Category Archives: Pre-law

Going to law school? Go with a good reason

Stop the presses. Law school enrollment is declining. Law school enrollment has been on a steep decline for years, and anyone who thought that this would change anytime soon has been or remains delusional. Thinking about going to law school? … Continue reading

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Alternative Careers Conversations: Law Schools’ Moral Imperative

Even if there were a JD-required job for every law student and tuition were free, law schools would still have a moral imperative to introduce students to alternative uses for their JDs. Law grads make choices Law school career professionals … Continue reading

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Pre-law Advice from a Law School Admissions Dean

No secret: The present and future of the legal employment market are in turmoil, and crushing student loan debt is the topic of lively and painful blogs and conversations everywhere. Pre-law advice: you still want to go to law school … Continue reading

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Law School Test Drive 3: Questions for Law Professors

Visiting a law school and talking to a number of professors can be a good idea or it can be a big waste of time. If you are prepared to ask questions that professors can answer, you may be satisfied … Continue reading

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Decode the first three weeks of law school

First year students are bombarded with useful and useless information, and advice ranging from sage to bone-crackingly stupid. How they decode the first three weeks of law school can set them on the right path. Here are three clues that … Continue reading

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New Perspectives on Alternative Careers: Anna Lawless JD 2009

 This is the second in a series which will shed light on alternative career paths carved out by graduates since 2007, including strategies and tactics that they have used successfully, and advice they offer to prospective and current law students. … Continue reading

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2 Questions for pre-law and prospective law students

Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you will have been paying attention to the conversations, screaming matches, and litigation about law school tuition and the value of the law degree which has been in the blogosphere and twitterverse for … Continue reading

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Tips for Test Driving Legal Careers #2

Take the Two-part Test Drive If you haven’t done these before taking the LSAT, here are two tasks to complete before the first day of school. They include Tips for Test Driving Legal Careers. (1) Talk to several lawyers about … Continue reading

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Tips for Test Driving Legal Careers #1

With LSAT in the air and law school application season in high gear, it ought to be time to test drive law school. Disclosure: For the first 10 years that I worked in law school career services, I asked 1Ls “When … Continue reading

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1Ls’ first career services meeting: the beginning

1 First year law students’ first meetings with career services professionals mark the beginning of an enormously valuable two-way relationship. What should each expect? Students Why engage with career services? You don’t know what you don’t know. Unless you are a … Continue reading

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