Atty Must Give Law School Lectures As Punishment via Law360
Posted on 08-02-2016 by Tracie Morris

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Cara Salvatore . Law360, New York (July 19, 2016, 8:47 PM ET) -- An Oklahoma federal judge on Tuesday ordered a lawyer to give lectures at the University of Tulsa's law school as punishment for botching a lawsuit over... Read More

New Attys Need Integrity, Common Sense Above Legal Skill via Law360
Posted on 08-02-2016 by Tracie Morris

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Kali Hays . Law360, New York (July 27, 2016, 3:31 PM ET) -- Considering about 40 percent of students that graduated law school last year have not found full-time jobs that call for a law license, according to the American... Read More

Law grads: A very real career lesson from Taco Bell’s new “quesalupa”
Posted on 02-19-2016 by Travis Burchart

Taco Bell’s newest, top-secret innovation - a taco with cheese in the shell, called the “quesalupa”. The quesalupa might be lunch before torts or a torturous stomach ache. It’s a cheesy gut check, but it’s also something else. For law students, it’s a career lesson... Read More

Law students: A winning lesson from Alabama’s uber-coach Nick Saban
Posted on 01-14-2016 by Travis Burchart

“Defense wins championships!” It’s an old football adage, but one that can’t be proven. The adage, in lawyerly speak, suffers from expressio unius - that the inclusion of one thing implies the exclusion of the other. In a nutshell, if defense wins championships, offense doesn’t... Read More

Shepard's T-Shirt Photo Contest
Posted on 10-19-2015 by carolyn.bach lexisnexis

LexisNexis® is celebrating Frank Shepard’s unparalleled contribution to American jurisprudence this month, and we’d like to invite you to the party. Share a snapshot of you wearing your Shepard’s T-shirt anywhere and receive a gift card plus the chance to win a travel voucher... Read More

A fledgling’s reading list: What today’s college freshman will be reading
Posted on 09-10-2015 by Chad Troyan

With all the problems arising regarding social justice, climate change and racial inequality, it only makes sense that today’s freshmen get educated on such topics. These are just some of the topics that freshmen will be reading about at colleges around the country. According to Insider Higher... Read More

20 Professionalism Tips for Millennial Attorneys
Posted on 08-31-2015 by Christina Alge

We are all capable of learning new things and we all should be open to learning new things too. I mean knowledge is power, right? (At least that’s what ‘Schoolhouse Rock!’ taught me). So listen up millennials in the legal profession, these tips from 2civility are for you: 1. Remember... Read More

Tuesday Tips: Assign, Track & Assess Student Research Skills with Lexis® Learn
Posted on 08-25-2015 by carolyn.bach lexisnexis

Lexis® Learn is a new interactive learning platform available to law school faculty to supplement their current research curriculum. It’s designed to help students learn legal research fundamentals outside of class so you can focus on in-depth content in class. How will Lexis® Learn... Read More

10 Law Schools That Get the Most Full-Time Applications
Posted on 07-20-2015 by Chad Troyan

Have you ever wondered much of your school’s enrollment are full-time students? Well thanks to USNews , here are the 10 law schools that get the most full-time applications: 1. Georgetown University (DC) 2. New York University 3. Columbia University (NY) 4. Harvard University (MA) 5.... Read More

Law students: Your critics are small-minded
Posted on 06-23-2015 by Travis Burchart

Law students … you’re impressive, but you’re getting bullied. It’s guilt by association. As the law gets bloodied, the pundits, with a subtle “ha-ha”, punch away at you too. The brass-knuckled fists in this fight: law school tuition/attendance and job prospects. Yeah... Read More

Law school rankings: The newest player ... Yelp
Posted on 06-22-2015 by Chad Troyan

Just when we think we have seen it all, something new arises. For all those researching law schools, you can add another resource to your set of rankings sources- Yelp. No, you did not misread that. According to Above The Law , Yelp, the restaurant rating site, will be taking on law schools. So for... Read More

Summer Associates & Legal Interns: Take a few notes on these Top 10 Do's (and a couple of "Don'ts")
Posted on 05-21-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

We are quickly approaching the time of year when many firms and organizations take on Summer Associates or Summer Interns. After posing a question to seasoned, legal practitioners – What Advice Do You Have for Summer Associates – here is some advice to those taking on a summer law position... Read More

Law school grads: Will you be welcomed with an improving job market?
Posted on 05-14-2015 by Christina Alge

Your moment has finally come! You are walking up onto the stage to grab that piece of paper you have been working what seems like forever to get. Now you have it and you are struck with the sudden (but quite common) fear of the unknown with the simple question: what now? What makes your problem worse... Read More

Lawyers Don't Know Enough About Business. Law Schools Are Trying to Fix That Bloomberg
Posted on 05-12-2015 by Hans Thielman

Law schools are becoming more like business school. This piece was written by Natalie Kitroeff, http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-12/law-schools-teach-business-to-make-graduates-more-employable Read More

A spin on brackets: Which law schools are the best according to price in 2015?
Posted on 03-26-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

The past weekend provided some upsets, ousted teams and blown brackets. In fact, earlier this week, President Obama admitted at the White House Science fair that his bracket was “already blown up.” And, if you, like President Obama are a part of the 99.3 percent of Americans whose brackets... Read More

This Graph Shows Why You May Want to Think Twice About Going to Law School - The Blaze
Posted on 01-26-2015 by Hans Thielman

This article notes the divide between what graduates of top law schools make and what their colleagues from lower-ranked schools earn - and how the divide can skew reporting. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/01/26/this-graph-shows-why-you-may-want-to-think-twice-about-going-to-law-school/ Read More

Law school – Now a buyer's market as universities weather the rough period
Posted on 12-18-2014 by Chad Troyan

In this corner, standing in Evanston, Illinois-Northwestern University! And in this corner, with years of excellence-Harvard University! Ding! Ding! Ding! The above narrative probably sounded like an introduction to a boxing match, right? With the numbers of enrollment dropping at law schools all over... Read More

The Most Conservative And Most Liberal Elite Law Schools via Five Thirty Eight Politics
Posted on 12-05-2014 by Hans Thielman

Oliver Roeder is the article of this blog regarding elite law schools and the political leanings of Supreme Court law clerks. The article notes that Justice Clarence Thomas has said: “I won’t hire clerks who have profound disagreements with me. It’s like trying to train a pig. It wastes... Read More

4 Types of Law School Exams & the Horrors they Spawn
Posted on 11-24-2014 by Christina Alge

Multiple choice, essay, take home, in-class- there are various forms of exams these days. Depending on the career path you choose, the kind of exams you take (and the frequency you take them) will change. Here are 4 types of exams you’ll find throughout law school and the problems that are often... Read More

"Ummmm... go to law school?" What advice would you offer?
Posted on 11-12-2014 by Christina Alge

We’ve all found ourselves stuck at the fork in the road; left with the tough decision of which direction to take. Many students have this problem when deciding what school to attend, but this problem may seem prevalent in law students. In an article from Vitae , PJ Podesta gives two key pieces... Read More

What Should I Do If I Fail The Bar Exam?
Posted on 10-30-2014 by Doug Esten

Life is full of curveballs and how are we supposed to be prepared for them? In the case of a recent graduated law student, the ultimate “curveball” would be failing the most important test of all – the Jurisdictional Bar Exam. In an article by AboveTheLaw , Professor Joseph Marino... Read More

Are Law Schools Getting Less Gloomy About the Future? Via WSJ
Posted on 10-29-2014 by Christina Alge

According to this WSJ article, the number of students taking the LSAT and applying to law school has been in a free fall since 2010; however, law school admissions offices expect to see an increase in applications for the 2015-2016 cycle. Read the complete article >> Courtesy of the Wall Street... Read More

The good news about the “under-reported” changes to law school standards via The American Lawyer
Posted on 10-23-2014 by Christina Alge

If you were following the American Bar Association’s deliberations on revising law school accreditation rules this spring and summer, you might have concluded that the "faculty tenure requirement" was all that was being discussed. Unsurprisingly, many law professors opposed the relatively... Read More

Good Advice About Paragraphing for Law Students (from Law School Professors)
Posted on 10-15-2014 by Chad Troyan

Paragraphs- such a simple topic we’re taught about in English, yet as we get older we understand that the paragraph can be more complex than it seems. Different writing styles have different requirements of this aspect of writing. In an article in the 2014 Kentucky Bench & Bar magazine which... Read More

Hindsight: What are the top 10 things I wish I would have known about law school.
Posted on 10-06-2014 by Chad Troyan

Hindsight is 20/20- we say that a lot, but what if you could help people in the future? That is what this article by the guardian.com is doing as they list the 10 Things They Wish They’d Had Known Before Becoming a Law Student. Here is their list of useful tips: 1. Career Prospects Getting a... Read More