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Articles on Law Schools

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 Article, 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.