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Author: Franklin Graves

Franklin Graves Franklin Graves is an in-house attorney in Nashville, Tenn., author of "The Law School Strategy: A Millennial's Guide to Getting a Job After Law School," and host of the How I Graduated From Law School With A Job podcast. He is a Young Lawyer Fellow with the ABA’s Section of Intellectual Property Law. He can be reached at

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In-House Hired

In-house counsel job right after graduation? It is possible!

May 04, 2017

In this article, I examine both my own experience in landing an in-house legal job right out of law school, as well as the insights of a fellow in-house young lawyer and an experienced executive at a national healthcare services company. I believe it’s possible for first-year attorneys to find


Is a pre-law program right for you?

January 25, 2017

Is pre-law right for you? Yes, no, and it depends. I recommend any students considering law school participate in a pre-law program after careful evaluation.  In addition to going through a pre-law program myself, I talked with two young lawyers that both attended an undergraduate program that offered a pre-law