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Lawyers The “Breakout Stars” Of Trump Administration

March 2, 2017

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Law schools should take note of a golden opportunity presented by President Donald Trump, according to Nicholas W. Allard, president of Brooklyn Law School, writing in The Hill. “Almost single-handedly, President Trump has made lawyers the breakout stars in the early days of his new administration,” Allard argues. “Legal experts in immigration and refugee law, international trade, religious freedom, and the constitutional powers of the executive branch have, seemingly overnight, become regular guests on network and cable news, quoted on front pages of national newspapers, and gained thousands of followers on social media.” That may inspire people to pursue law degrees, Allard says, and if law school seize the moment they may “lead the renaissance in legal education that would revive a profession in need of an injection of youth, idealism, and high-tech savvy.” After a downturn in applications following the 2008 financial crisis, Allard says Brooklyn Law School last year saw “an increase of more than 12 percent over the previous year – and [is] on pace to exceed that this year.”

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