international lawyer

Dear New Lawyer: Welcome to America

In 1872, a young man named Hong Yen Chang, a native of China, traveled to the United States as part of a Chinese educational program. Between 1872 and 1886, he attended Andover, Yale and Columbia Law. After graduating from Columbia,…
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Law School Debt Crisis

U.S. News and the Law School Debt Crisis

The U.S. News and World Report Law School rankings came out on Monday and, with them, the congratulatory press releases from well-ranked law schools, and the “rankings shouldn’t matter” announcements from lower-ranked ones. So far, at least one law school has…
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Reframe fear of networking

Networking for Law Students (Lawyers, too) Part 2

In Networking for Law Students (Lawyers, too) Part 1, we talked about the natural aversion that many people have to networking, and proposed thinking about it in a different way to make it less stressful. We also suggested advantages that…
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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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