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In Praise of Practical Legal Education

Frank H. Wu | Posted 12.19.2012 | Education
Frank H. Wu

When the first Internet law courses were offered only a few years ago, people scoffed at them. Yet as quickly as technology progresses, the supposedly fanciful topic has become complex enough to deserve sub-specialties such as privacy.

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.

That Law Degree Just May Not Be Worth It

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.25.2012 | Business

Planned your entire life around nabbing that law degree and pulling in automatic dough? Too bad. Within nine months of graduating, only 55 percent...

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...

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.

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.

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....

Is The Foolproof Law Degree Becoming An Endangered Species?

Huffington Post | Fernanda Diaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

What if law school is no longer as lucrative as it used to be? And what if procuring funding to obtain a juris doctorate is akin to taking out a subpr...