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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."

Don't Leave When You Leave

Joan Williams | Posted 07.31.2015 | Women
Joan Williams

Another great article by Claire Cain Martin documents that younger professional women are more likely than their elders to plan on taking a career break when they have kids. For them, Sheryl Sandberg's famous advice -- Don't Leave Before You Leave -- can now be supplemented with new advice: Don't Leave When You Leave.

The Hidden Truth About Law School Employment Stats

Tamesha Keel | Posted 06.23.2015 | College
Tamesha Keel

The perception of law graduates is that they are standing solemn holding a law degree, resumes, and a heavy burden of loan debt they can't pay off. However, this isn't the case for all graduates. Many are becoming savvier and using their versatile J.D. beyond the traditional practice of law.

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.

Why Law Firms Fail

Frank H. Wu | Posted 05.08.2015 | Business
Frank H. Wu

Smart people overestimate the importance of being a smart person. To be the best lawyer, or the best collection of lawyers, is not enough; it doesn't even guarantee you stay in the game.

Why Fit In? Stand Out and Win in Business

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Jimmy Nguyen

Let's face it, many professionals have good skills. So it helps to be memorable -- whether your goal is to win clients, get promoted in your organization, or rise to the top of an industry.

California Minority Counsel Program: 25 Years of Promoting Diversity for Business Lawyers

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 12.14.2014 | Business
Jimmy Nguyen

When I was eight years old, I played Linus in my elementary school's musical production of "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown." At eight years old, ...

Judge's Light Sentence for Convicted Rapist Sparks Outrage for the Legal Community

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

The line between what is acceptable and what is not as it pertains to shaming in the legal arena is murky at best. In the interest of not just those in the legal profession, but more importantly victims and the accused, it is time we get some clarity on these issues.

Yale Law Women Releases 2014 Top Ten Family Friendly Firms List

Jessica Merry Samuels | Posted 06.22.2014 | Women
Jessica Merry Samuels

In comparing the results of the student and alumni surveys, both future as well as current lawyers see billable hour requirements as a major factor in a firm's level of family friendliness

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.

Law Remains Vital

Frank H. Wu | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Frank H. Wu

I am bullish on the legal profession. I must offer a preface before I explain why law remains vital -- and how it will become paramount in an increas...

"You're a Gangster Now:" The Future of the Legal Profession

Frank H. Wu | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Frank H. Wu

The supposed predicament of high-end lawyers -- too many of them, not enough work, and the reversal in bargaining power vis-a-vis clients -- reminds m...

What Does Las Vegas Have in Common With Attorneys?

Ben Hanuka | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Ben Hanuka

When cases to go court, they become a gamble. A crapshoot. If you have been involved in a civil court case that went to trial, you know it. People who should win, lose. And people who should lose, win.

Third-Party Litigation Financing and the Impending Resurgence of the Legal Profession

Bradley T. Borden | Posted 07.04.2013 | College
Bradley T. Borden

The growth of third-party litigation financing (TPLF) may be the catalyst that ushers in a reversal of the legal market and an unprecedented resurgence of the legal profession.

The Pipeline into the Legal Profession

Frank H. Wu | Posted 06.13.2013 | College
Frank H. Wu

The current challenges to legal education are a result of the profound changes in the legal marketplace. They have not arisen in isolation. The proble...

Shrinking Law Schools

Frank H. Wu | Posted 12.03.2012 | College
Frank H. Wu

Law schools should have reduced their class sizes long ago. Or at a minimum, we ought to have done our part to set realistic expectations. Even in a boom economy, only a minority of graduates from a minority of law schools were competitive for the entry-level slots at the one hundred largest law firms.

Dr. Lorenzo Trujillo: Retiring From Colorado Law

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wayne Trujillo

Latinos are losing a potent presence in Colorado higher education. The University of Colorado Law School is saluting Lorenzo Trujillo with a farewell gathering today.