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[cynthia] Hey there, thanks for stopping by. As of November 19, 2009, we are no longer updating The Shark. You can access all of The Shark's archives here. We'll also have some law school coverage in the mix at our...
[dennis] Advice to 0Ls. The Divine Details: Apply early or else you’ll be the only person in your class to be waitlisted at a peer school and it’ll be embarrassing when the inevitable “So why’d you chose x over y?”...
[petra] Stephanie Enyart doesn’t want to be a law clerk indefinitely. Enyart, who is working at Disability Rights Advocates in Berkeley, is legally blind. Since graduating in spring 2009, she’s been trying to take her bar and professional responsibility exams....
[Brian] Some Shark readers may not regularly read Above The Law. Damn popular blog, yeah, but some days it’s also liable to scare you right out of your chosen profession. So if you missed it, bloggers there found it remarkable...
[dennis] Are we getting more value for our buck or is this the price of prestige? The CM Law blog has found a government report that answers the question: According to law school officials, the move to a more hands-on,...
[dennis] Oh the irony of law schools charging future lawyers hidden fees! A student from the UVA law school has an interesting idea, the pay-as-you-go law school: The announcement that 3Ls planning on attending their own graduation have to toss...
[cynthia] The Wall Street Journal Law Blog is reporting that associate bonus season has been opened by Cravath. While the announcement is positive in one way (there are going to be bonuses this year!), the numbers truly pale in comparison...
[petra] The federal government has dropped some major moolah into the hands of two California law professors for clinical programs that investigate inmates’ claims of innocence. California Western School of Law and Santa Clara University School of Law will split...
[cynthia] Sharon Nichols, a blogger and law student from Alabama, posted an interesting recap today of SCOTUS Justice Clarence Thomas's appearance at her school. Justice Thomas played the question and answer game with law students, resulting in some pretty casual,...
[petra] Don’t know what you’re doing next summer? The ACLU of Southern California is accepting applications from law students interested in national security and immigrant rights litigation for its 2010 summer internship. The ACLU office has nine lawyers total and...