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US law school enrolments hit 40-year low

Jul 24, 2014 Applications US law schools are down 8 per cent, following even greater declines the two previous years, according to new data published by the Law School Admission Council. The total drop in applications since 2010…

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US summer associates see good job offer rates

Feb 28, 2014 Finally some good news for US law students: the job offer rate for students that did a summer associateship in 2013 is nearly as high as it was before the financial crisis. The offer rate for those students was…

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U.S. News publishes law school rankings

Mar 12, 2013 The U.S. News law school rankings - fundamentally flawed and grossly influential - have been released. The group of schools in the top 14 remained the same this year - with some minor changes to their respective…

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LSAT figures drop by 16.4%

Nov 25, 2012 October is usually a busy month for the LSAT - the Law School Admission Test, but last month the number of people taking the test dropped 16.4 percent from the year before, reaching its lowest level since 1999. The…

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Summer associates get good odds at US law firms

Oct 1, 2012 American Lawyer magazine has reported an increase in the number of law students who spent their summers working at major law firms between 2011 and 2012, finding that nearly all of those students were offered full-time…

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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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Law schools increase practical training

Jul 9, 2012 Law schools are responding to the worsening job market by offering students more courses that teach practical skills, says a new survey conducted by the American Bar Association. The survey compares current curricula…

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Arizona State to launch new training law firm

Jun 7, 2012 Douglas Sylvester, Dean of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State, is working on the first large-scale, nonprofit training law firm affiliated with a law school. The concept was inspired by the medical…

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