Law School Up Close

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Law School Part 1: The First Days


I’m not going to lie, my first few weeks in law school have been more intensive than I ever could have imagined. That being said, it has already proven to be one awesome ride.


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Getting Stocked Up: The Used vs. New Book Debate


Every student attending law school in the fall will have to quickly make a financial decision that will dictate their path through the first semester.


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The Largest Law Firms in Chicago


I’m currently in the process of driving from Colorado to New Hampshire for Law School. Driving through the country always makes me think of the big cities that I pass through. Tomorrow I will be passi


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Leaving Work for Law School


Every year, tens of thousands of people head to law school. While the common path leads straight from undergrad, many people will leave their professions to attend.


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Things I Like - The Abe Lincoln Museum


I am writing about the Abe Lincoln Museum in Springfield, Illinois, is because I found it to be a moving, powerful experience as someone just starting to take the plunge into law


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Back From The Doldrums: After the Patent Bar


So, if you follow this site at all, you have probably noticed that I have been inactive for over a month now. No, I have not abandoned the site, I have just been studying for the Patent Bar.


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Countdown to 10 Million - Notable U.S. Patents


Next Tuesday, the USPTO will award the 10 millionth patent in United States History. We take a look at some of the most memorable patents in US history.


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Learned Hand - Judge Spotlight Series


Learned Hand was a Judge in the United States court system for over 50 years, and is one of the most well-known judges in American history.


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"Big Law" in NYC - Largest Firms in the Big Apple


If you are a rising attorney from an elite school, you have probably at least thought about working in New York City. Here's some info about some of the biggest firms in the city.


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Things I Like - Law School Toolbox


Today I want to talk about a great podcast I've been listening to, Law School Toolbox. The show not only goes into the curriculum but also being professional.


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GDPR - When Worlds Collide


Find out my take on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the most significant law in history regarding online data collection.


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Enrolled - An Intro To the Patent Bar


Welp, here I am. After about a month of considering the option, I have enrolled in the Practicing Law Institute’s prep course for the “Patent Bar”, the USPTO Registration Exam.


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The Mission of Law School Up Close


The mission of Law School Up Close is to provide a sense of the experience of law school as it is happening.


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LSAT - Post Mortem


Let me just start this post by getting out of the way the discussion of the score. I got a 161 on the LSAT, putting me in rough ...


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