Pursuing a Career in Legal Academia

Legal academia is one of those careers that seems unreachable, both because of how competitive it is-generally requiring impeccable grades from a top school and published scholarship to even be considered-and how little information is out there on pursuing the profession. But students in the Lions'...

The Danger of Doing Things Because You are Good at Them

Let me ask you a question: Should you aim to make a career out of doing things you're good at? "Why, sure," you say, "what else would I do?" It's Not that Easy This is a question I've struggled with for a long time ( see a three year detour into architecture...

Law School: It was the Best of Decisions, it was the Worst of Decisions....

The Wall Street Journal published some chilling statistics about how recent law grads are faring. According to the WSJ , only 55% of the class of 2011 had full-time, long-term jobs that required a law degree nine months after graduation. And only 8% of those graduates held full-time, long-term jobs at...

Four Common Reasons for Disappointing 1L Grades and How to Fix Them

As law school classes start back up again, many of you are trying to come to terms with your disappointing 1L grades. People tend to take one of two approaches when the first year didn't go so well. Most students just accept the status quo, decide they're lousy law students, and quit trying...