- The Council of the American Bar Association (ABA) announced that the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions plans on beginning to collect job placement data from law schools, and more importantly, will start making “schools accountable for the completeness and accuracy of that data.” Starting in September the annual law school questionnaire will include questions on the nature of graduates’ employment, or unemployment.
- University of Virginia School of Law’s newspaper revealed that the school has had a hard time finding jobs for graduates this year. Despite the fact that UVA was number nine in the last US News rankings, the Virginia Law Weekly claims that approximately 100 students from this year’s graduating class of 372 have yet to find permanent employment.
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the legal sector has added 4,000 jobs this past July. While that does not necessarily mean that law firms are recovering from the recession, it may hint that times are getting better.
- Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law has received full accreditation from the American Bar Association. The Earle Mack School of Law has a one-of-a-kind co-op model, which arranges semester-long placements for students who want to work part-time or full-time. The school has been opened since 2006 and has already graduated 404 students.
- UCLA School of Law has announced that it received a $10 million gift from Lowell Milken to create the Lowell Milken Institute for Business and Law. This donation is the largest in UCLA School of Law’s history.
- Above the Law takes a look at a research paper revealing which law schools produce the most law firm partners. Examining this list can give prospective or current law students an idea of what kind alumni network is or could be available to them. The top 10 schools, with the number of post-1986 partners in parenthesis, are: Harvard (946), Georgetown (729), NYU (543), Virginia (527), Columbia (516), G. Washington (447), Michigan (444), Chicago (426), Texas (384), and Northwestern (365).
- Above the Law looks at how the blog, “Confessions of an Aspiring Yale Transfer Student,” started by Wake Forest University School of Law 1L, Tammy Hsu, infuriated many law students. Tammy Hsu’s blog was all about her plans to transfer into Yale Law School, but it was harshly criticized in threads on Top Law Schools and AutoAdmit. Tsu’s experience can serve as a warning to all current and future law school students: be carefully what you put on the internet, because anyone can find it and you might regret it.
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