Law Students

1982 ABA Journal articles on Law Students.

How to best help law students? Provide full-time, on-campus counselors, among other things
Law students have many things to be anxious about—getting called on in class can be terrifying, plus the process of applying for jobs and the rejection that frequently comes with it doesn’t help. Some law students worry that they may never find jobs as lawyers.
Does ideology influence editors’ law review picks? Study finds a correlation
Editors choosing law review articles are influenced by shared ideology with the authors, according to a working paper by three University of Chicago law professors.
Would an overhaul of federal student-loan programs help bring down law school tuition?
Could reforming the federal student-loan program be a way to halt the skyrocketing cost of attending law school? At the 2018 ABA Midyear Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, the American Bar Foundation gathered a panel together to discuss the issue in “The Perennial (and Stubborn) Challenge of Cost, Affordability and Access in Legal Education: Has it Finally Hit the Fan?”
Project by LSAC, law schools association aims to boost understanding—and appeal—of law profession

The Law School Admission Council and the Association of American Law Schools are coming together on a project to improve how the public sees the prospects of a legal education…

LSAC reports increase in law school applications

The number of law school applications has increased by 10.6 percent when compared to last year at this time, according to information released by the Law School Admission…

BARBRI settles suit by blind law students who alleged bar prep materials weren’t fully accessible

BARBRI has agreed to make its online bar-review products more accessible to blind and vision-impaired students as part of a consent decree in a disability suit.

The suit settled this…

Students at top law schools ask for more mental health support
Today’s law students may be more open about discussing their mental health issues than previous generations, but law schools still draw many Type A individuals, frequently on a never-ending quest for perfection.
Disability rights movement’s legislative impact sprang from on-campus activism
Throughout many years, disability rights activism has flourished through programs that advocate independence and provide young people opportunities to discuss with peers how laws could improve their lives.
These 7 law schools may be the most underrated
Brigham Young University’s law school is the most underrated in the nation, according to an interpretation of a new study.

The study ranks law schools based on undergraduate grade point averages and Law School Admission Test scores.
CBS develops comedy based on law school experiences of Dr. Phil’s son

CBS is developing a comedy called Class Action that is based on the law school experiences of Dr. Phil’s son, Jay McGraw.

The show follows a law student who is…

ABA voices opposition to elimination of school loan interest deduction in Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

In response to a tax bill proposal to eliminate student loan interest deductions, the American Bar Association has asked that they be kept in place.

“Of particular interest to the…

Oxford grad’s suit claims bad teaching cost him the chance to attend an Ivy League law school

A graduate of Oxford University claims his lower-than-expected grades there 17 years ago made it impossible to attend an Ivy League law school in the United States or to perform…

Increase in LSAT test takers is seen as evidence of ‘Trump bump’
The number of people taking the Law School Admission Test has increased this year, leading some to suggest the increase is driven by a “Trump bump.”
University of Illinois at Chicago reveals ‘preliminary discussions’ to add John Marshall Law School
The University of Illinois at Chicago revealed on Monday that it has been in “preliminary discussions” with the John Marshall Law School to explore absorbing it into the university.
Law grad with criminal record can sit for state bar, Washington Supreme Court rules
After a Thursday hearing with many questions centered on the substance abuse recovery of Tarra Simmons—a 2017 law school graduate who also has an addiction history, as well as prior theft and drug possession convictions—the Washington Supreme Court ruled that she can sit for the state bar.

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