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Does Money Talk When It Comes to Law Careers?
October 9, 2018
While the promise of a high paycheck is an alluring one for undergraduates considering law careers, it’s not the leading factor motivating them, according to a new study. Commissioned by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), 'Before the JD: Undergraduate Views on Law School' reveals fresh insights into what is driving aspiring lawyers.

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Law School Students Help Restore Voting Rights
October 2, 2018
Law students and faculty at one Virginia school have taken on the challenge of educating convicted felons about their voting rights. Let's take a closer look.

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Guyanese President Calls for More Law School Spaces
September 25, 2018
With only three law schools in the region and Guyanese law students relegated to just 25 costly spots at a Trinidad institution due to zoning, Guyanese President David Granger recently made a plea to the Council of Legal Education (CLE) for increased access to legal education. Here’s a closer look...

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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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January 10, 2019

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore may no longer be married, but their partnership left behind a powerful legacy thanks to the non-profit organization they...


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January 4, 2019

A growing body of evidence points to “pervasive mental health issues” within the legal profession, including on campus. Enter wellness rooms, area...