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Women Outnumber Men In Law School For First Time

Let’s not bury the lede: I thought it wasn’t going to happen until 2017, but the change happened faster than I anticipated: 2016 is is officially the first year in which women outnumber men in law schools.  55,468 women are ...

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ABA 509 Disclosures For All Law Schools 2016

It’s that time of year again. Today is the annual reporting day for ABA 509 Disclosures for all law schools. These are required public disclosures that all law schools must make as part of their ABA accreditation. I made a series of reports on ...

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LSAT: Don’t Call It A Comeback

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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Top Students Avoiding Law School 2016 Edition

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

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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Are You A Lion Or A Gazelle?

A few days ago over at Consultant’s Mind, there was a discussion of the infamous Dan Montano quote that was popularized in Thomas Friedman’s The World Is Flat: Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run ...

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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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Introducing A New Primary Topic: #lawdata

Generally speaking, lawyers live in Microsoft Word (or Wordperfect, ick). That is, lawyers work with words more than anything else. It’s our wheelhouse. Convincingly stringing lots of words together is how we earn our keep. Generally speaking, consultants, specifically business consultants, live ...

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