LAW SCHOOLS REPORT

Paying the price for law firm employment

Schools' placement programs foot the bill to send new lawyers to private firms for a test run.

, The National Law Journal

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Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law's Test Drive program pays employers to take in recent graduates. Is this an innovative way to help graduates get a foot in the employment door amid an exceptionally tight job market, or an attempt to game law school rankings by inflating job-placement data?

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