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Federal Reserve Policy Implicates Grad Student Decisions

By Arthur Saakian Quantitative Easing is the Kool-Aid that America is drinking—at least until 2014. Manufactured by the Federal Reserve at the start of the Great Recession in 2008, Quantitative Easing–or QE–is a monetary policy used by the Fed to increase the supply...
Posted On Apr 09 2012

LRW: Behind the Curve?

By Jonathan Foster You’ve heard it before: “Legal Research and Writing is the most important class of your first year.” It’s a sentiment that is frequently repeated in law schools and law firms across the country. Professors of other subjects often admit that the skills taught in...

Grade Distribution Lags, Leading to Student Concerns Regarding Employment

By Thomas Renkes For many students, the weeks after finals can be just as nerve wracking as the weeks leading up to finals.  With the prospect of applying for jobs, preparing resumes for the Public Sector Recruiting Program (PSRP), and deflecting the queries of inquisitive family...

Law School Should Teach Us to Be Lawyers, Not Just to Think Like Them

By Michael Joseph Williams On my first day of law school, Professor Schechter told my torts class that the purpose of his course was not to teach us tort law, but to teach us how to think like lawyers.  Torts law was merely a medium through which we would sharpen our ability to...

Simple Things: Individual Lockers for All

By Katherine Mereand   First year students at GW Law should have their own lockers, and until they do they should be upset that they do not have them. It is a simple thing, and mundane enough that it is hard as a first year student to complain. So much else is more important...

The New STD: Students Taking on Debt

by Joe Cramer   The loan doctor will see you now. Sit down.  We need to talk about your condition.  Let’s start with the bad news – your condition is serious and it’ll take several years before you’re completely cured.  The good news is you are not alone.  Millions of people...

Applicants and Enrollment at GW Law Decline in 2011 by Alex Giannattasio

Editor’s Note: Subsequent to publication, the following correction to this article was issued:  The article…incorrectly states that the only Ivy League schools represented by the entering class of 2014 are Princeton, Yale and Penn. This error was due to a misreading...