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The Roundup: Last Week’s Recommended Reading (Dec. 19, 2014)

From Around the Web - 3 Signs It’s Time to Refinance Your Law School Loans: The folks at SoFi provide some useful information about how and when to refinance your student loans, the basics of consolidation and...more

The Roundup: This Week’s Recommended Reading (Nov. 21, 2014)

From Around the Web - Law School Tuition: Helped or Hurt by Public Service Loan Forgiveness? An ongoing criticism of Public Service Loan Forgiveness is that the possibility of earning forgiveness in ten years makes...more

The Roundup: Last Week’s Recommended Reading (Oct. 31, 2014)

Simple Tips for a Less Stressful Lawyer Life: A former lawyers shares a few tips to keep you from overwork and attorney burnout. (Leaving the Law)...more

Dean: Law Schools Use Merit Scholarships To Boost Rankings  [Video]

Oct. 10 ( Bloomberg Law) -- Law schools need to find ways to cut the expense of merit scholarships, which they "use to buy students . . . with high LSATs" to improve the schools' US News rankings, Brooklyn Law School Dean and...more

Does This New ABA Report Signal Change For Law Schools? [Video]

Aug. 9 (Bloomberg Law) -- Brian Leiter, professor at the University of Chicago Law School, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the American Bar Association's recent report on the state of legal education in America. ...more

Law School Reformers Create "False Sense of Doom"  [Video]

July 26 (Bloomberg Law) -- Stephen Sheppard, assistant dean and professor at University of Arkansas School of Law, tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia that fundamental tenets of the law school reform movement are flat-out...more

Bar President: 3Ls Should Get Paid for Internships  [Video]

June 28 (Bloomberg Law) -- John Thies, outgoing president for the Illinois State Bar Association, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about his organization's report on the impact of law school debt on the delivery of...more

Could This Law School Ranking Unseat US News?  [Video]

May 9 (Bloomberg Law) -- Elie Mystal, editor at Above the Law, tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia that his blog's new law school rankings sought to list the top 50 American law schools by relying on an "outcome based"...more

Northwestern Law Dean: Let Students "Vote With Their Feet"  [Video]

Mar. 28 (Bloomberg Law) -- Northwestern Dean Daniel Rodriguez says he supports a proposal under consideration in New York that would allow students to take the bar exam after two years of law school without getting a degree....more

Alabama Rolls Harvard At Law; Editor Explains Rankings  [Video]

Feb. 14 (Bloomberg Law) -- Jack Crittenden, editor-in-chief of National Jurist, talks to Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about his publication's recently released law school rankings. The results of the survey generated...more

Law School Applications Crater [Video]

Feb. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Law school applications appear to be headed for a 30-year low. Based on applications so far for Fall 2013, experts expect there will be about 54,000 applicants -- that's about half the number that...more

License Lawyers Without Law Degrees? [Video]

Feb. 4 (Bloomberg) -- A proposal to allow law students to take the New York State bar exam after two years is getting serious consideration. The state's chief judge is expressing interest, but no date for a decision by the...more

Dean: There's No Oversupply of Lawyers [Video]

Jan. 4 (Bloomberg Law) -- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects there will be 74,000 new lawyer jobs this decade, while American law schools will produce more than 400,000 graduates. Despite those numbers, "it's not...more

Congressman: My Plan Would Reduce Student Loan Defaults: Video [Video]

Dec. 14 (Bloomberg Law) -- Congressman Tom Petri (R-Wis.) says his proposal to have employers deduct student loan payments automatically from paychecks would reduce the number of graduates who default on their loans and rack...more

Law Professor Blows the Whistle on his Colleagues

Professor Brian Tamanaha’s new book, Failing Law Schools, does a good job of explaining why borrowing to obtain a lower tier law school education has become a bad deal for all too many, but fails even to acknowledge the...more

Dean: There's No Oversupply of Lawyers [Video]

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects there will be 74,000 new lawyer jobs this decade, while American law schools will produce more than 400,000 graduates. Despite those numbers, "it's not clear to me there's an...more

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