March 14th, 2012 → 6:15 am @ Ari Kaplan
OnlineUniversities.com shared this unique infographic about How Higher Education Helps the Economy based on a study that PayScale conducted for Bloomberg Businessweek. The short- and long- term success rates, as well as the corresponding unemployment statistics, for those in professional services is interesting.
Via: Online Universities Resource
January 12th, 2012 → 8:50 am @ Ari Kaplan
In my column for the National Law Journal online today, I note that the time has come to talk more openly about the cost of a legal education and I don’t mean cheaper, I mean different.
I have been studying the industry for years. I released my report: The Evolution of the Legal Profession: A Conversation with the Legal Community’s Thought Leaders on the Front Lines of an Industry in Transition (underwritten by DiscoverReady) in 2010 and have addressed law students at almost 50 law schools worldwide since the release of my first book, The Opportunity Maker in 2008.
My conclusion: 2012 can be the year to implement a positive shift in the logistics of legal education. The legal academic community has jump-started this discussion by beginning to implement changes to the curriculum, practical training initiatives, and greater transparency in reporting employment statistics.