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Will Micro Law Schools Become a Thing?

Will Micro Law Schools Become a Thing?

Summary: Law schools with low enrollment should consider the micro law school model. It’s now well-known that most non-elite law schools are floundering. Indiana Tech Law School announced this year that it would close in June because of low student enrollment. This fall, only 37,000 students nationwide entered law school, which was a steep drop from […]

Law School Graduates Want Uniform Bar Exam to Go National

Law School Graduates Want Uniform Bar Exam to Go National

Summary: A new poll shows law school graduates overwhelmingly want the UBE to go nationwide. It’s well known that some states have easier bar exams than others, and law students are tired of the disparity. That’s at least according to a new study from Kaplan Bar Review. The company polled 1,000 law school graduates from […]

Strong Character More Desirable Than Legal Skills for New Hire Candidates, Survey Says

Strong Character More Desirable Than Legal Skills for New Hire Candidates, Survey Says

Summary: A new survey found that having a strong character is essential in launching a legal career.  We seem to always be bombarded with tips on how to get a first job: what to put on a resume, how to network, and what law firms are looking for when hiring. But a new report published by […]

Law Schools Offer New Curriculum to Address Modern Issues

Law Schools Offer New Curriculum to Address Modern Issues

Summary: Law schools continuously update their curriculum to help students succeed in the real world. Change is inevitable. As issues in law continue to evolve and emerge, law schools must update their curriculum to prepare their students to practice in a modern landscape. For instance, this semester, students at top-ranked Columbia Law School had the chance […]

Surprising Law School Job Placement Rankings

Surprising Law School Job Placement Rankings

Summary: Take a look into another aspect of choosing a law school program by comparing job placement ratings. Sometimes top rankings are not everything. Attending a top 10 law school will look good on your resume, especially if you desire a job at a Big Law firm but there are other options out there. With […]

5 Reasons Law Students Sue

5 Reasons Law Students Sue

Summary: These fives cases of law students suing their former schools or a legal organization made headlines. Anyone wanting to go to law school has to be a fighter in some way or another. Law school is mentally draining for three years, and the idea of being saddled with six-figure debt while competing for jobs is nothing […]

California Law Schools Post Disappointing Bar Exam Passage Rates

California Law Schools Post Disappointing Bar Exam Passage Rates

Summary: Another year has gone by with overall disappointing bar passage rates from most of California’s law schools. The California Bar Examiners have notified the state’s schools of their passage rates and the numbers don’t look pretty. The state average is sitting at a mere 62 percent. The passage rate in New York rests at […]

Dartmouth Law Given Full Accreditation

Dartmouth Law Given Full Accreditation

Summary: The University of Massachusetts School of Law at Dartmouth has been upgraded to full accreditation status by the ABA. The University of Massachusetts School of Law-Dartmouth will no longer be on provisional accreditation status. The school has been granted full accreditation from the American Bar Association’s Council of the Section of Legal Education and […]

Highest Ranked Law Schools in the Cheapest Cities

Highest Ranked Law Schools in the Cheapest Cities

Summary: What great law schools are located in cheap cities? It’s been said time and time again. Law school is expensive, and there are no guaranteed jobs once you earn that J.D. With law schools leaving students in debt from $170,000 (Thomas Jefferson School of Law) to $55,000 (University of Hawaii-Manoa), it makes sense that potential students […]

Law Schools Turn to Fun Activities to De-Stress From Finals

Law Schools Turn to Fun Activities to De-Stress From Finals

Summary: Meditation, free food, therapy animals, and more are programs that law schools have started for their students to enjoy during finals. What do you do when you are stressed? Do you prefer quiet meditation, yoga, painting, or something else? Well law schools are taking note of what people turn to in order to calm […]

Law Schools Where You’re Most Likely to Pay off Your Debt

Law Schools Where You’re Most Likely to Pay off Your Debt

Summary: These ten law schools’ graduates have an average starting salary that is more than their average debt.  We’re told time and time again: There are fewer legal jobs out there, and the cost of law school is ridiculous. For instance, the most expensive law school in the country is Thomas Jefferson School of Law […]

Top 10 Law Schools with the Most Competitive Students

Top 10 Law Schools with the Most Competitive Students

Summary: What law schools have the most competitive students? In your lifetime, you’ve probably encountered a few gunners. Those always smiling Tracy Flick-types who raise their hands constantly and do extra homework just for the fun of it. While we need those people to get things done (and maybe you’re actually one of them), seeing those super ambitious, […]

Higher-Ed Market Analyst Suggests Consolidating Law Schools

Higher-Ed Market Analyst Suggests Consolidating Law Schools

Summary: One expert explains that struggling law schools would serve better to work together and become one in the damaged legal education industry. The market has turned around slightly for law schools compared to a few years ago. The lack of enrollment numbers and increasing cost of tuition has bottomed out so there is no […]

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