Oregon State Bar Bulletin — NOVEMBER 2011

Features

Cream and Sugar with That Law Degree?
Parsing the Post-Law School
Employment Numbers

By Janine Robben

Problematic Perceptions and Challenging Choices
What's Stopping Lawyers from Leading the Sustainability Movement?
By Karen McGlone


Columns

Bar Counsel
Alternative Pricing Models:
What's in a Fee?

By Helen Hierschbiel

The Legal Writer
Spell Czech: Amusing
Mistakes Your Computer
Won't Catch

By Suzanne E. Rowe

Legal.Online
Web Watching: New
Ways to Keep Up with
the Federal Courts

By Robert J. Ambrogi

Profiles in the Law
The Poets Lawyerate: Two
Oregon Poet/Lawyers

By Ronald Talney

Legal Practice Tips
Garbage In, Garbage Out:
Five Common Mistakes
Made in Pre-trial Research

By Jonathan M. Lytle

Legal Practice Tips
Reinventing Patent Law:
The American Invents Act
Changes the Rules

By Peter E. Heuser &
Johnathan E. Mansfield

Parting Thoughts
Oregon eCourt: An Update
By Paul De Muniz



Departments

Letters

Briefs

Bar Notes
CLE
Bar News

Bar Actions
Discipline
Reinstatements
Applications

Bar People
Among Ourselves
Moves
In Memoriam

Classifieds


As elsewhere, Oregon's law schools have collected information on post-graduate employment for years, both for their own and prospective students' use and to report to other entities. But what most prospective law-school students, graduates and the public may not realize is that counting the number of graduates who are "employed" has many interpretations, and has become a cause for debate, even "highly controversial," as Janine Robben reports.