Monthly Archives: February 2012

Image Copyright DoctorWho (Flickr), 2012Costa Rica Anti-Biopiracy Program: INBios

By VANESSA DANLEY – To protect its rich biodiversity, Costa Rica created a comprehensive legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.

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Making Yourself Indispensable to Your Law FirmMaking Yourself Indispensable to Your Law Firm

by ANNA IVEY – In the past, workers with average skills, doing an average job, could earn an average lifestyle. But, today, average is officially over. It’s not enough just to get into a top law school, or graduate from a top law school, or start your career at a top law firm or public interest organization. To progress, you’ll need something extra, some kind of plus, because book smarts and a fancy credential aren’t enough to get ahead and stay ahead.

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Image Copyright Palto, 2012Misled by Law School Employment Information?

ADAM T. JOHNSON – Along with the rest of the legal community, I’ve watched 12 separate lawsuits file for class action status on behalf of law school alumni claiming misleading information regarding job prospects after graduation. It also appears that this is only the beginning. I understand the frustrations of those seeking jobs, but I don’t think the law schools are to blame. There are no guarantees in life or in law school. The choice is ultimately yours and yours alone – do your research, take some time, and ultimately make whatever decision is best for you.

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Image copyright bottled_void (Flickr), 2012How Music Decreases Stress & Other Things Law Students Should Know

By SARAH ELI MATTERN – Law school is a stressful three years. This article discusses some things that law students and lawyers can do to combat stress and depression. First it’s important to recognize what factors in your life you can control and those you don’t. If it’s out of your hands, quit worrying about it. Second, we discuss ways to avoid stressful situations. Last, ways to decompress so stress doesn’t get the best of you.

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