February 09, 2015
Experiential learning does *not* improve employment outcomes
Jason Yackee (Wisconsin) takes an empirical look.
UPDATE: Brian Galle (Boston College) suggests some alternative interpretations of the findings.
November 21, 2014
More new lawyer jobs than grads in 2016?
Ted Seto (Loyola/LA) looks at the new BLS projections.
November 03, 2014
Simkovic & McIntyre's "The Economic Value of a Law Degree"...
...appears in print in the Journal of Legal Studies. Despite being derided and dismissed last year by intellectual heavyweights like Paul Campos, Matt Leichter, and Elie Mystal, it somehow survived peer review. Imagine that. (You can read Prof. Simkovic's response to some of the Dunning-Kruger Effect crowd here.)
June 30, 2014
Slate business columnist: now's the time to go to law school
May 21, 2014
LSAC settles ADA lawsuits
Good news for students with disabilities considering law school.
May 15, 2014
Federal clerkship placement rankings by school, 2011-2013
April 10, 2014
Lots of students are applying to law school late in the season
Anyone following Al Brophy's reports on the LSAC data will notice that, while applications are still down from last year, they are down a bit less with each subsequent report. That's consistent with anecdotal reports from colleagues who teach undergraduates who report being asked to write letters of recommendation later and later in the season than just a few years ago. One surmises that at least part of what is happening is that (1) students waivering about going to law school are realizing that they don't have other tangible professional plans, (2) students are realizing their chances of getting good admissions offers--either in terms of the caliber of the school and/or the cost--are much better this year than just a few years ago. Along with this indicator, I suspect the decline in applications is about to bottom out. It will still take a couple more years, though, for most law schools to begin hiring new faculty again given the dramatic decline in applications and enrollments of the last few years.
April 02, 2014
The law clerk hiring process: an interview with Judge Ambro of the 3rd Circuit
March 06, 2014
Scrutinizing the data about the legal job market
Facts are never welcome by cyber-miscreants, but sometimes they are worth considering by those hoping to make informed decisions.
March 03, 2014
More signs of the times: Thomas Jefferson Law School offering huge discounts across the boards
Blog Emperor Caron has the details.