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Law School Debt: Another Blow to Lawyers' Mental Health

By Camila Laval, J.D.

A recent survey by the ABA of 1,300 attorneys under the age of 36 revealed the impact student loans have on young attorneys' mental health.

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Marvel Comics Enters Litigation Over Rights to Popular Characters

By Tim Kelly, J.D.

Since its print debut in 1963, Marvel's The Avengers franchise has battled some of the most fearsome villains in the galaxy. But their greatest foe might ultimately prove to be federal copyright law.

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Law Clerk Purporting to Represent U.S. Capitol Rioters Faces Felony Charges

By Camila Laval, J.D.

Ryan Marshall is a recent law school graduate working for John Pierce, together representing several defendants implicated in the Capitol attack. Pierce's use of Twitter rivaled that of former President Donald Trump before he was banned from the platform. Marshall's legal license is now in jeopardy.

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Law Schools Get Bigger (and Better?) Incoming Class

By Joseph Fawbush, Esq.

Law school applications and enrollment took a nosedive with the 2008 crash and fell for a decade after. That trend has officially reversed, with the last two years seeing a spike in applications. Law schools have thus been able to be more selective about their incoming classes. According to Spivey Consulting, a firm that helps law schools with their admissions processes, the median LSAT score at many law schools increased for the class matriculating this fall. Even top law schools saw an increase in median LSAT score. For example, the incoming class at Yale Law had a median LSAT score of 176, while a year ago it was 173. The acceptance rate at Yale also fell to 4%, down significantly from last year's 7%. Median college GPA has also increased across law schools.

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Remembering Superstar Defense Lawyer F. Lee Bailey

By Joseph Fawbush, Esq.

America has a love/hate relationship with criminal defense lawyers, particularly those that manage to transcend their profession to become household names. One of the best-known criminal defense lawyers of the 20th century, perhaps no one was simultaneously more admired or more criticized than F. Lee Bailey.

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New Study: One in Four Female Attorneys Has Considered Leaving Profession Over Mental Health Concerns

By Joseph Fawbush, Esq.

No attorney reading this will be surprised to hear that the legal profession is a demanding one. Nor is it surprising, then, that the profession has had long-running struggles with mental health, work-life balance, and substance use. It is a topic that has been covered well, including by FindLaw. Yet, just because we know that the profession needs to focus on attorney wellness does not mean it is an easy task to complete.

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