Tuesday, December 23, 2008


I don't always list out new titles on the blog here but we had one come in I thought might draw some pretty good student reaction.

50 Unique Legal Paths: How to Find the Right Job
KF 297 .F87 2008

It is now available in the library. It is in the Ready Reference section so you have to use it in the library but I think some of you might be quiet interested in what it has to say.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Developing Your Practice

I found this article in the ABA - Young Lawyers Division newsletter that many of you soon to be lawyers might find interesting. Click on the article to see the details but here are the 5 big things to help you reach a quality practice

  1. Avocation as vocation
  2. Mentors
  3. Reputation
  4. Clients
  5. Economics

Friday, December 12, 2008

Job News

If an effort to help keep a pulse on the job market for the law students who read this blog I refer to two ABA Journal online articles

1 - an article discussing how nationwide over 12,000 jobs have been lost in legal employment

2 - and a not directly related article but certainly tied to the same market is an article discussing how law school grads are at times battling for work formerly reserved for paralegals

Not fun news but it is what is out there is a tough legal and job market

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

reading list at the U of C Law School

The ABA Journal also has an interesting note from the University of Chicago where the faculty has compiled a list of books their are reading or recommend. What I found most interesting in the article was this quote from Frank Easterbrook (7th circuit judge and adjunct): "writing is a lawyer's stock in trade, and the best way to learn how to write well is to read well-written literature."