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    Networking with Fellow Law Students

    Earlier this week, I listened to an interesting podcast on networking by Law School Podcaster (see my blog post on the podcast here ), and I've had networking on the brain ever since. Of all of the career advice I've received, I'd rank networking...

    Encouraging Congress to Examine the Dramatic Increase in the Cost of Law School

    The themes of the recent article, " Is Law School a Losing Game? ", by David Segal which appeared in the New York Times are: 1) law schools play fast and loose with the truth in providing information about how many of their graduates have...

    Legal Careers Changed for Good, not Better

    Students who receive jobs and actually begin work are still not safe. In the past, large firms saw high rates of attrition as young associates decided the high salary was not worth the long hours, but as hiring froze, no lawyers voluntarily left firms...

    Law Schools Struggle to Prepare Students Professionally

    Chances are, law students who interact with faculty will be better prepared for professional life, says a new survey on student engagement. The problem is that the professors aren't availing themselves to students as much as they should be. From...

    The Economy Continues to Take Its Toll on Jobs for New Law Grads

    Regardless of the impressive statistics that law schools may report, there are now fewer jobs than ever available for attorneys, particularly for new graduates of law school, with the deficit between graduates and jobs estimated at 15,000 each year. ...

    Playing the Law School Rankings Game

    Schools continue to do all they can to compete with other law schools, increase their rankings, and attract the best students they can get. Though most admissions offices concede that the debt is significant, they focus students' attention on the...

    Business Ethics and Term Paper Mills

    Having someone else write you college term paper is cheating. There is no ethical debate. If you use one of these services you are passing off another person's work as your own. Since I was in college and law school before the rise of the internet...

    Law School Student Debt Crisis

    The problem of new graduate joblessness is even worse considering the amount of debt most students have upon graduation, clearly caused by the rapidly increasing law school tuition. In just the last ten years, from 1998 to 2008, tuition at public law...

    Too Many Law Schools, Not Enough Law Jobs

    Though there are fewer jobs for attorneys and still fewer jobs that pay well, law school is more popular than ever as a career choice. Many choose to matriculate based on their love of Law and Order , because their parents told them they should attend...