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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.

The Illusory Quest for Balance

Linda L. Addison | Posted 07.31.2015 | Women
Linda L. Addison

My message to millennials is this: if you seek both a rewarding career and a fulfilling personal life, you will have to make choices, but choosing between career and family is not one of them. Don't believe it has to be all or nothing. Stop beating yourself up with the elusive quest for "balance."

3 Mindful Steps to Survive the Bar Exam

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Finally, law students can take a breath. I am literally telling you to breathe. Inhale. Exhale. Repeat. When we consciously breathe, we connect to thi...

Law Schools Create 'Minor League' To Train Recent Graduates

AP | SUDHIN THANAWALA | Posted 06.15.2015 | College

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Baseball has the minor leagues. Medicine offers residency programs. But recent law school graduates have no equivalent training ...

How to Use the Summer to Jumpstart Your Legal Career

Tamesha Keel | Posted 06.08.2015 | Education
Tamesha Keel

Summer is the elusive time in between semesters when students take a break from law school, but continue to work hard as students of the law. Very quickly, they learn that summers may not be quite as glamorous and relaxing as portrayed.

Top 10 Trending Legal Careers

Tamesha Keel | Posted 06.15.2015 | Education
Tamesha Keel

For several years, one of the biggest shifts in the legal job market is the steady demand for specialized expertise. The career potential is high for skilled talent with industry or practice-area specialization. Both employers and clients are looking for efficiencies and value found in subject matter experts.

Chicken Soup for the Entertainment Lawyer's Soul

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 05.13.2015 | Entertainment
Stacy Slotnick

Entertainment law is glamorous and show business is seductive, but as one of my mentors cautiously noted, "Remember to use the glamour wisely."

Fellow Law Students, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Michael Shammas | Posted 11.17.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

Resist the tide. Leave law school not as an attorney, but rather as a human being who happens to be an attorney.

From Days of Auld Langdell: Crisis and Reform in Modern Legal Education

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.25.2014 | College
Harold Lloyd

An odd Victorian bears much responsibility for the current crisis in legal education. After practicing law for fifteen years, Christopher Columbus Lan...

New Law School Only Accepts Students Who Want To Be Lawyers For 'Right' Reasons

2014-02-21-ScreenShot20140221at4.19.55PM.png | Posted 04.18.2014 | Impact

By J.K. Nickell, NationSwell There’s a story that Judge Royal Furgeson likes to tell, about a young boy whose brother was killed in an accident w...

What The Facebook Didn't Learn at Harvard, We Need to Teach at Law School

Jonathan Askin | Posted 02.18.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Askin

The world is moving too fast for "yeah but" lawyers in a "why not" world. We have to incubate the next generation of lawyers to think like the entrepreneurs with whom they must work. We must train lawyers to become innovators and entrepreneurs in their own right.

Arnie Becker, Meet Atticus Finch

Carl Fillichio | Posted 01.27.2014 | Books
Carl Fillichio

Ask any lawyer that ever read To Kill a Mockingbird if the book influenced their decision to attend law school. More than likely, they will think about it for a few moments, smile with pride and say yes.

The Duty of Lawyers

Ralph Nader | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Ralph Nader

The million-plus practicing lawyers and their many bar organizations should be on the ramparts defending against the insidious rejection of due process, probable cause, habeas corpus and privacy.

Bleak News For Law Schools

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.05.2013 | Business

Law schools will see fewer students in their classrooms if they don't address concerns about affordability and job prospects, a new paper asserts. ...

Rutgers Law School Lied To Recruits, Group Claims

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

The Rutgers University School of Law - Camden used misleading employment data in a recruitment letter written by Associate Dean of Enrollment Camille ...

Deconstructing the Law School Deconstructionists

Luke Bierman | Posted 02.04.2013 | College
Luke Bierman

Jobless graduates are a grave concern to legal educators, and their heightened numbers warrant serious attention. Unfortunately, the consideration being paid is more often superficial than serious.

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?

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.

Undocumented Law Student May Be Able To Practice

Posted 05.19.2012 | Latino Voices

Sergio Garcia graduated from California State University in Chico and works as paralegal. He passed the California State Bar exam in July 2009. A...

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.

Should Miami Celebrate Its Lawyers?

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 04.16.2012 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

At this time, when the public perception of lawyers is understandably at an all-time low, the not-for-profit Lawyers to the Rescue has identified several South Florida lawyers who have set a new standard for their commitment to public service.

Let's Kill All the Law Students

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Bennett L. Gershman

Attacking lawyers for defending unpopular clients or advocating unpopular causes is one of the more unsavory features of American culture. But attacking students learning to become lawyers? That seems a bit extreme.

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...

The Supreme Court Gets it Right on Gay Rights

Carlos A. Ball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carlos A. Ball

A religious organization is not entitled to government subsidies when its beliefs are inconsistent with basic antidiscrimination principles.