Category Archives: practice ready

Ready, set, go! Summer Preparedness for Law Students

by Ashley Ahlbrand As the spring semester draws to a close, and law students prepare to embark on their summer jobs, law schools often offer “prepare to practice” programming, whether in the form of Lexis/Westlaw/Bloomberg reps offering trainings on practitioner-focused … Continue reading

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Experiences, Simulations, and Games in the Classroom

by Beau Steenken Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I had an interesting conversation with one of my aunts, who is now retired after a long and successful career in upper management of various retail corporations. We were talking about news reports … Continue reading

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The Power of Student Presentations

by Christina Glon I always reserve the last class of the semester for student presentations. Both of my courses are broad, survey-type courses (Health Law Research and Technology in Legal Practice). While I teach the fundamentals, I assign a final short paper … Continue reading

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The Value of Teaching Print Legal Research

by Tara Mospan This summer I taught an Intensive Legal Research class composed entirely of 2Ls, in which not a single student had ever used print resources to locate primary law. My students were not trained in print legal research … Continue reading

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Winter Reading Roundup

Recently, it snowed in Lexington. While Lexington does in fact own a fleet of snowplows, 17 inches in one snow is a lot, and this followed a double-digit snowfall about two weeks previously. At one point midway through the storm, … Continue reading

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Competitive Intelligence: Giving Our Students a Leg Up

A law firm partner that I admire greatly put it succinctly when he said, “Successful lawyers spend 90% of their day being entrepreneurs.” Although we might dispute whether 90% is an accurate data point on the spectrum, it is indisputable … Continue reading

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