Making Friends in Law School

You enter 1L Orientation and you look for someone to sit next to, hoping to strike up a friendship. Do you pick the guy your age in a baseball cap or the one who is 20 years older than you? I recently had the great pleasure of meeting, face-to-face, one of my former clients who

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The Benefits of Attending Law School Part Time

Thinking about attending law school part-time? For those of you who are working and/or taking care of families in addition to attending law school, part time programs are the best option. If you attend part time without attending summer school, you will finish law school in four years rather than three. However, you also have

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Birthday Wisdom for Future Lawyers

Tomorrow (or today, depending on when you get this) is my 38th birthday. I share this so that the parents of my clients will stop reacting to my pictures on Facebook by saying, “That 25 year old is the person we hired to help you???” (Yes, this has happened, despite the fact that I remain

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A little light summer reading? Pre-Law Reading Lists are all the rage.

So, it’s been pointed out to me that there are a few pre-law reading lists coming up on blogs right now. Here are the highlights: http://legalcareers.about.com/od/educationandtraining/a/prelawreading.htm http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/2008/07/developing-an-i.html AWomaninLawSchool summer reading list: http://awomaninlawschool.blogspot.com/2008/05/pre-law-school-reading-list.html I looked at them, and for the most part I think the suggestions are (1) repetitive of what your law schools are going

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Advice for Getting Hired as a Rookie Attorney

On Wednesday I’ll be hosting a Blog Talk Radio Show with advice for getting hired as a rookie attorney. Whether you’re about to graduate from law school or you haven’t even started yet, I promise you insights from people responsible for hiring. They will be sharing their suggestions for maximizing your chances of finding a

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