U.S. News explores scholarly impact ranking of law schools

19 February 2019

LAW.COM — U.S. News & World Report plans to launch a new law school ranking—one that will sort schools according to the “scholarly impact” of their faculties. The new ranking, announced Wednesday, will be separate from the closely watched “Best Law Schools” ranking, at least initially.

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Law schools with highest non-JD enrollment

15 January 2019

LAW.COM — Collectively, law schools are enrolling more non-J.D. students than ever before. The number of law school students who are pursuing LL.M. and masters in law degrees has doubled over the past decade. Today, 14 percent of enrolled students nationwide aren’t in J.D. programs.

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AALS/LSAC study: Parental education is a major factor in considering an advanced degree

29 October 2018

DIVERSE ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION — Parental education is a major factor in undergraduate student’s decision to pursue an advanced degree, and it may be an impediment to Black, Hispanic and first-generation populations, according to a study by Gallup, the Association of American Law Schools and Law School Admission Council.

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Law school admissions experts discuss LSAT scoring and test preparation

15 October 2018

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT — Aspiring attorneys who are wondering what their target score should be for the Law School Admission Test should start by looking at admission statistics for the J.D. programs they are interested in, experts suggest.

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Podcast: Tips for balancing life and law school

24 September 2018

ABA JOURNAL — Law school can be a lonely, stressful time, and it’s easy to feel like you’re failing to fit the model of the perfect law student. But there’s no one right way to go to law school, says sociology professor Kathryne M. Young, author of How to Be Sort of Happy in Law School;….

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Harvard Law admissions places emphasis on applicant work experience

17 September 2018

THE HARVARD CRIMSON — Harvard Law admissions says that the school is placing a greater emphasis on applicants’ work history than it did in the past.

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Study: Children of divorce less likely to earn bachelor’s or advanced degree

4 September 2018

INSIDE HIGHER ED — Being a child of divorce nearly halves the likelihood that a young person will earn a bachelor’s or graduate degree compared to someone whose parents remain married, new research suggests.

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Report: Lower-income students likely to score higher on SAT retakes

4 September 2018

NEW YORK TIMES — New research contains a message for high school students, especially low-income ones, who want to go to college: Take the SAT early and often.

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Podcast: Dealing with helicopter parents in law school

4 September 2018

ABA JOURNAL — A law school associate dean discusses how students, parents and school administrators can halt the hover of helicopter parents and foster students’ independence and success.

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Advice for prospective students on maintaining grades in college

4 September 2018

CHICAGO TRIBUNE — This column offers advice on how students interested in law school can maintain high grades and a career focus needed to succeed.

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