Law School

  • Law School Grads With The Worst Chances Of Getting A Job

    Law School Grads With The Worst Chances Of Getting A Job

    By Erin Fuchs A San Diego law school with a lot of indebted students has topped a National Law Journal ranking of law schools with the highest percentage of jobless graduates. More than 31 percent of Thomas Jefferson School of Law's graduates had not gotten any job at all nine months out of school, according to... Continue Reading

  • Law Schools Fudging Employment Stats? Deal With It, Judge Says

    Law Schools Fudging Employment Stats? Deal With It, Judge Says

    It's no secret that new lawyers are having a tough time finding jobs. After spending six figures on their educations, some of them have been forced into new careers or even part-time jobs. But others have taken a different approach: They're suing law schools, charging that the schools cooked their employment... Continue Reading

  • Why You Shouldn't Go Straight To Law School

    Why You Shouldn't Go Straight To Law School

    Each year newly minted college graduates head straight to law school hoping that another degree will help land them a job. This is increasingly looking like a bad idea. In hiring entry-level lawyers, law firms and companies are favoring candidates who have actually worked. It's a significant change in the... Continue Reading

  • Law School Grads Sue Alma Maters For 'Overblown' Employment Claims

    Law School Grads Sue Alma Maters For 'Overblown' Employment Claims

    Many law students dream of their first day in court, although three graduates of New York Law School probably never thought their first case would involve themselves. But the trio are suing the college for fraudulently misrepresenting career opportunities that they claim practically guaranteed high-paying... Continue Reading

  • Fake Lawyer Working on 60 Cases When Arrested

    Fake Lawyer Working on 60 Cases When Arrested

    "A good actor" is how law enforcement, who arrested Tahir Malik, describe him. That might be an understatement. For about five years Malik, an ex-con, had been impersonating a lawyer for cases ranging from foreclosure to traffic offenses. When nabbed, the 47-year-old Malik was in the process of handling 60... Continue Reading

  • What I Did with My Degree: Civil Engineering

    What I Did with My Degree: Civil Engineering

    I majored in civil engineering at a midsized state school in Ohio, graduating at the top of my class in June 1982. I chose my major because I wanted a challenging course of study and I wanted to design and build large projects such as roads, bridges and buildings. I had a particular interest in water and... Continue Reading