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Law School Applications Back to Normal Levels

By Joseph Fawbush, Esq.

Incoming law school students are likely relieved to hear that after a record-breaking 2021, the number of law school applications has returned to the mean. Incoming 1Ls are less likely to face overenrolled classes, particularly considering that law schools were careful this cycle to delay acceptance letters in anticipation of another high-application year.

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How Much Experience Do You Need To Become a Judge?

By Laura Temme, Esq.

Members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee grilled President Joe Biden's latest nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit this week, with some focusing on his age more than his experience. Bradley Garcia, 36, would be among the youngest federal judges and the first Latino judge to serve on the D.C. Circuit if he's confirmed. But unlike the requirements for Congressional positions and the president, the Constitution doesn't require anyone to reach a certain age before they join the bench. So if that's the case, what does it take to become a judge?

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How to Proactively Encourage Attorney Well-Being (Before It's a Problem)

By Joseph Fawbush, Esq.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In recognition of this, there are numerous articles about promoting lawyer well-being you can find online. That law firms need to prioritize mental health is not new information. By now, it's well-established that the demands of the legal profession can exact a toll on attorneys in the form of anxiety, depression, burnout, and substance use disorder.

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Is the LSAT a Thing of the Past? Alternative Law School Admissions

By Camila Laval, J.D.

The LSAT was first administered in 1948 and, up until last year, it was the only way to apply for law school. Today, 80% of law schools accept GRE scores instead of the LSAT. And a program to go to law school without taking any standardized test is launching this fall.

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Lawsuit Accuses Prestigious Universities of Colluding on Financial Aid

By Joseph Fawbush, Esq.

The former students named as plaintiffs in the complaint allege that elite schools use a common methodology to lower the amount of financial aid given to students, thereby saving the universities money and driving up the cost of attending their schools.

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Virginia Court Upholds Lawyer's Suspension Over Hoarding Gold

By Laura Temme, Esq.

In 1857, 427 passengers and millions of dollars in gold were lost at sea when a hurricane hit the S.S. Central America off the coast of South Carolina. A salvage company run by treasure hunter Thomas G. Thompson found the ship more than a hundred years later in 1988. But Thompson's investors had a hard time collecting their share of the loot, and decades of litigation followed.

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