Tag Archive: why become a lawyer

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Logical Reasonings / 12.27.12

A) Law schools should look to medical schools in making changes to reduce student loan debt. How about trim a year off of law school? Above the Law.

B) NRA President tries to clarify their very controversial stance on arming schools. CNN.

C) Don’t mind all the negativity that you read about being a lawyer. These people love being lawyers. ABA Journal.

D) Sorry Harvard. You are not number one any more. Looks like the University of Chicago Law School has you beat as the largest producer of partners in big law firms. The Careerist.

E) This is the best flash mob ever! BuzzFeed.

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Debate: Are Law Students Well Prepared for the Job Market?

Our friends Carolyn Wise and Brian Dalton at Vault.com had an interesting (if unintentional) debate this week about the preparedness of law school grads for the legal job market. We’ve re-posted with their permission.

Carolyn Wise:

Law students took a beating in a recent Chicago Lawyer roundtable of law school deans. It should come as no surprise that, because of the economy, students and soon-to-be graduates are having a ton of trouble finding legal jobs. To help, schools have started reaching out and looking into how to make their students better employees and, by extension, better candidates.

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Don’t Have a Job? Go on a Hunger Strike!

Remember the good old days, when people would go on hunger strikes to promote good causes, or to actually evoke change, or to do away with stretch marks? Gandhi. The Tibetans. Various dissidents throughout history. Ah yes, those were the days.

Well, it appears the degeneration of our society has struck again!

Zenovia Evans, a 28 year old law school graduate, has begun a hunger strike ostensibly to increase law school transparency about the job market for recently graduated students. One could surmise that the actual reason is something closer to “because she doesn’t have a job.”

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Through the Interwebs with Sophia: Why Become a Lawyer?

“Why do you want to be a lawyer?”

This question always stumps me. Usually, I weasel my way out of it, but it’s tough.  There is no one right answer, but there are many wrong ones.

I can’t put my finger on any one reason in particular to become a lawyer. For the last few years, I have avoided this question as best as I can. Whenever I’m cornered, I’ve mumbled something about my interest in the courts and what not, only to end up sounding pretty naive. I already know that real life courtrooms and proceedings are nothing like Law & Order.