What Makes a Good International Law Program?

Experienced faculty, broad curriculum, clinical and research opportunities set the top schools apart Law schools across the nation have beefed up their international law curriculum. Harvard, the University of Michigan and Georgetown and others have even made an introductory course mandatory for all first-year students. International law has transcended the traditional practice specialty, impacting most practice areas. So, what makes a good school for international law? Most law professors and pre-law advisors agree that the best schools are not defined by U.S. News…

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Good Luck to All Studying for the July Bar Exam!

Next week, law school graduates around the country will sit for the bar exam in their state(s). As most know all too well, the test is one of the final challenges in the journey that is law school, and the one that will allow you to practice law in most states. Pretty much everyone agrees — it’s no fun. Neither is the mind-numbing preparation that takes place in the 6 weeks of intensive review and prep that…

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New from Law School Podcaster… Law School Admissions Guides: Authors Who Wrote the Books to Help You Apply and Get In!

Whether you are just beginning to consider applying to law school or if you are just about ready to hit the “send” key to launch your application, you’re probably going to have a lot of questions about the law school admissions process. Where do you begin? How can you present yourself in your personal statement? How do you put everything together? Wouldn’t it help to get some answers from those with years of experience in evaluating and…

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Vault and MCCA Host Legal Diversity Career Fair

Attention 2L, 3L and Lateral Candidates! How would you like the chance to meet and present resumes to hiring partners and recruiters from top firms, government agencies and corporate law departments? Here’s a career development opportunity you don’t want to miss…. The 5th Annual Legal Diversity Career Fair for law students and lateral associates will be held on Friday, July 30, 2010 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. The event is presented by Vault.com, the source of ratings, rankings…

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The Diversity Challenge

Law schools have long known that first-time bar pass rates for minorities are dismal compared to others, and the reasons have long eluded them. But that has not stopped schools from taking proactive steps to help students pass the bar exam. For years it was the secret in the closet — minorities, especially African-Americans, struggled with the bar exam. While more than 95 percent of whites passed the bar exam on the first try, only 61.4 percent…

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All About Law School and the LSAT (Part II)

Did you miss Part 1 of Knewton’s Introduction to Law School and the LSAT video? You can catch it by viewing our recent post. Grappling with the law school admissions process, or want to learn more about what law school is really like? Check out Part 2 of Knewton’s Introduction to Law School and the LSAT series, in which Kristen Kennedy (one of Knewton’s top-notch LSAT teachers) discusses the law school curriculum, as well as the elements of a successful law…

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Must See Legal Movies

Some lighter fare, for summer’s dog days! The legal movie arena is filled with courtroom dramas, action, thrillers and yes, some humor. What is portrayed on screen, however, isn’t always a reflection of what happens in real life. Here’s our list of the films you should see before going to law school. Deliberation time. The prosecution and defense each have rested. The fate of the defendant is now in the hands of the jury. The suspense of…

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A Fundamental Reordering of Legal Services Industry? Changes in Law Firm Hiring May Present Opportunity for Law Schools

A NALP Analysis of Class of 2009 “What do the NALP [employment] numbers really mean? Are we experiencing a major recession or, alternately, a fundamental reordering of the legal services industry?” These are the questions posed and analyzed by William Henderson, Professor at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, in The Class of 2009: Recession or Restructuring?, an insightful analysis of the legal hiring market for the Class of 2009 in the July NALP (National Association for…

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What They Didn’t Tell You In Law School

What do you get when you cross Clarence Darrow, Groucho Marx, and Vlad the Impaler? The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Practicing Law, a book authored by Mark Hermann, Vice President and Chief Counsel, Litigation at Aon Corporation and former litigation partner at Jones Day. The “Curmudgeon” has practiced law long enough to know what it takes to survive and thrive in a law firm and he shares his unique, humorous, and keen insights in this must-read for those who…

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