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Lawyers who recently transitioned from student to practitioner can better speak to the experience that current students will soon go through. New lawyers who made that transition during the recent poor economy are even better suited to speak to this generation’s struggles. Here, six new lawyers discuss their experience becoming practitioners and pass on the lessons they learned.
There are many options for degrees to complement a JD. Law students can supplement their legal expertise with business skills through an MBA program or further specialize with an LLM. There are also options to get a PhD or a master’s degree in disciplines ranging from communication to environmental science. There is always value in education, but do these joint degree programs prove valuable to employers or prospective clients? This article examines the options, value, and accessibility of joint degree programs.
Job searching is always stressful. This article gives ten tips on how to make your job search more manageable and to keep you healthy.
What’s your biggest challenge as a writer? It’s figuring out, from the mass of things you might possibly mention, precisely what your points are—and then stating them cogently, and with adequate support. This article examines four ways to look at your writing to refine and get to the point.
The once-a-term nature of law school exams makes cramming an unwise studying method. Most law students have to learn to study for law school differently than they did in undergrad. This article guides the reader through developing and using study aids like outlines and graphic organizers.
John Medeiros raises awareness across Minnesota about legal issues important to the LGBT community. He has had his hands full with the recent US Supreme Court opinions on the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 and a legislative effort in Minnesota to amend its constitution to define marriage as solely between a man and a woman. Medeiros works hard to make equality an issue for all of Minnesota.
I wish I had known how fun the practice of law could be.
Tips to be budget conscious about lunch invitations, tweet with attorneys, and explore career options with your JD.
Maria Flores-Mills liked higher education so much that she made a career of it. After getting her JD she joined the University of Iowa’s staff working on recruitment for underrepresented groups. She later oversaw a DePauw University’s internal judicial review process. Now, she tackles problems like compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as associate dean for undergraduate students at Princeton.