Weekly Roundup: Week ending August 30th
Should law school be two years instead of three years? Last week, President Obama says yes, it should be. However, the British believe it should just be a year. The debate continues as some say high school should be done in two years, college in three years and law school in two but Bloomberg Businessweek asks "what's the rush?"
According to a new study, lawyers from elite law schools are not happier about their career choice than lawyers from lower ranked schools. The ABA Journal reports that another surprising finding is that graduates from elite schools paid down their debt at the same rate as other graduates.
In law firms, female attorneys still hit the glass ceiling. However, the key to success is being able to excercise power without being given the power to do so. It also doesn't hurt to bring in clients as well.
Recognition and respect are key for women professionals. As the Glasshammer reports, a study from Thomson Reuters showed that men and women prefer a collaborative work environment, challenging work, and a vision for their careers. Women professional found it important to have recognition for their work and respect from colleagues in the workplace moreso than men.
If you just started your first semester of law school, Law School Toolbox gives some suggested goals for your first semester. Just started your 2L year? Here's FindLawLP's list of 5 things to do other than OCI.