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Section Newsletter Articles on Law Schools

ISBA Task Force to look at law schools and making “practice ready” new lawyers By John T. Phipps Senior Lawyers, November 2014 The author discusses the challenges new lawyers face and the ISBA's exciting plans to help them hit the ground running. 
Editor’s column: ISBA Task Force to look at law schools and making “practice ready” new lawyers By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, August 2014 Editor John Phipps discusses the challenges new lawyers face and the ISBA's exciting plans to help them hit the ground running. 
Is law school worth the investment? By Marie K. Sarantakis Young Lawyers Division, August 2014 Is it worth going to law school when the degree no longer guarantees a job in the current market?
Regulation of legal education set to undergo paradigm shift By Daniel Thies Young Lawyers Division, June 2014 Various entities have called for reform regarding the way law school is funded, including most recently the ABA’s newly appointed Presidential Task Force on the Financing of Legal Education.
Board of Governors accepts Law School Debt Report—Assembly to consider in June By John E. Thies Young Lawyers Division, April 2013 One of the ISBA’s top priorities this year concerns the problems newer lawyers are facing with their law school-related debt.
Chair’s column: Developing “practice-ready” lawyers By Timothy J. Storm General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, October 2011 Section Chair Timothy Storm poses the questions, Are new law graduates 'practice ready'? Who is responsible for assuring that they are? and Should established lawyers care?
Editor’s column: Developing “practice-ready” lawyers By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, October 2011 Newsletter Editor John Phipps shares his thoughts in response to the Chair's column.
The top 10 things they did not teach me in law school By Dennis A. Norden Business Advice and Financial Planning, May 2006 Upon starting the actual practice of our profession, nearly every attorney begins to realize how little he or she knows.