The 50 law schools on the go-to list together sent 29 percent of their recent grads to BigLaw associate positions, a slight increase over the previous year. Law.com attributes the increase partly to a “relatively strong law firm hiring market” when last year’s law grads went through the recruiting cycle in the fall of 2015. … [Read more...] about Columbia tops list of go-to law schools
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Columbia’s BigLaw placement rate for 2017 graduates was eight percentage points higher than the University of Chicago Law School, which ranked second, Law.com reports. Its go-to list ranks law schools based on the percentage of recent grads who land associate jobs at the country’s 100 largest law firms by head count. … [Read more...] about Columbia again tops list of go-to law schools
It’s perplexing that today people argue that the LSAT has been an obstacle for people of color. Having walked through the hallways of our nation’s law schools through the ‘70s and ‘80s, I respectfully disagree. Today there are more women and people of color enrolled, graduating and practicing at the highest level of the legal profession than ever before. If the LSAT hadn’t been an equalizer, there wouldn’t be the beauty of the many facets we now see reflected in our profession. … [Read more...] about Your Voice: Abandoning law school admissions testing would harm students, not help
“When I was in law school, there was never a woman in the classroom,” she said, adding that a professor “ignored” female law students or an entire semester “except one day—‘Ladies’ Day’—announced in advance. The women were all sitting in the first row and they were called on, incessantly.” … [Read more...] about Gender equity has come a long way, Justice Ginsburg tells Columbia Law students
However, few recent graduates think that their law schools made an effort to help students with school-related stress, according to a survey from the test prep company Kaplan Bar Review. Conducted between February and March, it surveyed 303 graduates who took a bar prep course, and only 29% reported that their schools did enough to help students with academic-related stress, compared with 40% who reported that their law schools did not do enough and 31% percent who did not know. The survey was released in May, which is Mental Health Month, according to the nonprofit group Mental Health America. … [Read more...] about Are law schools doing enough to help with student stress?