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About Mike Sandler

I am a Tennessee boy born and raised. I'm in my final year at Nashville School of Law. I hold a B.S. from MTSU and a M.S. in Information Security from Lipscomb University. I'm a fan of good food, great music and good company. I strive to make a difference and learn something new every day. My areas of interest include but are not limited to: civil and criminal litigation, intellectual property, cyber security, family law and governmental relations.

The Focus Shifts to Passing the Bar Exam.

Up until now, my focus during this last year has been on (1) passing my classes, (2) gaining as much experience as I can through various internships and clerkships, (3) networking, and (4) looking for and finalizing any job offers. But now, with graduation practically assured, my focus shifts to passing the Bar exam. Continue reading

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Will Our Long Journey Lead To The Same Destination?

Will our long journey lead to the same destination? On the surface it might appear so. After all, each of the students  participating in writing this blog have spent countless hours over the last several years preparing for the day we will stand on the graduation platform to receive our coveted piece of parchment, signifying we are entitled to “all the rights and privileges of a Doctor of Jurisprudence.” But, the similarities end there.

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Bottom of the 9th

Bottom of the 9th. It’s your third or fourth time at bat (depending on whether you are a 3L or 4L). You’ve played a great game! You’ve fielded well and in your previous plate appearances, you’ve hit a single and a double. Now, it’s crunch time! The game is tied, 2 outs and you’re at the plate. First pitch, it’s a ball. Second pitch, you swing and miss. Strike one! The third pitch, another ball. The count is 2-1. You’re taking on the next pitch, the umpire yells “strike!” The count is now 2-2. You can feel your heart racing! You take a deep breath and exhale as the next pitch comes barreling towards you. Will you take and hope that the pitcher doesn’t throw that 3rd strike or do you swing for the fence? Continue reading

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From 0 to 60 MPH in 2.5 Seconds

Imagine going from 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds. That’s what the first week of law school feels like. Anyone who is or has ever attended law school knows what I mean. Every year starts the same. One day you’re registering for classes and buying books and then BAM! You’ve got a minimum of one to two hundred pages of case law, statutes and/or commentary to read per class and you haven’t even stepped foot in the classroom yet.  Continue reading

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“Once a Bottom Feeder, Always a Bottom Feeder?”

In my previous life, I was a used car salesman. Now, I’m going to be a lawyer.  Depending on whom you ask, I’m either improving my lot in life or taking a step backwards. Either way, I am embarking on a new chapter.

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