Karate Strategy in Legal Negotiation: Part 2

Karate Strategy in Legal Negotiation: Part 2 Never feint You should never feint. Yes, people talk about throwing feints all the time, but a good fighter never really throws a feint. Feint is a technique that is not intended to hit. The difficulty with this is that...

Karate Strategy in Legal Negotiation: Part 1

Karate Strategy in Legal Negotiation: Part 1 I love fighting. Nothing brings you more in the moment than the threat of someone trying to punch you in the head. It’s one thing to punch and kick a bag. But the best fun comes with interacting with another human. To...

Why Law School is Backwards

Why Law School is Backwards Law students learn a set of core subjects, some electives, and then once they have finished their degree will do some practical legal training and be required to have some sort of experience in a firm before they are able to become admitted...

How To Get Your First Legal Job – A Practical Guide

How To Get Your First Legal Job – A Practical Guide I have delivered this advice a number of times to students and at Universities and each time I have had feedback that it was very helpful. It not intended to be cynical (or not wholly cynical) but helpful, and so...

Why the Partnership Model is Broken

Only one person I can think of from my graduating class of 2005 is a Partner at a law firm. Of course, there might be more that I haven’t kept in touch with, but it is an interesting anecdote. A number of them became Partners at a firm for a couple of years, but they...
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