Bitter News, Week of August 29, 2011

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Here are your headlines from the Bitter Newsroom, where we are prepared for the school year. Maybe a JD/MBA Isn’t a Bad Idea. As more and more companies build provisions barring first and second year associates from working on their projects, law firms are responding by creating business education programs to teach junior lawyers financial and accounting concepts and the finer points of …

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Network During Summers Off From Law School

Mr. Law School Lawyer, Video 9 Comments

It is summer time! Besides heading to the beach, looking for chicks, partying, beaching it up, and boozing, you should be networking. Networking key to having a successful legal career. Summer is the perfect time to start setting up your future client roster, so don’t party too hard! This is a brand-spanking-new episode of Mr. Law School about how he …

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Should I Transfer to a T1 Law School?

Ex-Bitter Columns, Lawyer 6 Comments

QI just finished my first year at T3/T4 law school located in the Northeast. I am currently ranked in the top 3% of my class. I entered the school with a full-tuition scholarship which I don’t imagine losing. My question is whether I should be transferring to a higher ranked school. I’m hesitant about taking on $100,000 worth of loans …

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I Hate Being a Prosecutor, but I’m so Damn Good at It

Ex-Bitter Columns, Lawyer 18 Comments

QI graduated from a tier-1 school in 2003.  I spent the entire three years of law school fighting with my (now ex-) wife, and my grades suffered for it.  I finished in the middle of my class with a 2.75. Though I concentrated heavily on international law classes, I simply did not have the GPA to get one of those …

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