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Top Law Firms Got Richer in 2016
February 21, 2017

The top 50 law firms got richer in 2016, while the rest muddled through.  Why?  Let’s take a closer look at law firm performance in 2016.


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ABA Passes on Proposal to Raise Bar-Pass Standards for Law Schools
February 14, 2017
Earlier this year we reported on a controversial proposal by the council of the ABA Section of Legal and Admissions to the Bar to tighten the accreditation requirements for law schools based on bar passage rates. Last week, however, the ABA House of Delegates voted down the proposed rule. Here&rsquo...

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US Law Students Get First-Hand Practice Providing Immigration Help
February 7, 2017
Law students throughout the United States are being called upon to help other students and university employees impacted by the recent executive order banning citizens from certain countries from entering the U.S., according to a recent report from The National Law Journal. Here’s a closer loo...

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ABA Bar-Pass Standards Proposal Under Debate
January 31, 2017
With tightened accreditation requirements related to bar passage rates recently proposed by the council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, law school administrators have joined forces to express their concerns, according to a recent report from the ABA Journal. Here&rsq...

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Law Students Consider Elder Law
January 24, 2017
Want to practice in one of the fastest-growing, most lucrative legal fields? Do you care about your clients and enjoy getting to know them?  Consider elder law.  Let’s take a closer look. 

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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 Associati...

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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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January 17, 2019

Attending law school is a pivotal step on the journey to becoming a legal professional. But the reality is it's not all sunshine and roses. In additio...


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January 1, 2019

Today is not just New Year’s Day, it’s also Copyright Law Day. And while it may not be as well-known as its shared holiday, it’s still important...


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December 19, 2018

Whether you’re a law student or a law graduate, you have probably got a lot of commitments in your life. Adding another item to your to-do list may ...