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At debt’s doorstep (access required)

Anyone considering law school should take an unflinching look at themselves and what they hope to do with a law degree, experts say. Enticements for those considering a law school education remain as strong as ever, despite the worst job ...

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Puppies break the stress of exams at GMU law

With a whole semester grade riding on one three hour exam, law students are famously stressed out this time of year. George Mason University’s law school offers unconventional relief — let the anxious academics play with puppies. The Arlington law ...

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W&M law school banned from hotel

Students at the William & Mary law school may be in danger of running out of places to party in Williamsburg. After shenanigans at a gathering aptly titled “Fall From Grace” last month, the hotel called the dean to say ...

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That was then, this is now

You might read this item, recall your own misspent undergraduate days and be glad you applied to law school in the pre-Facebook era. A whole lot of law school admissions officials have been going online to review their applicants’ digital ...

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Breyer pays tribute to Merhige at UR law school (access required)

Unlike politicians, judges cannot let popularity influence their decisions, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer said Thursday. “Congress is the expert on popularity,” Breyer told an invitation-only gathering of lawyers, judges and academics at the University of Richmond School ...

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Polsby stays out of speech debate

Resisting calls to bar an anti-Muslim speaker on campus at George Mason University’s law school, Dean Daniel Polsby scored points with free speech advocates with his published comments last week. His statement concluded thus: The law school will not exercise ...

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Tased, but not confused

Back in 2007, Sen. John Kerry was attending a forum at the University of Florida, when a student named Andrew Meyer started asking the former Democratic presidential candidate a number of agitated questions. Why hadn’t President Bush been impeached, he ...

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Lock Mess

It’s September, so law students are back in school, ready to learn lots and start looking for an elusive summer clerkship (2Ls) or an elusive job offer (3Ls). The 1Ls are just trying to survive, and according to Above the ...

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W&M Dean gets NCSC award

The National Center for State Courts has named Davison M. Douglas, dean of the College of William and Mary law school, a recipient of its 2010 Distinguished Service Award for contributions to the judiciary. The center cited Douglas’ contribution as ...

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