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The median salary for first-year associates working at law firms is $115,000, the same figure as last year, according to a law firm survey by the National Association for Law Placement. NALP executive director James Leipold says in a press release that law firm salaries are showing little movement. ...
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A new study by the Institute for Financial Literacy chronicles increasing rates of bankruptcy for Americans with advanced degrees. The study found that the percentage of debtors with advanced degrees rose from 4.9 percent in 2006 to 6.7 percent in 2010. According to the report, the figures raise the...
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In a 4-3 decision, a divided Maryland appeals court today ordered the disbarment of a young personal injury attorney who admittedly altered client records in the computer system of the law firm for which he then worked as an associate, in order to facilitate his plan to take the clients with him whe...
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A first-year associate fired by Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman in May after he emailed partners about his
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The ABA House of Delegates voted Tuesday to adopt a resolution to urge law schools to more adequately prepare law students for the real-life experience of practicing law and bolster CLE training to better bridge the gap between law school and actual practice. Submitted to the House in a late report ...
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U.S. News & World Report will probably change its law school ranking methodology to reflect the new and more detailed job placement information the ABA's law school accrediting arm has conditionally agreed to start collecting. If more detailed information on the types and status of legal jobs become
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Go get 'em, Posner!

Renowned federal appeals court judge Judge Richard Posner clearly wasn't favorably impressed by a damages case brought by an alleged serial spammer seeking compensation for being put on an anti-spam organization's blacklist. Calling the arguments advanced by attorney Joseph Kish and his client, e36
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Law graduates in the class of 2010 have set a new record, and it’s not a good one. Only 68.4 percent of 2010 grads were able to land a job requiring bar passage, the lowest percentage since the legal career professionals group NALP began collecting statistics. Another 10.7 percent have jobs that don
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Law graduates in the class of 2010 have set a new record, and it’s not a good one. Only 68.4 percent of 2010 grads were able to land a job requiring bar passage, the lowest percentage since the legal career professionals group NALP began collecting statistics. Another 10.7 percent have jobs that don
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It’s almost a form of in-country outsourcing: lawyers doing high-value work in small American cities, but for far less than partner-track pay.
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Fifteen-year-old Ty Hobson-Powell has a big choice to make, and it doesn’t involve prom, his driver’s license or even college. Hobson-Powell is considering which law school to attend, the Baltimore Sun reports. He is the youngest person ever to graduate from the University of Baltimore, and he has b
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Law school student loan debt has reached an all-time high as students are borrowing more to cover rising tuition. The average amount borrowed annually by law students jumped 50 percent from 2001 to 2010, the Hartford Business Journal reports. In the last academic year, law students borrowed an avera
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A Texas lawyer helped get the state to increase payouts to those wrongfully convicted. But his clients got the tab.
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Parents traditionally worry about what their children are learning in school, but it’s what those students are not learning that’s even more unsettling. Only one state deserved a rating of A when it came to teaching its students American history, according to a recent study. Most states fall in the
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The statistics from the nation’s top law schools paint a rosy pay picture for their new graduates. All of the schools that earned the top 15 spots from U.S. News & World Report say their new grads earn a median salary in the private sector of $160,000, according to the Forbes blog Jock Rich. But a w
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