Tag Archive: Legal Jobs

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A Breakdown of Space Law

Space is the final frontier, so it may initially seem strange that there is law governing what happens out there. However, we’ve moved past the time of the Wild West, so space law encompasses international law, national law, and customs that govern the behavior of humans in outer space.

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Logical Reasonings / 11.2.15

A. Notable law school representatives have responded to the New York Times article that harshly criticized graduates’ job prospects. New York Times

B. Deciding if your LSAT score is too low. U.S. News

C. Taylor Swift is hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit. Will she “shake it off?” CNN

D. A recent study shows that nearly half of college students are afraid to speak up when their peers disagree with them. Chicago Tribune

E. The cutest Stromtrooper we have ever seen. Mashable

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Public Service Law: Repaying Law School Loans

The price tag on law school can be overwhelming, and the plan for a lot of potential lawyers is to find a job at a big firm—which comes with a big salary—to pay off those loans. But what if you want to work in public service, which isn’t known for doling out high salaries?

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Jobless Law School Grads Suing Alma Maters

A few years ago, the United States experienced a recession (I really hope that isn’t news to anyone…). The legal market—like most industries—experienced a substantial decline as a result of the economic downturn. Many law students found themselves without employment after graduating. In an effort to recoup their losses, some students tried suing their schools. This post is going to provide a brief overview of those students’ lawsuits; then, it will segue into a discussion of how to maximize employment opportunities in the current legal market.

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A Breakdown of Sports Law

Having hashed out the intricacies of furry and cuddly animal law last week, we turn in the second installment of our practice-area series to sports law — the pragmatic option for all the nerdy types hoping to salvage a distant cousin of their childhood pro athlete aspirations.

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Logical Reasonings / 9.8.15

A) The Southern California Institute of Law is suing over regulations that require law schools in CA to maintain a 40% bar passage rate. ‘Cause who cares about passing the bar, right?! LA Times

B) If working in academia is your dream after law school, take heed – new law professor jobs are down 55%. National Law Journal

C) Good info to have: You can still get a DWI for driving a Barbie Jeep, Zamboni, wheelchair, inflatable raft, and motorized beer cooler. Lowering the Bar

D) An Italian judge acquitted Amanda Knox and had some harsh words regarding flaws in her trials. The Guardian

E) Key and Peele’s spoof of Cosmos is perfect in almost every way. iO9

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Real-Life On-Campus Interview Nightmares

It’s job season for rising 2Ls. It’s a stressful time for pretty much anyone. But, I’ve been hearing a lot of hilarious stories, so I’m going to share some with you.

The Ronald Reagan Library

I was interviewing with a big firm in the City. They’re known for being especially left leaning in an industry that’s itself very liberal to begin with. So I walk into a partner’s office for my second interview of the day, and there’s presidential memorabilia everywhere. Pez dispensers, bobble heads, buttons, and a huge map marked with what are probably the birthplaces of US presidents.

She asks me, “So, where’re you from?” I tell her I’m from this small town in California.

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Logical Reasonings / 8.26.15

A) There’s still time to get 20% off on Blueprint LSAT’s tutoring. Blueprint LSAT

B) Heads up, Serial fans – Adnan’s lawyer has filed a new motion. Gawker

C) Important issues being settled here, such as the legal definition of “real mayo.” Slate

D) Going to an elite law school improves your chances of getting a legal job. Who knew? Above the Law

E) This couple broke up while sitting on a delayed plane. Fortunately, a bystander was there to live tweet it. What a world we live in. Thrillist