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10 tips for managing the spring semester

“Spring” is an elastic term in Minnesota, covering a wide range of weather events. The Spring semester is similarly elastic. It goes fast, and requires focused attention. Touch base with your career office, and get started. 1.  Review at your … Continue reading

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Going to law school? Go with a good reason

Stop the presses. Law school enrollment is declining. Law school enrollment has been on a steep decline for years, and anyone who thought that this would change anytime soon has been or remains delusional. Thinking about going to law school? … Continue reading

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Three-point checklist for 3Ls

This three-point checklist for 3Ls is a working document for students who have yet to find their career paths. Its theme is Waste no time. Between now and graduation, you have a huge block of time. Don’t waste it. You may … Continue reading

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First Year Orientation: good, bad or horrid

First year orientation: when it’s good, it’s very very good, and when it’s bad, it’s horrid First year orientation planners. First year orientation is planned by people who want you to have a good time and to learn a lot … Continue reading

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3L Bad Idea: Skipping the July Bar

Mid-February is the time when some 3Ls begin contemplating a bad idea: skipping the July bar. Banish that thought and sign up. Three good excuses for skipping a July bar         Donating a kidney.         Having … Continue reading

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Five Rules for 1L Finals

1L finals are the ultimate high-stakes exams. The most shocking part of studying for 1L fall finals is reviewing your first case briefs and realizing how much they missed the mark. Your most recent ones are much better. Follow these … Continue reading

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Pre-law Advice from a Law School Admissions Dean

No secret: The present and future of the legal employment market are in turmoil, and crushing student loan debt is the topic of lively and painful blogs and conversations everywhere. Pre-law advice: you still want to go to law school … Continue reading

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Smart Strategies for 1Ls

  Career Services for 1Ls begins after October 15 (NALP Principles & Standards Part V (D.1) and schools will have programs introducing staff and services. Don’t miss these programs and do not fail to connect to your career office. Smart strategies … Continue reading

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Book Review: Small Firms, Big Opportunity: How to Get Hired (and Succeed) in the New Legal Economy

If what its authors say is true, that “….smaller firms are the largest and fastest growing section of the legal community,” then Small Firms, Big Opportunity: How to Get Hired (and Succeed) in the New Legal Economy (Linda Calvert Hanson, … Continue reading

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Decode the first three weeks of law school

First year students are bombarded with useful and useless information, and advice ranging from sage to bone-crackingly stupid. How they decode the first three weeks of law school can set them on the right path. Here are three clues that … Continue reading

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