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Jefferson Trust Now Accepting Applications

Kyra Greene – July 20th, 2015

The Jefferson Trust is pleased to announce that the application for funding for the 2015-16 grant cycle is now available. Each year, the trustees of the Jefferson Trust solicit proposals from U.Va. students, faculty, and organizations of any school, department, or program for initiatives that will enhance the University of Virginia as a preeminent global institution of higher learning. 

The Upside of the Legal Profession's Crisis

Kyra Greene – July 17th, 2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education
July 13, 2015
Written by Benjamin H. Barton, Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee and author ofGlass Half Full: The Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession 

"...Recent news coverage of the legal profession describes the employment market collapsing since 2008, but the majority of American lawyers who work in small firms or as solo practitioners have faced grim prospects since the mid-1980's... According to I.R.S. data, the average solo practitioner earned slightly more than $49,000 in 2012.