What Makes a Great Law School Library?

Schools nowadays are much more technologically advanced than you may think. From teachers and tutors using technology to teach to administration staff using Custom School Administration Software to make sure each student goes where they're meant to go, technology is thoroughly integrated into the school system. Now that includes the library too. 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…

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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…

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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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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…

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