Jun 25, 2012 The Wall Street Journal reports that newly minted lawyers have only about a 50 percent chance of being employed as lawyers nine months out from graduation.
May 29, 2012 With tech companies in expensive battles over patents and copyrights, intellectual property lawyers are in the money.
May 24, 2012 My wife and I have taught in Alabama public schools for the past 2 years and have made (forced) contributions to the state retirement system in that time frame. Together, we've got around $8,000 invested in the state retirement system. Realizing the limited income prospects for career teachers, we both applied and were accepted to a top 25 law school on full-tuition scholarship. My question to you is this: For my retirement account, I have the option of either a) taking a lump-sum payment of the $8,000, minus 20 percent in federal income tax, or b) rolling it over into a 401(k), IRA, or similar long-term savings plan. Should I take the money and run, or should I start building a retirement nest egg while I'm financing the rest of my life with borrowed money? Alex, Montgomery, AL
May 3, 2012 And it finds it wanting. So, the University of California school will slice enrollment rather than send too many lawyers into an economy with too few jobs.
Mar 21, 2012 The Law School Admission Test had 16 percent fewer takers this academic year, as undergrads reassess whether law school is the safe bet it used to be.
Mar 20, 2012 The number of students taking the test to go to law school fell to its lowest level in 12 years, according to the latest data from the Law School Admission Council, which administers the test.