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99-Year-Old Public Defender Setting the Bar High
September 19, 2018
Morton Katz, a 99-year old UConn Law graduate, has some words of wisdom for law students today. He has put his law degree to more than good use. Let's take a closer look.

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Common App to Drop Criminal History Questioning
September 4, 2018
Many people view college as a fresh start. Until now, however, the Common Application, created in an effort to simplify the admissions process, could also be seen as a barrier to entry for one particular segment of applicants: those who have been convicted of crimes. Now comes news that the Common A...

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Even Higher Salaries Ahead for Top Law Grads?
August 28, 2018
The promise of a high salary is one of the things that draw many people to law careers. Now comes news that top law firms are offering even higher salaries to entry-level JDs. Here’s a closer look at what to expect, including where public sector salaries stand in comparison.

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Law School Applications Up By Eight Percent
August 22, 2018
Despite the declining number of law jobs, law school applications saw an increase over eight percent this year. Let's take a closer look.

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Is Access to Literacy a Constitutional Right?
August 20, 2018
In September of 2016, Detroit students filed a class-action lawsuit alleging that they’d been denied “access to literacy” at their schools. Now comes news that a Michigan Federal District Court judge has dismissed the case against the state.

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Will a Canadian Law Firm Spur Diversity By Making This Change?
August 16, 2018
A Toronto law firm is hoping to promote more diversity among its summer interns by removing names from applications. Why is this 'name-blind screening' necessary and will it work?

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Law Schools See Increased Interest in Immigration Law
August 1, 2018
According to the American Bar Association Journal, student interest in immigration law has skyrocketed in the past few years, with student membership in the American Immigration Lawyers Association doubling in the past 18 months. Let's take a closer look.

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Will You Have to Sign an Arbitration Agreement?
July 17, 2018
Employers often ask employees--and in this case, summer associates--to sign arbitration agreements in which they give up their rights to sue the company or firm over job-related issues such as wrongful conduct or sexual harassment. Some big law firms still require summer associates to sign mandatory...

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Single Mother Law Graduate Story Goes Viral
June 14, 2018
Law school is hard. Parenting is hard. Both at the same time? Even harder. Try being a single parent on top of all of that. Meet Briana Williams, the 24-year old internet sensation who just got her law degree from Harvard.

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Why are Fewer Connecticut Students Passing the Bar Exam?
June 5, 2018
For the first time since 2000, Connecticut's pass rate for the bar exam fell below 50 percent, to just 38 percent this year. Let's take a closer look.

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September 19, 2018

Morton Katz, a 99-year old UConn Law graduate, has some words of wisdom for law students today. He has put his law degree to more than good use. Let's...


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September 11, 2018

A series of attacks on Ireland’s LGBT community has led to a push for the Irish government to make hate crimes illegal. Here’s a closer look at th...


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September 4, 2018

Many people view college as a fresh start. Until now, however, the Common Application, created in an effort to simplify the admissions process, could ...