Tag Archive: law school

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3+3 Program = Successful Lawyer — 1 Year of School

What if you could spend one fewer year to get a law degree? Sounds tempting, doesn’t it? That’s the lure of 3+3 programs, which let you finish a BA or BS and a JD in a total of six years.

As with many things in law school admissions, it’s worth looking at this from the law school’s perspective. The appeal to applicants is obvious. But law schools don’t do many things just to be nice. What’s in it for them?

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In Keeping With the Times, Law Schools Address Issues of Sex Assault and Harassment.

I recently read a disconcerting article on sexism in law school. This post is going to discuss my observations on the subject, as well as the ways the national dialogue about sexism, rape culture, sexual assault, and the like are making their way into the law school consciousness.

Now, before I delve into those topics, I feel the need to provide two disclaimers. First, I am not going to pretend that I, as a white male, have any real experience with sexism.


Kim Kardashian, Esq.?

Just in case you’ve been living, like, under a rock: Kim Kardashian is headed to law school. Well, not quite yet: the media personality plans to wait a bit until “things slow down.” Understandable for a mother of young children with a megalomaniacal genius for a husband and a cult of personality to maintain.

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The Never-Ending Story (of Sexual Harassment at UC Berkeley’s School of Law)

A couple weeks ago, we covered the case of Sujit Choudhry, former Berkeley Law dean. Then, the news was his return to campus. There’s a new development: he’s suing the university.

A quick recap to get us up to speed: Choudhry was dean when his executive assistant, Tyann Sorrell, accused him of sexual harassment. Choudhry claimed that all those long hugs, kisses, and massages were strictly nonsexual — sure they were; you’re dean of a top-10 law school and that’s really the best defense you can come up with?

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The 5 Things Prospective Law Students Don’t Do But Absolutely Should

Law school is not just a big investment of time and money, it’s a life-shaping experience. To ensure that experience is positive and healthy, there are a few things that any prospective law student should do. There is some overlap between each of these, but that’s to be expected.

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Harvard Law School moves forward on race. Hopefully.

The 2015-2016 saw Harvard Law School embroiled in some challenging debates over race and diversity. In the fall, portraits of tenured black faculty members in the main building were defaced with black tape, and in the spring semester an organization of students and faculty called Royall Must Fall led a movement to change the Harvard Law School crest, which had its origins in slavery.


University of North Texas v. American Bar Assn.

Oh god, not another law school. It’s hard to believe, but new law schools continue to sprout up even as application numbers fall—a reflection of the poor job market for lawyers.

Enter the University of North Texas Dallas College of Law. Founded in 2014, this young law school promises to be different: it boasts a low cost of attendance and a commitment to public-interest law.

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Judicial Clerkships: The What, The Why, And The How

A clerkship is a great opportunity for a lot of writing experience, training, and connections. Most clerks go on to work in litigation, whether in private practice or in government. However, it’s not wholly unusual for corporate or transactional attorneys to clerk, especially if that means clerking for a Delaware chancellor.

If you at all think you’d like to clerk, set up an appointment with your law school’s clerkship office and soak up as much info as you can about the application process. Your clerkship office will be your best resource.