Tag Archive: law school loans

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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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From the Archives: Taking Time Off Before Law School is OK

People love to tell you how to land that nice, cushy, Big Law job after graduation. Get straight A’s. Go to a top school. Earn a spot on law review.

All good advice, even if significantly easier said than done.

But what if I told you there’s something you can do right now that would increase your chances of landing a job after graduation almost as much as anything else?

Well, there is! (I sound like Vince from the ShamWow! Commercials; imagine me screaming this last sentence at you.)

Get a job.


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Logical Reasonings / 7.16.13

A) The drop in law school applications isn’t necessarily bad news for all institutions. Businessweek.

B) Well, this is certainly one effective way to pay off law school loans: Enlist in the military. Above the Law.

C) Law school? Wire fraud? Atrium renaming? Scandalous! ABA Journal.

D) Edward Snowden has requested asylum in Russia. But doesn’t he know? In Soviet Russia, asylum requests you. CNN.

E) They’ve taught robots how to do gymnastics, and they are very good. Animal.

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Logical Reasonings / 1.15.13

A) Throw out the law school loans. All you need to do is become a sugarbaby. Above the Law.

B) While you’re in law school, make sure to actually interact with your instructors and classmates. It could help your career. JD Journal.

C) And just like that, the first gun regulations since Newtown have passed. CNN.

D) Facebook has a new search tool that supposedly has another website shaking in its Googleboots. Wired.

E) The White House has been getting a lot of petitions lately, including one requesting the United States build a Death Star. White House.

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ABA Won’t Extend Accreditation to Law Schools Overseas

According to this article, the ABA has decided against extending accreditation to law schools outside of the United States. It seems the idea behind such accreditation was to make it easier for certain foreign lawyers to get certified to practice in the U.S.

While this certainly seems like a noble (if fairly narrow) end, American law students didn’t quite see things that way. In an ever-tightening job market, law students viewed foreign-educated lawyers as yet more competition for scarce positions. Among the other reasons that the ABA cited for denial of foreign accreditation were cost and difficulty of administration.

Looking at this situation with a casual observer’s eye, it seems as though there was another possible factor in the ABA’s decision. Money. Whose money you ask? That of the American law schools who help line the ABA’s coffers.

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Logical Reasonings / 8.9.12

A) Naughty law schools! Shame on you for misreporting law school debt figures. Above the Law.

B) Leave behind the banter, and replace it with collective action. Women can have it all. The National Law Journal.

C) Law school application advise written while under the influence (don’t look at us). Above the Law.

D) Father (and pediatrician) is accused of water boarding his 11 year old daughter. CNN.

E) Giddyup Redneck Olympics! Thank you Honey Boo Boo Child for sharing your world with the rest of America. Such insight… Buzzfeed.