In 2012, President Obama told a group of college students: “Check this out, all right? I’m the president of the United States. We only finished paying off our student loans about eight years ago.” That means the President and First Lady were well into their careers, with a combined resume of civil rights attorney, law professor, politician, author, nonprofit director, dean of students, big-law lawyer, and more before they paid off their law school and undergrad loans in their forties. If you needed a clear picture of how law school loans could hang over you, even throughout a successful career … there you go. During my own law school application process, I was deeply concerned about how law school loans could inhibit me from pursuing a public interest law career, but I’m here to share my own success in the law school scholarship application process to encourage you to take advantage of the same programs.
A) SHOWDOWN: Above the Law helps one law school applicant decide between a full ride scholarship and a more prestigious law school.
B) Double your ATL, double your fun: A Drexel law professor is under investigation for sending her class a video of… well, let’s just say it rhymes with gray nil meads.
C) Some alumni of a small-town law school believe the only way to save it is to make it not a small-town law school. Inside Higher Ed
D) Alabama has decided claims of elder abuse in relation to the publication of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird sequel are “unfounded.” Wall Street Journal
E) A detailed analysis of possibly the most plagiarized joke of all time. Splitsider