As law school fall terms begin again, we’re launching a weekly series featuring recent news for pre-law students, current law students, and anyone interested in developing their legal acumen.Â Be sure to check out our updates to stay in the know about all things law with Knewton.
Without further ado, here’s this week’s list:
Ann Levine’s post in US News is a reality check for those applying to law school.Â Important tip: Make sure you get your LSAT prep done and score well!
You can always count on UC Berkeley to start the law school year off in a big way.Â This article from the Wall Street Journal explains that protesters gathered to call for Yoo’s ousting because of his policies on torture.
This Wall Street Journal blog post discusses how some law school students are equating their education to a scheme, while schools explain that other options aside from working at law firms are possibilities for post-law school employment.
Stanford wants to dethrone Yale’s top spot as the #1 law school in America.Â By snagging Yale Law professor, John Donahue, can Stanford take the honors?
A win-win situation: making the best of the recession with volunteer and non-profit opportunities before joining law firms.Â This article from the New York Times sheds light on how some law school students are embracing a wide array of public interest options that they may have never considered before.
Will a hunger strike to protest being unemployed after law school get you a job?Â Featured in the Huffington Post, this article explains how protester Ethan Haines is hoping that law schools will become more honest about graduate employment numbers in the future.
This US News piece is a must-have for everyone applying to law school this year.Â Timing is everything and planning ahead will make your law school application process go as smoothly as possible.
This piece from the National Jurist discusses if law school is worth the cost these days.Â Is the solution fewer law schools or decreasing tuition?Â Read more to find out.
Gearing up for law school?Â Here’s a list from About.com to help you assuage those pre-1L jitters.Â Make sure you’re armed and ready with a sound laptop and all of the books you need for your first classes.
Read more at The Herald News about how and why several students chose to become part of the inaugural class at UMass School of Law – Dartmouth.
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