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Liberia Admits 37 New Lawyers to Supreme Court
March 21, 2017

Liberia’s 37 new lawyers admitted to its Supreme Court faced a strict warning when they were sworn in.  Learn more about Liberia’s newest lawyers on the Supreme Court. 


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Will More Law Schools Eschew the LSAT?
March 14, 2017
Harvard Law School made news recently by announcing that it will now accept both LSAT and GRE scores as part of its admissions process. The goal? To break down barriers to admission while attracting the best and brightest talent from diverse backgrounds. Will more law schools follow suit? Here&rsquo...

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Law Students Angle for Politics
March 7, 2017
Are you in law school because you want to go into politics?  You’re not alone—in fact, 53 percent of your classmates are in law school for the same reason.  Why wouldn’t they be?  Law is a natural subject of interest for any aspiring politician.  Let’s tak...

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New Research Reveals Recipients of Law School Merit Scholarships
March 1, 2017
Merit scholarships for law school students are on the rise, but the results of 2016’s Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) reveal that this funding source may be benefiting one particular group of students: privileged offspring of college-educated parents. Here’s a closer look...

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Top Law Firms Got Richer in 2016
February 21, 2017
The top 50 law firms got richer in 2016, while the rest muddled through.  Why?  Let’s take a closer look at law firm performance in 2016.

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ABA Passes on Proposal to Raise Bar-Pass Standards for Law Schools
February 14, 2017
Earlier this year we reported on a controversial proposal by the council of the ABA Section of Legal and Admissions to the Bar to tighten the accreditation requirements for law schools based on bar passage rates. Last week, however, the ABA House of Delegates voted down the proposed rule. Here&rsquo...

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US Law Students Get First-Hand Practice Providing Immigration Help
February 7, 2017
Law students throughout the United States are being called upon to help other students and university employees impacted by the recent executive order banning citizens from certain countries from entering the U.S., according to a recent report from The National Law Journal. Here’s a closer loo...

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ABA Bar-Pass Standards Proposal Under Debate
January 31, 2017
With tightened accreditation requirements related to bar passage rates recently proposed by the council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, law school administrators have joined forces to express their concerns, according to a recent report from the ABA Journal. Here&rsq...

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Law Students Consider Elder Law
January 24, 2017
Want to practice in one of the fastest-growing, most lucrative legal fields? Do you care about your clients and enjoy getting to know them?  Consider elder law.  Let’s take a closer look. 

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American Law Students Racked Up How Many Pro Bono Hours in 2016?
January 18, 2017
At a time when many people are desperately looking to find good in the world comes brilliant news: Law students in the United States racked up an astounding 2.2 million hours of pro bono work -- with a value of more than $52 million! -- in 2016, according to recently released data from the Associati...

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March 21, 2017

Liberia’s 37 new lawyers admitted to its Supreme Court faced a strict warning when they were sworn in.  Learn more about Liberia’s ne...


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March 14, 2017

Harvard Law School made news recently by announcing that it will now accept both LSAT and GRE scores as part of its admissions process. The goal? To b...


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March 7, 2017

Are you in law school because you want to go into politics?  You’re not alone—in fact, 53 percent of your classmates are in law schoo...