The National Law Journal
January 28, 2013
1. March 10, 2013 01:53 PM
Turnitin helps eradicating the worries of plagiarism in the coursework and e-books while pursuing the higher studies, but Plag Tracker comes free of cost which makes it extremely popular among the students.
2. February 07, 2013 06:50 PM
We've had a glut of lawyers for years now. It is natural especially given the economy and the price of law schools that enrollment should drop. Similar declines are being seen at other types of academic institutions as well.
3. February 06, 2013 05:57 PM
Circumstances are often outside of the control of the law student as with any other person. Particular pressures by a society facing uncertain financial security bring with them a host of developing situations that may in particular influence those studying law. Laws and politics drive this nation. Suddenly some talented law students with exceptional forte in legal writing are brought to the attention of certain agencies or political parties because their drafts may substantially influence or impact political outcomes. During years of sound fiscal reserves, perhaps these individuals 'blend into the wall' more than during years of pecuniary drought. Law students are often more passionate than their licensed, practicing peers and may offer a competitive threat to those already established in firms and earning profits. These firms may be gathering performance information on law school graduate candidates, for that reason. Sometimes acts are carried out that may interfere with the law student's enrollment, Internet access, cash flow, or other methods of intentional disruption may occur. Further, some Americans express frankly that they do not wish to see women, in particular, become attorneys. Sad, but these are some realities of unfairness that often coincide with a law education in the United States. These are things usually not discussed in law circles and certainly not drawn out on the political scene, but often kept in confidence of the particular firm or agency conducting the research. This author and article missed these possible reasons of absence, which may have also affected the enrollment or retaining of law students in their degree programs.
4. February 01, 2013 11:15 AM
There is plenty of work out there, just not at the price lawyers want to charge. Salaries at Big, Mid and SmallLaw all need to be cut. This includes partner salaries.
5. January 30, 2013 09:42 AM
I'll type slowly for you, Mr. Coe. The more lawyers that flood the field, the greater the likeliehood that many of them will be left with few employment options beyond hanging out solo shingles and ginning up often meritless and even fraudulent claims of slip-and-fall, medical liability, asbestos, disability access and so on. All of which serve to undermine economic growth and job creation. Is that simple enough for you to understand, sir?
— Darren McKinney, American Tort Reform Association, Washington, D.C.