How much do you know about law school and fields related to social justice? Take our 5-minute quiz.
  1. Of the approximately 760,672 lawyers employed in the United States in 2006, about what percentage worked for federal, state, or local governments?
  2. Which of the following dual degree options includes a traditional law degree combined with coursework in public sector fields such as urban planning, public health, public policy, economic development, and non-profit management?
  3. When did the American Bar Association (ABA) mandate that U.S. law schools include a required course in professional responsibility (based on the ABA's Model Rules of Professional Conduct), typically during the second year?
  4. A handful of American law schools have partnered with international law schools to offer dual Juris Doctor (JD) and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programs. Students spend two years at an American institution and two years at a university in another country. Which of the following is NOT true of these programs?
  5. Environmental law is an area concerned with activities that impact the natural environment. Important topics include emissions trading, sustainable land development, global climate change, agriculture, air quality, and species protection. Federal policy in these areas is overseen and regulated by several government organizations. Which of them is the newest?
  6. True or False: The average tuition for ABA-accredited public law schools (in-state residents) rose by a greater percentage than private schools between 2007 and 2008.
  7. Your first year curriculum in law school will include constitutional law, which will emphasize issues of government structure (e.g., federalism and separation of powers) and individual rights (e.g., personal liberties, freedom of expression, property protection). Which Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states that "No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
  8. Furthermore, nearly every law school now offers advanced constitutional law courses that focus on special areas like civil rights or affirmative action. Which state was involved in Regents v. Bakke (1978), a landmark case that barred quotas based on race in college admissions but also acknowledged the constitutionality of affirmative action programs?
  9. True or False: International legal definitions exist for the terms "adolescent", "youth", and "teenager."
  10. What is the benefit of completing an externship during law school?

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