Category Archives: practice ready

The Fight to Bring Legal Research to the Front

by Brandon Wright Adler Last week I gave a lecture to the Advanced Legal Research course about the economics of legal research. Most of the students in this class are 3L’s and nearly ready to take on the legal world. … Continue reading

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A Review of Summer Associate Skills

by Erik Adams Our summer associates have gone back to school, and we’re taking a few minutes to review their tenure in our law firm. Usually this involves swapping war stories about ridiculous research projects assigned by mentors, like legislative … Continue reading

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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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