Law Students

2008 ABA Journal articles on Law Students.

Top law schools ask law firms to disclose arbitration agreements for summer associates
After an outcry that law schools, not students, should be responsible for asking law firms about mandatory arbitration agreements and nondisclosure provisions for summer associates, 14 of the country’s top law schools this week asked that firms participating in campus recruiting disclose such policies in a new survey.
Where are the jobs for the Class of 2018? (podcast)
Newly minted law grads will soon be entering the job market, but where are they most likely to find employment? In this episode of Asked and Answered, the ABA Journal's Stephanie Francis Ward speaks with Valerie Fontaine, founding partner of the legal search firm SeltzerFontaine, about which in-demand areas of law have open job positions—and how law grads can secure them.

Reed Smith launches legal tech summer associate program
Reed Smith has launched its first summer technology associate program.
Onetime high school dropout and single mom celebrates her law school graduation in viral photo
Ieshia Champs has come a long way since she dropped out of high school and had her first child at age 19. The 33-year-old Texas woman will be graduating magna cum laude from Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law in May.
People can change, Washington Supreme Court says regarding bar applicant with felony convictions

In explaining a ruling that allowed a law school graduate and Skadden Fellow with a criminal past and in recovery for substance abuse to sit for the state bar, the…

Pace law dean steps down, evades questions on whether the move was voluntary
Pace University law dean David Yassky is stepping down at the end of the academic year, going on a sabbatical and planning to return to the school as a faculty member.
Rising law school tuitions prompt ideas for federal student loan reform
Could reforming federal student-loan programs be a way to halt the skyrocketing cost of attending law school? At the 2018 ABA Midyear Meeting, the American Bar Foundation gathered a panel to discuss the issue.
Despite plans to close, Savannah Law School will allow students to complete education in same city

Savannah Law School has sold its building and announced its decision to close, but that doesn’t mean its current students will have to travel to another city to complete…

Which law schools have the highest median LSAT scores?
Harvard and Yale are tied for the No. 1 spot on a list of law schools with the highest median LSAT scores.
Class action claims closing of Savannah Law School is intended to benefit parent school’s finances
A would-be class action lawsuit filed on behalf of Savannah Law School students claims the school is being closed to financially benefit its parent school and to improve the parent school's position before the ABA's accreditation body.
Savannah Law School will close, students and faculty are told
Savannah Law School informed its students and faculty on Wednesday that the school will close at the end of the spring semester.
Pregnant UC Irvine law student on bed rest used robot to attend lectures remotely
A pregnant 1L at the University of California at Irvine School of Law used a robot to remotely attend her classes after being prescribed bed rest for the first three weeks of the spring semester.
ABA Law Student Division rallying members for March for Our Lives in DC
Among the protesters seeking legislative action on gun issues and school safety on Saturday at March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C., will be dozens of members of the ABA Law Student Division—including Tijuana Barnes.
Program places law students in paid internships that help them see the business picture
A team of prominent law professors and legal professionals has formed a national nonprofit, the Institute for the Future of Law Practice, which will place law students in paid internships that will expose them to legal operations principles.
Nearly 300 former students at shuttered law school are eligible for discharge of student loans

Nearly a dozen additional students who were enrolled at the now-shuttered Charlotte School of Law will be eligible for discharge of their federal student loans as a result of an…

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