Law Schools Try the Nuremberg Defense on Law Job Reporting
Over the past few years, a number of recent law school grads who are unemployed or underemployed have attempted to sue their alma mater, alleging that the school fraudulently misrepresented employment data. At one point, there were at least 15 lawsuits of the sort. The schools (many of which were, shall we say, not top tier) typically […]
State-by-State Uniform Bar Exam Costs and Requirements
The Universal Bar Exam is a new version of the bar exam being offered by the National Conference of Bar Examiners. Here are the costs and requirements to take and transfer your UBE score in sixteen states.
Everyone Is Losing Interest In Law School
Law school admissions continue to tank. If this seems like something you have seen before, it is because we have covered it time and time again since 2012. The most recent figures from LSAC show that applicants for Fall 2015 are down 2.5% and law school applications are down 4.6%. I realize at first glance that […]
So You Think You Can Teach? How to Prep for Your First Law School Class
Becoming an adjunct professor can be a rewarding experience, professionally if not financially. Here is what you need to consider before teaching your first class of lawyer hopefuls.
An Open Source Bluebook May Be Just Around The Corner
Couldn't have happened to a nicer book.
How to Succeed on Law School Exams
How law student can prepare for and succeed on law school exams.
Your Favorite Author And The Power of Persuasion
Thinking about what non-legal writing you find persuasive and a joy to read can help you be a better legal writer.
Are Fully Online Programs a Viable Choice for Law Schools?
A top-50 university in the United States is beginning to offer a fully-online master's degree for about 15% of the cost of an on-campus degree. Is this a model law schools could - or should - consider?
Common Sense Codified?
After last week's post on common sense, can we really say that the ethics rules are common sense codified?
Law Schools Are Changing, But How and Why? (Part 2)
Until the federal government stops the free flow of student loan money, law schools will not make significant changes.
Law Schools Are Changing, But How and Why?
Recent news about law schools suggest there's real change going on. There really isn't. Why not? As always, follow the money.
Good Facts > Good Law
Every case, and every set of facts is different. Whether you are interacting with opposing counsel or the court, good facts should be front and center.
Book Review: The Lawyer Bubble—A Profession in Crisis
If you still have hope the legal profession can be changed, read The Lawyer Bubble by Steven J. Harper. His book and his ideas deserve your attention.
Career Services Offices Are Beyond Repair
Elie Mystal recently made two smart proposals about how law school career services offices could be improved. Aaron Street provided his take here at Lawyerist a few years back. His ideas were also good ones. While a few of Aaron suggestions are starting to pop up as reality, sporadically, at some law schools, Elie’s are […]
Inside the Law School Scam: A Heroic Blog Ends
Paul Campos has closed down his Inside the Law School Scam blog. The Internet is now more cowardly.