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Is law school still attractive?

Jennifer Nelson
November 1, 2011
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Practicing attorneys: if someone asked you whether he or she should go to law school, what would you say?
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Putting divorce on pause

Jennifer Nelson
October 28, 2011
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A recent op-ed piece in a newspaper suggests people with small children should have to wait a year to get divorced.
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Take time to help others

Jennifer Nelson
October 27, 2011
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Did you know it’s National Pro Bono Week? I didn’t, until I randomly came across the information.
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Using social media to boost business

Jennifer Nelson
October 25, 2011
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Do you see any benefits for your practice in using Twitter, Facebook or other social media outlets?
 
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Learning about law schools

Jennifer Nelson
October 14, 2011
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Indiana University’s “Law Day” will be the largest law fair in the country.
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Save money, don't prosecute domestic violence cases

Jennifer Mehalik
October 10, 2011
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One city is considering repealing a part of its city code that bans domestic battery because it doesn’t have the resources to prosecute those cases.
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Minorities and Indiana firms

Jennifer Nelson
October 3, 2011
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A diversity database recently released shows some progress for women and minorities at Indianapolis’ largest firms.
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Is law school a waste of time?

Jennifer Nelson
September 28, 2011
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One columnist claims that a law degree really isn’t useful.
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  4. Law school is social control the goal to produce a social product. As such it began after the Revolution and has nearly ruined us to this day: "“Scarcely any political question arises in the United States which is not resolved, sooner or later, into a judicial question. Hence all parties are obliged to borrow, in their daily controversies, the ideas, and even the language, peculiar to judicial proceedings. As most public men [i.e., politicians] are, or have been, legal practitioners, they introduce the customs and technicalities of their profession into the management of public affairs. The jury extends this habitude to all classes. The language of the law thus becomes, in some measure, a vulgar tongue; the spirit of the law, which is produced in the schools and courts of justice, gradually penetrates beyond their walls into the bosom of society, where it descends to the lowest classes, so that at last the whole people contract the habits and the tastes of the judicial magistrate.” ? Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

  5. Attorney? Really? Or is it former attorney? Status with the Ind St Ct? Status with federal court, with SCOTUS? This is a legal newspaper, or should I look elsewhere?

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