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What You Need To Know Before Law School

If you’re thinking about going to law school, you’ve probably heard the negative views about law school. Jill Schachner Chanen does not regret going to law school, but the ABA Journal editor says there’s one thing you should know before you go: what you want to do with a law degree.

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Today’s Guest

Legal Journalist Jill Schachner ChanenJill Schachner Chanen
Title: Director of Public Affairs at the John Marshall Law School
City: Chicago, IL
Law School: Loyola University Chicago School of Law in Chicago, IL
Other Post-Graduate School: Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University in Evanston, IL
College: Northwestern University in Evanston, IL
Previous Career: At the time of this interview, Jill was the Assistant Managing Editor of the ABA Journal. Before going into journalism, she worked as a law firm associate.
 

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