U.S. News & World Report has released its latest law rankings, and they’re pretty much the same as last year for the top 10 schools.
[credit provider=”Sony Pictures Home Entertainment via IMDB”] Law school is more unpopular than ever, and it has some unlikely critics.Law professors Paul Campos and Brian Tamanaha are now calling for drastic reform of the same system that pays their bills.
[credit provider=”IMDB” url=”http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0250494/”] College freshmen who end up applying to law school tend to be richer, more self-confident, and have at least one lawyer parent, a study by the Law School Admission Council finds.These young adults rated themselves higher than the average freshman on academic ability, public speaking, and academic […]
[credit provider=”Wikipedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vermont_law_school_oakes_hall_20040808.jpg”] Vermont Law School has had a rough time lately.In an ominously titled post “Anatomy of a Law School Collapse,” legal blog Constitutional Daily noted Vermont Law recently took the unusual step of downsizing staff.
[credit provider=”Will Folsom via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/willfolsom/5702457082/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Last week, it was reported that law school applications were on pace to hit a 30-year low, a dramatic turn of events that could leave campuses with about 24 per cent fewer students than in 2010.Young adults, it seems, have fully absorbed the wretched state […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons”] The Wall Street Journal has a story on new law schools that are opening in Indiana and Texas, despite a cratering job market, skyrocketing debt, and a rapidly shrinking applicant pool. From the story: “Members of the law-school class of 2011 had little better than a 50-50 […]
[credit provider=”Wikipedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vermont_law_school_oakes_hall_20040808.jpg”] The New York Times’ most emailed story Thursday analysed the sharp drop in law school applications and the brutal impact it could have on legal education.University of Chicago law professor Brian Leiter made the story’s most ominous prediction: He estimated 10 law schools would close within the […]
[credit provider=”IMDB” url=”http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2608633856/tt0050051″] The New York Times has a front-page story about the ongoing collapse in the number of people applying to law school (from 100,700 in 2004 down to about 54,000 this cycle, with a 38% total decline over the last three years alone). The story features some nice quotes […]
Law school applications are set to reach a 30-year low for the current academic year, The National Law Journal’s Karen Sloan reported Monday.
[credit provider=”Wikipedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vermont_law_school_oakes_hall_20040808.jpg”] What if you made a law school and no one showed up?That may well be the reality facing Vermont Law School this Fall.
[credit provider=”IMDB” url=”http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0250494/”] Apologists who defend the status quo in legal academia, by limiting their reformist gestures to various types of ineffectual hand-waving, have developed a stock set of responses to more searching critiques. I’m going to list the top ones here, without bothering to debunk them. Feel free to use […]
A prominent law school professor is now arguing that if America’s 32nd president only needed two years of law school, there is absolutely no reason to have a third year now.As top legal scholars and New York’s Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman prepare to meet on Friday to discuss the fate […]
[credit provider=”Above The Law” url=”http://abovethelaw.com/2006/08/david-lat-biography/”] There are plenty of reasons not to go to law school.There are about twice as many law school grads as there are jobs for lawyers. At least some grads can expect to work at a minimum wage job rather than in a BigLaw firm, and […]
As law schools try to convince students to keep applying despite the industry’s terrible job market, a horribly discouraging picture posted to Reddit last week blows all pro-law school arguments out of the water.
[credit provider=”Blake Masters”] While 40 five per cent of test takers failed the California Bar Exam, one blogger says he passed with incredibly little studying.Blake Masters, who graduated from Stanford Law, claimed yesterday he studied for no more than five hours per day only during the month of July and […]
[credit provider=”Case Western Reserve University School of Law” url=”http://law.case.edu/Home/News/tabid/251/vw/1/ItemID/146/Default.aspx”] The dean of America’s 67th-best law school is so sick of the media turning his profession into the new financial crisis that he took to The New York Times’ opinion pages to lambast reporters for essentially ruining his industry.”For at least […]
A 2012 graduate of the University of Buffalo law school sent a furious letter to the school’s dean after he failed to land a job after getting his JD.