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Law School in China struggles against US job fears

May 26, 2011 The Peking University School of Transnational Law is running into difficulty as it seeks to gain accreditation by the American Bar Association. Accreditation by the ABA would allow the school’s mostly Chinese graduates…

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US Legal Industry Adds 1,500 Jobs in April

May 10, 2011 Finally some good news on US legal industry job statistics: the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that the industry added 1,500 jobs in April after two consecutive months of decline. The industry lost 300 jobs in…

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Law school application numbers drop

Mar 18, 2011 Law school application numbers are finally beginning to reflect the poor job prospects for graduates, dropping 11.5 per cent to 66,876 over the past year. The Law School Admission Council Inc says that these figures…

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Law schools must commit to transparency

Mar 10, 2011 As the economic crisis wiped thousands of legal jobs from the board, law schools have attracted criticism for saddling students with debt when there is little prospect that they will be able to pay off their tuition…

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US legal Industry lost 2900 jobs in February

Mar 9, 2011 The Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that US unemployment fell to 8.9 percent in February, but the legal industry lost 2,900 jobs in the same month. In January the industry made the modest gain of 500 jobs,…

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Are US law schools cooking the books?

Jan 13, 2011 The New York Times has published an article that describes the financial hell faced by US students who have taken on huge student loans to pay for legal education, only to find that there is no reasonable way to pay the…

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US legal sector lost 1,000 jobs in December

Jan 12, 2011 The US legal industry shed 1,000 jobs in December in the third straight month of job losses, accoding to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Despite the losses, the sector has 1,200 more jobs now than it did one year ago.…

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US legal sector gains 1000 jobs in August

Sep 6, 2010 The US Bureau of Labor Statistics' has reported that the US economy lost 54,000 jobs in August. But things were looking ever-so-slightly better in the legal industry, with 1000 new jobs created in the second consecutive…

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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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US legal sector sheds 3,900 jobs in June

Jul 7, 2010 June was a bad month for employment in the US legal sector, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting a drop 3,900 jobs. Meanwhile, the modest gains reported at the end of May – an increase of 300 jobs – have…

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US legal sector gains 300 jobs in May

Jun 7, 2010 The US Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that the legal sector gained 300 jobs in May. The news is heartening, after the sector lost hundreds of jobs in April. However, there are still 22,200 less legal jobs than…

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