Survey: A majority of millennial students report student debt was not worth the college degree

13 April 2021

CNBC — Older millennials entered adulthood around the time of the 2008 financial crisis, which was followed by higher education funding cuts, rising college costs and slow wage growth. The result: Millennials became the student debt generation.

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A look at AccessLex’s Law School Scholarship Databank

1 April 2021

PR NEWSWIRE — When it comes to the question of where to go to law school AccessLex Institute knows a scholarship can make all the difference. That’s why they’ve created the AccessLex Law School Scholarship Databank, a searchable database housing 800 scholarships and writing competitions that total nearly $3 million in aid.

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Podcast looks at the future of the remote LSAT

1 April 2021

THINKING LSAT — This week, LSAC announced that the LSAT Flex is here to stay. And with a few small changes, the online test will be known simply as “LSAT” after August of this year. The guys cover this major announcement from LSAC and share some other news, like the release of the testing schedule.

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Donation to UC Davis Law establishes need-based scholarship for students

1 April 2021

UC DAVIS SCHOOL OF LAW — The William and Inez Mabie Family Foundation has pledged $1 million to UC Davis School of Law for a new scholarship in memory of Ronald Hayes Malone, the foundation’s longtime president and a one-time Watergate prosecutor.

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University of Kansas Law offers LSAT fee-waiver to select KU students

31 March 2021

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS SCHOOL OF LAW — A new program offered by the University of Kansas School of Law will cover law school entrance exam fees for selected KU students. Preference will be given to diverse candidates and candidates who have financial need. KU students who plan to attend law school are invited to apply.

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University of Akron Law to host LSAC Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars Program

26 March 2021

UNIVERSITY OF AKRON — For the fourth-straight summer, The University of Akron School of Law will host the LSAC Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program – an immersive program open to rising undergraduate sophomores and juniors with diverse backgrounds who want to explore a legal education.

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Advice for Native American and Indigenous law school applicants

18 March 2021

U.S. NEWS — Aspiring lawyers with Native American and Indigenous heritage may have understandable concerns about how welcome they would feel in law school. Even if law schools still have a long way to go toward supporting and empowering such students, there has never been a better time for Native American and Indigenous students to apply.

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Advice for prospective law students on optional admissions essays

12 March 2021

YAHOO! NEWS — I can’t decide whether to write multiple essays for a particular school. Other than the personal essay, the school offers the opportunity to submit two optional essays: a “diversity statement” and another called the “optional essay” with three prompts to choose from. I’m having trouble coming up with separate ideas.

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Fordham University pre-law advisor Hillary Mantis answers law school application questions

12 March 2021

THE NATIONAL JURIST — Over the 15 years that I’ve done pre-law advising, for hundreds of applicants, the same questions often come up. Hillary Mantis consults with pre-law students, law students and lawyers. She is Assistant Dean of the Pre-law Advising Program at Fordham University.

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Harvard Law student Brice Ngameni helps students of African descent apply to law school in the US

12 March 2021

HARVARD LAW TODAY — Long before Brice Ngameni ’21 came to the United States from Cameroon in 2008, he dreamed of becoming a lawyer. As he prepares to graduate from Harvard Law, Ngameni is working to help others realize their own goals. He is focused on supporting students of African descent in getting into law schools.

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