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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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What Skills Do New Lawyers Need? 24,000 Lawyers Answer

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The legal profession continues to reel from bottoming out in the late-2000s. It’s never fully recovered. For those who somehow still think this is hyperbole, I prepared a visual to help you understand, courtesy of information from the U.S. Bureau of ...

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Review: Altman Weil 2016 Law Firms in Transition

Review Altman Weil 2016 Law Firms in Transistion

For the eighth year in a row, Altman Weil has released their latest Law Firms in Transition Survey. Conducted in March and April 2016, the Law Firms in Transition Survey polled Managing partner and Chairs at 800 US law firms with 50 ...

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Who Will Disrupt The Disruptors?

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“I could tell you’re from the South by the way you said ‘naked,'” she said. “Honey, there’s a difference between ‘naked’ and ‘nekkid,’ and I’m fixin’ to explain it to you,” I replied. I hadn’t planned on explaining the nuance of ...

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LegalTech Moot Court At Codex

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A week from today is the Stanford CodeX FutureLaw Conference. There is another ‘X’ showing up again. Their significance remains a mystery to me, but I think we’ll know legaltech has really had an impact on the industry when an ...

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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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