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How to Choose an Employer: Lessons from LeBron James

With the current economic and unemployment conditions, it's unlikely that most of us will find ourselves in the kind of position LeBron James (was in recently)--aside, perhaps, from those working on Wall Street . A free agent, in case you hadn't heard, LeBron (was) being wooed by many of the...

More Lawyers and More Law Schools: Too Much of a Good Thing?

We've all seen the headlines-fewer associates being hired, firms laying off attorneys, law school grads working in department stores or sending out thousands of resumes and applications yet finding no jobs. So why, then---with eyes wide open---would law school applications be up 7% this year, according...

Still Looking for the Right Law Job? The SMART Way to Start Your Solo Practice

This has been a year of bad news for law school graduates looking to follow the traditional path of joining a mid-size or large firm. For example, the Wall Street Journal reported, based on its own assessment of law school graduation data from nearly 200 accredited schools, that members of the law school...