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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, and there are merits to both.  Let’s take a closer look at the debate, and the benefits—and pitfalls—of big law firms and small ones.  Whatever choice you make will be the right one for you.


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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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Croatian Law Students Offer Free Legal Services for Animals
June 6, 2017
Abused animals in Croatia have a new voice—law students.  A group of students in Zagreb recently formed a group to offer everyday citizens the opportunity to report animal abuses—and see their victims earn justice.  Learn more.

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First Amendment Taking Center Stage on US College Campuses
May 30, 2017
Campus activism is having a major moment as more students step up to stand up for important causes. Now, some US states are taking measures to make sure that their rights are protected when it comes to free speech. Here’s a closer look at bills underway aimed at protecting student speech right...

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New Study Shows Changes in Junior Associate Career Outlook
May 23, 2017
Firm culture is super important to junior associates when they consider their career outlook, according to a new survey.  Learn more about what junior legal associate value—and what’s important to them in their careers.  Let’s take a closer look.

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July 4, 2017

You may be able to recite the First Amendment, but do you know why it matters in academia? What better time to take a closer look at this vital princi...


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June 7, 2017

LSAT?  Check.  Law school visits? Check. List of law schools?  Check.  Personal statement?  Check.  Letters of Recommend...


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May 24, 2017

Leo Tolstoy famously wrote, “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” This may be an apt observation...