Bad News for the Law School Class of 2010: No Jobs Until 2012

Bad news from NALP. They told U.S. News & World Report that the legal job market for new JDs isn’t expected to pick up in the next two years. In fact, the employment statistics for this year’s graduating law school class are meant to be even lower than last year. In other words, the Class of 2009 had it easy. About 88 percent of grads were employed within nine months after graduation. As Vault law editor Vera Djordjevich said regarding…

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The Extraordinary Law School Application

Law School Insiders Grant Your Wish and Offer 5 Tips to Make Your Application Stand Out For Elle Woods, the bombshell in “Legally Blonde,�? her videotaped law-school application was all but approved when the selection committee saw her tiny red bikini. Reality check: You’re not Elle Woods. And the real application process is not that easy. These days, law schools are seeing double-digit increases in applications. Thanks in part to the nation’s economic meltdown, the competition is…

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New from Law School Podcaster! How To Succeed as a Summer Associate

Tune in to our latest podcast for some great tips on how to make the most of your summer law job! It’s that time of year. Those law students lucky enough to land a summer law job this year are settling in to their clerking jobs with private law firms, government agencies, or not-for-profit organizations. If you’ve been fortunate enough to score one of these coveted positions, you’ll want to check out our new podcast, How To Succeed…

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7 Steps to Choosing the Best Law School For You

What to Know About Yourself and Your Potential School While the Search is Underway You can’t find the right school if you don’t know what you want from the beginning. But, how do you choose a school that will lend its name to the rest of your career? “When you are practicing law, the first question that you ask another lawyer is ‘Where did you go to law school?’ It creates an impression,�? said Sarah Zearfoss, assistant…

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Factoring in Loan Forgiveness Programs at Top Law Schools

Obviously, one of the primary factors that govern a graduate school applicant’s enrollment decision is The Almighty Dollar. As in: how much will this cost, what kind of aid can I get, and what sort of earning potential am I looking at once I finish? Analyzing educational cost is a complicated task because students must first identify actual numbers (sticker price – available scholarship and grant money) and then put those numbers in the proper context by…

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What Makes a Great Law School Library?

Many thought that the digital age would render brick-and-mortar libraries obsolete. But the modern-day law library has emerged as a vital center for learning and research that’s busier than ever. We rank 198 law libraries for resources, service and space. When James Dunkelberger first walked into the law library at Brigham Young University School of Law, he was surprised by the extensive list of resources available to students. He was assigned a personal study carrel where he could…

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Applying to Law School: Five Important Factors to Keep in Mind

Students in Knewton’s LSAT courseoften ask our advice about wherethey should apply to law school. By “where,�? they mean “which schools�? — but they also mean it literally, as in “where on the map.�? It’s a tricky question to answer. Law school rankings can help identify the top 20 or so schools in the nation — but they certainly can’t tell you if a school is right for you. So: how do you find the law school that will…

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Insider Tips for Part-Time Law Students

Yes, you can. It’s not easy, but part-time students learn how to balance family, day jobs, extracurricular activities and law school. When Brandy W. started law school in 2005, her life became a physical and mental marathon. The 30-year-old single mother with a 12-year-old son, worked full-time for the U.S. Department of Justice as a management analyst, while attending George Mason University Law School four nights a week. “I had no personal life,�? she said. “I studied mostly on…

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Share Your Insights on Law School Admissions and Win an iPad From Law School Podcaster and Veritas Prep

Law School Podcaster, the premier online law school admissions resource, has joined forces with law school admissions consulting provider, Veritas Prep, to find out who’s applying to law school, why, and which resources are most helpful for law school applicants. In exchange for 2-3 minutes of your time and your insights on the law school admissions process, we will enter you in a drawing to win an iPad! To take the short survey, click on this link. Responses by July…

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preLaw Magazine and Law School Podcaster Team Up!

Law School Podcaster is teaming up with preLaw Magazine to share more news and information that will benefit law school http://lawschoolpodcaster.com/wordpress/2010/09/nontraditional-law-school-applicants-students/applicants and students. Law School Podcaster is the premier broadcast source for law school applicants and students. Law School Podcaster delivers relevant information and advice through regular audio segments for those planning to apply for a JD and for savvy law students seeking success in law school and beyond. Topics include everything from a behind-the-scenes view of the admission process to post-law…

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