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Free Coffee for Students -- But With a Catch
October 16, 2018
It may sound like a good deal for cash-strapped students: Free coffee in exchange for their personal information. This is exactly what happens at Shiru Cafe, a Japanese-owned business with more than 20 locations in Japan and India. Now, Shiru has made its way to the US with additional shops set to open. But is it all it’s cracked up to be, and should students be wary?

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Law School Students Help Restore Voting Rights
October 2, 2018
Law students and faculty at one Virginia school have taken on the challenge of educating convicted felons about their voting rights. Let's take a closer look.

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Guyanese President Calls for More Law School Spaces
September 25, 2018
With only three law schools in the region and Guyanese law students relegated to just 25 costly spots at a Trinidad institution due to zoning, Guyanese President David Granger recently made a plea to the Council of Legal Education (CLE) for increased access to legal education. Here’s a closer look...

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Irish Academics Weigh In on Hate Crimes
September 11, 2018
A series of attacks on Ireland’s LGBT community has led to a push for the Irish government to make hate crimes illegal. Here’s a closer look at the situation.

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Common App to Drop Criminal History Questioning
September 4, 2018
Many people view college as a fresh start. Until now, however, the Common Application, created in an effort to simplify the admissions process, could also be seen as a barrier to entry for one particular segment of applicants: those who have been convicted of crimes. Now comes news that the Common A...

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Even Higher Salaries Ahead for Top Law Grads?
August 28, 2018
The promise of a high salary is one of the things that draw many people to law careers. Now comes news that top law firms are offering even higher salaries to entry-level JDs. Here’s a closer look at what to expect, including where public sector salaries stand in comparison.

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Law School Applications Up By Eight Percent
August 22, 2018
Despite the declining number of law jobs, law school applications saw an increase over eight percent this year. Let's take a closer look.

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Is Access to Literacy a Constitutional Right?
August 20, 2018
In September of 2016, Detroit students filed a class-action lawsuit alleging that they’d been denied “access to literacy” at their schools. Now comes news that a Michigan Federal District Court judge has dismissed the case against the state.

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Will a Canadian Law Firm Spur Diversity By Making This Change?
August 16, 2018
A Toronto law firm is hoping to promote more diversity among its summer interns by removing names from applications. Why is this 'name-blind screening' necessary and will it work?

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Law Schools See Increased Interest in Immigration Law
August 1, 2018
According to the American Bar Association Journal, student interest in immigration law has skyrocketed in the past few years, with student membership in the American Immigration Lawyers Association doubling in the past 18 months. Let's take a closer look.

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October 10, 2018

Though it may feel like it, law school is not solely about reading, writing, analyzing, interpreting, and explaining law. To be employable in the fiel...


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September 26, 2018

With the rapid growth of high tech companies comes the need for lawyers across the board. Are you a law student who wants to work in the tech sector? ...


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September 13, 2018

People with legal expertise are in demand in most walks of life throughout the world. One law degree worth considering is a Bachelor of Laws, or LLB....