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6 Steps to Landing the Best Summer Associate Position
March 15, 2017

Thinking of skipping out on applying for summer associate positions this summer and dedicating yourself to the pursuit of fun? Not so fast. Not only are associateships an important part of boosting your skillset (not to mention career options) during law school, but the two -- work and fun -- are not mutually exclusive, as highlighted by a recent Above the Law article. Which begs the question: How do you go about landing the best summer associate position? Start with these six steps.


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Why Black History Month is an Opportunity for All Law Students to Make a Difference
February 28, 2017
 People all over the world rejoiced as Moonlight claimed “Best Picture” honors earlier this week during the Academy Awards. Making the victory even sweeter? That it occurred during the US’s Black History Month. But the reality is that the vital importance of Black History Mont...

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5 Bar Exam Preparation Tips
February 15, 2017
While graduating from law school is a huge accomplishment, most law students barely have time to breath before facing another significant milestone on the path to becoming a practicing lawyer: Passing the bar exam. Indeed, the bar exam is an important test -- perhaps the most important you’ll ...

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Four Ways for Law Grads to Find Government Jobs
February 1, 2017
The number of private practice jobs recently dropped to a 20-year low, according to a report from Above the Law.  The explanation? “In the law firm environment, for law firms of every size, growing efficiencies created by technology and business systems and increased competition from non-...

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Apprenticeships Offer a New Route into the Legal World
January 18, 2017
Did you know that the route to a career in law doesn’t necessarily have to involve attending law school? In the UK as well as in certain US states, legal apprenticeship offer a lesser-known approach aimed at supporting social mobility and improving diversity within the profession. Whether you&...

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Four Reasons to Study Law as a “Mature” Student
January 4, 2017
Thinking of going back for your law degree after some time off from your undergraduate studies? The idea can be a daunting one, but you’re hardly alone. In fact, you may be surprised to learn that even at that ripe young age of 21, students are categorized as “mature” by many law s...

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What Do Law Students Need to Know About Technology?
December 21, 2016
Think you can get by in the contemporary legal world as a Luddite? Think again. What might appear charmingly eccentric on television shows does not translate to success in our techno-centric reality. Because of this, more law schools are aiming to help students develop solid foundations in this incr...

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Have You Considered Studying Performing Arts Law?
December 7, 2016
The world of the performing arts is entertaining, creative, enriching and beautiful. But this world doesn’t exist on its own. There are many forces at work which help artists, performers and other creative types do what they do. One significant factor in sustaining the performing arts industry...

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Five Top Law School Extracurriculars
November 23, 2016
While doing well in your law school classes is important, can you land a great job on a strong academic record and nothing else? Extracurriculars are not only a smart way to round out your skill set, but they also make a resume truly shine. Wondering which activities will best help you succeed in yo...

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Should You Start Your Own Law Practice?
October 26, 2016
While the prospect of opening your own law practice is an exhilarating one, it can also be  intimidating. After all, lawyers already have a full range of roles and responsibilities; is it really feasible to add running a business to the list? In order to help you get a better sense of whether h...

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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...