148 posts categorized "Law Students/Law Schools"

Columbia Is Big Law's Favorite Law School

Define "Go-To." The National Law Journal comes out with its top 50 law schools. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:21 PM on February 24, 2014 in Law Students/Law Schools | Comments (0)

18 Law Schools See Enrollment Drop by 30% or More

Law school news: If you can't get into law schools now, you never will. Ohio is the new bargain basement. What prospective law students want (but who cares?). Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:24 PM on February 18, 2014 in Law Students/Law Schools, Web Briefs | Comments (3)

Groupons for Law Schools?

The latest on what's happening at law schools and beyond. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:02 PM on January 22, 2014 in Law Students/Law Schools, Web Briefs | Comments (0)

Law Schools Slash Tuition—But Will They Come?

The latest on law schools news—including sales on your legal education. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:00 PM on December 9, 2013 in Law Students/Law Schools, Web Briefs | Comments (3)

Should Firms Look at Economic Diversity in Hiring?

Guest blogger Robin Sparkman argues that it's time to take a broader definition of diversity in hiring associates. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 10:16 AM on December 2, 2013 in Diversity, Law Students/Law Schools | Comments (3)

Rejected From Harvard Law? No Sweat—Try Again.

For all you law school junkies out there who like to keep score on which school will get you where and how you can game the admissions process Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:08 PM on November 25, 2013 in Law Students/Law Schools, Web Briefs | Comments (1)

Hugh Hefner (We Mean, the Dean) Is Taking a Leave

Gossip and news for the week: latest chapter on Case Western law dean's troubles; Billy Graham Rule's effect on women; Goldman Sach's cafeteria; low scorers and humility; and complaining about your job. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:53 PM on November 7, 2013 in Law Students/Law Schools, Management/Mismanagement, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Web Briefs | Comments (2)

Milbank's Bête Noire Is Now Law School Dean

The associate that railed against Milbank Tweed's treatment of women is back in the spotlight. Michelle Mumford talks about going back to work after six kids, being a Mormon woman, and who should go to BYU Law School. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:34 PM on November 4, 2013 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Home/Work, Law Students/Law Schools | Comments (1)

LSAT Taker Numbers Fall 45 Percent Since 2008

Law school news and gossip: why this is a great year to get into a top law school; more juicy allegations about Case Western law school dean; and the devil's mark in law school compensation. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:33 PM on November 1, 2013 in Law Students/Law Schools | Comments (1)

Clifford Chance Tells Female Lawyers to Zip It Up

News roundup: Female associates at Clifford Chance are insulted; Case Western's dean gets slapped with lawsuit; and how repression sparks creativity among Protestants. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:19 PM on October 27, 2013 in Law Students/Law Schools, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Web Briefs | Comments (1)

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