Where are the hot jobs?

Some legal practice areas are growing fast, while others continue to fizzle. Here are six to consider for your future.  Not all legal practice specialties are created equal. And in this down economy, the hotter practice areas are fueling entry-level hiring at the small- and medium-sized law firms, where the vast majority of law school graduates get jobs. “Law firms specializing in bankruptcy, foreclosure and litigation are adding staff to meet increased demand for their services,” said…

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New Resource for Law Students Interested in Entertainment, Media & Sports Law

Do you find all the hoopla of the Hollywood awards season and the buzz about Oscar nominations more than just a little interesting? Well, we have some great breaking news for all you future lawyers who want to work in the area of entertainment, media and sports law. The Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel (AMEC)has just formed a new Law School Section, and will host student sponsored events at law schools throughout the country and hold…

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American Bar Association May Drop LSAT Requirement

 “All in favor of killing the LSAT requirement say ‘aye.”  Last week Inside Higher Ed reported that the American Bar Association is considering ending a rule that law schools require the LSAT in order to receive ABA accreditation. Right now this is just an idea being kicked around by an ABA panel charged with reviewing the associations accreditation rules, but if the panel recommends the change (which many believe it will), ABA approval may not be far behind. Why…

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New Podcast Features Networking Tips for Law Students

“It’s not just what you know, it’s who you know.”   “Network, network, network.”    Ok, got it.  No doubt you’ve heard this advice time and time again, whether you’re a current or future law student (or any other professional really). But while you know that the network you build is a key factor in your success, the big question for most students remains, how and where to start?  Our new podcast, Networking 101, runs down the essential tips you’ll need as a law student to start you on the…

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How to Compensate for a Less Than Stellar LSAT Score

David, a senior, stood in my office doorway. I looked up to see a giant smile on his face. “Yes!”  He gave me a thumbs up. “I finally did it — a 165.”  His LSAT score, on his second try, was finally where he wanted it to be to try for some top schools. And, I’m happy to report, he did get into his top choice school. Later that day Jason stopped by, looking glum. He was…

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The Debate Over the Value of Law School Goes On

The New York Times recently raised the question “Is Law School A Losing Game?” and suggested that, for many recent law grads, the answer apparently is yes.  First, there is widespread recognition that the job market for lawyers, particularly young lawyers, is terrible.  Little debate there.  Second, tuition is soaring at the nation’s law schools.  Hardly a stretch either. So what’s driving the discussion lately?  The continued disconnect between this gloomy job picture, on the one hand, and the students lining up in droves to take the LSAT, the steady stream of applicants to law school, and the…

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It’s All About Connecting Your Way

It’s the dead of winter for many of us, but career planning and summer jobs are always on the minds of law students.   That’s one reason our next podcast will feature some essential tips to inspire you to make connections that will help you throughout your career -  and guide you on how to get started right now! You may be thinking, “I don’t know anyone,” but the fact is you do.  Your peers, family, friends and professors should form the base for your…

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Get Ready for the February 2011 Bar Exam

The February 2011 bar exam is exactly one month and 16 days away. So, you’ve only got 47 days to learn every crevice of the law, including areas you didn’t even know existed (who thought you’d have to make a separate outline for Commercial Paper?). Forty-seven days probably seems like a long time. Why not wait a few more weeks to start studying – the passing odds are in your favor, right? I say no – don’t risk it.…

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Regret the December 2010 LSAT? Learn From Your Mistakes in Free Online Workshop!

“Regrets, I’ve had a few…” crooned Frank Sinatra in the classic Paul Anka-penned tune, My Way.  We all have regrets about 2010, and maybe you regret the December LSAT! If so, Manhattan LSAT will be reviewing the test in a free live online workshop on Tuesday, January 11th at 8pm EST.  The LSAT geeks there will help us all figure out what can be learned from the test, and help set you straight for a re-take. Sign-up and get moving.

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preLaw Magazine’s Best Value Law Schools

With tuition up and lawyer salaries stagnant, itʼs more important than ever to choose a law school that delivers a good value. preLaw Magazine crunched the numbers to identify the cream of the crop for value. Even though Jennifer Keegan had gone to Florida State as an undergraduate, she wasn’t ready to enter law school at the same university without looking around at other places.  “I had a long list of 15 schools including private schools and…

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