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Less lawyers lunching

Jennifer Nelson
February 15, 2012
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A recent survey shows attorneys are conducting fewer business lunches. Looks like the “power lunches” aren’t so powerful anymore.
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Looking at law students' experiences

Jennifer Nelson
January 24, 2012
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Law school students aren’t interacting much with international students, something that may hurt them as they prepare for a more internationally diverse environment.
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'The Puppet's Court'

Jennifer Nelson
January 20, 2012
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No cameras in court? No problem! One news station has decided to cover a federal corruption trial using puppets.
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Class basketball supporters can relax, for now

Jennifer Nelson
January 19, 2012
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The Indiana state senator who called for an end to class basketball has called a time out on his legislation.
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Study tackles transparency of law schools

Jennifer Nelson
January 18, 2012
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A Tennessee nonprofit is calling out law schools for their lack of accessible information on recent graduates.
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The short session begins

Jennifer Nelson
January 4, 2012
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Indiana’s General Assembly reconvenes Wednesday with legislators looking to tackle human trafficking before the Super Bowl comes to town and address right-to-work legislation.
And as with every session, there are those bills that leave me wondering if our legislators don’t have better things to worry about.
 
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Dog soothes stressed law students

Jennifer Nelson
December 21, 2011
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Therapy dogs aren’t just for sick patients or scared kids.
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Celebrate your rights

Jennifer Nelson
December 15, 2011
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Dec. 15 is Bill of Rights Day. Which of the first 10 amendments is the most important?
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