The Problem with Law School Employment Data

Two students are working overtime to change the way law schools report their job placement data. And they were unwittingly supported by a hunger striker over the summer. But despite all the effort, change may be slow in coming.      Dozens of bloggers over the past year have been accusing law schools of  “fraud and misrepresentation” over legal employment placement numbers. While most in legal education say these bloggers represent a “very unhappy minority,” few doubt there are…

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Waiting Out the Waitlist

How to get into the ‘accepted’ pile sooner rather than later Law school is a waiting game. You anxiously await your LSAT score. You wait for your professors’ letters of recommendations to come in. Then you wait for your LSAC file to be complete. Now that it’s winter, you are nervously waiting to hear back from schools with their admissions decisions. But what if you have to wait even longer? What if you are waitlisted at your…

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Ready for a Logic Games Workout?

Take the Logic Games Challenge!  Manhattan LSAT posted Logic Games Challenge #30 and they invite our listeners to join in the chance to Win $200 off any LSAT Course or any Manhattan LSAT Strategy Guide (your choice!).  The latest challenge:  Computer Processes. A computer engineering student must build four motherboards—labeled R, S, T, and U—using a total of eight processors. Each processor has a unique amount of processing power–from 1 to 8 gigahertz–and an identification number that matches this processing power.…

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Just in time for Spring. Our New Podcast Helps You Prepare for Law School Exams

Spring is here at last and that means longer days, hanging outside and…oh yeah, law school exams are just a few months away.  Our new podcast, Law School Exam Prep: Advice to Help You Make the Grade,  has some great advice for 1Ls about to gear up for Round II of  those challenging first  year exams. We asked our guests about the most common mistakes 1Ls make in preparing for law school exams.  The answer will sound familiar to a lot of 1Ls…

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What Do Law School Professors Want to See on Your Exams?

If you’re a 1L (or if you will be soon), you probably would like to know exactly what your professors look for when grading your exams. Our upcoming podcast, Law School Exam Prep:  Advice to Help You Make the Grade, gives you some inside perspective and also provides lots of good tips for those heading into first year exams in the coming months. In this show, we talk with Ursula Furi-Perry, the Director of Academic Support and the Director of the Bar Essay Writing Program at Massachusetts…

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Law School Transfer: What You Need to Know

Transferring to a different law school is like an intense breakup: you’ve committed endless hours, the 1L path has been painful and confusing, you’re not sure you really want to break it off and it’s not as easy as saying goodbye. While breaking up is never easy, sometimes ditching your law school after 1L year is the best move for you. But as a transfer hopeful, you’ll be applying to law school all over again, which means preparation, research,…

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Hot Off the Press: New Manhattan LSAT Logical Reasoning Guide is Out!

Some good news for students looking for LSAT study options – here’s a great choice for self-study or to supplement your current prep course work.     Last week, Manhattan LSAT unveiled its new Logical Reasoning Guide.   No lightweight book is this — coming in at 552 pages and covering everything you need to master this important part of the test.  Manhattan LSAT’s Managing Director, Noah Teitelbaum says ”we’re really psyched about what’s inside this book. We’ve kept our focus on what top scorers actually do, but we’ve added…

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preLaw Magazine’s Best Law Schools for Public Interest

Law schools commit to helping its public service career-minded students make their dreams a reality with clinical opportunities, faculty involvement and access to loan repayment assistance. The commitment to public interest at the University of Maryland School of Lawreached new heights last spring when it sent 13 students to work in Namibia, China and Mexico, as part of their new International and Comparative Law Clinic.  Emily Siedell, Carlos Guevara and Eric Kunimoto were three of the pioneering students to…

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With an Eye on Big Firm Market, NLJ Reports On Top “Go-To” Law Schools

Law school applicants deciding which law school to attend are advised by just about everyone these days to consider carefully a law school’s employment data.  If you’re thinking of seeking employment in the big firm market, (and clearly not everyone is), you may be wondering which law schools sent the most graduates last year to Big Law?  According to The National Law Journal’s new list of  “Go-To Law Schools,” The University of Chicago Law School led the way in 2010, sending  nearly 59 percent of its…

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