Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Industry in a Plastic Bubble: Is the Legal Industry Prepared for the Competitive Future?

bubbleIn 1976 John Travolta starred in the movie “The Boy in the Plastic Bubble” In this movie Tod Lubitch is born with a deficient immune system.  Because of this condition he must spend the rest of his life in a completely sterile environment. His room is completely hermetically sealed in a plastic bubble to protect against deadly exposure to bacteria and virus, and everything he eats or drinks is specially prepared.

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Finding Success Down the Road Less Traveled: A discussion with Mark Burns on non-traditional career paths for law students

I am hearing more and more from third year law students that they are planning, and working toward, careers outside of the “typical” legal market.  Those same students are often finding success on the path less traveled.  It seems that the very nature of non-traditional career paths forces law students and new lawyers to be more proactive and self-promoting.  The absence of established law firm recruiting or governmental internships seem to encourage a person interested in a career in an area such as music, sports,  insurance claims, negotiations, etc. to create a success plan that is more tailored to their own unique strengths and circumstances.  These customized approaches are  producing great results when coupled with initiative and ingenuity.

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New TBJ Features Sinkholes, Health Law … and The Law Launch Project

The October Tennessee Bar Journal is out! In addition to many hard-hitting legal topics, the issue includes a recap of random, insightful and, yes, fun comments from the first month of The Law Launch.  LawLaunchProject_Oct2013TBJ (You can also see the full issue.)

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Ob La Di, Ob La Da, Life Goes On…

It’s that most joyous time of year at our law school, midterms are over and grades will soon be posted.  While it is a bit odd to have midterms in law school , we do and they can be quite helpful (they are also painful so don’t be fooled that it is something we enjoy).  On the positive note, it is a way to see what the professor wants and how they  write their exams.  On a negative note, it’s another exam to study for and the then fret over the grade.  The fretting over the grade is what leads me to this blog.  I develop an ulcer every time we wait on grades.  It is nerve-racking and painful.  And after they are posted, life goes on. Continue reading

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