- In the past, the LSAC (Law School Admission Council) had a policy that test-takers could take the LSAT a maximum of three times in two years. However, a test-taker could always petition a law school for an exemption to this rule. LSAC recently announced that they have changed this policy, and as of June 2011 test-takers can only request an exemption directly from LSAC.
- The University of New Hampshire School of Law will be opening a new, three-and-a-half-year JD/MBA program in partnership with the Whittemore School of Business and Economics in New Hampshire.
- A reporter for The Careerist interviewed one of Debevoise & Plimpton hiring partners, Maurizio Levi-Minzi, to find out what qualities the firm looks for in a new hire. Levi-Minzi explains that getting a call-back from Debevoise does not rely solely on grades. Additionally, Debevoise looks for people who are “creative,” “diverse,” and “authentic.”
- New York Law School Dean and President, Richard A. Matasar, has announced his decision to step down at some point during this academic year. After 20 years as a law school dean, he explained, “I have become very interested in higher education issues outside of legal education and am considering some exciting possibilities that would allow me to expand my intellectual scope and focus.”
- Above the Law takes a look at letters written by two law school students—one summering at Cravath, and the other still looking for a job. The article characterizes the relationship between the have and have-nots of law school students. When reading the two letters one also senses the hopelessness among the majority of 2Ls and 3Ls about the current job market.
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