The Declining Percentage of Women Going to Law School: An Undergraduate Woman’s Perspective on a Disturbing Phenomenon (Part Two: The Decline in Women’s Law School Admission Rates)
--by Devon Lawrence
The Declining Percentage of Women Going to Law School: An Undergraduate Woman’s Perspective on a Disturbing Phenomenon (Part One: The Decline in Women’s Applications to Law School)
What One Law Professor Thinks Her Former Students Should “Get Over”: Apparently, Not Having a Good Job after Paying Her Colleagues’ Salaries
Prof. Sara Stadler’s recent commencement address at Emory law is one for the ages. At least, Emory (still) thinks so, since the home page of its website has a button that connects to a video of it. In the address, Stadler tossed out a gem, telling newly minted Emory grads to “get over it,” it being their “sense of entitlement” to highly-paid legal jobs.
NALP’s preliminary analysis of employment for the law school class of 2010 (as of February 15, 2011) was released yesterday. (NALP’s comprehensive report will be available in August; if you're a law student or prospective law student, make it required reading.) The news is not good. I tend to understate, and "not good" is a pretty good example of that.
A commenter on my last post, “The Continuing Disappointment of the ABA’s Response to Law School Transparency Requests: Can No One (Short of Governmental Pressure) Appeal to the ABA to Protect Law Students and Pre-Law Students?” is fairly typical of prospective law students who want to be diligent about analyzing their law school options but really don’t know how to proceed.
The Continuing Disappointment of the ABA’s Response to Law School Transparency Requests: Can No One (Short of Governmental Pressure) Appeal to the ABA to Protect Law Students and Pre-Law Students?
The grim state of the legal employment market for new lawyers—and the scanty, often deceptive and almost always self-serving data that the ABA requires law schools to provide about their graduates’ employment—has been a subject of this blog and other legal commentators for awhile now.
Pre-LSAT Prep: A New Advise-In Solutions Program (at no extra cost) to Help You Achieve Your Best LSAT Score
In early 2010, I did a blog post about how to prepare for the LSAT before you actually start preparing for the LSAT.
Law School Debt Gets Uglier for Law School Students in the Last Decade: A Debt-Reduction Checklist for Law School Applicants
On Friday the 13th, it’s appropriate to blog about something not entirely cheerful. The Hartford Business Journal reports that from “2001 to 2010, the average amount borrowed annually by law students for their three-year degrees increased 50 percent…This past academic year, law students borrowed an average of $68,827 for public educations and $106,249 for private educations,” “far [outpacing] the rate of inflation.” As a rough way to think about this, it means that well over half of average law school tuition is debt-financed.
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the importance of protecting your professional identity as early as possible—for potential law school applicants, that means that you don’t start managing your online profile (including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, what’s available about you from search engines, what e-mails you send, etc.) when you apply for law school or a job after law school. You start now.
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