law school

Putting student debt on trial

Mar 25, 2014
Law school applications are plummeting, so what are they worth?
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Job prospects getting worse for law school graduates

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.
Posted In: law school, lawyers

Patent wars boost patent lawyers

May 29, 2012
With tech companies in expensive battles over patents and copyrights, intellectual property lawyers are in the money.
Posted In: patents, law school, employment, intellectual property

Yes, take advantage of a rollover IRA

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
Posted In: Graduate school, law school, retirement savings, rollover IRA, IRA, student loans

Hastings law school judges the job market

May 1, 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.
Posted In: law school, University of California

Law school entrance exams down 16 percent

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.
Posted In: law school, LSAT

Fewer takers for the law school test

Mar 20, 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.
Posted In: law school, LSAT

Law schools sued by alumni who can't find work

Feb 2, 2012
A group of recent law graduates sues a dozen law schools, saying the institutions misled them about job and salary prospects.
Posted In: law school, Graduate school, Law