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Law Mart: The perils of for-profit legal education

By Matthew Hector
December
2017
LawPulse
Page 10
A Springfield-based former professor at a for-profit law school makes the case that these institutions have failed to live up to their promise of serving the underserved.

Expanding law-student practice opportunities to the private sector

By Matthew Hector
March
2016
LawPulse
Page 20
An ISBA proposal would allow qualified students to practice under the supervision of an attorney in the private sector, not just in legal aid or other governmental settings.

The Illinois bar exam gets tougher

By Matthew Hector
May
2015
LawPulse
Page 10
Illinois bar examiners are raising the passing score - but not as much as originally planned.

IBF, law schools team up to fund public-interest jobs for new grads

By Janan Hanna
February
2014
LawPulse
Page 62
The Illinois Bar Foundation will share costs with three Illinois law schools of hiring a recent graduate to work in each school's legal aid clinic.

Online offerings let lawyers earn LL.M.s at home

By Adam W. Lasker
May
2013
LawPulse
Page 222
Two Illinois law schools are pioneers in the rapidly expanding field of LL.M. distance-learning programs.

The Fourth Year Law Student

By Karen Erger
April
2013
Column
Page 208
You survived law school - now your legal education really begins.

It’s Time for Serious Legal Education Reform

By John E. Thies
April
2013
Column
Page 168
High law-school debt hurts the profession and the public.

The Bar’s Role in Legal Education Reform

By John E. Thies
August
2012
Column
Page 396
Lawyers must have a voice in the reform discussion.

Lawyers and Law School Reform

By Andrew P. Morriss and William D. Henderson
August
2012
Cover Story
Page 414
Too many law students emerge with staggering debt and grim job prospects. It's time for bar associations and the legal academy to work together to strengthen the profession, these scholars say.

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