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Unpaid internships offered in Florida

Aug 24, 2010 Small and midsize firms in Florida have come up with a creative solution to their staffing problems by approaching law schools to recruit summer associates who would be willing to work for free. According to reports,…

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Rankings for best value law schools in the US

Aug 18, 2010 The National Jurist has named the 60 best value law schools in its preLaw magazine. These rankings represent a departure from other lists because they do not focus upon prestige. Instead, schools are tested against four…

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Hunger strike against US law school rankings

Aug 17, 2010 Unemployed law school graduate Ethan Haines launched a hunger strike on 5 August to protest against the US News & World Report’s law school rankings. Haines says that the rankings are inaccurate, have undue influence…

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Who should regulate law schools in India?

Aug 10, 2010 The Ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD) and Ministry of Law and Justice (along with Ministry of Health) are at loggerheads over taking reigns of legal education in India. The present scenario grants full…

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How important is it to go to an elite law school?

Aug 4, 2010 It is more important to get good grades than to go to an elite law school, according to a paper published University of California, Los Angeles law professor Richard Sander and Brooklyn Law School visiting professor Jane…

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Emerging scandal in legal education

Jul 13, 2010 The Guardian reports on the ‘emerging scandal’ in legal education, which is churning out thousands of aspiring lawyers in the face of declining job prospects. The legal practice course (LPC - a mandatory…

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The case for lower grades

Jul 2, 2010 Interesting blog post here by Dan Filler about grade inflation. The author acknowledges that since grades are synthetic, they are arbitrary, and then goes on to examine what difference it makes to push grades up or down.…

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