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RichMay, a law firm in Boston which has a history of hiring UMass grads as paralegals, is looking for a paralegal to start as soon as possible. Details here..read more »
What a great group of lawyers we have coming for the Spring 2016 edition of Meet the Law on March 30th. Read the bios below, and then register here.
Alexandra Bonazoli (History ‘10, Northeastern Law) AmeriCorps Attorney Community Legal Aid, Worcester MA Immigration Law for low-income juveniles and their families.
Samantha Clarke (Economics ‘10, Roger Williams Law) Associate Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West, Providence RI Corporate and Business Litigation
Sultan Durzi (Political Science ‘11, Suffolk Law) Assistant District Attorney Hampden County District Attorney’s Office, Springfield MA Criminal prosecution
Edward Kammerer (Political Science ‘03, Suffolk Law, PhD Northeastern) Lecturer, Northeastern University School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs and College of Professional Studies Principal, Law Office of Edward Kammerer Higher Education, Criminal Defense
Paul Payer (Political Science ‘09, BU Law) Staff Attorney Holyoke Office of the City Solicitor Municipal Law
Jill Tessier ... read more »
If you’re like most applicants, you are unaware that LSAC recommends law schools adhere to certain “best practices” in the admissions process. Even though they’re not binding, the guidelines set out what you should generally expect from admissions officials as you navigate this process. At this time of year, perhaps the most important of these guidelines regards commitments—when the law schools can and cannot require some kind of commitment from you. Here’s the entirety of the Good Admission Practices section on commitments:
Commitments A commitment is defined as an affirmative step taken by an applicant (e.g., submitting a seat deposit or an enrollment form) to indicate their intention to matriculate at an institution.
Member law schools should:
- state clearly the policies and processes for submitting a commitment and holding a commitment and, if applicable, their policies regarding... read more »
This is it—last week of classes for Fall 2015! The end is near! For those of you about to graduate, congratulations!! You made it!!
But for the current-year law school applicants, the end is not so near. Sorry. Whether you applied early and are already hearing back from schools, are about to hit submit any second now, or are waiting for your December LSAT score to apply, you’ve still got a lot of the process still ahead. Some guidance:
1. For now, focus on your final exams and papers. If you’re still in college and applying to law school, you need to focus on finishing up the semester successfully first. You will be sending in your Fall 2015 transcript, and these grades do count. Don’t let them dip down now!
2. If you haven’t spoken to recommenders, this may be your last... read more »
So you’re heading home for Thanksgiving. A long weekend filled with opportunities and challenges – yes, I’m talking about your family! They offer you the opportunity to connect with lawyers, maybe even lots of lawyers. But you might have to be assertive in ferreting out those connections.
They’ll present you with challenging questions about your future. You need to know the answers to some key questions to keep yourself sane and make those conversations productive.
Ready for some tips? Let’s go.
Opportunities The family is gathered around the sumptuous meal. The whole family. Even that second cousin you barely know, the real estate lawyer from Billerica. Otherwise known as your new best friend. Seriously, if there are any lawyers in attendance at the festivities, it’s super bonus time. Quickly get them past the “don’t go to... read more »