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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 Association of American Law Schools (AALS). Here’s a closer look at the findings.


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Women Constitute Majority of Law Students
January 10, 2017
For the first time in history, more women study law than men in the US. What’s the hitch?  Women tend to go to less prestigious law schools than men—at great professional cost.  Find out why. 

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Will Social Media Block Your Path to a Law Career?
January 3, 2017
Most prospective law students are aware of the potential impact of their social media profiles on their chances at getting accepted. After all, an increasing number of admissions officers admit to using social media to vet candidates during the application process. But the truth is that imprudent us...

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Can Rural States Reverse the Exodus of Lawyers?
December 27, 2016
Live in a small town and need the services of a lawyer? You may be out of luck. According to a recent report from NET News, Nebraska’s rural areas are facing a critical shortfall of young attorneys. In an effort to counter this troubling trend, several of the state’s colleges and univers...

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Law Schools Aim to Increase Diversity
December 20, 2016
Lack of diversity in the legal sector is a pervasive problem. According to a recent Financial Times article, however, reversing this trend is seen as a critical priority at many law schools. Let’s take a closer look at the issue, along with highlighting prescribed measures for increasing diver...

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What does Brexit Mean for UK Law Schools?
December 13, 2016
While post-Brexit challenges loom for students in the EU and the UK, law students may have less to worry about.  Find out what you need to know about the impact of Brexit on law schools.

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Canada to Change Residency Applications for International Students
December 6, 2016
International students who succeed economically in Canada do not currently have an easy path to Canadian residency.  A new process, to be released in the coming months, will change that.  Let’s take a closer look.

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Universities Canada Approves Anti-Bias Requirement
November 29, 2016
Universities Canada, a member organization of 97 universities in Canada, recently adopted a new anti-bias requirement for its current and prospective members.  Find out more about the requirement, and what it will mean for Canadian schools.

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Is Gender a Factor in Law Student Ethics?
November 22, 2016
As it turns out, all students are not created equal -- that is, at least when it comes to ethics, according to a recently released study published in the International Journal of the Legal Profession. So which gender comes out on top and by how much? Women -- by a lot. Let’s take a closer look...

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African Virtual University Expands
November 15, 2016
In partnership with the African Development Bank, the African Virtual University will expand its online learning opportunities by launching 27 Open Distance and eLearning Centers in 21 African countries.  The focus?  Peace and conflict resolution.  Let’s take a closer look.

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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 stat...


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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 hardl...


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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 tr...