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Arizona law’s embrace of GRE draws ire of LSAT-Maker

Standardized test bubbles.A top-tier law school’s decision to make the Law School Admission Test optional has put it on a collision course with the powerful national nonprofit group that administers the exam… Read more in The Wall Street Journal...

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ABA tells Congress it didn’t cave in to the Chinese government

Teng BiaoAfter facing questions from two members of Congress last week, the ABA is insisting its cancellation of a prominent Chinese human rights lawyer’s book deal was purely a business decision. Read more at Bloomberg BNA...

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Ask what the Bar can do for law schools

Climbing the corporate bar graph.Spurred by clients who balk at paying for work done by brand new lawyers, bar leaders have looked to law schools to get better at producing so-called "practice-ready" graduates. Read more in the New York Law Journal...

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Jurors who tweet and Google cases may face hefty fines

microphone in courtroomJurors who threaten to derail trials by researching them on Google or posting comments about them on Twitter are often dismissed with nothing more than a tongue-lashing from a judge. Read more in the Los Angeles Times...

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Microsoft to fund new pilot project to improve legal aid

LSCMicrosoft Corp. is committing $1 million to fund pilot projects for online legal portals that will direct low-income people to legal service providers. Read more in American Lawyer...

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She ditched her $400,000-a-year legal job after her ‘woman’s card’ only held her back

Kristen Jarvis JohnsonThat “woman’s card” everyone’s talking about? It didn’t work that well for Kristen Jarvis Johnson. Johnson, 33, climbed the ladder of Big Law until she reached a pretty sweet place, making $400,000 a year… Read more in The Washington Post...

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NH Bar survey reveals 1 in 5 members don’t expect to be practicing in ten years

...The survey reveals that many attorneys are planning to leave the profession or are uncertain about what the future holds for their careers. Read more in the New Hampshire Bar News...

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Lawyers are facing a problem they don’t know they have

Laywer SilhouetteImagine this scenario: you sit down at a new restaurant and are eyeing the steak on the menu. There is no price next to it… Read more at the Legal Technology Resource Center...

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Online game to help people with no lawyer represent themselves in court

Courtroom Video GameDan Jackson and Martha Davis of Northeastern University conceived the game to help prepare litigants in person (LIPs) in Connecticut. Read more in Lawyer2b...

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Are law reviews still relevant?

Harvard Law Review“Would you want The New England Journal of Medicine to be edited by medical students?” asked Richard A. Wise, who teaches psychology at the University of North Dakota. Read more in The New York Times...

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