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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Tips for first-year law firm associates

13 April 2021

ABA JOURNAL — Concerns about starting your first job after law school are justified. It is terrifying. For many, the first year as an associate will be your first professional job. Little has prepared you for the difficult, confusing and stressful first year ahead. Many summer associate positions fail to provide a realistic picture.

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Podcast: Advice for law graduates on ‘telling your story’ in job interviews

8 April 2021

THE LAW SCHOOL TOOLBOX — Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones with us to talk about all of the non-academic aspects of the job hunt — in other words, what legal employers are looking at, besides just grades.

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Study: Legal employers exclude talented law students by focusing on first-year grades

1 April 2021

ABA JOURNAL — Selective opportunities for law students, including law review membership, judicial clerkships and large law firm association positions, are largely based on first-year grades. And the tradition leaves out many “exceptional students,” according to a working paper that studied classes between 1979 and 2019 at a top 20 law school.

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Fordham Law student Abdulai Turay honored by National Jurist magazine

31 March 2021

FORDHAM LAW NEWS — Abdulai Turay ’22 was named the 2021 Law Student of the Year by The National Jurist. Abdulai Turay learned about America from afar, by watching TV. To the young Turay, who was born in the war-torn West African nation of Sierra Leone, America seemed amazing. There were things he had never seen before.

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Mitchell Hamline Law plans in-person graduation ceremony

31 March 2021

MITCHELL HAMLINE SCHOOL OF LAW — Dean of Students Lynn LeMoine shared the good news Friday with the Mitchell Hamline community that spring commencement will be held in person at CHS Field in St. Paul on June 6. Below is Dean LeMoine’s email to faculty and staff.

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National Association of Colleges and Employers projects increase in college graduate employment rate

31 March 2021

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND EMPLOYERS — Employers project hiring 7.2% more new college graduates from the Class of 2021 than they hired from the Class of 2020, according to NACE’s Job Outlook 2021 Spring Update. That’s a sharp increase from fall 2020, when employers expected to reduce college hiring slightly.

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Podcast: Advice for law graduates on ‘telling your story’ in job interviews

31 March 2021

THE LAW SCHOOL TOOLBOX — Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones with us to talk about all of the non-academic aspects of the job hunt — in other words, what legal employers are looking at, besides just grades.

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Georgetown Law graduate opinion: Black law students are thriving but are too few in number

26 March 2021

THE WASHINGTON POST — Tahir Duckett, a 2017 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, is a civil rights attorney at the firm Relman Colfax. Just over a month after George Zimmerman was acquitted in the killing of Trayvon Martin, I walked into my first day. I was the only Black student in my section.

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Pepperdine Caruso Law Straus Institute hosts mediation competition

24 March 2021

PEPPERDINE CARUSO SCHOOL OF LAW — On Monday, March 8, the Straus Institute hosted its first-ever Mediation Competition, bringing together 15 competitors, dozens of alumni, and top commercial mediators and lawyers as judges to evaluate and mentor students. The competition featured COVID19-themed disputes as simulations.

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