Legal process outsourcing, or LPO, is when law firms and other companies use the services of “an outside law firm or legal support services company.” Generally, firms use LPO for review of documents, research, writing, for drafting briefs and other documents, as well as for outsourcing of patent services, among other things.
Law School education does not come cheap. In fact it is expensive – very, very expensive indeed. A majority of the students who pursue a legal education hardly have the resources to cover even the cost of tuition and have to seek recourse to external financial assistance to manage three years of tuition, living expenses, books and other sundry costs. Most students have no other alternative but to seek loans to finance their education.
[Barron's How to Succeed in Law School provides an in-depth look at legal education from the student's point of view, particularly the critical first year. The premise of the book is that being intelligent is not enough; the successful law student needs to know how to play the game. The portion of the book given below provides an overview of the first year; other chapters deal with classroom preparation, studying, test taking, and a variety of other key elements in law school success. Readers who successfully gain admission to law school should read How to Succeed in Law School as the next step in their preparation for a career in law. Ed]