Future Law Events

The New Normal Legal Profession

A little less than a month ago, the President of the National Conference of Bar Examiners wrote this memorandum to law school deans. While the memorandum has been out a while, it was only in the last week when the…
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My Favorite Time of the Year

Tomorrow, I attend one of my favorite events of the year: the induction ceremony at Southern Illinois University School of Law. Every year, incoming SIU 1Ls draft a Declaration of Professional Commitment to guide them through their law school careers….
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Beyond On-Campus Interviews

For rising second-year law students throughout the country, August is On-Campus Interview month. OCI is a complex process through which law firms select students they will invite back for job interviews for summer associate positions. Many of those firms then…
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Forever In Your (Law School) Debt

The year I graduated from college, I went home to Trinidad and Tobago. I had decided to go to law school the year prior so it really was a time off year for me, reconnecting with my family and friends. It…
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New Media

The 2Civility Guide to Law School: Tech Tips for 1Ls

Welcome to law school, new 1L! It’s going to be a crazy, intense, memorable, life-changing experience. We at the Commission want to help you navigate through law school successfully. So we decided to start this series of posts offering some…
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Orientation

#LawSchoolSolutions

#lawschoolproblems. Type that into Google and your first result is GIF-filled website criticizing attorneys, law students, faculty, staff, legal professionals, and pretty much anyone ever associated with the law school experience. Type that hashtag into Twitter and you get a…
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School of Law Tenure

Should We End Tenure?

Is law school tenure preventing law students from receiving a quality education? This isn’t a new debate, and it’s one we’ve written about before. However two recent developments have taken the discussion to another level. The first is a recent…
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The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing

For about three hours on Sunday, Jordan Spieth was the Next Big Thing in golf. At 20 years old, not only would he be the youngest ever winner of The Masters, but, as the second coming of Tiger, he would…
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Law School orientation program

The $50,000 Law School

“I believe…that law schools would be wise to think about making it two years instead of three…in the first two years, young people are learning in the classroom. In the third year, they’d be better off clerking or working for…
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young professional survival guide

The Young Professional’s Survival Guide

You have graduated from law school, passed the bar exam, and started working at the law firm with which you interned two summers ago as a young professional. But as soon as you start, you run into some moral “grey…
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change agent

Become A Change Agent

Practicing lawyers have been tapped by a task force of the New York City Bar Association to be change agents in Developing Legal Careers and Delivering Justice in the 21st Century.  As has been detailed in a myriad of reports…
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