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Work, class, work, study..What’s next?

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” These 10 words, typed over and over on Jack’s typewriter in “The Shining,” a classic psychological horror movie from 1980, could just as easily be found on any law school student’s laptop–so long as his name is Jack. In and of itself, law school is a lot […]






 

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Breaking Down Barriers: What A “Lawyer” Should Be

Tough and tough-minded.Articulate and argumentative.Smart and willing to stop at nothing to prove a point.Life’s winners. If these are the adjectives commonly used to describe lawyers, how come so many people view lawyers as losers? Okay, that might be a bit harsh, but it’s true: People don’t like lawyers. Some blame it on popular culture […]






 

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Things to Learn Before Successfully Entering the Work World

When Dr. Suess penned the beloved children’s book “Oh the Places You’ll Go,” he probably didn’t have law school students in mind. None-the-less, you should heed the advice of nearly every high school valedictorian since 1990 (the year Random House published the book) and … read it. If you do, you’ll remind yourself why you […]






 

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Realistically, what do Lawyers make?

You’ve heard the stories about the “good ol days,” when newly minted J.D.s–even those who didn’t finish in the top 10 percent of their classes–could command a $160,000 salary. More recently, you’ve probably heard the rumors about plummeting starting salaries for new lawyers who are lucky enough to find jobs–even with Big Law firms. So […]






 

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Why You Should Consider Intellectual Property Law

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a trademark could be worth several hundred thousand dollars a year–for the intellectual property attorney who represents the company that owns the mark. In today’s world, where ideas and information represent the new commodities, intellectual property law is an emerging area of law that puts you on […]






 

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Job Hunting Tips for 3Ls

There was a time when jobs were plentiful. Go to law school, do well, send out resumes and … you’re hired. Times have changed. Today, finding a place to work takes, well, work. You still need a killer resume and cover letter, but you also need a strategy that leverages allies, intelligence and the ability […]






 

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The 5 Most Important People You’ll Meet in Law School

You’re going to meet a lot of people during your time in law school. Some will inspire you while others will make you wish you’d never taken the LSAT. Some will play an important role in shaping your future, others will tell you they’re important without ever taking the time to remember your first name. […]






 

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Elder Law: It’s Not Just for Seniors Anymore

When you think about a career in elder law, what images come to mind?  Do you envision yourself sifting through Medicaid’s endless bureaucracy? Or maybe you see yourself quietly chatting with grief-stricken adult children of dying nursing home residents. You probably don’t see yourself testifying before Congress, shaping laws and making headlines by uncovering egregious […]






 

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10 Surprising Things You Need to Know for Your Legal Career

Congratulations, you’re an associate! Now forget everything you thought you knew about being a lawyer. Your life as you knew it—as one of the smartest people in the room—is over. But don’t worry; you’ll survive… if you remember these 10 rules: If you’re on time, you’re late Your colleagues should never have to wait for […]






 

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Promising Legal Careers Aren’t Just in Big Cities

Believe it or not, even in the midst of the Great Recession, there are areas of the country where lawyer jobs are plentiful. It’s a place you’ve seen before, a place where multi-million dollar deals are sealed, criminal defense attorneys make a killing and there’s never a shortage of interesting cases. It’s in flyover land. […]






 

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