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Cornell Law School Incentivizes Public Interest Work by Expanding Loan Forgiveness

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq. | Last updated on

Cornell is now setting the national standard in incentivizing its law students to participate in public interest jobs with its new funding cap. Law school is a big investment for most students, though the cost can vary significantly. Public law schools tend to be much cheaper, especially for…

Lawyer's Tragic Mental Health Breakdown Is a Cautionary Tale

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq. | Last updated on

It's Mental Health Awareness Month, and we at FindLaw want to emphasize the importance of maintaining mental health. If you’re a high-functioning professional within the legal field or outside of it, you may think you’re not at risk of a mental health crisis. But if you’re familiar with the…

Does Law School Do Enough to Prepare New Associates?

By Joseph Fawbush, Esq. | Last updated on

Law school provides a foundation of knowledge and skills legal practitioners can use throughout their careers. However, a practical education on the day-to-day tasks involved with being a lawyer often must occur outside of the classroom. New lawyers learn on the job and direct their own careers by finding…

ABA Proposes Greater Course Uniformity Across Law Schools. Many Deans Opposed.

By Melanie Rauch, JD | Last updated on

Some law school deans are pushing back against the American Bar Association's (ABA) latest educational standards proposal. More than a third of U.S. law school deans have voiced their opposition to proposed standards that aim to introduce greater uniformity across law school courses. These deans argue that the ABA's…

The Law School Shuffle: The New 2024-2025 Law School Rankings

By Melanie Rauch, JD | Legally reviewed by Joseph Fawbush, Esq. | Last updated on

The 2024/2025 U.S. News & World Report law school rankings have landed. This year's rankings have a few shifts and surprises that could influence the decision-making of prospective and current students. Unexpected Ties and Top Contenders Significant shifts occurred within the coveted Top 14, or T14, law schools. At…

Lateral Hiring at an All-Time Low for Law Firms

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq. | Last updated on

Almost three years ago, we reported a continued pattern of more and more “lateral hiring” alongside an increased attrition rate at law firms, despite lateral hiring having dipped a bit due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Rather than hiring entry level associates, most firms were hiring more experienced attorneys—which…

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