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Top Students Avoiding Law School 2016 Edition

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Back in 2013, I was the first person to notice that students graduating from the top universities in the country were beginning to avoid law school in droves. The LSAC usually updates this information around this time of year, but ...

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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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Should Lawyers Ditch Legalese?

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Here is the difference between winning Olympic vaults, 56 years apart: Here are examples of two contract clauses, 56 years apart. Old: The parties hereto do hereby stipulate and agree that it is their intention and covenant that this agreement and ...

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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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Bloggers With Bite: Atlanta, GA 2/22/16

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Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. At noon, on February 22, 2016 at GSU School Of Law in Atlanta, GA, some of the crankiest and snarkiest law bloggers in the country are going to get together. The ...

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2015 ABA 509 Disclosures: Fifty Shades Of Grey

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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

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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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