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    November 5
    A brief discussion of the Magna Carta, its history, regional exhibits, related material in Biddle Law Library’s Collection, and a connection with the National Constitution Center.
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    November 4
    Penn Law’s Federalist Society, one of the winning entrants in the inaugural Penn Law Center on Professionalism Project Management Program, will host an event on February 10th.
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    November 3

    All lawyers must develop strong skills that will allow them communicate analysis and advice effectively. The Recorder presents 5 rules for effective client communication.

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    October 31
    Learn more about the public interest side of health law and policy by speaking with Joline Price, of the PA Health Law Project, at the Practice Area Fair on November 12.  Bio and information below.
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    October 31
    Take the opportunity on November 12 to speak with Michelle Gold of Fried, Frank.  Learn more about the practice area of tax, and get the chance to network.  Bio and information below.  
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    October 31
    Thinking about pursuing the practice area of finance and real estate?  Have questions about this field?  Take the opportunity to network with Jessica Wong (Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft) at this year’s Practice Area Fair on November 12.  Info and bio below.
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    October 31
    What separates partners from the rest of the pack, and what hidden characteristics help them get there?  Read about the unexpected traits that help you reach success.
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    October 31
    Check out Matthew McClure, who will be representing Ballard Spahr on November 12 at the Practice Area Fair.  Matthew will be representing the real estate practice area.  Bio below.  
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    October 30
    The Daily Report explains the importance of mentors to first year associates
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    October 29
    The Penn Law community now has access to TRACfed –”[A] democracy oversight tool….”.
  • October 28
    If you’re curious about different areas of interest and practice, attend the Practice Area Fair on Wednesday, November 12, where there will be representatives from around 40 different practice areas.  Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about different areas of interest and network with experts.  Details below.  
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    October 28
    If you are interested in international legal careers, take advantage of the opportunity next week to hear speaker Jim Wormington, who will discuss working at the ABA Rule of Law Initiative, and who will have individual 20 minute meetings with students.  Details and sign-up in this post.
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    October 27
    Biddle acquired a number of interesting and informative titles in September 2014, including the following. For a complete list of new acquisitions, see here.
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    October 24
    Helpful LinkedIn Tips for Law Students
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    October 24
    Hear from experienced attorneys and members of the judiciary at the fifth annual “YLD Bootcamp: Tactics, Tips and Tricks for Law Students and New Lawyers,” presented by the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association on Friday, November 14 from 12 - 5:00 p.m. at Philadelphia Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor Conference Center.
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    October 22
    Though the media can seem to be a daunting force, using PR successfully can be invaluable to your career.  Learn about PR opportunities and strategies in this post.
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    October 22
    Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) is bringing mindfulness to Capitol Hill.
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    October 22
    October 20-26, 2014 marks the 8th annual Open Access Week, a global event aimed at promoting open access to research and scholarship.
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    October 21
    Being an exceptional attorney is not an innate skill.  A few learned traits, like preparedness, perseverance, and integrity can go miles in helping you grow to be a better lawyer, as this post illuminates.  
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    October 20
    Make the most of your first year in practice by setting goals, improving your networking skills, and using the latest technology to increase your efficiency and strengthen your career.







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    October 15

    The Penn Law Legal Scholarship Repository, a service of the Biddle Law Library, collects and preserves the scholarly output of Penn Law. All works are available for immediate download via PDF. Scholarship News highlights some of the most recent additions. 

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    October 14
    Job searching can be fraught with difficulties.  Thankfully employers are finding ways to make it easier and more efficient.  The US DOJ has recently released a new phone app for job searching, as this post details.
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    October 14
    Public defender training program Gideon’s Promise is looking for aspiring public defenders in their third year of law school to join their Law School Partnership Project.  
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    October 13

    Penn law faculty, current students, and staff now have access to Law360.com as part of our subscription to Lexis Advance! 

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    October 10
    Becoming an effective communicator requires concerted effort, practice, and a willingness to adapt to new ways of thinking. The New Jersey Law Journal describes six concrete steps lawyers should take to be heard effectively.



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    October 10
    Having the right people behind you can make all the difference as you move through the working world.  This post discusses ways to effectively create and maintain contacts in the legal profession.
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    October 8

    When fall is in the air, the Supreme Court starts it new session in Washington.  With the October 2014 Term, students may be interested in upcoming cases, when the court will hear oral arguments, and where they can located important documents, like Petitions for Writs of Certiori.  All of these can be found on Scotusblog, one of the most well-respected of law blogs.  

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    October 6
    Young lawyers are often faced with daunting odds and the challenge to overcome steep legal learning curves. The following post presents strategies to successfully overcome those obstacles.
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    October 2
    This article speaks to the challenges women face to perform their jobs competently and make difficult decisions, while simultaneously coming across as behaving nicely toward everyone.
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    October 1

    The Little Book titles take a “collection of absurd, hilarious and sometimes instructive cases” to teach in an entertaining, light-hearted way.