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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 because they had no where else to go, and law firms...

Law School Applications Decrease Dramatically this Year

We had our first hints in January that Law School was no longer the place of choice to "hang out" while the recession runs its course, as noted in this post: Fewer People Applying to, Riding out Recession in Law School . The Wall Street Journal is now reporting that law school is losing its...

Choosing the Right Law Firm: Campus Tour

Building a Better Legal Profession is a national grassroots movement that seeks market-based workplace reforms in large private law firms. By publicizing firms' self-reported data on billable hours, pro bono participation, and demographic diversity, we draw attention to the differences between these...

Campus Outreach: Questions from Minority Students

Our campus outreach tour began at Harvard Law School. One question in particular that was asked at HLS helped illustrate the importance of BBLP. The question was why wouldn't minority students want to go to law firms where they are "the only one" and thus more "valued" and more...

Law School Campus Tour

The next stop on the Building a Better Legal Profession recent Northeast campus tour was Yale Law School. YLS was a smaller crowd (due to the smaller overall size of the school) and a little less interactive. I had a few questions from the audience, and everyone seemed glad to have heard the presentation...

Building a Better Legal Profession Campus Tour

The last stop on our Building a Better Legal Profession campus tour was NYU School of Law. I had heard that NYU law students tend to be more public interest focused so I was unsure what to expect, since BBLP focuses on creating transparency within law firms. Would students be interested because BBLP...