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Six Things You Need to Be Ready for Law School
August 17, 2018
Whether you have just returned from a whirlwind bar trip or you have spent the summer working to get a jump start on your career, the fun (or work) has to end sometime. Why? Because the countdown is on to the start of law school! If you are looking to hit the ground running, these six things can help you be ready.

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The Pro and Cons Of Taking A Bar Trip
July 27, 2018
Bar trips are a beloved rite of passage within the law school community. During these multi-week vacations, law grads celebrate completing the bar exam with jaunts to parts unknown before starting their jobs in the “real world.” However, as the legal landscape has evolved, so have bar trips -- w...

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A New Frontier: Studying Data Law in a GDPR World
July 16, 2018
If you’ve been following the news in recent months, you’re probably familiar with the GDPR. Wondering about about its impact, and whether data law is an important field of study? Here’s a closer look at the GDPR and why GDPR-ready law students will be in serious demand in the years ahead, as w...

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Five Tips for Getting More Law Clients
July 11, 2018
Whether you’ve started your own practice or joined an existing one, career success largely rides on one thing: Clients. More specifically, do you have enough clients and/or are you generating enough interest on behalf of your firm? Luckily, there are some things you can do to get the word out and ...

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Five Great Graduation Gifts For Broke Law Students
June 27, 2018
While law careers may promise sizable salaries, most law school grads have yet to cash in on those high paychecks. Not only that, but many are also burdened with significant debt. So while picture frames have their place, why not consider helping get your favorite freshly diploma’d future lawyer o...

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Five Tips for Landing a Clerkship
June 13, 2018
A clerkship after -- or even during! -- law school can be an invaluable stepping stone for aspiring lawyers. The good news? There are many different types of clerkships out there -- all of which provide training and growth opportunities. The not-so-good news? There are even more law grads out there ...

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Five Things You’ll Learn During Law School
May 30, 2018
Applying to law school is an intensive process. And while getting your acceptance letter may seem like the culmination of a long and arduous journey, it’s really only just the beginning. Up next comes law school, where you can expect to learn many things -- not all of which are directly related to...

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Want To Be A Politician? Here Are Some Jobs To Get You There
May 4, 2018
If you want to put yourself on the path to politics, pay attention. Being a politician in the US and Canada looks a lot different from being one in France or China. Let's take a closer look at how to launch yourself into the political arena.

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Tips for First Generation Law Students
April 25, 2018
For first-generation law students, the path isn't easy. What's a first-generation student? Broadly defined, first-generation students are those whose parents or legal guardians have not completed bachelors degrees--they're the first in their families to attend a four-year school and graduate. Let's ...

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What’s a Diversity Statement and How Do You Make Yours Stand Out?
April 18, 2018
Good law schools want to create rich learning environments with a variety of perspectives. One gauge? The diversity statement. The goal? To highlight your past experiences and show how they make you a diverse law school candidate with a fresh perspective. Let's take a closer look at diversity state...

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August 16, 2018

A Toronto law firm is hoping to promote more diversity among its summer interns by removing names from applications. Why is this 'name-blind screening...


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August 1, 2018

According to the American Bar Association Journal, student interest in immigration law has skyrocketed in the past few years, with student membership ...


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July 17, 2018

Employers often ask employees--and in this case, summer associates--to sign arbitration agreements in which they give up their rights to sue the compa...