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Review: 2016 Comprehensive Survey of Lawyer Incubators


Last month, the ABA issued its first ever report on “lawyer incubators.” What is a lawyer incubator you ask? Lawyer incubators have emerged as models that enable newly-admitted lawyers to acquire the range of skills necessary to launch successful practices ...

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LSAT: Don’t Call It A Comeback

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Back around 1997, the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) started trending upwards. It generally kept trending upwards until 2009. But then the recession hit in 2008. The subsequent contraction of the legal industry generated volumes of bad news regarding the prospects of law ...

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Law Student v. Law School

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Well, one of these cases are finally going to court. Unsurprisingly, in liberal California with its consumer-friendly laws. It’s been years in the making. Law students have been trying across the country for years but have been batted away. The ...

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February 2016 Bar Exam Tips

FEBRUARY 2016 bar exam tips

Lots of nervous, recent graduates from law schools will be sitting down to take the February 2016 bar exam next week. For some it might be their first time, for others it’s the 2nd or 3rd time at the rodeo.  It’s been a ...

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2015 ABA 509 Disclosures: Fifty Shades Of Grey


Quietly and without fanfare, the ABA 509 Required Disclosures website was updated with the 2015 reports. December 15th is the required reporting day, but you don’t see it mentioned that often. Law schools are required to post their 509 reports ...

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How to Juggle a Family and Law School


We’re probably a month out from most law schools opening their doors again for the Fall. There is also going to be a new (though smaller) crop of 1Ls heading in those doors. It’s been a few years since I ...

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What Skills Do You Need To Have To Get Hired As A New Lawyer?

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Last year on the Legal Skills Prof Blog a paper was released on SSRN by Professor Neil W. Hamilton entitled Changing Markets Create Opportunities: Emphasizing the Competencies Legal Employers Use in Hiring New Lawyers (Including Professional Formation/Professionalism). I thought it sounded interesting and gave ...

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Fixed That Law Jobs Chart

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Over at Lawyerist, Sam put up a post on a chart recently put out by American Lawyer: Actually, Legal Jobs Aren’t Recovering: Since legal employment bottomed out in 2009 Q4, the net gain is just about 100,000 jobs. That’s something, but ...

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Class of 2013 Job Results: All Schools

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I was chatting about the ABA 509 data over in r/lawschool the other day when redditor bl1nds1ght mentioned that he had compiled all the employment data for the class of 2013 from the good folks over at Law School Transparency. He said ...

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