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A Blinking Light Locating A Weak Point In An Argument

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Many lawyers will spend significant amounts of time reading, analyzing, and deconstructing briefs, motions, and contracts. This requires a significant amount of reading and research. The consumption of volumes of information is part and parcel of being a lawyer. As someone once ...

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Law Student v. Law School

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Well, one of these cases are finally going to court. Unsurprisingly, in liberal California with its consumer-friendly laws. It’s been years in the making. Law students have been trying across the country for years but have been batted away. The ...

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February 2016 Bar Exam Tips

FEBRUARY 2016 bar exam tips

Lots of nervous, recent graduates from law schools will be sitting down to take the February 2016 bar exam next week. For some it might be their first time, for others it’s the 2nd or 3rd time at the rodeo.  It’s been a ...

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2015 ABA 509 Disclosures: Fifty Shades Of Grey

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Quietly and without fanfare, the ABA 509 Required Disclosures website was updated with the 2015 reports. December 15th is the required reporting day, but you don’t see it mentioned that often. Law schools are required to post their 509 reports ...

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Jury Duty: A Lawyer’s Journey

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A couple of weeks ago I received a summons to serve as a juror. My first one ever. Lawyers usually don’t like jury duty because we almost always get struck. It’s a waste of our time. But as I’m not ...

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The Coming Age Of Kickstarter Class Actions

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If you’ve been out of the loop the past few years, crowdfunding has become a major force in how capital is raised – outside of vcs, angels, banks, and the like. Crowdfunding is the process by which business, causes, and people raise monetary ...

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How to Juggle a Family and Law School

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We’re probably a month out from most law schools opening their doors again for the Fall. There is also going to be a new (though smaller) crop of 1Ls heading in those doors. It’s been a few years since I ...

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What Skills Do You Need To Have To Get Hired As A New Lawyer?

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Last year on the Legal Skills Prof Blog a paper was released on SSRN by Professor Neil W. Hamilton entitled Changing Markets Create Opportunities: Emphasizing the Competencies Legal Employers Use in Hiring New Lawyers (Including Professional Formation/Professionalism). I thought it sounded interesting and gave ...

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