Reality Bites? 2009 Law Grads Working, But Current Jobs May Be Detour From Dream Career

Reality isn’t just a trend in television. It’s what recent law grads are doing right now to pay the bills. In Have JD, Now What? Many Law Grads Get Jobs, But Not Dream Careers,the ABA Journal reports that although “many new law graduates are employed, they often are not pursuing the dream careers they anticipated when they went to law school.” Reporting on a new survey by the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) concerning employment and salaries for the…

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U.S. News to Provide Incentive For Law Schools to Disclose Employed-At-Graduation Data

U.S. News & World Report plans to “significantly change its estimate for the at-graduation rate employment for nonresponding [law] schools,” says Robert Morse, Director of Data Research at U.S. News & World Report, on his blog Morse Code. According to Morse, the reason for the forthcoming change in methodology is to “to create an incentive for more law schools to report their actual at- graduation employment rate data.” Up until now, U.S. News & World Report made an…

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Some Law Schools Reveal “Employed at Graduation Figures” to U.S. News, And Suffer Drop In Rankings For Disclosure

To disclose or not to disclose? That may have been the question faced by at least 16 law schools in reporting their “employed at graduation” stats to U.S. News & World Report for the 2011 rankings. According to Paul L. Caron at TaxProf Blog, 16 law schools actually reported to U.S. News & World Report the percentage of their students who were employed at graduation, even though they would have been better off allowing the magazine to make…

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How to Prepare Efficiently for the LSAT

Once upon a time, you thought that you’d be putting aside months—hey, even years!—to prepare for the LSAT. After all, it is one of the most important factors in law school admissions. Yet, somehow test day creeps closer and you’re running out of time for all that long-term preparation. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. And we’re here to tell you which part of the LSAT are the most important –so you can make the most of the…

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Update on New Federal Student Loan Law

If you are — or will be — paying for law school with student loans, keep reading for an update about the new federal student loan law. On March 30, 2010, President Obama signed into law a final version of the new student loan law, The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act. An earlier version of the law, the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009 (SAFRA) was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in fall…

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What Can You Do With Your JD Degree? The Lawyer-Turned CEO Trend

Do you dream about heading up a big U.S. company? Consider law school. Yes, law school. According to an article titled CEO, Esq., in the May 2010 issue of ABA Journal Magazine, “business leaders and corporate headhunters agree that the JD is once again an alternative to the MBA as the degree of choice for CEO candidates, and that the trend is very likely to increase over the next decade.” Just when you thought Law Firm Land was…

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Brain Game Time: Take the Logic Game Challenge

Atlas LSAT posted Logic Game Challenge #25 and they invite our listeners to join in the chance to Win $200 off any LSAT Course or any Atlas LSAT Strategy Guide (your choice!): Track and Field Challenge The coach of a track-and-field team will select a team of at least five and at most six athletes from a group of nine athletes. The athletes consist of one male sprinter, two female sprinters, three male distance runners and three female distance runners.…

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Law School Rankings: What Do the Numbers Mean?

Much is said about them, some good, some pretty bad. But it seems inevitable that law school rankings will continue to be a source of information for those evaluating law schools. If you’re wondering about all the different lists out there that rank law schools, you’ll want to check out our new show, Law School Rankings: What Do the Numbers Mean? Whether rankings really say anything about the quality of legal education is an open question, but the fact…

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