Archive for October, 2011

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Lessons Legal Professionals Can Learn from Acting

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A link to an incredible article written by Dean William A. Chamberlain of Northwestern University School of Law. The article describes lessons that law students and legal practitioners can learn from theater.

What I Wish I’d Known as a 1L (Revised)

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Check out some advice from the Editor-in-Chief on how to survive as a

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Career Fairs

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My biggest regret about my law school career is that I never attended career fairs. I “was to busy”, “didn’t have enough money”, etc. I wish I had scraped together pennies and managed my time better so that I would have gone

Philip Guzman, Esq.

A Day in the Life of: A Law School Attorney Career Counselor

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By PHILIP GUZMAN, ESQ – Try as I might to have what passes as a “normal” and “regulated” day, it simply rarely happens. No two days are the same and that is exactly what I like about the job. The central most important thing that we do in our Career Services Office is to meet directly with our students and map out career strategies and goals, both short and long term. Short term goals start with asking the most basic question of the student — “Why law school?”

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The Myths of Bedford v. Canada: Why Decriminalizing Prostitution Won’t Help

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By LAURA JOHNSTON – The argument that decriminalizing prostitution will improve conditions for prostituted women sounds appealing on its surface. The first time I heard it I thought it made sense. But when I began volunteering in a rape crisis centre and shelter and met women in prostitution, I realized that decriminalization wouldn’t address the reality of women’s lives. This piece is my analysis from my experiences doing front line work, and in working on the Bedford case.

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Business Card Pointers

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Some people believe that law students don’t need business cards. I couldn’t disagree more. Business cards are a convenient way to give someone you meet your information.

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Starting Your Legal Research Paper: Choosing A Topic

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By  Sarah Eli Mattern Although there are many different ways to find a topic for a legal research paper, this blog will highlight a few of them. Sticking To What You Know: If you already know what type of law you want to practice out of law school, choosing to write an article on something [&hellip