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Australian Law Student Builds Groundbreaking Drone
August 15, 2017

While law students spend their (limited) spare time engaged in many different activities,  building “faster, longer-lasting drones” probably doesn’t make the typical law student’s list of hobbies. Except, that is for Australian law student Tom Maclaurin. Here’s a closer look at his story.


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A Novel Approach to Reducing Prison Sentences in Brazil
August 8, 2017
The penal system in Brazil is taking a revolutionary approach for prisoners to reduce their jail time: reading.  That’s right: inmates in Brazil can read—and then write book reports—to reduce their sentences by as much as 48 days per year.  Let’s take a closer look ...

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New Company Connects Law Students to Pro Bono Work
August 1, 2017
If you’ve always wanted to get involved in pro bono work, but didn’t know how, there’s a new company out there waiting to help you.  Learn more about Paladin, and how it works.  Let’s take a closer look.

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How to Choose a Firm for Your Summer Associate Experience
July 19, 2017
If you’re already thinking about your summer associate position for next summer, you’re in good company.   Big firms hire summer associates all the time, but finding an associate position at a small firm has its perks, too.  It’s a constant debate among law students...

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Law Students May Qualify For Subsidized Loans Again
July 18, 2017
The subsidized loan may be back for law students.  It disappeared in 2011, following the debt ceiling crisis, but advocates are trying to get them back. Here's what might be changing in law school financing. 

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New Zealand Law Student Challenges Government on Climate Change
July 11, 2017
The New Zealand government pledged under the Paris climate accord to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to pre-2005 levels by the year 2030. Now a New Zealand student, Sarah Thomson,  is attempting to force the country to hold itself to a higher standard by taking it to court. Here’s a ...

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Why Law Students Should Learn About Uber
July 5, 2017
Uber is a law student’s dream?  Why?  It’s a premier case study in labor law, regulatory laws—and even personal conduct.  Let’s take a closer look why every law student should learn about Uber.

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Are Lawyers Making the Most of Tech Opportunities?
June 27, 2017
From the call to code to a push from technology firms to fill summer internship positions with lawyers, law and technology are becoming increasingly interlinked. However, according to a recent survey from Deloitte targeted at Chief Legal Officers (CLOs) from leading law firms, the legal sector has b...

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Canadian Cartoon Helps Kids Learn How to Testify in Court
June 20, 2017
An Edmonton-area non-profit has a new resource for kids who need to testify in court: a cartoon.  Join Radiant as Muskwa the Bear helps her learn how to testify in court—without being afraid.  Let’s take a closer look.

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Employment Rates on the Rise for Law Grads
June 13, 2017
The American Bar Association (ABA) recently released its latest employment data for the graduating law class of 2016, and the news is encouraging. How do this year’s figures compare to last year’s, and what other insights can be gleaned from the report? Here’s a closer look.

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August 18, 2017

Above the Law recently shared the story of one law school professor’s struggle to navigate the relationship between professor and student. Her q...


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August 16, 2017

Tax law is complicated to begin with. The complexity increases when one factors in globalization, the growing number of people and businesses subject ...


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August 9, 2017

If you’re going into law, you need to know what to argue, how to argue, and what to anticipate in response to your points.  Your best form ...