It doesn’t matter if you’re busy with LSAT prep, applying to law schools, or finding that summer paralegal position before putting together your law school applications. If you’re planning on a career in law, it’s important to stay in the know about legal news and the Knewton Law School News Roundup is here to help you out.Â Recently, there has been press about unemployed JDs concerned with law school transparency, law firm rankings affecting employment opportunities and relationships, and alternative career paths for law school grads. Here are ten news articles to feed your growing law school brain.
1. The Fashion Law Institute Launches at Fordham Law School
Fashionista.com reports on the new Fashion Law Institute opening at Fordham University and gives props to the clever logo of a spool and thread positioned in the shape of a gavel. With the increasing concern of fashion copywriting laws, could institutes like these be on the rise?
If you’re contemplating a career in law, keep this question in mind: do you think you will have fond memories of your law career? This post on MinnLaw.com features an opinion of a lawyer who, looking back, probably would have chosen a different career path.
How will the new law firm rankings affect how companies choose their representation? Read more in this New York Times article.
Interested in environmental law? PreLaw Magazine highlights the top program in the U.S.
Law schools don’t seem so responsive to the proposed transparency project, but does this necessarily mean they have something to hide? Read more in this post at Law.com.
The UNC Daily Tarheel talks about how although hiring is slow, the statistics are an improvement from before, but would this make you reconsider a career in law?
Law.com discusses how many recent law school graduates are blaming their alma maters for their debt and unemployment, but would you agree?
Check out this Omaha World-Herald article to learn more about law school students pursuing careers in government agency law.
After obtaining an MBA and JD, one man chose to leave his associate position at a law firm at the age of 26 to get a B.A. from Oxford. Sound backwards to you? Although many unemployed JDs would be scrambling for his position as an associate, read more about his story in The Globe and Mail and weigh in on whether or not you believe he made the best decision.
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