1. U.S. News Responds to the ABA’s Take on Law School Rankings
Should law school applicants rely on rankings and to make a decision on where they choose to go to get their law degree? Does the desire to rank high on these lists interfere with schools’ missions? U.S. News reports.
It turns out that the “Unemployed JD” isn’t a man, but actually a woman! This Law.com post discusses how Zenovia Evans wanted to make a statement about law schools’ lack of transparency on employment numbers.
3. Incoming Law School Class Has Highest Mean LSAT in History
The GW Hatchet, official newspaper of the George Washington Law School in Washington, D.C., reports that the school’s admissions committee had looked to increase the average LSAT score of the incoming class, but ended up with a class having the highest undergraduate GPA than ever before.
4. Ask the Right People for Your Recommendations
Ann Levine at US News gives more advice on how length of time and depth of relationship should help determine who writes your law school recommendations. Levine also mentions an LSAC online evaluation form of which all applicants should make note.
5. Law School Apps Up, Fewer Graduate to Legal Jobs
Crain’s Detroit discusses how this outcome may be the result of business-oriented students padding their resumes with law school/legal experience. Many law school grads are taking alternative routes post-JD, but are these routes voluntary or a last resort?
This NPR report examines affirmative action’s effects on applicants to every school and if the policy should still stand.
7. Copywriting Fashion: Who Gains?
New York Senator Chuck Schumer is proposing a copywriting law on fashion designs, but will this benefit or harm the industry? Moreover, what designs are truly unique these days? Read this New York Times post to find out more.
8. Their Day in Court
The BP oil spill has raised awareness of laws protecting animals in various circumstances. Read more about it in this article from the ABA Journal.
9. Law Firms Trying a Different Path to China
Law.com talks about how American law firms have developed a formula for building relationships in the Chinese market and are aiming to make a large impact in intellectual property law in the east.
10. Public Sours On Health Care Reform as Midterm Looms
Favor for health care reform has fallen drastically in the past few months. According to The Kaiser Health Tracking Poll, support for reform dropped from 50% to 43% in August. Opposition rose to 45%. Read more about it in this Politico article.
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