Ready for law school? Whether you’re in the midst of your LSAT prep (check out our special cram course offer to get up to speed for the October test!) or already done with your applications, it can’t hurt to learn more about what’s going on in the legal field. Check out these articles to learn more about current happenings at law schools and tips on the application process. Fun fact: Did you know that Andrea Bocelli was a practicing lawyer before he made it big as an internationally renowned opera singer?
In this U.S. News post, Ann Levine reminds law school applicants to honestly assess themselves when choosing where to apply and setting expectations.
After the dismal number of replies received from law schools for the Law School Transparency Project, Ave Maria School of Law is agreeing to take part.Â To the other 198 schools who failed to comply with the project’s mission, do they have any messages to defend their actions (or inactions)?
Are you planning on going to law school just to become a lawyer? Check out this slide show from Chicago Now of lawyers-turned opera singer/actor/talk show host, among others.
Have you ever considered a Master of Laws (L.L.M.)? This alternative to the J.D. is growing in popularity because of the current economy, but is it a worthwhile investment? Read more in the Law.com article.
HLS is getting pickier with grades to ensure that the highest achieving students get credited with the highest marks. Read more about it in the Harvard Crimson article.
This Atlantic article discusses how the commonly used law school reference may now be accessible online and for free.
As with all rankings, they should be viewed with a grain of salt. Law.com weighs in.
Read more about University of Virginia School of Law student Kate Barry’s law school experience in this Virginia Law Weekly piece. Although women may be a minority in law school, Barry believes they can still succeed.
Instead of venting his disappointment in unemployment after law school, this law grad featured in a Law.com article took his issue to President Obama. Read more on why he chose that route and if he regrets entering the law field.
Military students now have a new resource to help them get into the legal field. Find out more at leaderstolawyers.net.