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5 tips for starting your own practice right out of law school

June 16, 2020

As the reality of the COVID-19 economy sets in, many legal employers are cutting back or cancelling new-attorney hiring. With fierce competition for the remaining jobs, many new lawyers aren’t likely to find an attractive position. By necessity, many of these new graduates will consider opening their own


Don't wait until you're in practice to practice

February 25, 2016

It’s the ages-old issue – who am I and what should I be doing with my time? For the youth, I should be having fun. I will work later. For the high school student, I can work later. I should have fun now. For the college student, I will be employed later. I should have fun now. For the newly hired, I will have my own demands later. I should have fun now. Do you see where this is going?

Secret Lawyer: Meet the Brains Behind North America’s Music Festival Scene

February 01, 2015

By entering law school, Simon Rust Lamb was launching a second career. After college, he’d already started his own indie music label and worked as a freelance journalist for music magazines. So when he graduated from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles in 2007, entertainment law was a natural specialty. After

Adventurers Sought in Rural America

February 01, 2015

By Karen Schwartz Karen Schwartz ( is a freelance journalist and business writer based in Oak Park, Illinois. You may seek work at a firm in a large city where you’re paid handsomely, specialize in one type of law, and there’s a Starbucks on every corner where you can grab a cup

Training a New Breed of Lawyers

November 01, 2014

By Ed Finkel. Interviewing clients, meeting their families, filing affidavits, and attending hearings with supervising attorneys on various matters were all part of Katherine Klein’s hands-on educational experience. Klein spent her last two years at Northwestern University School of Law handling cases for the school’s

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Exploring Growing Areas of Law

February 01, 2013

By Janan Hanna. Building on Student Lawyer’s article about hot practice areas (February 2012), this year we examine three areas of law that are starting to grow because of changing demographics, health care reform, and a poor economy. While major change is often scary, if