Comment: Too Many Law Schools
Business Week presents four charts that show that America has too many law schools.

  • The first chart shows that the law school enrollment is in a free fall, falling 24% since 2010 to its lowest point in 36 years.
  • Quality of the entering class is declining. Students with high LSAT scores now make up only 16 percent of entering class.
  • Pass rate for bar exams took a dive, for example, the scores on multiple choice section hit a 10-year low.
  • Over a third of recent graduates either did not have a job or had a job unconnected with their law degree; and the employment rate for new law graduates has taken a 6-year tumble.

See the charts for yourself by visiting the link above, and please let us know your thoughts by writing to us at editor@ilw.com


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Focus: Engaging Potential EB-5 Investors Abroad
Is your Regional Center meeting its capital raising requirements? Are you a United States Immigration attorney; and express an interest in increasing the potential amount of 526 business? If your answer is yes, then ILW would like to invite you to learn more about our Overseas Direct Investor Presentations.

ILW will customize an overseas marketing event that will be exclusive to your organization and will be tailored to generate business relative to the EB-5 industry directly to your firm.

We have successfully planned and executed these EB-5 marketing events in two cities in India as well as five separate events in Dubai, thus far in 2013.

We specifically research and target select regions as well as individuals of high net-worth status and guarantee the attendance of qualified individuals with the appropriate financial means of being able to participate in an EB-5 investment, furthermore, individuals that express immediate interest in immigrating to the United States through utility of the EB-5 program.

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We urge all those who are interested to obtain further information about this service by directly contacting us. Please be advised, our services are not limited to EB-5 business, attorneys seeking EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 business are welcome to contact us as we are capable of executing this precise service without sole limitation related to EB-5.

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
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Immigration Law Certificate
Classes offered both online and in-person. Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
January 15, 2015: 1:30pm - 3:15pm (Central), New Orleans, LA, The Society for Social Work and Research 19th Annual Conference: The Social and Behavioral Importance of Increased Longevity will host a Symposia on "Discrimination and Stigma: Antecedents and Impacts on Diverse Populations in the U.S." Organizer: David Becerra, PhD, Arizona State University. For more information see here.


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