Lumen Legal Blog

Author: Courtney Labadie

Law school applicants on the rise?

While we’ve seen law schools close, merge or suspend enrollment over the last few years, it’s not uncommon for many to assume that a legal degree has somewhat lost its luster.  However, it seems we may be mistaken.  The legal industry recently felt a glimmer of hope fueled by applicant data and new testing options. There hasn’t been a significant increase in the number of law school applicants since 2010.  … Continue reading

Another Law School Closes Its Doors

Don’t refresh your screen, yes, another law school is in the process of closing. Savannah Law School, a branch of the John Marshall Law School will be shutting down.  The shutdown comes approximately six whole years after it opened.  It joins a growing club of law schools across the U.S. that have closed or are in the process of closing.   The club includes Thomas Cooley’s Ann Arbor campus which closed … Continue reading

When a Picture Speaks A Thousand Words

If you are staring at a text message trying to decipher what the crazy looking emoji means but find yourself failing miserably, you’re not alone.  The legal industry is right there with you for the time being.  Attorneys have a challenging task when it comes to the interpretation of data, given the explosion of texting and social media.  Add emojis and emoticons to that equation and many attorneys find themselves … Continue reading

Dear White House: Record Retention is a Big Deal

During the George W. Bush Administration, an investigation found that senior White House Staff were using Republican National Committee (RNC)  email accounts to conduct official business.  The problem was that these emails were not preserved as required by the Presidential Records Act.  How many emails?   Approximately 22 million emails were destroyed. The Committee on Oversight and Government wants to ensure that history does not repeat itself and records are retained … Continue reading

Is Law School Making a Comeback?

After years of challenges and declining admissions, there may be a light at the end of the tunnel for law schools.  Are more students are considering law school as a viable career option? The ABA Journal recently reported that LSAT tests administered in December of 2016 increased 7.6% over December of 2015, as confirmed by the Law School Admission council.   Yes, the number has increased.   And that increase is the … Continue reading

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