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Bi-Modal Distribution: A Picture of the Melting Right Mode (LWB Farewell Series)

by William Henderson on

The biggest break I ever got in my academic career occurred nearly ten years ago when I attended the Council meeting for Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar at the August 2007 ABA Annual Meeting. I was one...more

Legal Whiteboard Ceasing Publication

by William Henderson on

On April 30th, The Legal Whiteboard will cease publication. During our 5+ years of operations, we generated some very good content, focusing on facts, trends and ideas affecting the legal industry. We made the ABA LawBlawg...more

What’s Changed and What’s Next for EDRM at Duke: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

As we’ve discussed, EDRM was recently acquired by Duke Law School’s Center for Judicial Studies. How will this new partnership change EDRM? Yesterday, EDRM and Duke Law conducted a webinar to discuss the future of EDRM at...more

The GRE and the Revised US News Ranking Methodology

by William Henderson on

When I initially learned that Harvard Law would start accepting the GRE as an alternative to the LSAT, I viewed it through the prism of the US News & World Report ranking and concluded that it was a very good thing for...more

University of Wisconsin Announces Data Breach of Law School Applicants

Last week, the University of Wisconsin Law School notified 1,213 applicants from 2005-2006 that their names and Social Security numbers were breached back in November. The University discovered that a hacker gained access to...more

Letter To A First-Year Law Student

by Butler Snow LLP on

We recently received this email message from Mr. Munford: This is a letter I wish I had gotten when I started law school. I have sent it in various versions to several young friends as they began that adventure. It...more

South Texas College of Law: A Rebranding Update

As Steve wrote about a few weeks ago, the South Texas College of Law changed its name in June to the Houston College of Law, with a newly designed brand...more

Third Circuit Rejects Inflated-Value Theory of Damages, Declines to Certify Law School Tuition Class

by Carlton Fields on

The Third Circuit recently affirmed the denial of class certification in a suit alleging that a law school made misrepresentations about the employment status of its graduates, thereby inducing students to pay inflated...more

Third Circuit Rejects Class Certification for Widener Law Grads

by Genova Burns LLC on

A panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals refused to allow class certification for a group of Widener University School of Law Graduates who allege that the law school inflated postgraduate employment rate statistics in...more

The Case for E-Discovery Education in Law School

The lament that law schools do not adequately prepare new lawyers for the actual practice of law is not a new one. The refrain, however, seems more pronounced as the day-to-day practice of law becomes increasingly...more

4 takeaways for higher ed from the Alaburda student lawsuit verdict

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Last week a California jury rejected a law school graduate’s claim that her alma mater falsified graduate-employment data in the much-anticipated Alaburda v. Thomas Jefferson School of Law trial. The lawsuit was filed on May...more

Is It Time for Marketing and Business Development Courses in Law School?

by LawVision Group LLC on

Why don’t more law schools offer courses that teach the basics of branding, marketing and business development? This would have been unheard of fifteen years ago (when I first joined the legal industry), but today . . . only...more

What is the impact of longer hours on lawyer satisfaction?

by William Henderson on

Every lawyer, law professor, law student, and legal commentator has an opinion on this question. Today we can test our views against actual data. ...more

Part IV: Alumni Surveys, The Varied Career Paths of Law School Graduates

by William Henderson on

This is Part IV of a blog series that focuses on alumni surveys based on data for Northeastern Law alumni who graduated between 1971 and 2012 (n = 833, 21% response rate). Prior posts covered data related to the pre-law...more

Part III: Alumni Surveys, Responses on the Law School Experience

by William Henderson on

Part II of this blog series reported that the top motivations to attend law school have remained the same for over four decades, at least for Northeastern University School of Law (NUSL). Alumni reported the same underlying...more

Part II: Alumni Surveys, Pre-Law Characteristics and Motivations

by William Henderson on

Building on the introduction (Part I) of this blog series, our alumni survey of Northeastern University School of Law yielded cross-sectional data that span graduates from 1971 to 2012. Because of the large time span, some...more

Part I: What Can We Learn by Studying Law School Alumni? A Case Study of One Law School

by William Henderson on

Several years ago, as the legal academy was beginning to work its way through the implications of the landmark “After the JD” Project (AJD), one of the principal investigators, Bryant Garth, commented to a group of fellow law...more

Is there a right way to respond to the "Law School Debt Crisis" Editorial?

by William Henderson on

Amidst all the other newsworthy topics, the New York Times editorial board made law school debt the lead editorial for today's Sunday edition. And the story line is not good. The editorial starts with the bleak...more

The Roundup: This Week’s Recommended Reading (October 16, 2015)

by Law School Toolbox on

Welcome to The Roundup for the week ending October 16. We have lots of thought-provoking pieces to share this week! From Around the Web - Why You Shouldn’t Go to Law School: Law school is not the right choice...more

The Roundup: Last Week’s Recommended Reading (October 2, 2015)

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Minneapolis Woman Goes From Foster Care to Harvard Law School: An amazing story of a young woman who had to overcome some major obstacles. (Valley News Live)...more

The Roundup: Last Week’s Recommended Reading (September 11, 2015)

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Can a Career Coach Help Advance Your Legal Career? If you’re feeling stuck in your legal career, maybe it’s time to consider a career coach, or other similar option (if a full career coaching package isn’t an option)....more

"In Praise of Law Reviews (And Jargon-Filled, Academic Writing)"

by William Henderson on

That is the title of a forthcoming article by Cass Sunstein in the Michigan Law Review. Sunstein has unusual standing to make this case because, in addition to his academic perches at Chicago and Harvard Law, he was tapped...more

The Roundup: Last Week’s Recommended Reading (September 4, 2015)

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Could a Six Figure Salary Be Bad for Your Health? After stress caused her to trade in her high-flying, high salary job as Richard Branson’s brand director, Catherine Salway explains why she has no regrets. (The Telegraph)...more

The Roundup: Last Week’s Recommended Reading (August 28, 2015)

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It’s Time for Law Firm Leadership to “Lean In”: Susan Smith Blakely, author of the Best Friends at the Bar book series, discusses the “Lean In” mentality and what it really means for women in law careers. (The Girl’s...more

The Roundup: Last Week’s Recommended Reading (August 14, 2015)

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From Around the Web Finding Your Path: A Business Coach Weighs In: Crystal Marsh, former attorney and career business coach, answers questions and shares her insight on law school, the first years and finding your...more

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