When you perform the necessary due diligence on the best place for you to practice law, you need to investigate a host of factors. The LawCareers blog addressed a number of the key factors last year. Since then, a variety of new, worthy concerns have emerged. They will be covered in this and successive “Site Selection” blogs to follow.
Law schools and legal education have a lot to learn from an unlikely source: America’s almost 1,600 community colleges. The lessons that often disrespected two-year schools can teach law schools are many and very relevant to the current crisis in legal education.
What was formerly a little-known, but very lucrative, specialty practice reserved for a few lawyers is rapidly becoming a very big deal and one that is open to any attorney. The federal government is becoming much more aggressive about investigating what it deems questionable contractor and grantee behavior. As a result, the number of suspensions and debarments of federal contract and grant recipients is growing. And that means legal jobs and business opportunities.