Law School News Roundup


  • Northwestern University School of Law announced it has appointed a new dean, Daniel B. Rodriguez, effective January 1, 2012. Rodriguez was previously the Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law at the University of Texas School of Law and former dean at the University of San Diego Law School.
  • Harvard Law School has launched the new Harvard Law School Mobile App.  The app is available for iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry, and provides HLS students and the public with information about the school. There is even a  “News” tab with all the latest HLS news, as well as a list of “Tweets” from 30 different Harvard related Twitter feeds.
  • Have you ever wondered what to do about your criminal record when applying to law school? Blueprint Prep explains why one should always be open with the school about any misdemeanors.  One should be in control of the facts so that the school doesn’t find out about your record in the wrong way.
  • The National Law Journal reports that law school grads’ salaries have dropped tremendously, according to the National Association for Law Placement (NALP). The average salary went from $93,454 to $84,111 for the class of 2010. However, NALP Executive Director James Leipold explains that it is not that large firm salaries are dropping, but that more recent grads are working at small firms that pay lower salaries.

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