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What to Do When Placed Under Arrest

What to Do When Placed Under Arrest

You think it won’t happen to you. But the fact is, you don’t have to commit an egregious crime to find yourself sitting in the back of a squad car. Even an ordinary night out on the town could land you in jail if you behave rowdily at the bar or allow an argument with...
6 Legal Terms Everyone Should Know

6 Legal Terms Everyone Should Know

Law is dry, circuitous, and difficult to understand,  especially for those without a background in legal studies. While the average person can’t reasonably be expected to know the details about every aspect of the law, there are some common terms that everyone...
Top 5 Law Schools for 2018

Top 5 Law Schools for 2018

Pursuing a JD is a noble endeavor – and an admission into an elite school is certainly the key to a successful career in the field of law. With an increasing amount of students enrolling in law school (nearly 40,000 graduating with their degree in 2015 alone),...
Tips for Improving Client Service

Tips for Improving Client Service

When fighting legal battles is your nine-to-five job,  perpetually maintaining an empathetic mindset can be difficult. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing; after all, if a lawyer tried to be emotionally invested in every case she fought, she would likely find...
A Look into an Upcoming SCOTUS Case

A Look into an Upcoming SCOTUS Case

Laypeople tend to see laws as being set in stone and incontrovertible – and theoretically, they are. However, our legal system in practice relies on argument and interpretation far more often than you might think. In the span of a few inflected words, the implications of a law under consideration can shift considerably. For that reason, I believe it is tremendously important for lawyers to keep abreast of developments in ongoing Supreme Court cases and consider the legal implications arising therefrom. Below, I’ve outlined an interesting case awaiting argument and review.

Tips for Landing a Law Internship

Tips for Landing a Law Internship

Law students have it rough. For all the legal profession’s reputation as a highly coveted, lucrative field, more lawyers than ever are finding themselves jobless and broke in the months following graduation. Some law graduates have even begun suing their schools for offering misleading statistics for post-graduation success. Nowadays, there are twice as many lawyers as the market can support, leaving many hopefuls unemployed or in a job outside of their chosen field. The harsh competition soon-to-be-lawyers face necessitates absurdly high qualifications; students need to have the best grades, the most activities, and the most impressive internships. The last is particularly important – after all, who would hire someone with great grades and no experience when ten candidates with both are readily available?

4 Careers a Law Degree Prepares You For

4 Careers a Law Degree Prepares You For

Unfortunately, on-screen depictions of the profession don’t always mesh with reality. In truth, practicing law is often boring and monopolizing; most professionals within the field spend a significant portion of their day paging through dry documents and heavy law tomes. For all its cinematic glitz and glam, most lawyers don’t rake in millions of dollars every year. In fact, many of those who graduate with degrees in law find themselves grappling for a job for months after leaving school. According to statistics provided by the New York Times, a full 40% of the law school class of 2014 were still struggling to find “full-time long-term jobs that required them to pass the bar exam.”

5 Law Blogs You Should be Reading

5 Law Blogs You Should be Reading

Contrary to popular belief, lawyers don’t spend most of their professional lives in the courtroom. Instead, they page through the day amidst piles of research, looking for technical details and wording specifics that could push their cases to victory. Despite...
Top 6 Law Podcasts of 2017

Top 6 Law Podcasts of 2017

Podcasts offer busy legal professionals an opportunity to work and keep current at the same time; multi-taskers can leave these online radio shows running over an afternoon of paperwork, or during a pre-workday run. While there are hundreds upon hundreds of lawyer- and law-centered podcasts available to stream, I’ve selected nine of my personal favorites.