Tag Archives: Law Schools

Some good news, at last (access required)

Looking up

The bleak job market for law school graduates may be improving just a bit, according to new figures from law school placement officials. More law firms are coming to law school campuses to talk to potential entry-level hires, according to ...

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Law school numbers decline in applicants (access required)


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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Pomp, Circumstance…and Mindy

Comedienne Mindy Kaling – star of TV’s “The Mindy Project” and before that, “The Office” – was one of the speakers at Harvard Law School’s commencement ceremony this  month. Why? I’m not sure either. But Kaling apparently was a hit, ...

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Wanted: A way to reverse problem with lawyers’ writing (access required)

Lawyer writing

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 ...

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Law school employment data pushes U.Va. to #1 (access required)

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Virginia law students have something else to brag about. After learning last week that the state’s bar exam is one of the toughest in the nation, University of Virginia law grads also can take pride in the value of their ...

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Virginia schools steady in U.S. News rankings (access required)

The 2014 U.S. News & World Report law school rankings brought little change for Virginia law schools, with only the University of Richmond marking a shift – for the better – of more than two positions. The annual rankings were ...

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Bill would let law profs practice law

An effort to open Virginia State Bar membership to law professors with recent practice experience is advancing again in the General Assembly. The plan would allow law professors to become active members of the bar if they have engaged in ...

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