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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 | 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) | 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.

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.