Saturday, May 17, 2008

Career & Professional Development Blog

The semester is over, but a Virtual Library Cat just settles into a cool spot near the reference desk and continues to prowl the Web for news and sites related to legal research and technology, and life in the law. A good source of valuable information about getting and keeping legal jobs and making career decisions is Career & Professional Development Blog, a new member of the Law Professor Blogs Network. It's all about the legal job search, first jobs, making transitions, and assessing and controlling your career path. The editors and contributors are law school career services directors and career development professionals for legal employers. Check it out.



Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Friday, May 16, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS, GRADUATES!!!

1LS AND 2LS, you made it through.

Have a great summer!!!!!!!



Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Summer Library Hours

This is just a reminder that the Law Library is now on a Summer schedule. The Law Library hours for the first part of the Summer are as follows:

SUMMER 2008 PRE-BAR EXAM SCHEDULE :

Thursday, May 15 - Sunday, July 6

Monday - Thursday 8:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.
Friday 8:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.

EXCEPTIONS:

Monday, May 26 (Memorial Day) CLOSED
Friday, July 4 (Independence Day) CLOSED



Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Homeless Law blog

The Homeless Law blog is a relatively new blog that discusses the rights of homeless persons. In addition to providing insight into topics such as shelter, healthcare, and employment, it also provides links to helpful resources. A recent post on police and the use of force on homeless persons includes links to the model penal code, relevant case law and Department of Justice web pages. I highly recommend it.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Career Suicide Tips

Career Suicide Tips (registration may be required) or what you should know, but may not think about. This article appears in the New York Lawyer, May 9, 2008 and is written by Steven C. Bennett who is a partner is Jones Day in New York.

This is a quick synopsis of the tips.

1. Don't cover up mistakes. Everybody makes mistakes but if the error is hidden it may not be corrected in time and can cause bigger problems.

2. Don't abuse the staff. Lawyers need support staff and you don't really want them to dislike you.

3. Don't badmouth clients or firm administration. People don't like negativity and may start to wonder what you say about them.

4. Civility is a must and if you owe someone an apology, apologize promptly and sincerely.

5. Be careful with emails. Some discussions are better face to face.

6. Careful with the alcohol. Social occasions are still business and treated as such.

You should read the whole article.



Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Answers to the Questions Associates Should Be Afraid to Ask

Via law.com here (this article, written by "The Snark," is semi-serious).



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