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Recent law graduates find difficulty landing jobs
Posted on 18 Jun 2010 by Legal Business Community Team

A few months ago, lawyer Katie Johnson had to ask her boss at the Macy's men's department for time off to defend her clients. The 2009 graduate of the University of South Dakota School of Law passed the bar last year and began taking clients on... Read More

Concordia to Open Boise Law School Next Year
Posted on 26 Jan 2010 by Legal Business Community Team

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A private Lutheran university has announced a preliminary agreement to buy a building in Boise where it plans to start offering law school classes in 2011. Concordia University in Portland, Ore., says it expects to have up to 95 students... Read More

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Census Says Women Equal to Men in Advanced Degrees
Posted on 27 Apr 2010 by Legal Business Community Team

WASHINGTON (AP) - Women are now just as likely as men to have completed college and to hold an advanced degree, part of an accelerating trend of educational gains that have shielded women from recent job losses. Yet they continue to lag behind men in... Read More

Judge OKs Blind Grad's Computer Use for Bar Exam
Posted on 31 Jan 2010 by Legal Business Community Team

SAN FRANCISCO, Ca. (AP) - A federal judge says a blind law school graduate can use a computer during the multiple-choice portion of the California bar exam, a test all must pass to practice law in the state. U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer... Read More

Daniel Freed, Yale Law Professor, Dies
Posted on 26 Jan 2010 by Legal Business Community Team

New Haven, Conn. - (AP) Daniel J. Freed, a retired Yale law professor who was a pioneer in advocating for reforms of federal sentencing laws, has died. He was 82. Yale Law School said Freed died of renal and congestive heart failure. Colleagues said Freed... Read More

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LexisNexis Survey Shows Law Students Feel Unprepared for New Economic Reality
Posted on 26 Jan 2010 by Legal Business Community Team

Law students are feeling the impact of the current turmoil in the legal industry according to a major LexisNexis survey. The poll shows that a majority of current law school students feel ill-equipped for the business of law, and many are considering... Read More