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Young lawyers trapped by debt, says survey

Dec 24, 2013 With tuition fees pushing student debt into the realms of the unmanageable and biglaw jobs still in short supply, law school is not looking to be quite as smart an option it once was. But there is one metric that can…

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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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NLJ survey shows marginal growth at top US firms

Jun 13, 2013 The National Law Journal’s annual survey of the biggest US law firms shows a small amount of growth over the past year. The survey, which looks at data from the 350 largest law firms in the US, recorded overall growth…

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UK law school cuts staff

Feb 21, 2013 BPP University College is set to make around 40 staff redundancies, including layoffs in the law school. The UK tertiary institution is downsizing as it shifts back office functions to Manchester, including the…

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ABA fields proposals for change in legal education

Feb 14, 2013 Commentators have criticized the legal education industry for offering expensive legal training in a hopelessly depressed job market. They argue that educational institutions seem to be the last to catch on to…

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Law school application numbers head south

Feb 5, 2013 The number of people applying for entry into law school in the US is heading for a 30-year low, according to a report released by the Law School Admission Council. There were just 30,000 applicants for the fall…

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George Washington University distorts intake stats

Nov 13, 2012 Scandal has hit George Washington University with the revelation that GW college has been inflating the grades of its incoming class when they reported statistics to U.S. News. GW reported that 78 percent of its 2011…

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Law schools move toward specialised training

Oct 30, 2012 Traditionally, legal education has consisted of a general professional degree in law without majors or concentrations. The assumption is that law firms will teach associates the specifics of legal practice, including…

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US Judge criticises 'staggering' cost of law school

Aug 14, 2012 Ann L Aiken, the Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon has gone on the record to voice her criticism of the US legal education system in general and law schools in particular for the burden of…

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The law school bubble expands...

Aug 7, 2012 Commentators are now describing education debt as a bubble as the total debt for education in the US rises to more than $1 trillion - a greater figure than the total consumer credit card debt. Law students graduate…

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US law schools sweeten the deal for top students

Aug 3, 2012 Admission to law school is becoming an easier proposition as prospective students shy away from an expensive qualification in a poor job market. Law schools are working harder to attract high caliber students from a…

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Career advice for young lawyers set on partnership

Jul 2, 2012 Young lawyers face different career prospects to to what they might have imagined during law school, with growth slowed and opportunities for promotion to partnership diminishing. This article looks at the ways in which…

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