162 posts categorized "Law Students/Law Schools"

GREs for Law School Admission? Bad Idea!

Big Law is full of people who have no business being in law. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 9:45 AM on August 22, 2017 in Advice, Law Students/Law Schools | Comments (0)

Preet Bharara Tells Minority Law Students to "Work Harder." Is that the Best Advice?

How many times are women and minorities told that excellence is the best way to get ahead? Too many. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 7:11 AM on August 10, 2017 in Advice, Diversity, Law Students/Law Schools | Comments (2)

Are Asian Americans Fed Up with the Legal Profession?

Asian American enrollment rates at law schools have taken a steep dive. What's more, they are Big Law's biggest dropouts. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 8:44 AM on July 25, 2017 in Diversity, Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Trump Has a Beauty Queen Problem

Time for another edition of news and gossip! Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 7:45 AM on June 21, 2017 in Law Students/Law Schools, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers | Comments (0)

Law Firms Shun Wealthy Female Law Students

But privileged (and probably white) guys are always in demand. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:29 PM on February 6, 2017 in Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

Jones Day's Bad Dad; Tiffany at Harvard Law; Californication

No more serious news. Time for some frivolous gossip! Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:30 AM on December 10, 2016 in Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Web Briefs | Comments (1)

The 10 Most Underrated Law Schools in America

Some lower-ranked law schools do better than others in the jobs sweepstakes. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:37 AM on December 8, 2016 in Advice, Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power | Comments (1)

Speed Dating Hits Law Firm

It works for dating, so why not use it in hiring? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 5:00 AM on September 5, 2016 in Law Students/Law Schools, Management/Mismanagement | Comments (0)

Best and Worst Law Schools for Jobs

The annual list of schools worth the trouble (maybe) and those you definitely want to avoid. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 8:01 AM on June 1, 2016 in Law Students/Law Schools | Comments (3)

How Law Schools Game the Rankings

U.S. News & World Report's rankings have made fools of all of us. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 12:07 PM on May 5, 2016 in Law Students/Law Schools | Comments (3)

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Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen, The Careerist's chief blogger, has been covering the business and culture of law firms for a decade. A former corporate lawyer, Chen is fascinated by those who thrive (as well as those who don't) in the legal profession. Her take: Success in the law (and life) doesn't always travel a linear path. If you have topics you'd like to discuss or information to share, contact her: VChen@alm.com

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