Category: Careers

Report gauges frequency, value of law school experiential learning opportunities

A report about law school experiential learning was released last week by the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) and the NALP Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to research about legal careers. The 2010 Survey of Law School Experiential… Read More

Salary transparency

In the April 2011 National Association for Law Placement Bulletin, NALP Executive Director Jim Leipold discusses the push for more transparency in the reporting of legal employment data for recent law school graduates. I found the following statements… Read More

Career Services issues kudos to successful job hunters

Long before the advent of the KU Law Blog and the Career Services weekly e-blast, our office produced a monthly newsletter in paper form (yes, really!) that included a “Career Services Kudos” section each March and April to… Read More

A realistic look at a summer legal job search

As many people know, there has been a heightened focus on the legal job market in the media lately. Most notably, the New York Times recently ran an article on the doom and gloom of the legal job… Read More

Changes to US News employment calculation fail to provide necessary nuance to prospective students

US News and World Report released its new law school rankings on Tuesday. While KU Law’s reputational scores among lawyers and judges improved, our overall ranking declined 12 spots to a tie for No. 79 among all law… Read More

Class of 2010 Employment Report

For each graduating class, KU Law measures employment at graduation and nine months after graduation. Each February, every law school in the country submits employment data for its most recent graduating class to the National Association for Law… Read More

Career services programming keeps students at the top of their game

The KU Law Office of Career Services prides itself on providing a wide variety of career-related programming and resources, and in being accessible, welcoming and helpful to students and graduates, regardless of their career aspirations. In the fall… Read More

Practical matters: clinic participation and legal experience

I’ll admit it: Walking into law school, I was pretty sure that every lawsuit consisted of attending depositions with former exercise instructors and discovering crucial evidence by examining an individual’s shoes (“Legally Blonde,” anyone?). I showed up for… Read More

Career services dean answers employment questions from prospective students

Let’s address some questions about employment raised by prospective students over the last few weeks. When will employment statistics be available for KU Law’s most recent class? For each graduating class, KU Law measures employment at graduation and… Read More

A response to ‘Is law school a losing game?’

On Jan. 8 the New York Times published a much-discussed article called “Is Law School a Losing Game?” The article’s author, David Segal, is critical of a law school system that he alleges overstates employment prospects to prospective… Read More