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Will Covering Student Loans Send More Lawyers to Rural Counties?
December 6, 2017
A bill in Wisconsin proposes innovative measures to motivate more lawyers to practice in rural areas: In exchange for agreeing to represent poor defendants in the state’s smaller counties, lawyers will see their student loans paid off -- up to $20,000 annually. Here’s a closer look at the new incentive.

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US Court To Decide on a University’s Responsibility for Well-Being
November 28, 2017
Is a college or university responsible for a student who commits suicide? The highest court in Massachusetts is about to decide, and schools around the country are anxious to hear the decision. Let’s take a closer look.

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One Surprising Influence Leading Women to Law Careers
November 21, 2017
Students choose law careers for a variety of reasons, including everything from wanting to change the world to the desire for a high salary. Now comes news of a lesser-discussed but powerful motivator for many female law students: Elle Woods in Legally Blonde. Here’s a closer look at the impact of...

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ABA Wants to Make Sure Law Students Pass the Bar
November 14, 2017
Supporters and critics alike have their reasons when it comes to the American Bar Association’s proposal on passing the bar. Let’s take a look at round two of the debate.

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Harvard Law Review Makes History with Women-Led Law Review
November 9, 2017
Harvard Law School is not exactly known for blindly following the example of others. In fact, the top law school has recently been recognized for its willingness to buck convention, including accepting the GRE in lieu of the LSAT and integrating gender into its admissions process. Now comes news th...

Lawsuits Aim to Make Universities Comply With Disability Laws
October 31, 2017
A blind student recently tried to find information about colleges on the internet and couldn’t—because the websites weren’t accessible. The student is suing the universities. Let’s take a closer look.

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A New Imperative for Martian Law?
October 24, 2017
While you might have learned all about martial law in your history classes, a new type of mar- law is on the horizon. Here’s a closer look at the need for new laws governing Mars exploration and colonization, along with how recent simulated missions by NASA may factor into the equation.

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New Resource Helps Students Learn About Intellectual Property
October 17, 2017
The Intellectual Property Office recently published a variety of tools for educators and students to use. Why? In our age of innovation and commerce, intellectual property is now more important than ever. Let’s take a closer look.

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A Record-Breaking Swearing In Day for the UK Judiciary
October 12, 2017
The UK held a series of ceremonies on October 2nd in which the new heads of the judiciary in the UK took office. Sworn in were two particularly noteworthy figures: Lady Brenda Hale, the UK’s female supreme court president, and Sir Ian Burnett, the youngest lord chief justice in half a century....

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First Year Associate Hiring to Increase in US
October 3, 2017
More good news for law grads: First year associate hiring is set to increase, following the results of a new survey just released.  Let’s take a closer look.

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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 ...