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‘Precruiting’ and ‘exploding offers’ create stress for law students seeking summer associate jobs

An increasing number of BigLaw firms are recruiting students for summer associate programs before the formal on-campus interviewing process, a practice dubbed “precruiting.”

Weekly Briefs: Judge rules against DACA fix; Paul Weiss goes on hiring spree

New rulemaking doesn’t save DACA

A new administrative rule intended to “preserve and fortify” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program doesn’t cure its illegality, according to a Sept.…

Weekly Briefs: MoFo changes DEI fellowship; X reacts to BigLaw partner at Burning Man festival

MoFo expands DEI fellowship after suit

Morrison & Foerster has changed the eligibility criteria for a diversity, equity and inclusion fellowship after being sued by a conservative activist who…

If law schools prohibit ChatGPT in writing, can they back it up?

Using artificial intelligence to write admissions essays now comes with significant risks at the University of Michigan Law School, which recently asked applicants to certify that they did not use the technology for drafting purposes.

Sexual harassment accusers are ‘scorned former lovers,’ onetime law prof’s suit says

A George Mason University law professor who resigned in August following sexual harassment allegations says in a lawsuit two of his accusers are “scorned former lovers.”

What state has the best work-life balance? New report explores

Aspiring lawyers will find the best work-life balance in these top three states, according to a new report from presettlement loan company Uplift Legal Funding.

Summer reading and back-to-law-school tips

It's time for The Modern Law Library's summer recommendations episode, in which host Lee Rawles shares her pop culture picks with you, plus a re-airing of one of our older episodes with current relevance.

Doing Their Homework

In terms of big life choices, deciding where to attend law school may be in the top 5 for aspiring attorneys. Most face the prospect of taking on significant debt to pay tuition and living expenses, along with the stress of selecting a school they think will lead to the best job opportunities and not knowing if it will be easy to make friends where they land.

Golden Gate Law students with free tuition plan to stay at the school despite concerns

Their tuition is free, and if the law school closes before they graduate, they are somewhat confident an ABA-approved teach-out plan will include schools that will accept them as transfer students.

‘Virtually all’ incoming law students think they will be in the top half of their class, new study finds

Updated: A new survey of more than 600 incoming law students found them to be overconfident about how well they will do in law school and poor predictors of how they would perform.

Following Stanford Law incident at Federalist Society event, associate DEI dean leaves role

Tirien Steinbach, an associate dean at Stanford Law School who was shown in a videotaped campus exchange with a federal appellate judge that went viral, has announced that she is leaving her role.

Future 1L eligible for NBA draft, thanks to close reading of contract

A future law student who played basketball as a child at summer camp became eligible for the NBA draft after learning that he met the simple criteria.

Law students older than 30 more likely to promote online law school courses, new report finds

According to a report released June 20 by the AccessLex Institute and Gallup, law students with different backgrounds had distinct perceptions of remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Disability rights advocates challenge California’s bar exam accommodation process

Updated: Two disability rights groups have filed a U.S. Department of Justice complaint against the State Bar of California alleging that the agency “consistently” violates the Americans With Disabilities Act regarding bar exam accommodation requests.

Weekly Briefs: Bar group that ditched drag trivia event criticized; Black law schools guide drops overall rankings

Social justice group criticizes bar drag event cancellation

The nonprofit Southern Coalition for Social Justice is forwarding a letter with more than 100 signatures to a bar group that canceled…

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