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How to Finish Law School In the Middle of the Pack

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Across the country, law students are entering their august institutions. We here at Bitter Lawyer are happy to guide these students through the perils of their epic quest for a J.D. by reposting helpful tidbits provided by those that came before them. Stand on the shoulders of bitter giants, students. Originally posted: March 28, 2013 With the end of my …

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7 Deadly Sins of Law School

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Across the country, law students are entering their august institutions. We here at Bitter Lawyer are happy to guide these students through the perils of their epic quest for a J.D. by reposting helpful tidbits provided by those that came before them. Stand on the shoulders of bitter giants, students. Originally posted: April 10, 2013   Everything has its own special …

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The Bitter Commencement Speech

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Please enjoy the commencement speech that Northwest 3L’s school threatened to expel him for. – Ed. Good afternoon. I’d like to start by reminding whoever nominated me to give this speech that I’ll figure it out eventually. And once I do, well, you have to sleep eventually. As for everyone who voted for me, well, I hope you’re happy with …

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No Experience Offered

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As legal employers increasingly fault law schools for failing to prepare their students for the actual practice of law, law schools have responded with an increasing array of student requirements that appear relevant without actually requiring the law school to provide any of that pesky practical experience that most professors don’t actually have.  For example, when law firms complain that …

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"Bar-ly" Defensible

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It always amazes me that the field of Antitrust has any practicing lawyers in it at all.  Not because it’s a particularly complicated field, nor because it’s particularly unexciting since, in practice, the field is substantially less complicated than Administrative Law, and, as Microsoft in the ’90s and Apple more recently have shown, there’s plenty of exciting cases dealing with …

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5 Things you can do with an LL.M.

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As graduation approaches and the job search heats up for my fellow 3Ls, I’ve been sitting serenely on the sidelines knowing that my LL.M. will be extending into the next year.  While this is nice for the moment and allows me some clarity while I study for the bar, it also means that people are continuously asking me what I …

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