Posts Categorized: Law School

Here we discuss issues relevant to law students, job prospects, and other law school stuff.

What’s Your “Professional” New Year’s Resolution for 2014?

Do you have a professional New Year’s resolution for 2014?  The question was posed this week via G+ by Bretton Hollis Barber, and many of us took to the Lawyers on G+ Community to answer the question. I’m not sure if it’s technically too late to be announcing a New Year’s Resolution, but I’ve finally… Read more »

Shake and the Disruptable Gaps of the Legal Industry

The disruption of the legal industry is found most prominently within the gaps. The big-shot criminal defense attorney doesn’t wake up in a cold sweat for fear his industry is collapsing at the hands of a tech start-up. Where technology makes its biggest impact on the profession is in the world of legal documents and… Read more »

Social Media and Criminal Investigations

In recent years, law enforcement professionals have become much more reliant on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google Plus to investigate and solve crimes, with some tactics producing real results. RECENT LEXISNEXIS STUDY A recent study by legal research organization LexisNexis surveyed approximately 1,200 law enforcement professionals on their use of… Read more »

Finding Work You Love with the JD You Have

Do you ever wonder whether you should be something other than a lawyer? Do you resist the question because you don’t know how to start answering it? Before I moved from law to academia – and became much happier – I spent years quashing my own doubts about whether practicing law was right for me…. Read more »

Google Plus, We Have a Problem

Does Google Plus Help Drive Traffic? For the record, I’m a huge fan of Google Plus. I’ve written articles in support of the platform in recent months (here and here). And in spite of what I’m about to write, I remain extremely impressed with the level of community engagement and interaction on Google Plus, and I… Read more »

The Bar Exam Calculator: What Are Your Chances of Passing the Bar?

By Preston Clark What if before you started down the miserable path of bar exam preparation,  you could measure the probability that you’ll pass the exam? Would you look into that crystal ball? Of course you would! And that’s why, Robert Anderson, an Associate Professor at Pepperdine University School of Law, is developing an  experimental… Read more »