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Category Archives: Legal Employment

Law School Applicants Drop 50% in Last Decade; Class of 2010 Provides Insights Into Reason for Decline

According to a report just released by the Law School Admission Council, the number of people applying for law school in the Fall of 2015 as of March 13 is less than half of the number of people who applied to an accredited law school for the Fall of 2005 — 41,136 vs. 95,800. Another …

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Traditional Law Firm Professional Development Models Obsolete?

Most firm’s lawyer staffing model is not far removed from what might be called “traditional” or “old fashioned.” That means that they still hire most new lawyers immediately upon their graduation from law school, or judicial clerkships – and assume that when they join, they are not ready to practice law. We lawyers assume our new …

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