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September 25, 2008
At an awards gala last night, the Legal Times honored the 90 greatest Washington lawyers of the past 30 years.
September 23, 2008
Is public interest law right for me?
September 19, 2008
Action Without Borders is looking for graduate student bloggers to participate in a new project on In fall 2008, Idealist will link its Public Service Graduate Education Resource Center ( to bloggers who take on grad school. Equal Justice Works will be participating in this new resource. For more information on this opportunity, visit:
September 18, 2008
The 2008 Public Sector and Public Interest Attorney Salary Report by the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) shows that "the median entry-level salary for an attorney at a civil legal services organization is $40,000." The report, which summarizes the findings of a survey completed by over 650 public interest organizations, shows the enormous gap between this salary and the estimated $160,000 starting salary of associates at big firms. The report provides other figures, such as salaries for experienced civ
September 17, 2008
[youtube=] The Access Group has awarded $10,000 to Steven Luther, a law student who won the "One Less Worry Contest." Luther's video might make you laugh out loud, but it raises valid concerns that thousands of law students have each year.
September 16, 2008
According to a recent Wall Street Journal Law Blog post, law school professors have favored Senator Barack Obama in campaign contributions.
September 12, 2008
[youtube=] [youtube=] The ServiceNation Summit launched yesterday in New York City. Senators Obama and McCain delivered their views on public service.
September 12, 2008
Every year in this country, four out of five low-income people in need of legal assistance are denied services.
September 11, 2008
As we reported in this post, Working Mother Magazine compiled a list of the 50 best law firms for women based on family friendliness and work-life balance.
September 10, 2008
Sarah Erlinder and the folks at Student Hurricane Network have issued this request for assistance in statewide recovery efforts. There are volunteer opportunities for everyone, so please take a moment and see what you can do to help.