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Is the Desire to Help People Sending More Students to Law School?
September 26, 2017

While many law students attribute their legal career goals to wanting to help people, the political climate in the US may be sending more students than ever into the legal profession with this reason in mind. Here’s a closer look at the phenomenon. 


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How Law Schools Are Addressing Student Well-Being
September 19, 2017
Good news for law students: a new report shows how law schools are working to help students maintain and improve their overall well-being as law students.  Let’s take a closer look at what some law schools are doing to address mental health and well-being.

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Revisiting Issue of Reporting on Law School-Funded Jobs
September 12, 2017
The American Bar Association’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar is currently evaluating recent revisions to the ABA law school employment questionnaire. Up for debate? Whether law-school funded jobs should be identified as “school funded” in the Employment Summa...

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Firms Lack Female Lead Counselors
September 6, 2017
A report on a recent study reveals that women comprise only 25 percent of counsel roles.  Find out other results from this study from the New York State Bar Association—and what the state recommends as a solution.  Let’s take a closer look.

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Competition Increases for Summer Law Associates
August 29, 2017
Law school is widely known for its competitive environment. And according to the results of Law.com’s Summer Associates Survey, it’s getting even more competitive -- at least when it comes to summer associate positions in Big Law. Here’s a closer look at the findings.

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California Supreme Court Makes Bar Exam Easier to Pass
August 22, 2017
In an unprecedented move, the California Supreme Court recently decided to set the passing score of the California bar lower. Learn more about why—and the effect it could have on students. Let’s take a closer look.

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Australian Law Student Builds Groundbreaking Drone
August 15, 2017
While law students spend their (limited) spare time engaged in many different activities,  building “faster, longer-lasting drones” probably doesn’t make the typical law student’s list of hobbies. Except, that is for Australian law student Tom Maclaurin. Here’s a c...

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A Novel Approach to Reducing Prison Sentences in Brazil
August 8, 2017
The penal system in Brazil is taking a revolutionary approach for prisoners to reduce their jail time: reading.  That’s right: inmates in Brazil can read—and then write book reports—to reduce their sentences by as much as 48 days per year.  Let’s take a closer look ...

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New Company Connects Law Students to Pro Bono Work
August 1, 2017
If you’ve always wanted to get involved in pro bono work, but didn’t know how, there’s a new company out there waiting to help you.  Learn more about Paladin, and how it works.  Let’s take a closer look.

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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...

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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 ...