- An article in Hartford Business Journal looks at how repaying law school loan debts has developed into a new “legal specialty.” As a result, law school graduates are opening their own law practices just to help graduates pay off their student loans. This situation is another cautionary sign of the damage caused by exorbitant school debt and inadequate means to pay it off.
- The National Law Journal reports that 40% of the law school deans appointed in the past few months have been women. This figure is a big change—the ABA report in 2009 found that only 21% of law deans were women.
- New York Law Journal writes about the challenges facing lawyers who want to balance their legal practice with their family life. Although this issue is not unique to the field of law, one of the New York State Bar Association’s priorities this year will be making the bar “more family friendly.”
- The National Law Journal announced that The University of California’s Irvine School of Law will partner with the School of Management at Fudan University in Shanghai to start the first ever bilateral US-China center concentrating on business and law. The center is the first of its kind.
- Harvard Law School and Sciences Po Law School (SPLS) have jointly launched a new and exciting program involving short- and long-term exchanges of faculty and students, both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral. The two universities will also co-sponsor joint conferences on US and European legal issues. You can find more information on the exchange program here.
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