Tag Archive: trends

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It’s a Good Time For Law School (Mostly)

Law school has a bit of a bad rap lately. A few years ago, a downturn in legal employment made clear that law school really didn’t offer the kind of odds of stable employment that many students expected in return for their six-figure investment.

Since then, law school applications have fallen. Big time. LSAT administrations are down 41% from their peak in 2009-2010. The number of applicants to law school declined 42% from 2005 through last cycle, and stands to be even lower this year.

At the same time, there are signs that the job market is recovering. Hiring looks to be on the way up. Take all of these facts together, and it’s looking like a good time to apply to law school.

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Logical Reasonings / 2.9.15

A) Law Admissions Lowdown tracks some trends to watch in 2015. US News & World Report

B) Enter Above the Law‘s caption contest by celebrating the misery of a couple Stanford Law students…

C) The new Systemic Justice class at Harvard Laws aims to examine “common causes of injustice in history and ways to use law and activism to even the field.” Problems? In the justice system? Unheard of! Boston Globe

D) President Obama wants to eliminate the routine use of filibusters in the Senate. And I’d like to romance Kate Upton on the diamond beaches of Unicorn Village. I’m not sure which one’s more likely. Wall Street Journal

E) The twenty worst movies to watch with your parents. (Apart from the slideshow of their trip to Napa.) Mashable