Articles about law
Sir Isaac Newton was one of the greatest minds the world has ever seen. He revolutionized the sciences of physics and mathematics. He also was an alchemist and became the Master of the Royal Mint. He wrote extensively on many topics in history and religion.
If you have already set your goal on wanting to study a law degree at university and are trying to think about what kind of relevant law extra curricular activities that you can participate in to hopefully increase the quality and strength of your UCAS application. Then this article...
Are you a big tech stock investor? Science may persuade you to move into a new direction.
Going to Law School seems to be the craze today. With unemployment still teetering around 10% people of all ages and walks of life are seem to be looking to law school as either a first career, a change in career, or to make themselves more marketable in their...
I am sure that many of us have seen or heard about some dumb or stupid law that is still in existence today. It’s one of those things that the internet was just made for and if you type it into any search engine you’ll get a myriad of results on the subject.
The last decade saw a record high of sex or gender related discrimination cases reported to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH).
At first glance, it may look like that more people are being discriminated upon because...
I'm asked quite often, by people who want to know how to be a cop, which college degree they should choose. Most often they're considering a Criminal Justice degree and I believe it's a mistake for many of them. A technical or practical degree, say in Forensics, Accounting or Finance, has a much broader career potential than the so-called law enforcement degrees.
It's no secret that people around the world do the strangest things. Hence, equally strange and sometimes, downright dumb laws were created to regulate this behavior. Although one wonders whether some of these laws are actually too dumb to even exist.
So hello to Scout Willis or perhaps better known as the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore. The actress made a huge splash in the headlines, unfortunately it was not due to winning an award or starring in a major movie role. Scout got into the news by walking around topless in New York City.
A Man For All Seasons
When free will is pushed on us, we develop a strong sense of responsibility for it's wise use. A large array of factors often affect our choices. Religion, morals, upbringing, society, and environment, are a few of these. If we were to consciously ignore...
A description of how judges can change laws in Australia and the different levels of the courts in Australia.
When it comes to choosing the right law school, there are many factors to consider that you may not have to consider if attending med school or dental school. The legal industry, as we all know, is not what it use to be. An industry that was once a golden ticket to the good life has now become saturated with attorneys, legal secretaries and worst of all, computers that do document review and other basic first-year associate tasks for us. There are two ways to look at this dilemma. One way would be to not enter the legal field at all. Plenty of money still to be made by going to business school. But if you're anything like me, becoming a lawyer has much less to do with making great amounts of wealth in a short amount of time and much more to do with catering your skill set and abilities to a life-long career that you can wake up to every morning happy...or at least a little bit happy. So with all that being said, here are 5 of the most important factors to consider before choosing a law school to attend...or choosing to attend law school at all. 1) Region - Where do you want to practice? Unlike med school, the location you decide to attend law school is very much a career based decision. A lot of students don't know this and are very surprised when their On-Campus-Interviewing only has law firms from around the area and they are forced to send out mass mailers to the regions they do want to practice in. This is not only tiresome but it is very hard to get an interview by sending a mass mailer to a law firm in New York when you are in Omaha, Nebraksa. Consider the next 10 years of your life when choosing a law school. Ask yourself, "Is this an area I can see myself living in for the foreseeable future?". Also consider cost of living and the legal market of each region you are considering. Markets like New York are highly saturated, pay high salaries starting at $160,000 but the cost of living equates that to around $75,000 in Dallas. There are a few firms in Dallas starting first year associates off at $180,000 with no state income tax. That is around $450,000 in Manhattan. Of course, if you are partial to living in a region regardless of COL perhaps the cost of living in New York or California is not a concern. 2) US News Law School Rankings - There are 202 ABA-approved law schools now. Which one should you attend? Many of my colleagues say "Go to the highest ranked school you get into regardless of tuition/scholarships". I disagree but they are not that far off. Do not take these rankings lightly. Law school is not like undergrad where you can attend a school in rural New Hampshire and then move to San Diego and get a job fairly easy. Law firms put huge amounts of weight on which school you went to, and then secondly what your class rank was at that school. The US News rankings list the top 100 in order using a variety of factors including employment data, average starting salary, and LSAT scores. It is traditionally known that the top 14 or T14 are known as NATIONAL LAW SCHOOLS, meaning that they hold a high amount of weight in all the regions. The next 10 or so schools are also fairly strong in terms of national presence. These are your Notre Dame's and UCLA's; however there are some stronger REGIONAL LAW SCHOOLS that will beat these schools out in certain regions (take SMU or Florida for instance). 3) OCI - On-Campus-Interviewing is a fairly over-looked tool by many 0L's when looking for their fit. If you do not know what OCI is, it is the tool that many law firms use to attract young talent to their firms. After 1L, bids are made by students for interviews with the firms that decide to attend. At lower ranked schools, this is a very competitive process as not as many firms attend these schools. Keep in mind, this is the way many law students not only get summer associate positions for their second summer but also how they wrap up employment before they graduate. Sites like top-law-schools.com and NALP.org are great sites for looking up legal employers and finding out which OCI's they attend. Also in the back of your mind keep tabs on the OCI:school population ratio as a school with only 50 interviewers is could possibly be more attractive than one with 70 if they have half the student body. 4) Starting salary-to-Debt ratio - There is nothing more burdensome when trying to get married and have a family than $200,000 in government loans at 6.8% and 7.9% annually. And unless you make paying off that debt the highest priority, meaning putting $4,000-$5,000 a month onto the loan, then it will stay with you for a long, long time. Most future law students know what the average starting salary is for the schools they are considering. If you do not I highly suggest you look at the US News rankings. But a lot of them do not take in to consideration the salary-to-debt ratio. This is a fatal mistake because that $140,000 starting salary can quickly be whittled down by those $2,200/month minimum payments for 10 years. Many students get caught up in starting salary data because it is one of the only tangible things that can be measured coming directly out of law school, however that starting salary is exactly that. A start. Many smaller firms that start associates out at $60,000 or so offer fast track career development, getting you in the court room early and teaching you the ropes so in 10 years that salary means nothing and on top of that, you had no debt in the process. 5) Campus - This is where you will be spending the next three years of your life, unless you transfer, so why wouldn't you want it to be the most enjoyable three years you can make it. Take tours and attend admitted student days at each school you are considering. These can provide valuable on two fronts. One being that you get to see the facilities. The second being that you can speak with professors and deans and students about life at the school. It's fairly easy to see what are the school's priorities when you listen to a few students speak about their time there. Does the school have exciting things to do? Is there a football team? These things seem overrated now but on Saturday morning when you are all studied out I guarantee that they will not be. In all, there are many factors to consider when choosing the right law school but if you do not consider the above factors, you are not doing yourself justice.
Starting your career in law enforcement means you have to first do a law enforcement job search. How will you ever find the perfect job for yourself if you do not do the search? When doing a law enforcement job search it is important to find out information about...
Many people in the USA complaining about how government is interfering with business. The fact of the matter is if businesses were able to police themselves and practiced ethical business methods then government would have never had to step in in the first place.
An Overview of the Nature and Purpose of the Criminal Justice System