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Law and Order: Professional Dress Unit

Through the course of your law school career and beyond, you will be required to (1) know the meaning of “professional dress” and (2) be capable of displaying professional dress at appropriate times.  Most of the tips below are directly related to interviews, and a little leeway may be given for other “professional dress” situations.   Continue Reading »

One Little Typo: What Employers Really Think

Writing skills are the keystone of a legal career.  How you express yourself is vitally important.  In any memo or document you write, proofreading is essential.  We have all written something, proofread it several times, just to have a second party point out an error! Perhaps you have occasionally written something that seemed very clear and succinct  Continue Reading »

Financial Behavior – It Does Make a Difference

By Jeff Turnbull Ask yourself; am I aware of my financial behavior?  Do I become frustrated from the consequences of my financial choices?  Do I continue the same financial behavior and expect different results? The first step in taking control of your financial life is to begin thinking about what you are doing financially.  In  Continue Reading »

Take Responsibility For Your Money

by Jeff Turnbull Law school will be one of your most expensive investments and having a financial plan is central to your financial success.  For most law student’s debt is a part of life and federal student loans for example are debt, but they can also be a sound investment in your future if used  Continue Reading »

Finding Balance

Throughout law school and your career it is important to find and maintain balance.  This is a life skill that will assist you in doing your best while being both successful and happy.  Here are four tips to assist you in finding balance: 1.  Exercise:  It is hard to make time for exercise when you have  Continue Reading »

Be an Email Ninja!

by Resa Kerns, Associate Law Librarian for Emerging Technologies Texting, instant messaging, and social platforms have become the communication channels of choice for many of us these days. But to paraphrase Missouri native son, Mark Twain, the reports of email’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Email is still very much alive in the business and  Continue Reading »

Telephone Etiquette