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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

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

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

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 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

"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

How is the entry-level legal job market in Australia?

by William Henderson on

Not good. There are more law graduates than jobs, yet law schools are making matters worse by admitting more students in order to generate subsidies for other parts of the university. That's the basic charge of the...more

What is more important for lawyers: where you go to law school or what you learned? (Part II)

by William Henderson on

If you're trying to maximize the financial value of an undergraduate degree, it is better to bet on course of study than college prestige. Indeed, prestige is largely irrelevant to those who major in engineering, computer...more

What is more important for lawyers: where you go to law school or what you learned? (Part I)

by William Henderson on

The Economist reports a very interesting analysis from Payscale. The questions being asked are pretty simple: If you want to generate earnings that justify the time and cost of an undergraduate education, what should you...more

The Roundup: This Week’s Recommended Reading (May 22, 2015)

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From Around the Web - Lawyers With Lowest Pay Report More Happiness: Researchers who surveyed 6,200 lawyers about their jobs and health found that lawyers in public-service jobs who made the least money, like public...more

The Roundup: Last Week’s Recommended Reading (April 17, 2015)

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From Around the Web - Deceptive Statistics 101, Courtesy of a Law Professor and the New York Times: The New York Times published an column by a Berkeley law professor at Berkeley who said the drop law school applications...more

The Roundup: Last Week’s Recommended Reading (Mar 20, 2015)

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From Around the Web - Student Loan Refinancing vs. Consolidation – Which is Right for You? After grades and getting a job, what’s the next item on the worry list for most new and aspiring attorneys? Debt! Specifically...more

The Roundup: Last Week’s Recommended Reading (Feb 27, 2014)

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From Around the Web - How Law School Prepared 3L Hali Ford to Compete on Survivor: 3L Hali Ford talks about her tough choice to compete on the show and how law school in San Francisco prepared her for this challenge of...more

The Roundup: Last Week’s Recommended Reading (Feb 13, 2014)

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From Around the Web - Podcast #6: Alison Monahan on Law School and Lawering: Alison talks about what success means in law school now that law jobs are scarce, and how law students and new graduates can best adapt to the...more

What Law School Did and Didn’t Teach Me: A Personal Injury Lawyer Reflects on the Law School Experience

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We are excited to welcome to Trebuchet Lakota Denton, a personal injury lawyer for Minick Law in Asheville, North Carolina. He shares his reflections on the law school experience and explores what he actually learned in...more

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

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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

Don’t Try This Law School Trick at Home: How to Squelch Emotions

by Law School Toolbox on

Mark Perlmutter is back for the second post in his six-part series on law school lessons that are not advisable for a healthy home life. If you missed his first post, be sure to read it here (see article for link). Mark is a...more

The Roundup: This Week’s Recommended Reading (Sept. 26, 2014)

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5 Resume Mistakes to Avoid: Recruiters only spend a few seconds glancing at a resume before they decide to move on to the next. Here are five resume mistakes to avoid. (SF Gate)...more

What I Wish I Knew Before Going To Law School

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We are very excited to welcome Susan Carter Liebel to Trebuchet for a great post about what she wished she knew before going to law school. Susan is the CEO and founder of Solo Practice University®, the only educational and...more

The Roundup: This Week’s Recommended Reading (Sept. 12, 2014)

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Which of Your Selves Comes Forward as a Lawyer? Kate McGuinness talks about how career (and life) plans might evolve to reveal different “selves,” and how to handle this situation when it occurs. (The Girl’s Guide to...more

Hogan: Summer Associate Programs are "Extended Interviews"

by Mimesis Law on

June 10, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Mariana Hogan, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Student Development at New York Law School, talks with Lee Pacchia about some of the ways law students can make the most of their Summer...more

Fixing Law Schools: Are More Types of Degrees the Answer?

by Mimesis Law on

May 14, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Rebecca Roiphe, professor at New York Law School, talks with Lee Pacchia about the difficulties facing lower tier law schools as they adapt to emerging market trends. While some have called for...more

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