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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 | Books
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 03.17.2016 | 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...

Graduate School as a Plan B is a Bad Idea

Sharise Kent | Posted 03.14.2016 | 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 03.02.2016 | 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 12.16.2015 | 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 12.18.2015 | 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 12.01.2015 | 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 11.25.2015 | 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.

Sonia Sotomayor Almost Stopped Pursuing A Seat On The Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 11.19.2015 | Latino Voices

Sonia Sotomayor made history in 2009, becoming the first Latina Justice of the Supreme Court. But according to a recent speech, she considered pullin...

How to Prepare for Your First Law School Exams

Nathan Salminen | Posted 11.12.2015 | College
Nathan Salminen

The most important thing is to realize that there is no easy way out. This is not a "work smarter, not harder" situation. How well you do on your exams is largely going to be a function of how much effort you put into grappling with the material.

Reflections on Teaching Law - Cultivating Listening Skills

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 10.30.2015 | Education
Liaquat Ali Khan

Listening is an apothegmatic skill set for learning law. Contrary to popular presumption, listening is not a naturally occurring competence. Listening is an expertise that must be cultivated and refined.

What You Need to Know About Law Schools' Gainful Employment Challenge

Equal Justice Works | Posted 10.20.2015 | College
Equal Justice Works

The rule, which went into effect on July 1 of this year, is designed to reveal programs that carry high levels of student debt while yielding relatively subpar job credentials.

Public Interest Lawyers Help Us. Here's How We Can Help Them.

Equal Justice Works | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Equal Justice Works

With so many low-income Americans struggling to find jobs, keep their homes, and supply basic needs for their families, the need for public interest lawyers has never been greater. These attorneys play a vital role in ensuring equality within the justice system in America

Saudi Businessman Donates 10 Million To Create Islamic Law Center At Yale

Associated Press | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 09.13.2015 | Religion

A Saudi businessman has donated $10 million to Yale Law School to establish what school officials hope will become the country's top center for the st...

Future Lawyers Should Be Screened and Trained for Empathy

Mark Baer | Posted 08.27.2015 | Divorce
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Mark Baer

Law schools must begin recognizing the damage that is being caused to interpersonal relationships and our overall society, due to the low EQ levels of those involved in the field of law and make a concerted effort to address this extremely serious problem.

How to Start Law School: 'I Know Kung Fu'

Frank H. Wu | Posted 08.18.2015 | Education
Frank H. Wu

When I was a kid growing up in Detroit in the 1970s, I was a stutterer. Back then, the treatment for a stammer included forcing you to do speech and debate. That explains how I ended up in law school.

One Way Cuts to Public Service Loan Forgiveness Will Harm Americans

Equal Justice Works | Posted 07.30.2015 | Education
Equal Justice Works

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) was enacted by Congress to incent long-term public interest careers by allowing borrowers to earn forgiveness of their student loans after they make 120 on-time monthly payments while working in a wide range of qualifying public interest positions.