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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 ...

New York State's Pro Bono Requirement a Step in the Right Direction

Jimmy Dahroug | Posted 07.24.2012 | New York
Jimmy Dahroug

New York will soon become the first state in the nation to require pro bono service with Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman's recent decision to mandate fifty hours of pro bono work as part of admission to the bar.

The G(irls) 20 Summit: Women in Law

Wiebke Mueller | Posted 07.16.2012 | Impact
Wiebke Mueller

Most law concerning women is mostly made without women. But legislation on childcare, maternity leave, equal opportunities etc. has to be changed to encourage young women to find their places in law.

Reunion Retrospective: Life After Law School

Millie Kerr | Posted 06.20.2012 | Comedy
Millie Kerr

After networking with people in countless industries, I began to learn that the most successful people -- those who earn satisfaction from their careers -- don't arrive anywhere via plans. There is no entryway to adulthood or happiness or success.

States With The Highest-Paid Lawyers

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.20.2012 | Business

A law degree might not be quite the golden ticket it used to be, but for the average lawyer in most states, it’s still a six-figure profession. B...

Lawyers Have Income Inequality Problems, Too

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business

Income inequality is a problem among lawyers, too. As The Wall Street Journal notes, the country's richest lawyers have gotten richer since the Gre...

Suing School

The Daily Princetonian | Posted 06.02.2012 | College
The Daily Princetonian

Whether a school boasts an employment rate of 95 percent or 50 percent post-graduation, this does not guarantee that the numbers will stay the same from year to year. A great year for employment could be followed by a dismal one.

Law Schools in the Dock

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 05.28.2012 | College
Bennett L. Gershman

These students paid high tuitions, often with borrowed money, and now are without work and competing for increasingly scarce law jobs, and who face the bleak prospect of crushing debt with little hope of relief.

Judge To Law Students: Degree Doesn't Guarantee You A Job

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 03.30.2012 | Business

After three years of toiling in law school, graduates are complaining that their degrees aren't translating into job offers like their admissions offi...

No One Wants To Take The LSATS

nytimes.com | DAVID SEGAL | Posted 05.21.2012 | College

Legal diplomas are apparently losing luster. The organization behind the Law School Admission Test reported that the number of tests it administere...

Tyler Kingkade

College Students Warn 'Law School Will Ruin Your Life' (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.29.2012 | College

Law school students want their 16-year-old selves to know that law school will not be fun Jon Ng, a third year law school student at the University...

Law and Civic Education

Michael Serota | Posted 04.18.2012 | Education
Michael Serota

We ought to be teaching our nation's students about law, rights, and the operation of our system of justice. A future generation of law-abiding, rights-respecting citizens depends upon it.

Dropping Out Of Law School: Tips

Courtney Garcia | Posted 04.04.2012 | Comedy
Courtney Garcia

That was the real deal-breaker. My professor required us to go on a court visit, and when I arrived to find no sign of any cast member from Law & Order, the red flags went up.

Teaching Real Law for the 99 Percent

Oliver R. Goodenough | Posted 08.14.2012 | College
Oliver R. Goodenough

The legal profession isn't the only sector of our society that has focused excessively on the needs of moneyed power, but it can help lead the way to redressing the balance.

Educating Digital Lawyers

Oliver R. Goodenough | Posted 03.04.2012 | College
Oliver R. Goodenough

The information, communication and processing innovations that we bundle under the "digital" label are, like cheap printing before it, creating a wealth of new possibilities for how we can define, deliver and teach that set of rules and enforcement mechanisms we call law.

The Will And Ways Of Hope

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 03.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Scott Barry Kaufman

Psychologists have proposed lots of different "vehicles" over the years: grit, self-efficacy, optimism, passion, inspiration, etc. They are all important. One vehicle, however, is particularly undervalued and under-appreciated in psychology and society. That's hope.

Graduation, or Biking on Thin Air

Seth Engel | Posted 02.29.2012 | Education
Seth Engel

Academic competition isn't inherently bad, but the earlier the pressure to outdo one's classmates begins, the more damage it can potentially cause.

A Note to Law School Students

Seth Engel | Posted 02.12.2012 | College
Seth Engel

Some might say that the crash has been a great equalizer of sorts. I disagree. The crash has removed the ability of "privileged" students to rest on their laurels to obtain high-paying private interest jobs, and stimulated the age of the networker.

Santa Clause

Charles Kolb | Posted 02.11.2012 | Business
Charles Kolb

Last week, an attorney whom I do not know, but who somehow got my name on a mailing list, sent me a thoughtful electronic holiday message that was to the point.