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Job market tight for law school graduates
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Mon, May 7, 2012 - 12:25pm

University of Texas law student Javier Perez-Afanador graduates this month knowing he must be ready to compete aggressively against hundreds of newly minted lawyers if he hopes to land a job.

He has heard the stories and the statistics: layoffs at the big law firms, more students graduating from law school each year than there are jobs, recent law school graduates being forced to work as temps while searching for paychecks in something other than the law.

Adding to the angst is a student debt load that for many law students often totals more than $100,000, according to Bloomberg Law. It has gotten so bad...

Job market tight for law school graduates
Archived

Mon, May 7, 2012 - 12:25pm

University of Texas law student Javier Perez-Afanador graduates this month knowing he must be ready to compete aggressively against hundreds of newly minted lawyers if he hopes to land a job.

He has heard the stories and the statistics: layoffs at the big law firms, more students graduating from law school each year than there are jobs, recent law school graduates being forced to work as temps while searching for paychecks in something other than the law.

Adding to the angst is a student debt load that for many law students often totals more than $100,000, according to Bloomberg Law. It has gotten so bad...

Candidates named to replace Dillman as East Stroudsburg University president
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Fri, Mar 9, 2012 - 6:00am

The East Stroudsburg University Council of Trustees announced the three leading candidates and an alternate to replace president Robert J. Dillman, who is retiring on June 30.

The slate of recommended unranked candidates was sent to Dr. John Cavanaugh, Chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, for further review. The PASSHE Board of Governors will select one of the candidates to be named the next president of East Stroudsburg University. The three candidates and an alternate candidate, include:

Cheryl Norton, Senior Fellow to American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington...

Report: Income tax cuts could result in job losses
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Sat, Feb 4, 2012

TOPEKA – If reducing income taxes in Kansas requires big cuts in state spending, it would kill more jobs than it would create, according to a report commissioned by the Kansas Economic Progress Council. That’s because a lot of government spending initially stays in the state economy as salary to employees and spending on contracts with local vendors. But when people get to keep more of their money, they often quickly send it out of state by buying non-Kansas goods or avoiding taxes by buying online, the study says. “There’s no question that cutting taxes increases economic activity,” said the...

An UNTimely endeavor
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Tue, Jan 31, 2012

Published 30 Jan 2012 at 9:58 PM By When you find yourself in a hole, you quit digging. When a public university is about to spend millions on an undertaking that won’t benefit Texans, it’s time for the metaphorical shovel to be put aside. In this case, the hole belongs to the University of North Texas who for the last three years has been working to found a new law school at their satellite campus in downtown Dallas. The proposed school, which would be the 10th law school in the state, announced last week that U.S. District Court Judge Royal Furgeson could be serving...