Podcast explores law school and student stress

12 November 2019

ABA FOR LAW STUDENTS — Why do law students experience such high levels of stress compared to students in other areas of graduate study? Following on from a recent episode where host Ashley Baker and new Law Student Division chair Johnnie Nguyen discussed the division’s upcoming mental health initiatives, Ashley now convenes a round table discussion to highlight….

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Podcast: A look at the Institute for the Future of Law Practice

12 November 2019

LEGAL TALK NETWORK — Bill Henderson offers insights from his career journey and discusses the drivers behind the development of the Institute for the Future of Law Practice.

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Study finds disparities in college enrollment and degree completion among rural students

12 November 2019

INSIDE HIGHER ED — Students in rural areas have lower average rates of college enrollment and degree completion compared to nonrural students, according to findings in a new study by researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. The findings, published in the American Journal of Education, show that while the divide has narrowed since the….

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Pew study: One in four U.S. student loan borrowers default within five years

12 November 2019

MSN MONEY — A quarter of borrowers who take out student loans end up defaulting within five years, while many of the people who pause or defer payments due to hardships end up paying more than they originally would’ve owed, according to a study from the Pew Charitable Trusts.

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MBA programs see higher percentage of women enrolled after overall drop in applications

12 November 2019

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL — As applications to American business schools decline, the percentage of women enrolled in full-time M.B.A. programs continues to rise, climbing this fall to an average of 39% at more than 50 of the top programs in the U.S., Canada and Europe, new data show.

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Professor receives copyright strike for sharing his own work

12 November 2019

INSIDE HIGHER ED — Recent allegations of copyright violations against a professor who shared his own work on his website spark debate about ownership and whether peer reviewers should be paid.

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Podcast: Importance of data literacy for today’s lawyers

12 November 2019

LEGAL TALK NETWORK — Data is indispensable to modern lawyering, but there are still many attorneys who aren’t leveraging it to its full potential. Jeff explains data literacy’s competitive benefits for law firms, how it helps attorneys win in the courtroom, and why today’s firms should offer in-depth data literacy training.

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Opinion: Technology can improve attorney well-being and boost careers

12 November 2019

BLOOMBERG LAW — The legal trade press has given the topic of mental health issues in the legal profession a lot of well-founded attention this year. An emerging narrative is that the proliferation of technology has contributed to this grim reality. Last year, over 17 million people in the U.S. suffered from at least one depressive episode,….

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Albany Law highlights student pro bono and service work in the community

12 November 2019

ALBANY LAW SCHOOL — Community members, from the young to the aging, know they can rely on Albany Law School. For veterans and the elder population, annual pro bono law days lend much-needed guidance. For area children and families, various toy drives and events such as Trick or Treat Street make the holidays that much brighter—and….

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American University Washington College of Law dean Camille Nelson honored at National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair

12 November 2019

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF LAW  — On Nov. 8-9, 2019, Dean Camille Nelson will be honored among the nation’s Black law deans at the 15th Annual Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair taking place at the Columbia University School of Law in New York City. Dean Nelson is also a featured speaker at the conference,….

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