You have likely seen the commercials asking if you or a loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect. Unfortunately, the reality is that our nation’s elderly are frequently the victims of scams, fraud, abuse, exploitation and neglect.
If you are an established attorney looking for a change in your career or specialty, or a newly-minted attorney hoping to specialize in a particular area of the law, you may want to consider the Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree to help you achieve your professional goals.
You spend months getting ready for a trial, sacrificing weekends and evenings with your family. You find out that it has been postponed and dread doing all that prep over again. You know the drill. Fortunately, some months you don’t need to spend as many hours working and have a little more time to enjoy other aspects of your life, such as kayaking, coaching softball or maybe even going back to school.
Going back to school to pursue the Masters of Law (LL.M.) degree is an exciting decision that may be dampened when it is time to think about how to pay for the degree. While quite valuable from a professional and personal perspective, looking at tuition and fees may bring back memories of student loan debt finally paid off or even fear of adding to existing debt from law school.
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Public defenders and prosecutors are some of society’s quietest heroes. They have a difficult, demanding case load right from day one and handle some of the toughest, most emotionally-trying cases imaginable. They spend a good deal of time and money to earn their law degree and pass the bar, yet, like teachers, make a relatively modest, taxpayer funded salary.
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You served our nation and built a resume full of valuable skills and experiences. Now, as a veteran, you may find yourself back in unstructured civilian life seeking a new career or a new passion. If you were an attorney in the military, you spent your time defending our men and women in uniform and may wish to be an advocate in a civilian court for children or the environment, or plan to continue your work and help veterans access their well-deserved benefits.
Law students and recent graduates all get asked the same question, “What kind of law do you want to practice?” or some variation like, “What do you want to do with your law degree?”
College and graduate students enjoy studying in other countries. Studying abroad is a healthy way for young people to develop independence, cultural appreciation, language skills and learn a thing or two.
Hundreds of thousands of students come to the United States every year to study at our prestigious institutions of higher education. According to a September 10th blog published by the Association of American Universities, a nonprofit coalition of 60 research universities, member schools alone educate and employmore than 300,000 international students and nearly 75,000 faculty members from other countries. The total number of students studying in the U.S. from other countries likely tops 1 million, according to a VOA News article published at the time.
In the U.S., institutions of higher education require non-native English-speaking students to demonstrate English language proficiency. While some institutions will accept English as a Second Language or English immersion courses and programs, most accept either the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) to certify proficiency. Validity studies show they are both reliable, so which exam should you take?