conison | Posted 11.19.2012 | College
Jay Conison

Law faculties change with time. Professors retire or move away and have to be replaced. New positions are created as the school or program grows. Hiring must be an ongoing activity.

Why Don't Women Raise Their Hands More?

Rachel Dempsey | Posted 11.17.2012 | Women
Rachel Dempsey

My law school class is somewhere around 50% women. So why don't us ladies just get over it and speak up?

Career Planning and Law School Innovation

Jay Conison | Posted 11.11.2012 | College
Jay Conison

People come to law school not just for instruction and professional growth, but to obtain a job or pursue a career.

Reimagining Legal Education

Oliver R. Goodenough | Posted 11.05.2012 | College
Oliver R. Goodenough

Law schools are in an alarming spot, and they will need to adapt quickly to properly serve their students and thus to survive and prosper once again.

From Living in Shelters to Law School

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. | Posted 10.30.2012 | Impact
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

I can't say why I made it and so many others don't but what I do know is that I want to help others to find their own success and live their dreams. So the question is how do we help children in poverty succeed?

Tough Choices For Law Schools Amid Jobs Crisis

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 10.07.2012 | College

WASHINGTON — A few months after finishing college, Angela Achen sat in a hospital waiting room and took stock of her assets: A degree in art his...

What Are the Problems of Law School Tuition?

Jay Conison | Posted 10.01.2012 | College
Jay Conison

Everyone agrees that law school tuition is too high. And everyone agrees that something must be done. But to what degree is tuition too high? And just what are law schools supposed to do about it?

Are Law Schools Getting Desperate?

The Huffington Post | Anna Susman | Posted 08.01.2012 | College

If you were were worried about getting into law school, now might be the time to apply. As top-tier law schools struggle to increase or maintain ...

American Bar Association Imposes $250,000 Fine On Illinois Law School For Fudging Figures

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 07.25.2012 | College

The pressure is on for competitive law schools, and University of Illinois College of Law appears to have caved, allegedly tipping Lady Justice's scal...

Law School -- Pros and Cons From the Pros

Michael Bloch | Posted 09.23.2012 | College
Michael Bloch

Finally, I realized that the best way to decide if law school is the right path for me was to talk directly with people who have been through the decision-making process already.

Law School Makes Expensive Financial Aid Mistake

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.24.2012 | College

The Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville made a $2.4 million error. While the law school only budgeted $550,000 for financial aid...

California Attorney General Endorses Undocumented Immigrant

AP | FENIT NIRAPPIL | Posted 07.20.2012 | Latino Voices

SAN FRANCISCO -- Sergio Garcia completed law school with the help of odd jobs and proceeds from a self-help book. Then he passed the state law exam on...

What is Legal Education Good For?

Jay Conison | Posted 09.05.2012 | College
Jay Conison

Schools are artificially narrowing what counts as a successful outcome of legal education. There is no justification for this restriction and it is inconsistent with deeper statements about what law school is good for.

The First Thing We Should Do Is Kill All the Law Schools

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 08.29.2012 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

Why are lawyers so vilified? What is the basis for all the hostility? Is it because there are just too many of us? It is really not the lawyers who are the problem but the over 200 accredited law schools dotting our country.

Legal Scholarship and Law School Strategy

Jay Conison | Posted 08.26.2012 | College
Jay Conison

Scholarly activity in a law school, like any other institutional activity, requires investment. What are the reasons for this investment? A school can invoke any one (or more) of five primary reasons.

That Law Degree Just May Not Be Worth It

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.25.2012 | Business

Planned your entire life around nabbing that law degree and pulling in automatic dough? Too bad. Within nine months of graduating, only 55 percent...

10 Things Law Schools Don't Want You To Know

Posted 06.06.2012 | Money

SmartMoney: 10 Things Law Schools Won't Tell You We reveal why the Juris Doctor isn't what it used to be. 1. "Lawyers are a dime a dozen." ...

GOP Lawmaker's Lies Revealed

Salem Patch | Jake O'Donnell | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

Shortly thereafter, Giuda said Bettencourt contacted him. When Giuda explained why he wanted to see the reports, Bettencourt apologized and agreed to ...