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Sneak Peek of The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert, 3rd Ed.

Law school applications are just around the corner (some law schools begin accepting applications on September 1!) In order to prepare, you may want to check out The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert, 3rd Ed. by Ann Levine, a law school admissions consultant, founder of Law School Expert, and author of the book. I had the pleasure of interviewing Ann in the past and have read both of her previous books. They provide thorough answers to many law school application questions and include helpful sample essays in an easy-to-read format.   Topics in the book include GPA and…

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Jmnakamoto

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You’ll Move Mountains, Kid: By Mastering Minutes as a Mommy!

When I began law school as a single mother of two small children, I did not fully appreciate how much hard work it was going to take to be both a successful law student and a good mother at the same time.  It has been extremely hard.  At times, I have been very overwhelmed, stretched far too thin, and daydreamed about how nice it would be to have a personal assistant, babysitter and secretary at my disposal.  Since law school consumes a lot of brainpower and time on an everyday basis, it’s important to learn how to master your minutes…

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johntorres

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Safeguarding Your Client Data: How to Prevent being infected with ransomware

If you are at work and you see a message alerting you that you need to pay a ransom to get your important files back, your computer has been compromised. Hackers use this method to make you lose control over your crucial work data. It is the best way to make sure your firm lands in trouble and that your clients switch to another one. One that pays more attention to security matters. In order to ensure the protection of client data, you need to know what ransomware is all about. You will then know how to keep private documents safe…

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lawyergirl

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Comparison of the EU and USA Laws - Protecting Jobs When Pregnant

One striking difference between Europe and the USA is their election laws. Many nations in Europe are still ruled by a Royal family: Netherlands, Belgium, Monaco, Sweden, Denmark and Spain just to name a few.  This alters the perspective regarding national elections: electing members of a Parliament and local officials is relatively close to the wishes and desires of the local electorate because in the big picture the larger governing structure remains overall the same. And, the pan-European election system for the members of the European Union government in Brussels and Strasbourg and the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers in…

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aechsner

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You have decided to re-take the bar. What next?

The decision has been made. You have signed up and sent in all of the necessary paperwork for the next bar examination.  You have marked the date(s) of the exam on your calendar and you know that you need to start studying, again, and soon. Everything outside of these two thoughts might seem blurry and potentially overwhelming but I assure you, you have the tools and y-o-u are capable. Whether this will be your second time or fifth time preparing for the bar, the following is food for thought about how you will position yourself to be in the best…

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alexislamb

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A Chat with Erin Shinneman - Global Adventurer, Writer, Startup Lawyer

Erin Shinneman sits on a strip of sand, preparing for her dives later that day with her ocean conservation group.  For the past six weeks, she’s been living on an Indonesian island with a population of 170. The WiFi is spotty – she’s about as far east as one can go in Indonesia – but she’s able to log on enough to communicate with her clients effectively.  Shinneman, a startup lawyer and writer who started her career at the law firms of Chadbourne & Parke and Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP., has worked from Barcelona cafes, desert…

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Devon_Gluck

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered…To Jail

What should you expect when you’re arrested? Well, it’s guaranteed to involve a very uncomfortable ride in the back of a police car, and fastened to your wrists will be a pair of shiny silver handcuffs that consistently pinch your skin. Once you reach your destination, you will face detention; this is a time when police officers can hold you until a conclusion can be made on whether you are a suspect or if you had no involvement in their case. This is also a time when you have the right to ask if you are free to go or…

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JaneeTLegal

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A Review of The FBA—Tampa Bay Chapter’s “Staying in the Game: Getting to the Top.”

When you walk to any corner of the University Club of Tampa, you're immediately struck by the beauty of a sun-kissed Hillsborough River. You're eye-level with a helicopter, and a bit further off you spot a sailboat.  The beauty of Tampa isn't lost on me at that moment and being surrounded by a room full of 100 plus successful attorneys and judges; you get a sort of invigorated feeling. I'd like to tip my hat at this moment to all of those who put on such a great event.   I'll start by saying that overall, I thought the program…

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tatumw

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What is the LSAT? And where do I start?

What is the LSAT? The LSAT is a standardized test required by most law schools (although not all) that is used, along with other factors, to determine admission, similar to how colleges use the SAT and ACT. It is currently administered four times a year in February, June, September/October and December, although the LSAC will likely introduce additional administrations in the future. LSAT scores remain on record for five years. Unlike other tests, the LSAT is not based on memorization, but rather a measure of “acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills” based on three different sections: Logical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension,…

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Brangaene

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Pragmatic Ideas for Ways to Spend the Rest of the 3L Year

Law school graduation is less than two months away for third-year students. Here are some ideas – maybe needlessly pragmatic ones – on how to spend the rest of the last semester at law school, in addition to school work, graduation, and bar trip planning. 1. Hone your legal research skills What we learned in law school in three years is undoubtedly only a tip of an iceberg, especially when it comes to real life legal practice, and therefore conducting legal research would perhaps consume a big chunk of our time when we have to acquire and update legal knowledge.…

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