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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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A new hurdle for prospective barristers in the UK

Aug 3, 2012 The Bar Standards Board is poised to add a new hurdle for prospective barristers with the introduction of a compulsory aptitude test for the Bar Professional Training Course, starting this September. The new test is…

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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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At least 10 US law schools cut class sizes

Jun 12, 2012 At least 10 of the US’s roughly 200 law schools are decreasing their class sizes or have plans to do so, according to this article. The schools are eliminating revenue at a time when universities are still struggling…

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Hastings College of Law cuts admissions

May 8, 2012 The University of California Hastings College of Law has decided to admit 20% less students this year, as part of an effort to shift legal education to better respond to the realities of the legal services market.…

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Cambridge University tops UK law school rankings

May 26, 2011 The Guardian’s annual rankings for British law faculties have put Cambridge University at the top of the list with a score of 100/100 pushing Oxford into second place with a score of 97.1. The top five is rounded…

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UK College of Law admits students with poor grades

Mar 22, 2011 The director of business development at the College of Law i the UK, Sarah Hutchinson, has said that 68.4 per cent of students earned a first or upper second class degree at university. This admission means that around…

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