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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.

GMU Law School Puppies: Dog Therapy Eases Exam Stress

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- George Mason University's law students are snuggling away their stress with puppies. WTOP reports that the puppies have been coming to G...

Memo to the Legal Community: It Takes a Village to Make a Good Lawyer

Karen Thalacker | Posted 01.21.2012 | College
Karen Thalacker

In Sunday's New York Times, David Segal's article "What They Don't Teach Law Students: Lawyering" shines some light on what many law schools don't want their students to know: they won't know how to practice law when they graduate.

Why You Shouldn't Go Straight To Law School

AOL Jobs | Posted 01.21.2012 | College

Each year newly minted college graduates head straight to law school hoping that another degree will help land them a job. This is increasingly lookin...

Inside The U Of I Law School's Book-Cooking Scandal

Feisal G. Mohamed | Posted 01.11.2012 | Chicago
Feisal G. Mohamed

The University of Illinois issued its final report this week on the goosing of class profile data posted by the College of Law publicly and reported to the ABA. This really does look like déjà vu all over again.

How Going to Law School Prepared Me for High School

Jazz Girard | Posted 12.21.2011 | Home
Jazz Girard

This summer, while all of my friends were relaxing in the sun and vacationing with their families, I was busy attending Fordham Law School as a part of a summer program called Legal Outreach.

No Redemption for Ex-Offender by Tulane's Law School Students

Anthony Papa | Posted 11.16.2011 | Crime
Anthony Papa

For the crime Bruce Reilly committed a life-time ago, he is now going through the ringer because of the stigma brought on by carrying the "scarlet letter" of being an ex-offender.

Struggling Law Graduates Sue Alma Mater For Fraudulent Advertising

CNNMoney | Elizabeth G. Olson | Posted 10.31.2011 | Business

FORTUNE -- Budding law school students are still coming in droves, tuition coffers are plentiful, and faculty still receive generous six-figure salari...

Young Lawyers Forced To Find Jobs Outside Legal Profession

The Huffington Post | Holly Nunn | Posted 10.01.2011 | Business

Earning a degree -- and accumulating student loan debt -- drives today's young lawyers to get creative with their livelihoods....

Law School: It Doesn't Have to Mean Anything

Lisa Bloom | Posted 09.19.2011 | College
Lisa Bloom

These blissful, halcyon times would end, and I'd be unceremoniously dumped into that hideous, dark place known as the real world.

Former CU-Boulder Law School Dean Dies

AP | Posted 09.05.2011 | Denver

BOULDER, Colo. -- David Getches, a leading American Indian rights lawyer and former dean of the University of Colorado School of Law, has died. He was...

Our Fathers Ourselves: Daughters, Fathers, and the Changing American Family

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 08.28.2011 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

How are today's fathers serving as models of strength and assertiveness for their daughters? How much of this example are their daughters observing, absorbing, and deploying in their lives?

'Winning' the Higher Education Game

Zac Hill | Posted 07.10.2011 | College
Zac Hill

Clearly, the goal of the higher education system is not for everyone in America to get a JD or an MD or a Ph.D. But if you looked from a game design perspective, you'd very much think that it is.

Market Irrationality in the Law School 'Arms Race'

Daniel J. H. Greenwood | Posted 07.06.2011 | College
Daniel J. H. Greenwood

Law schools depend on their graduates being able to get jobs, and graduates' ability to get jobs depends on USNWR rankings. The consequence is a market-induced disaster.

How Law Schools Completely Misrepresent Their Job Numbers

The New Republic | Posted 06.25.2011 | College

This month, thousands of ambitious young people are asking themselves the same question: Does it make sense to invest $100,000 to $250,000, and the ne...

What's Really Behind U.S. News' Refusal to Consider Diversity?

Victor Gold | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Victor Gold

Once again, the magazine has refused to consider diversity as a factor in its ranking system. There is a broad consensus among law school deans and professors that diversity enriches law school education.

Law Schools Attract Far Fewer Students

wsj.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Student applications to law schools are down sharply this year, as college seniors grow leery of a degree that promises certain debt and uncertain job...

Ohio Supreme Court Denies Law License To Grad With $170,000 In Debt

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

While many law school graduates are all too aware of their accumulating pile of debt, few may realize it can prevent them from practicing law and kill...

For Law School Graduates, Debts If Not Job Offers

nytimes.com | DAVID SEGAL | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

IF there is ever a class in how to remain calm while trapped beneath $250,000 in loans, Michael Wallerstein ought to teach it. ...

Law Students, Particularly Women, Have Limited Contact With Faculty

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Eric Hoover | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Although nearly half of American law students are women, they are less likely than their male classmates to ask questions in class or to discuss assig...

Student Loan Debtor Confesses: 'I Think About Jumping Out the 27th Floor Window of the Office Every Day'

C. Cryn Johannsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
C. Cryn Johannsen

These people aren't crazy. Far from it. They are approaching their indebtedness from a rational perspective, and sadly suicide seems like a viable choice.

A Call to Incorporate Workplace Flexibility Into Law School Curricula

Marcy Karin | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Marcy Karin

Lawyers can play key roles in the development and dialogue around workplace flexibility, such as by drafting workplace employment manuals with workplace flexibility provisions and negotiating collective bargaining language.