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Law School Admissions: Buyers' Market, or Buyer Beware?

Imagine receiving acceptance letters from two (or more!) prestigious law schools but with no financial award package. Tuition at each (or all of them!) is essentially equal. Let's assume you are not eligible for financial aid, but you were hoping for at least one scholarship offer, because you sure as hell don't have the resources to pay tuition. Read More >

How to Spend Your Law School Winter Break

Although law students are likely deep in the throes of exam prep, the glorious reprieve of winter break is coming. Read More >

Be Thankful: BigLaw Bonuses to Increase for 2014

Updated 11/26/14: Cravath has announced and will match the increased amount first announced by Simpson Thacher. Other firms have been quick to follow suit. Happy bonus season and Thanksgiving to all! On Friday there was welcome news on the BigLaw compensation front: firms are going rogue this year with bonus announcements, in a good way. This is the pay boost that attorneys have been waiting for since the post-recession recovery. Read More >

You Just Passed the Bar: Here's What's Next For Your Student Loans

With the July 2014 bar results now published for almost every state (California results will be released on November 21), you may have spent some time celebrating if you made the grade. However, it's not time to kick back and relax if you haven't tackled the small matter of how to best manage your law school loans, which on average surpass $140,000 per graduate. Here's a three-step guide for newly minted lawyers to assess and take control of their graduate student debt. 1. Reprioritize. Read More >

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Is the Legal Profession Suffering from Brain Drain?

According to the results of the latest bar exam, it is. The National Conference of Bar Examiners announced that scores from the July 2014 multistate test were down significantly from where they were a year prior. In an attempt to explain this drop, the NCBE released a memo written by its president, Erica Moeser, addressed to law school deans across the country. Read More >

1Ls -- We Need to Talk About Your Grades

Hey 1Ls, totally no pressure or anything, but it's November. Have you started outlining yet? You bought those commercial outlines already, right? You do realize exams start in about a month…are you mentally, physically and emotionally prepared? There's a reason that the mention of exams, particularly 1L Fall exams, quicken the pace of law students' already overly caffeinated rapidly pulsing hearts. Grades matter. A lot. Read More >

Will Law Firms Increase Salaries in 2015?

Earlier this month NALP released the results of its 2014 Associate Salary Survey which, to nobody's surprise whatsoever, showed that BigLaw associate starting salaries are not going up anytime soon. In fact, associates starting at large firms in 2014 are less likely to be making $160,000 than associates in the class of 2013. Read More >

Vault Celebrates the Top Law Firms for Pro Bono

The week marks the National Pro Bono Celebration--see which law firms ranked highest for pro bono commitment in Vault's annual associate survey. Read More >

Can Content Marketing Work for Your Firm?

In today's legal marketplace, a law firm of any size would be remiss to abstain from having a website or internet presence. A website provides potential clients with information about the firm and its services, and it can also be used as a way for the firm to demonstrate its expertise. While there are rules of professional conduct regulating the content of lawyer advertising, firms can still take advantage of content marketing to attract and retain clients. Read More >

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