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Reinventing Law School

Michael Dillon | Posted 09.18.2014 | College
Michael Dillon

According to a new analysis by the National Law Journal, applications to U.S. law schools have declined by more than 37 percent since 2010. It's easy to see why.

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

Michael Shammas | Posted 09.17.2014 | 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.

Law School Quadruples the Chances of Depression for Tens of Thousands: Some Changes That Might Help

Kate Mayer Mangan | Posted 08.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Kate Mayer Mangan

Although law students enter school with fairly normal rates of depression (about 8-9 percent), upon matriculation, the rate of depression more than quadruples (to about 40 percent), according to the Dave Nee Foundation, which works to end the stigma of depression among lawyers.

Brother Of Teen With Autism Who Went Missing, Died To Become Legal Advocate

News 4 New York | Posted 08.22.2014 | Impact

Avonte Oquendo's older brother is set to begin law school this week, part of his mission to become a legal advocate to help children with autism in th...

Free at Last! How to Spend Your Post-Bar Exam Days

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 08.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Stacy Slotnick

Ignore bar exam white noise. Have faith you studied and did your level best. Never look back, unless you've concocted a sturdy and reliable time machine that allows you to adjust your answers accordingly.

This Law School Grad Made A Serious Case For Pizza And Won!

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.31.2014 | Good News

This soon-to-be-lawyer made what will surely be her greatest appeal ever over humankind's most basic freedom -- her right to a piece of the pie. Pizza...

Dear President Obama: Secure The Border Now Or Risk Civil War

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

As any grade-schooler, let alone a graduate of Harvard Law School, knows, the first job of a US President is to protect the homeland. Nothing comes ...

DOJ Thinks Bar Examiners Should Know Less About Mental Health of Would-Be Attorneys. And That's A Good Thing.

Patrick R. Krill | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Patrick R. Krill

As part of this examination for becoming a licensed attorney, states have historically and routinely inquired into the mental health histories of applicants, including asking probing questions about diagnoses, not behavior.

What Successful People Say About My Post-Grad Plans

Aliza Polkes | Posted 08.19.2014 | College
Aliza Polkes

Nearly all those who express such emotional discontent over my choice to study for the law school entrance exams are successful and established people. They are overwhelmingly professors, college advisors, lawyers, or the spouses of lawyers.

Professionally Speaking: Why Anonymity in Social Media is a Necessity

Monica Zent | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
Monica Zent

We need to create a framework where professionals have the confidence to use the web and social media to its fullest. However, we must proceed carefully and under an honor system that infuses credibility.

Tuition Cuts and Tuition "Cuts"

Frank H. Wu | Posted 07.11.2014 | College
Frank H. Wu

In a recent report on the state of legal education, Moody's, the credit rating service, noted in passing that tuition cuts are not necessarily an effective tactic for improving enrollment. The rationale is important for people to understand.

Law Schools That Produced The Most Supreme Court Justices

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.08.2014 | College

Which law schools count the most alumni as members of the U.S. Supreme Court? No surprise Harvard University is the top school, followed by Yale an...

No Law Journal? No Problem

Atif Choudhury | Posted 06.25.2014 | College
Atif Choudhury

It's that time of the year again. No, not those damned comprehensive exams worth one billion percent of your final grade -- although of course that ba...

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...

From Obstacle to Opportunity

Denis Nolasco | Posted 06.22.2014 | Latino Voices
Denis Nolasco

Disappointed and sad, I fell into my usual trap comparing myself to my peers, who had been admitted into Ivy League schools. I, on the other hand, was rejected from nine. How could I be proud of this?

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...

Teach Law Outside of Law Schools

Michael Shammas | Posted 06.04.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

What if I told you that the most pertinent social science subject -- one that affects every single one of us every single day -- is taught to only a select few? That would be absurd, right? Well, unfortunately this is no fiction. It is the state of legal knowledge in America, and it is profoundly troubling.

Get Your Dog a Pet!

Victoria Buchholz | Posted 06.01.2014 | Good News
Victoria Buchholz

I know I can't fix her leg, but I wonder how I can fix the rest. And then it occurs to me: when I was broken inside, what fixed me was her.

Petitioning Student Loan Servicers to Account for Cost of Living

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Brandon L. Greene

When loan servicers fail to consider the reality of individual living conditions while expecting us all to be able to manage the same monthly payments, it is not only wrong, but the underlying assumptions are intellectually dishonest.

Oops! Law School Screw-Up Reveals Personal Data Of Entire Graduating Class

Above The Law | Posted 03.25.2014 | College

With all of the recent advances in technology, even doing the simplest of things can be quite difficult for law school personnel. How hard is it to se...

Law School Offers 'Risk-Free' J.D.

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.21.2014 | College

Maybe all those stories about law school being a bad investment are sinking in: law school applications are way down. The issue has led a Cleveland...

11 Mobile Apps For Law School Students

Briana Boyington | Posted 03.20.2014 | College

This article comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report, where it was originally published. Memorizing case law, researching proper citations...

Choosing the Right Law School

Edgar Cahn, J.D., Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2014 | College
Edgar Cahn, J.D., Ph.D.

We need radical system change -- change that will not come from those law schools with vested interest in the status quo.

How to Choose a Topic for Your Law School Personal Statement

Chuck Cohn | Posted 04.09.2014 | College
Chuck Cohn

Rather than simply stating your goals and listing your accomplishments, focus on demonstrating your strong points through example. When writing, zero in on the "why," rather than the "what".

From Bleak House to Geek House: Will Europe Breed the Best, Next-Generation of Entrepreneurs and Lawyers?

Jonathan Askin | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Jonathan Askin

What it takes to be a successful entrepreneur or a successful lawyer has changed over the past several decades and will probably change even more rapidly over the next several years.