Law School News

The 2016 Law Grads Hiring Report

The American Bar Association has released detailed data on the employment of the law school class of 2016, and there’s both good and bad news.

Law for Laymen

By Karen Sloan |

There are nearly 30 law schools that have or soon will offer a master's degree for nonlawyers, up from just a handful two years ago.

Harvard Law Opens Applications to Juniors

By Karen Sloan |

Harvard Law School has announced a pilot program under which Harvard undergraduates may apply and gain acceptance during their junior year, provided they agree to work for two years in between graduation and beginning their legal studies.

Amy Coney Barrett, left, and Scott Palk, right.

Law Schools Play Prominently in Trump’s Judicial Nominations

By Karen Sloan |

The legal academy is well represented in President Donald Trump’s initial slate of federal judicial nominees, unveiled Monday.

Harvard Law School Library in Langdell Hall at night.

Harvard Law Will Save Undergrads a Spot—Terms and Conditions Apply

By Karen Sloan |

College juniors around the world can have a guaranteed seat, but they must get experience before they start.

Part-time law school losing allure

By Karen Sloan |

According to a panel of legal educators who gathered during the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) annual meeting in early January, lagging employer support, workers' fears about losing their jobs, the growing popularity of Master of Business Administration programs, rising tuition and the tough legal job market all are contributing to declining enrollment in part-time programs.