Posts Tagged ‘lawyers’

Starting Law School (2) – Preparation and Participation in the First Semester

In my last post, I discussed the environment in law school and why I do some of the things I try to do as a professor. In this post, I provide a few brief suggestions about class preparation and class participation. Class Preparation.  I have four basic guidelines. None of these points is rocket science, [...]

Starting Law School (1) – The New Normal and One Professor’s Frame of Reference

So you’re starting law school, or thinking about applying? This morning I gave an orientation talk to incoming law school first years about what to expect in the first semester of law school, and particularly the first few weeks. In this post and the next, I will provide the gist of what I mentioned during [...]

8 (+1) Solid Reasons to Go to Law School

I recently posted a number of bad reasons people decide to go to law school.  This post follows up by noting eight solid indicators (plus a qualified ninth) you may make a solid lawyer. 1. You have worked with lawyers or the law closely, and you liked it. Many successful lawyers have worked closely with [...]

“The Creative Lawyer”? Not What I Expected

I just finished Michael Melcher’s The Creative Lawyer: A Practical Guide to Authentic Professional Satisfaction.  I’m not sure what I expected from this little book (at 175 pages, it is remarkably spare relative even to most other paperbacks).  At a list price of nearly $39.95, however, I expected something substantial. I expected, at bottom, to [...]

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