NALP releases study on law firm associate attrition

6 October 2020

ABA JOURNAL — For every 20 associates hired by law firms, 15 left, according to a study that collected information from more than 800 law firms.

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Penn Law students assist with virtual court arguments

6 October 2020

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA CAREY LAW SCHOOL — The COVID-19 crisis has upended the litigation landscape across the country by sending court proceedings online, and University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School alumni and current students are rising to the challenges presented by this new normal, sometimes discovering that virtual court appearances have unexpected advantages.

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Delays in California bar exam result in frustration and anxiety among law graduates

1 October 2020

SAN FRANSISCO CHRONICLE — Samuel Humy graduated from Cornell Law School this year and moved to California. With a job lined up with the Santa Clara County Public Defender Office, he planned to take the California State Bar exam over the summer and start work in early August as a lawyer.

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Law graduates with disabilities raise concerns about California Bar Exam policies

1 October 2020

REUTERS — The State Bar of California and the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) pushed back this week against claims that the state is discriminating against disabled aspiring lawyers in its upcoming bar exam, which is set to take place mostly online next month.

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Law graduates concerned over Florida Bar Exam delays

1 October 2020

ORLANDO SENTINEL — After Ivonne Antonian graduated from Florida A&M University’s law school in Orlando, she lined up a job at the Orange-Osceola Public Defender’s Office and was eager to begin her career as an attorney.

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District of Columbia adopts diploma privilege for new law graduates with some requirements

1 October 2020

BLOOMBERG LAW — The District of Columbia has become the fifth jurisdiction to grant certain U.S. law school graduates to be licensed to practice law without taking the bar exam.

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Advice for law graduates accepting clerkships

1 October 2020

ABA JOURNAL — ‘Tis the season. No, not for holiday shopping (thankfully), but for law clerk hiring. Prospective clerks are hearing back on offers for next year right about now, and it’s never too early to begin preparing.

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University of Oregon Law announces one-year legal apprenticeship program for new graduates

1 October 2020

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON SCHOOL OF LAW — The University of Oregon School of Law introduces its new one-year legal apprenticeship program for new graduates through the Resident Associate Program (RAP).

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Law graduates ask California supreme court to apply new bar exam pass score to previous tests

24 September 2020

COURTHOUSE NEWS — With a problematic online bar exam looming less than a month away, a contingent of law school graduates carrying handmade signs gathered Thursday morning on the steps of the California Supreme Court to advocate for admission to the bar based on their past scores.

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District of Columbia court considers diploma privilege for recent law graduates

24 September 2020

LAW360 — Washington, D.C.’s highest court will expand provisions allowing law school graduates to temporarily practice under supervision and potentially grant emergency exam-waiver admission to the D.C. bar “for qualifying applicants” by the end of the month, according to an order issued Tuesday.

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