Monthly Archives: February 2012
By VANESSA DANLEY – To protect its rich biodiversity, Costa Rica created a comprehensive legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.
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.
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.
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.
By SARAH ELI MATTERN – Law school is a stressful three years. This article discusses some things that law students and lawyers can do to combat stress and depression. First it’s important to recognize what factors in your life you can control and those you don’t. If it’s out of your hands, quit worrying about it. Second, we discuss ways to avoid stressful situations. Last, ways to decompress so stress doesn’t get the best of you.