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ABA Matriculant Data: Schools 51-100

Here is the matriculant data for the next 50 schools. On a side note, I saw at the Tax Prof blog that the Dean of UNLV’s law school recently said, This is the best time to apply and go to law ...

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ABA 509 Matriculant Data: Top 50 Schools

Last week I pulled out all of the data from the ABA’s 509 Informational Reports on the top ten and bottom ten ranked schools. Thigns didn’t look good. In the interest of really getting an idea of how law schools ...

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What Do Firms Look For When Hiring New Lawyers?

This morning I saw on the Legal Skills Prof Blog that a new 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 ...

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What Makes Lawyers Happy?

Many law students and new lawyers are obsessed with things such as rank, grades, and law review. But (thanks to the Legal Skills Prof Blog) I recently came across an empirical research study on SSRN that shows that those things ...

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Law Schools: “Give Me Your Weak…”

Over at The Legal Whiteboard, Jerry Organ has taken my initial observation about the decline in law school applications from elite universities and run with it. In a series of posts titled Understanding Trends in Demographics of Law Students (Parts One and Two), ...

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