Paperless business cards

June 18, 2009 at 9:53 am | Posted in Legal Scholarship and Professional Development, Tech Side of Things | Leave a comment
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Forget actual cards.  Here are 8 new ways to create paperless business cards for potential clients and employers to remember you by.

Thanks to ALA Direct.

Job market cuts

June 2, 2009 at 2:30 pm | Posted in Legal Scholarship and Professional Development | Leave a comment
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Taking a $100,000 pay cut as a young lawyer might sound horrifying, but when the alternative is being unemployed, some take what they can get.  With the economy still struggling, one law firm has taken this route by telling some associates “they will be working in-house for clients at a salary of $60,000, down from $160,000.  There is no guarantee of continued employment after one year of this arrangement.”  Read the full article here.

Are you a summer associate?

June 2, 2009 at 2:24 pm | Posted in Just for Fun, Legal Scholarship and Professional Development | Leave a comment
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If so, be wise and avoid the Nine Summer Associate Don’ts according to Bitter Lawyer!  You might laugh at a few of these, but these would serve as smart guidelines in almost any position.

Thanks to the Law Student blog.

Educational videos on YouTube

March 30, 2009 at 9:38 am | Posted in General Interest, Legal Scholarship and Professional Development, Tech Side of Things | Leave a comment
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From bespacific.com:  Earlier this week, the YouTube Blog announced the launch of YouTube EDU, a hub for videos from over 100 of our leading university and college partners. Think campus tours, news about cutting-edge research, and lectures by professors and world-renowned thought leaders. There are also 200 full (and free!) courses, in a range of subjects, from some of the world’s most prestigious universities.

Legal Research Teach-In Kit.

March 26, 2009 at 10:41 am | Posted in Legal Research 101, Legal Scholarship and Professional Development, Tech Side of Things | Leave a comment
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Here is an online toolkit for legal researchers which includes research guides handouts and much more!

~American Association of Law Libraries

Save money using Westlaw and Lexis

March 24, 2009 at 2:42 pm | Posted in Legal Research 101, Legal Scholarship and Professional Development | Leave a comment
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The CM Law Library Blog has a post listing cost-effective tips for those in the law profession, especially newer attorneys and clerks (perhaps like yourself?)

Facebook privacy settings

February 19, 2009 at 12:20 pm | Posted in General Interest, Legal Scholarship and Professional Development, Tech Side of Things | Leave a comment
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If you have a Facebook profile but want to keep everything as professional and private as possible, check out this link which tells you 10 privacy settings that you can use. Using these settings, you can prevent your profile from showing up in searches, tagging of unflattering photos, and more.

Thanks to ALA online.

100 web tools to get your organized

February 18, 2009 at 1:06 pm | Posted in Legal Scholarship and Professional Development, Tech Side of Things | Leave a comment
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From bookmarking and notetaking, to making your own personal wikis, the online college blog lists the 100 powerful web tools to organize your thoughts and ideas for all levels of study. Check them out and get organized today!

Lawyers for Libraries

October 2, 2008 at 9:41 am | Posted in Legal Scholarship and Professional Development | Leave a comment
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Are you an attorney or law student interested in defending First Amendment rights when it comes to libraries?  If so, you may be interested in attending the Lawyers for Libraries Training Institute to be held this February in Los Angeles.  What a great way to hone in your skills and become a library advocate (and hey, the sunny weather in California during February doesn’t hurt either).

Interested?  Learn more here.

Thanks to ALA.

Justice Scalia’s advice for law students

September 18, 2008 at 11:18 am | Posted in General Interest, Legal Scholarship and Professional Development | Leave a comment
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“I [Justice Scalia] took nothing but bread-and-butter classes, not ‘Law and Poverty,’ or other made-up stuff,” said Scalia, a Harvard law grad. “Take serious classes,” he urged students. “There’s so much law to learn. Don’t waste your time.”  You can read more about this on the WSJ Law Blog.

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