Tag Archives: Law Schools

Anna Alaburda’s Case Against Her Law School

There has been quite a lot of buzz about Anna Alaburda’s case against her former law school, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, for publishing fraudulent post-graduation employment statistics to entice perspective law students to apply.  There are many opinions about … Continue reading

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Court Square Law Project To Serve Moderate-Income New Yorkers

The New York City Bar Association (NYCBA), The City University of New York Law School (CUNYLS), and a number of BigLaw firms have banned together to serve moderate-income legal consumers in New York who don’t qualify for legal aid – … Continue reading

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Post-Law School Residency Program? It Works For Doctors

According to a recent press release, UnitedLex, “a global, full-service provider of technology-powered legal and business services,” has launched a legal residency program with four law schools: Emory University School of Law, the University of Miami School of Law, The Ohio State University … Continue reading

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Reinventing Law Schools

Elon University School of Law Dean Luke Bierman wrote an article for The New Normal section of the ABA Journal, titled Four steps for reinventing legal education.  In his April 15, 2015 article, Dean Bierman argues that the new normal for … Continue reading

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Pro Bono Requirement For Law Students Can Benefit Everyone

New York has done it, and now California is considering it too.  According to a March 14, 2015 Los Angeles Times article, titled State bar considers requiring all law students to do free legal work, the State Bar of California is considering … Continue reading

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Are Law Schools Catching On?

There seems to be an acknowledgement by certain law schools that the age-old model of law school curricula needs updating to meet the demand for practice ready associate attorneys.  While many in the legal field cannot agree on what that … Continue reading

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Attorney Tip #2 – Think Like a Client

Frank H. Wu, Chancellor and Dean of UC Hastings College of the Law, wrote an article for the Huffington Post on February 13, 2013 looking back at his time practicing law from his current perspective as a client.  Mr. Wu offers a handful of realizations … Continue reading

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Law Students Are “Voting With Their Feet”

The New York Times reported on Wednesday that law school applications are nearing a 30-year low, citing high tuition, overwhelming debt, and bleak job opportunities.  The Legal Whiteboard reported on Tuesday that Washington & Lee law school has a surplus of … Continue reading

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Legal Consumer Tip #4 – Think Like a Lawyer

One of the best ways to effectively communicate with your lawyer, and to make sure your lawyer is hearing you and working toward your goals, is to put yourself in your lawyer’s shoes.  Understanding how s/he receives your communications — … Continue reading

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Effecting Legal Practice Reform . . . Law Students First

Perhaps one way to effect legal practice reform is to address it with students before they become members of the legal community.  Like the teaching of bed-side manner to medical students, law students may well be the most willing and … Continue reading

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