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Betting on Law School Becomes a Risky Play

A recent New York Times article brings readers into the life of Michael Wallerstein, a Thomas Jefferson Law School graduate with $250,000 in debt. Now, he can only find an occasional job as a legal temp, earning as little as $10 an hour with no benefits. Despite giving up a $60,000-per-year research...

One Step in the Right Direction for Law Schools

For years, law school graduates lamented the skewed economics of the legal profession. As new law schools opened their doors at a breakneck pace and existing schools increased their class sizes with abandon, the supply of fresh JDs far outpaced the demand for new attorneys. But a few law schools have...

US News Will Likely Include New ABA Law School Reporting Requirements into Rankings

All of the noise on law school transparency has begun to ignite change: the ABA's Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar recently issued a conditional approval of new reporting requirements for law schools, and U.S. News & World Report has indicated that it will likely change its...

Law Schools Help the Wealthy According to Law Prof.

In older times, faced with the choice of attending Harvard Law School at full price or Duke on scholarship for half the price, the choice was that there was no choice at all. In the credential-obsessed legal world, Harvard would open more and pricier and arguably better doors than Duke. Even for people...

Do Employment Conditions Really Justify the Need for Another Law School?

If you're considering law school, you just might be in luck. The second best law school in the country, that is, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, has announced plans to expand their already mammoth educational operations to a new Riverview, Florida campus. When the new Riverview campus opens for business...

Time to Downsize Law Schools

Law schools have weathered a tumultuous decade. The feel-good train of abundant jobs and high-paying salaries came to a screeching halt with the 2008 recession, and law schools have had to defend against growing discontent ever since. Mainstream media outlets picked up on these scam-bloggers' online...

Design Your Law School Schedule to Better Prepare Yourself for Practice

Recently the Lexis Hub posted this article about ways some law schools are changing the curriculum to adapt to demands of the legal industry. If you are attending one of the schools that is building practical legal skills into the course offerings, be sure to take full advantage of these opportunities...