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The bar exam can be overwhelming and intimidating. The breadth of information is discouraging. Where do you start and how
The Pros: The Professors - I cannot commend BARBRI enough for its choice of faculty. The professors knew the material very
With so many low-income Americans struggling to find jobs, keep their homes, and supply basic needs for their families, the need for public interest lawyers has never been greater. These attorneys play a vital role in ensuring equality within the justice system in America
Brooklyn Law School is offering a 15 percent tuition refund to graduates who aren't able to find jobs of their choice within
Got any good lawyer jokes? Here's one, "What do you call a law school graduate?" Sadly, the answer is increasingly becoming: "Unemployed."
Public Service Loan Forgiveness is an invaluable tool for retaining lawyers for long-term public interest careers and closing the justice gap. It is not the cause of high law school tuition and it is not making law students willing to borrow more.
Meanwhile, among pricey colleges, 95 and 92 percent of Columbia University and Cornell University grads pass the bar on the
Without the ability to earn Public Service Loan Forgiveness, public defender offices, nonprofits and legal aid organizations will face even larger barriers in recruiting and -- most importantly -- retaining attorneys to provide experienced and high quality representation to low- and middle-income Americans.
In a recent report on the state of legal education, Moody's, the credit rating service, noted in passing that tuition cuts are not necessarily an effective tactic for improving enrollment. The rationale is important for people to understand.
Christopher Columbus Langdell, Dean of the Harvard Law School from 1870 to 1895, set the paradigm for what law schools and legal scholars should do, a paradigm that lasted for nearly a century until my colleague Judge Richard Posner finally upset it in the 1970s.