Archive for February, 2012

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Costa Rica Anti-Biopiracy Program: INBios

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By VANESSA DANLEY – To protect its rich biodiversity, Costa Rica created a comprehensive legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.

Making Yourself Indispensable to Your Law Firm

Making Yourself Indispensable to Your Law Firm

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by ANNA IVEY – In the past, workers with average skills, doing an average job, could earn an average lifestyle. But, today, average is officially over. It’s not enough just to get into a top law school, or graduate from a top law school, or start your career at a top law firm or public interest organization. To progress, you’ll need something extra, some kind of plus, because book smarts and a fancy credential aren’t enough to get ahead and stay ahead

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How many bar exams should you take?

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  Everyone’s looking for an edge when they graduate. In the recent article, Ian Scott, founder of Law School Success Tips (and author of Transferring Law Schools), discusses the reasons why law school graduates may want to strongly consider taking two bar exams this July. “Sitting for the Bar in July? How Many Bar Exams [&hellip

POLL RESULTS: Law School Fraud and Class Action Suits

POLL RESULTS: Law School Fraud and Class Action Suits

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Check out the results to our Law School Fraud and Class Action Suits poll!

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Misled by Law School Employment Information?

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ADAM T. JOHNSON – Along with the rest of the legal community, I’ve watched 12 separate lawsuits file for class action status on behalf of law school alumni claiming misleading information regarding job prospects after graduation. It also appears that this is only the beginning. I understand the frustrations of those seeking jobs, but I don’t think the law schools are to blame. There are no guarantees in life or in law school. The choice is ultimately yours and yours alone – do your research, take some time, and ultimately make whatever decision is best for you

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A Day in the Life of a 1L: From the Scholarship Scam to Why Studying in the Library Can Hurt You

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By DORIAN HECTOR – School is expensive, and law school in particular. Unless you have your heart set on BigLaw or the Supreme Court, you should consider this like any other investment: buy low, sell high. Go with a school you can afford, and get as much out of it as you can. You will get a lot of advice about getting through law school, and much of it is entirely unhelpful (It’s not too late-you can still get a job as a plumber, go to the highest ranked school, etc.). I’m going to add to the deluge with some advice that I’ve synthesized from a dozen different sources

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POLL: Law School Fraud and Class Action Suits

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How do you feel about law student class action suits against their law schools