Category Archives: legal profession

Shrinking the Pie

It’s a tough time to be a recent graduate of, attending, or applying to law school. The job market stinks, law school is expensive, and everyone is eager to share the latest news. Kaplan Test Prep reported recently that “51% of … Continue reading

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Admission Contraction

ABA Journal: At Least 10 Law Schools Plan to Reduce Incoming Classes. The list includes Hastings, GW, and Northwestern. About time.

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It’s Between “Scalper” and “Scandal” in Black’s Law Dictionary*

It’s low-hanging fruit, I know, but I cannot pass up juxtaposing my post about the smartest people avoiding law school with this ABA Journal article about a law firm that got hooked by a first cousin to the Nigerian 419 … Continue reading

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Parsing LSAT Stats

The latest indignity for those thinking of becoming lawyers: Are Smartest People Avoiding Law School? Stats Show Bigger Drop in High LSAT Applicants. Are the wrong people losing interest in law school? That’s the question posed by the Atlantic, which notes … Continue reading

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The Bloom is Off the Law School Rose

This NYTimes headline is a grace note to yesterday’s post about being a lawyer: For 2nd Year, a Sharp Drop in Law School Entrance Tests.  The substance: The Law School Admission Council reported that the LSAT was given 129,925 times … Continue reading

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If You Are So Smart, Why Are You a Big-Firm Lawyer?

More cautionary news from the world Big Law. Dewey LeBoeuf–the mega-merger of venerable Dewey Ballentine and LeBoeuf Lamb–is in trouble: Tens of millions of dollars in deferred compensation are owed to Dewey’s partners. Some have been told they are being … Continue reading

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If Only Kaplan Had a Law-Practice Prep Course

Speaking yet again about obtaining practical benefits from one’s education . . . What They Don’t Teach Law Students: Lawyering in yesterday’s New York Times is required reading for anyone interested in law school, the state of the legal profession, … Continue reading

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