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It’s fine to say farewell to law, but look before you leap by doing some research.

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 / 4:29 PM

How does law student satisfaction compare with the broader population?

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 / 3:44 PM

Who Has Two Thumbs And Thinks The Judicial System Is Out To Get Him? This Professor!

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 / 2:57 PM

Good luck to everyone taking the bar exam today!

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 / 12:27 PM

Nice Elie always tries to help bar exam takers.

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 / 3:38 PM

How Harvard encourages summers to not burn bridges.

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 / 2:42 PM

Will Cooley Law be one of the first schools to succumb to the pressures of the new normal?

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 / 1:50 PM

A police report and recent news stories contain additional information about the murder of Professor Dan Markel.

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 / 12:55 PM

That’s one way to study Constitutional Law…

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 / 12:08 PM

* “[T]he nation’s last explicit ban of the right to bear arms has bitten the dust.” On Saturday, a federal judge said D.C. couldn’t ban the carrying of guns in public for self-defense. [Legal Times]

* Late on Friday, Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage was tossed by a state judge, making it latest in a string of major legal victories for marriage equality. Congrats, Floridians! [Bloomberg]

* There’s been some new updates in the case of Dan Markel, the young FSU Law professor who was murdered in his own home. We’ll have more on the details police released later today. [CNN]

* “I’ve come to the realization I’d really like to have a paycheck at some point.” Ouch. Law school graduates in Florida are starting to feel the pain of a very tough job market, and they’re not too happy about the situation. [Tampa Bay Times]

* “[T]hey treat us like step children instead of adoptees.” A group of Texas Wesleyan Law graduates have filed a complaint (in vain?) with the ABA in the pursuit of new diplomas from Texas A&M Law. [WFAA 8]

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 / 8:43 AM