A lot has changed in law practice, and not least is the number of people who want to be lawyers. The demand for legal education may never return to the level law school deans saw a dozen years ago, and ...
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Once Robert “Pat” Doherty determined to study law, very little escaped his notice. Or his pen. Not only did Doherty take comprehensive notes during law school and, later, during 18 years on the Virginia trial court bench, he also kept ...Read More »
Law schools have taken a lot of hits lately. Students and alumni have criticized educational institutions for a failure to respond to the changing legal marketplace, rising tuition and a lack of practical preparation for students turned new lawyers. The ...Read More »
BALTIMORE, MD — Some law students spend their summers working at law firms. Others work in-house for a company’s legal department. One intern in Baltimore got to do both. The eight-week internship was a combined effort by McGuireWoods LLP’s Baltimore ...Read More »
As if bar candidates cramming legal knowledge didn’t have enough to worry about with the looming Virginia bar examination, word is out that bar examiners have been casting a critical eye on candidates’ writing ability. The Virginia Board of Bar ...Read More »
Virginia welcomes 1,076 new lawyers after today’s admission ceremony. The number reflects those who successfully completed the July 2012 Virginia Bar Exam and met the licensing requirements needed to be sworn in this morning at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. ...Read More »