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Merit-based scholarships prove difficult to keep

Jul 15, 2013 Merit-based scholarships may not be the excellent deal that they appear to be, according to Above The Law. US students considering taking up such scholarships should be aware that they can be difficult to keep, coming…

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Indian LPO firms continue to flourish

Jul 5, 2013 Legal process outsourcing has been a hugely successful addition to the Indian economy, and is expected to earn more than US$1 billion in 2014. Legal professionals working for US and UK law firms to do simple tasks…

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Employment stats improve for US law grads

Jul 1, 2013 The National Law Journal reports a 27 percent increase in hiring of recent law school graduates from last year, with 3600 hires from members of the J.D. class of 2012. The figures square with a report from the National…

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New US law school accreditation standards proposed

May 9, 2013 US law schools may soon be subject to more stringent accreditation standards. The proposed standard - which saw approval in committee - would require law schools to show that 80 percent of its graduates who sat for the…

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S&P downgrades credit rating for Albany Law School

Apr 19, 2013 Standard & Poor’s has downgraded the outlook for Albany Law School, taking the school down from BBB/positive to BBB/stable. The credit rating agency cited lower enrollment and applications, and a resultant 2 per cent…

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US News ranks law school 'yield rates'

Mar 22, 2013 As law school applications decline and schools struggle to stock their programs with bright students, many schools are working hard to protect their ‘yield rate’ which is the proportion of admitted students who…

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US law schools ranked by starting salary

Mar 20, 2013 Last year, Forbes magazine ranked schools according to mid-career median salaries. This year they have decided to take a slightly different approach, ranking the schools according to median starting salaries because -…

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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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Law Schools offer jobs to graduates

Mar 7, 2013 The New York Times has reported on an initiative by the law school at Arizona State University to offer graduates clinical legal experience. Law dean Douglas J. Sylvester led the effort to found a non-profit law firm…

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ABA to tackle law school employment data

Feb 26, 2013 Calls for more stringent appraisal of the postgraduate employment data released by law schools seem to have been heard and heeded by the American Bar Association. The ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to…

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Japanese lawyers move in-house

Jan 31, 2013 The Japan Federation of Bar Associations has reported that 770 of the Japanese-qualified lawyers known as bengoshi are now in in-house positions, up from 64 in 2001. Bengoshi are those represented to represent clients in…

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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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