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Law Students & Attorneys Are Angry . . . And They Should Be

A lawyer sits in a restaurant, serene and resigned to the financial disaster that has become his life. Parts of his story are familiar: big dreams of success dashed by bleak career prospects and mountainous debt. But his story is also foreign and frustrating: a tale of an individual who took out massive...

Law School Applications Drop as Employment Options Improve

When the nation's top ranked law school reports a double-digit drop in law school applications, some view it as a positive sign for the economy. The Yale Daily News reports that applications were down 16.5% over last year (from 3,797 in 2010 to 3,172 this year.) The decline in applications is part...

A Surplus of Attorneys--Three States Top the List

According to one recent study, New York has a whole lot of lawyers with not a whole lot of legal stuff to do. The New York Times reported on a recent study by consulting company Economic Modeling Specialists Inc. ("EMSI") regarding the surplus of attorneys in the U.S. EMSI researched...

Leveraging Legal Skills to Launch Your Dreams

Who says you can't use a law degree outside of private practice? And who says it is not important to keep long-term career goals in mind while making moves towards your ultimate dream? If today's feature doesn't inspire you to live your dream, then you need bigger dreams! Leave the desperation...