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Job prospects still poor for law graduates

Apr 9, 2014 Job prospects are still tough for law school graduates, according to new figures released by the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. Fifty-seven percent of all 2013 law school graduates were…

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College of Law set to make more redundancies

Jul 8, 2013 The College of Law is set to make its third round of redundancies within six months, focussing the cuts on the College's Store Street premises. Roll on Friday points out that the redundancies seem inevitable in the…

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What do the law faculty at UCLA earn?

Jun 5, 2013 Above the Law has been investigating the compensation offered to law professors, taking a survey of a number of colleges across the country. Having looked at Texas and Michigan, they now turn their attention to UCLA…

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BPP Law School to offer legal apprenticeships in UK

Jan 16, 2013 BPP Law School in the UK has revealed the imminent launch of an apprenticeship scheme providing a path to qualification as a solicitor without the need for a university education. The move follows the UK government's…

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Enrolment in US non-JD programs increases

Dec 25, 2012 The ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar has reported that enrolment in non-J.D. programs at ABA-approved law schools has increased substantially in the past 12 years. Schools reported a 52 per…

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Are law school rankings reliable?

Aug 2, 2012 Numerous publications in India produce League tables of colleges, ranking educational institutions in the major disciplines, including law. These rankings generate a lot of discussion and debate, but there are a few…

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Yale Law School launches Ph.D. program

Jul 19, 2012 Yale Law School has announced the launch of the first US Ph.D. program in Law, with the aim of preparing law students for a career in legal academia. The program will focus on scholarly research and writing, and includes…

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UK government funds new paralegal training program

Jul 4, 2012 The UK government has announced the launch of a paralegal training scheme that offers students an 18 month course combined with a paid apprenticeship in a law firm. The program will be offered by Pearson, and has the aim…

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Nigerian Senate increases the size of the judiciary

May 25, 2012 To many lawyers, the Nigerian Senate’s decision to raise the number of judges of the Federal High Court from 70 to 100 is a relief, in the sense that it will facilitate the administration of justice. This is the…

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