Topic: law school

How Young Women Are Succeeding In BigLaw

How Young Women Are Succeeding In BigLaw

Contrary to what Legally Blonde (the movie, not the musical, because I’m an adult) taught me, female lawyers don’t wake up to the joyful strains of Hoku every morning. They rarely have to fake their own deaths; and hallucinating a dancing, half-naked baby? Not the norm! In fact, the general consensus is that being a female lawyer is a pretty miserablethankless existence, especially when said lawyer works in a large firm. More »

Ten Tips to Thrive in Your Legal Career

Ten Tips to Thrive in Your Legal Career

By Desiree Moore

If you are a law student in the current economic and legal environment, you’ve likely heard at least some negativity surrounding your soon-to-be chosen profession.

  • “Law school doesn’t prepare you for the practice of law.”
  • “Jobs are few and far between.”
  • “Those who do land jobs out of law school are dissatisfied in the long term.”

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Law School Grads To Students: Quit Worrying About Rankings And Worry About Jobs

Law School Grads To Students: Quit Worrying About Rankings And Worry About Jobs

According to a new survey from Kaplan, when asked, “Which of the following factors would you tell prospective law students should be the most important when picking where to apply?” only 17% of law school graduates said law school rankings made an impact. The top factors were a law school’s job placement rate and its affordability/tuition, both coming in at 24%. Looks like priorities have changed for law school students. That tends to happen when you are entering the worst legal market in decades.
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