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How'd You Get That Job? Erin McClarty, Head of Legal: Sub-Surface Imaging at CGG

Erin McClarty is Head of Legal: Sub-Surface Imaging at CGG. In addition to drafting, negotiating and reviewing agreements, Erin is responsible for advising on worldwide business matters, training on contractual issues,...more

New Lawyers Need to Understand the Business of Law to Succeed in Private Practice

A position in a law firm not only requires performing well for the attorneys you are working for and ultimately the clients, but understanding and embracing the business of law....more

Top 5 Things You Missed at the Harvard Law Innovation Symposium

The Harvard Law Innovation Symposium (#plp_disrupt on Twitter) was one of most amazing, intellectually stimulating and most impressive conferences I’ve been to in the legal industry. I got back late last night from the event...more

The Roundup: This Week’s Recommended Reading

Welcome to The Roundup for the week ending February 28. We have lots of thought-provoking pieces to share this week. From Around the Web - - What is Google Authorship? (And Why Should You Care?): If you’re...more

3 Things Law Students Can Do Today to Build Their Future Solo Practice

Setting yourself up for a successful virtual law office (VLO) doesn’t have to wait until you graduate from law school. You can begin to build a solid foundation for your future VLO, right now! Here are 3 things you can...more

This Has to Stop: Suicide Among Lawyers On the Rise (Part 2)

I hope you got a chance to read last week’s blog post, inspired by a desire to provide hope for the lawyers who are seriously depressed about the reality of the practice of law. I, too, found myself hopeless for a time in...more

Stealth Lawyer: Zach Abramowitz, 'Blogcaster' [Video]

Dec. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Zach Abramowitz, co-founder and chief executive officer ofReplyAll, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about his transition from practicing law at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP to creating the world's...more

Why Milbank Sends 4th-Years Back To School  [Video]

Nov. 7 (Bloomberg Law) -- David Wolfson, partner at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and chair of the firm's professional development committee, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the Milbank@Harvard program. The...more

Is This Big Law's New Minor League? [Video]

Oct. 28 (Bloomberg Law) -- Is the way Big Law hires new lawyers about to change? With the legal market still recovering from the recession, one Am Law 50 firm is going to try something different. Greenberg Traurig is...more

Dean: Law Schools Use Merit Scholarships To Boost Rankings  [Video]

Oct. 10 ( Bloomberg Law) -- Law schools need to find ways to cut the expense of merit scholarships, which they "use to buy students . . . with high LSATs" to improve the schools' US News rankings, Brooklyn Law School Dean and...more

What Law School Didn’t Teach You About Law Practice Success

One of the biggest shockers to me, bar none, when I hung my shingle and started my own law practice was that I would have to learn how to sell. I figured I’d go out, do some speaking in my local community, people would...more

Study Group in Law School – Friend or Foe?

One factor that can contribute to success in your first year of law school is a good study group. When I was a law student, I had a great study group of two other classmates, and when you find the right group, the experience...more

Dean: Law Firms 'Support' NYLS's 2 Year Degree Program  [Video]

Sept. 19 (Bloomberg Law) -- Anthony Crowell, Dean and President of New York Law School, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the school's new 2 year law degree program and the prospects for a federal ranking system of...more

Six Tips About Working & Going to Law School

Are you considering attending law school, but do not know if you can swing it and keep that full time job you have at a law firm? Let me assure you, it is possible to work full time at a firm and attend law school. But you...more

Positioning for Success

Here’s another installment of Inside Out with law firm partner Christina Martini and in-house counsel David Susler. They are not only lawyers who practice on different sides of the table, but they are also married. Watch them...more

10 Famous Law School Dropouts [Video]

Sept. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Large tuition bills, huge debt loads and lousy job prospects -- with all that facing today's law students, who could blame them for considering dropping out of school? For some students, that's the...more

Law Prof: Law Schools Still 'Inaccurate' On Employment Numbers  [Video]

Aug. 29 (Bloomberg Law ) -- Ben Trachtenberg, associate professor at the University of Missouri School of Law, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about how a recent set of disciplinary actions against law school...more

Some free advice to recent law grads

For reasons entirely unbeknownst to me, professors, law deans and others in law school frequently refer law school grads to me to suggest approaches to the legal workforce....more

Jobs, Funding For Courts On Agenda For New ABA President  [Video]

Aug. 13 (Bloomberg Law) -- James Silkenat, incoming president for the American Bar Association, talks with Bloomberg Law' s Lee Pacchia about his plans for for his term....more

Does This New ABA Report Signal Change For Law Schools? [Video]

Aug. 9 (Bloomberg Law) -- Brian Leiter, professor at the University of Chicago Law School, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the American Bar Association's recent report on the state of legal education in America. ...more

9 Things You Don't Know About The Paper Chase [Video]

July 29 (Bloomberg) -- The dean of all law school movies, the 1973 film, The Paper Chase, turns forty this year. The story of the first-year Harvard law student and his relationship with an imperious contracts professor...more

Law School Reformers Create "False Sense of Doom"  [Video]

July 26 (Bloomberg Law) -- Stephen Sheppard, assistant dean and professor at University of Arkansas School of Law, tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia that fundamental tenets of the law school reform movement are flat-out...more

BigLaw's Scramble to Hire the Best [Video]

July 3 (Bloomberg Law) -- Jay Grushkin, hiring partner at New York's Milbank Tweed, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about how the hiring season has changed since the recession in BigLaw began in 2008. Elite law schools...more

Bar President: 3Ls Should Get Paid for Internships  [Video]

June 28 (Bloomberg Law) -- John Thies, outgoing president for the Illinois State Bar Association, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about his organization's report on the impact of law school debt on the delivery of...more

Stealth Lawyer: Clare Dalton, Acupuncturist [Video]

June 19 (Bloomberg) -- Clare Dalton, nationally certified acupuncturist, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about her transition from being a law professor at Harvard Law School and Northeastern University School of...more

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