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Bar Program in Kansas Promotes Rural Practice, an Increasingly Appealing Choice for Law Grads

Posted Jul 17, 2012 7:44 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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As law grads in the Midwest struggle to find employment, small-town practice is gaining in allure.

In Kansas, the state bar association is teaming with the University of Kansas and Washburn law schools to promote rural opportunities for law students, the Kansas City Star reports.

One program promotes business management skills. Another offers unpaid internships with rural lawyers and judges.

The Star interviewed Lane Frymire, who practices law in the town of Liberal. “Small-town living is not glamorous, but it has its advantages,” Frymire said. “My house is four blocks from my office, and I see my clients throughout town on a regular basis.”

Related coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "Small-Town Clerkship Program in Iowa Hampered by Lack of Interest—From Lawyers, Not Law Students"

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