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How to Have a Successful Career as a Medical Lawyer

There are various types of lawyers, and they include corporate lawyers, criminal lawyers, patent lawyers, medical lawyers, and more. Each law profession has its way of achieving it. Here is how to become a medical lawyer. Background Medical lawyers tackle cases that focus on violations of patient confidentiality, criminal activity involving misuse of prescription drugs and patient abuse, or medical practitioner negligence. For instance, a typical case can involve a pharmaceutical company that needs help to patent a balanitis cream. The medical law field is extensive and covers health care, medical malpractice, and personal injury law. All lawyers including medical…

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Discovering What Kind of Law Practices You Are Passionate About

When a new lawyer takes their first job after passing the bar exam, they're happy to be working in their profession. The reality is most lawyers don’t stay with their first firm or continue to practice in the same area of law. It could be a challenge to change an area of legal practice, but it can be done. When a lawyer finds an area of the law that makes them feel passion, it could be motivation to make this switch.   Legal Culture It is possible for many attorneys to internalize what the legal culture has given them and…

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How to Enjoy the Journey: Maintaining School-Life Balance in Law School

We’ve worked hard to get to where we are now: law students at a prestigious university. We knew it would be difficult, but we never imagined the toll law school would take on our mental and physical health; we never knew the sacrifices we would make in our personal life and social life in order to succeed in our academic life. And yet, here we sit, contemplating if it is even worth the effort to give up so much. What if  we didn’t have to choose one aspect of our lives over another? What if we could find ways to…

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The Best Law Schools In The Eastern US

Not too long ago, I wrote about the best law schools in the western United States. I felt like it provided some great info for my readers, so here is the follow up to that article. _ The Eastern United States is renowned for Ivy League universities, so it’s no surprise that 7 of the top 8 law schools are located east of the Mississippi. The schools listed below, according to the U.S. News Rankings, are the 8 best law schools in the eastern half of the country.   1. Yale Law School (U.S. Ranking: 1) New Haven, CT Yale…

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Common Workplace Legality Issues

It’s hard to navigate the complex field of employment law. Throw in rapidly changing social norms and demographic shifts, and it can feel downright impossible to understand religion in the workplace. Don’t worry. You don’t have to cancel the holiday party. Here’s a basic primer on what you can and can’t do in the office. Civil Rights Act Why is it illegal to discriminate based on religion in the United States? You can thank 1964’s Civil Rights Act, which made many forms of discrimination illegal, including religion. You cannot treat an employee unfairly based on that person’s beliefs or how…

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How Legal Are Cookies?

We're going to talk about cookies, but not the kind you bake in an oven or dunk in milk. We're talking about cookies on websites. The kind that websites warn you about when you enter their site. It is now quite commonplace to see pop-up boxes while browsing the internet. Many of them are asking for permission to use cookies to track your browsing activity while on the site. The reason these boxes are becoming more and more commonplace is because laws have been passed that require sites to disclose that they are using cookies. Most websites used to include…

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Crazy Laws Your Clients Might Have Broken

“My new client explained to me how their busy day shopping for a new mattress, checking out beds of various mattress sizes and firmness, turned into a nightmare. Somehow, my client’s purse got caught on the dreaded label on the side of a mattress they were trying out, and off it came! She had committed a cardinal offense: ‘Do not remove label under penalty of law.’  She now feared for her future.” Of course this is far fetched. The only individuals really prosecuted under this crazy law are merchants trying to void warranties on products or pass off inferior products;…

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The Best Law Schools In The Western US

U.S. News recently released its list of the best law schools in the United States, and here are the best American law schools west of the Mississippi:   1. Stanford Law (US Ranking: 2) Stanford, CA Stanford Law School, which began operating in 1893, has been ranked among the top 3 law schools in the country since 1992, along with Harvard and Yale. More than 500 students are currently enrolled, and the school employs 90 faculty members. They accept less than 200 students per year and have an acceptance rate of 9.1%. The median LSAT score of students there is…

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Tips for Choosing the Right Lawyer for Your Injury Case

  Getting involved in a road accident is one of the scariest experiences you can ever encounter. Road accidents are one of the leading causes of deaths in the world today. They also lead to disabilities, financial losses and psychological trauma. Once a road accident occurs, the victims usually get confused. Some people do not know the right steps to take after getting involved in a car crash. If you find yourself in such a situation, the first thing you need to do is to check yourself for injuries. You should seek medical attention instantly. However, to avoid financial losses,…

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5 Ways to Afford Law School

Going to law school can be both a rewarding and an expensive endeavor. According to Above the Law, the average law school graduate in the U.S. borrows $112,776 just to finish school. With the high tuition, you may be wondering how you’ll finance your law degree. Following these five tips might make it easier for you to pay your way through law school. Apply for Scholarships There are many scholarships that you can apply for and will help you afford law school. Some scholarships will offer enough money to cover part of your tuition while others will allow you to…

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