How to Evaluate Law School’s Job Data (U.S. News Education)
Job availability is a major factor when it comes to choosing where to go to law school. This week U.S. News covers how to analyze a law school’s employment stats.
U.S. News recently released its law school rankings for this year and now Lawyerist takes a look at the reality of the rankings and whether or not people should care.
The Bar Exam is About to Get Harder (The Wall Street Journal)
The bar exam currently tests constitutional law, criminal law and procedure, evidence, real property and torts. Beginning in February 2015, it will also include a new multiple-choice section on civil procedure.
The first year of law school has been built up to near-legend. Journals, grades, awards, and job prospects often are determined in your first year, leaving you not a whole lot of time to get settled. Here are Manhattan LSAT’s 5 Things to Remember from those who have been through the halls of legal academia and lived to write about it:
1. More is not better. On your way to class your first week, you will almost certainly see your fellow students carrying around many books aside from your shared case law textbooks. Law outlines from Emanuel’s, Gilbert’s, and other study aid companies will abound, and you will think to yourself, “Hmm, I wonder if that outline is better than what I’m studying from? Maybe I should pick that up at the book store.” Before you know it, you’ll find yourself in a study supplement arms race, and your room will be filled with a stack of outlines in addition to your textbook and your notes. Do not succumb to this temptation! You’ll likely find that your notes are the best resource. Outlines and tests from your professor’s past classes, which your school’s law library will generally have on file, are also very useful. At most, pick up one commercial outline you like for each subject (they’re all the same anyway). A big stack of outlines will only distract you and wind up gathering dust in the homestretch. Read more