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Today’s video focuses on grades in law school. Give it a view, and then scroll down for further thoughts: Law students spend a lot of time agonizing over exams and grades. Being in school, this seems somewhat normal. However, law school throws an additional twist into the mix. In law school, each student is ranked in comparison to their classmates. Many large law firms use class rank as one factor in their hiring process. This…
By Janelle M. Lewis, Attorney, Business & Legal Strategic Consultant It’s a new year and a new decade. With all things associated with the new year, the most prominent is: “out with the old and in with the new.” Throwing out old clothes, books, furniture, and ideas, while making room for the new. While on a personal level, there are many traditions and rituals used to enter in the new year, what about on the…
The break is finally over. The podcast is back. We’re also switching to an every-other-week release instead of every week, which should help smooth things out and keep us in your podcast feed on a more regular basis. And now with the housekeeping taken care of, let’s get on to today’s show about shoplifting shakedown letters and one effort to away with them. On today’s episode, I talked with Ryan Sullivan, a Professor of…
Professional associations like the American Bar Association are seeing memberships drop in recent years. I believe that one of the reasons is that students do not see the value. Combine this with the increasing debt load that students carry after school, and students are less likely to see the need for an association-particularly in a day where one can find instructions on almost anything online. I believe one of the ways to combat this problem…
By: Arielle Percival “Let’s talk about periods.” That statement is typically not heard at a dinner table, or in any social setting for that matter. And by periods, I’m not referring to punctuation; I am referring to a woman’s menstrual cycle. Not until 2015 (and even still today), the topic of menstruation was widely taboo. It was not discussed, and those who don’t menstruate probably prefer that it stays that way. I understand. Having a…
In the videos today, I talk about my three favorite tools that have helped me in law school. I don’t sell them, no one gave them to me, I’m not getting paid to promote them–I just use and like them a lot. I provide links below just for your convenience. Post-it (Super Sticky) Label Roll-be careful here as there are rolls of “label & cover up tape” that don’t list the “Super Sticky” adhesive…
Criminal Law Stopped at a DWI checkpoint in Arkansas? Jan 14 2020 Stopped at a DWI checkpoint in Arkansas? DWI checkpoints have their own special sets of rules for the police to play by.  Unlike a traditional traffic stop for which turns into an arrest for driving while intoxicated, a sobriety checkpoint must follow its own set of rules. How does a traditional traffic stop occur? In a traditional traffic stop, the police officer is…
When I started the video per day experiment, I was worried about being able to talk for a minute. Turns out that has not been a problem. What is a problem is thinking that I can tackle a topic in one minute. So, today, I am starting a law school life series that will continue during the rest of the month. Today’s topic scratches the surface of the Socratic method and classes so, of course,…
California is the home to over 200 state agencies, departments, boards, and commissions that can make public policy through their authority to adopt regulations. California’s Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has a list of the state agencies that have adopted regulations and also provides direct access to the California Code of Regulations (CCR). The CCR is organized under 28 different subject matter titles. The authority of state agencies and departments to adopt public policy, that…
In one of the earlier videos, I mentioned that I had already scheduled a bead class for this semester. Well, yesterday was the day and video 8 for the video per day experiment is below: The bead class was fun and frustrating and fun. Fun because I love melting glass and seeing what happens, frustrating because I am out of practice, and fun because I decided to let go of my frustration and enjoy the…