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  •  These books look like just my cup of tea. (7+ / 0-)

    And my daughter's--who is in her 3rd year of law school now, and on the editorial board of one of the LS reviews (not the main one, but still a momma can be proud ;)
    Thanks for the tip!

    I'm seeking to organize DKos members in SE Michigan--roughly, from the Ohio line at Lake Erie NE to Port Huron, W to Flint and back S from there. If you'd like to join our new group, Motor City Kossacks (working title), please Kosmail me.

    by peregrine kate on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 06:38:58 PM PST

    •  From Where Lawyers Fear to Tread: (7+ / 0-)
      "Top ten percent and law review," that's the magic phrase. If you don't want to work in Puyallup, Washington, or Lawton, Oklahoma, if you want to work in a big city law firm, if you want a decent salary, if you want a job in a government agency or a hip organization like the American Civil Liberties Union, you'd better be in the top ten percent of your class, and you'd better be on law review. And if you're not at Harvard, Yale, or Stanford Law, it's best to be editor-in-chief.
      Congratulations on your daughter's success!

      "I cannot live without books" -- Thomas Jefferson, 1815

      by Susan Grigsby on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 06:42:43 PM PST

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      •  Thank you very much for the congratulations. (6+ / 0-)
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        Susan from 29, cfk, scilicet, Avila, Aunt Pat, hazey

        I know it's not going to be a cakewalk for her. It helps that she's on a review and that she's getting extensive clinical work, which she enjoys. It also helps that she's at a top ten law school. But her grades aren't great, and her summer jobs were a bit limited. They both took a hit when I was so sick. Still, I think she'll be fine eventually. Great placement office, and several of her faculty are behind her.

        I'm seeking to organize DKos members in SE Michigan--roughly, from the Ohio line at Lake Erie NE to Port Huron, W to Flint and back S from there. If you'd like to join our new group, Motor City Kossacks (working title), please Kosmail me.

        by peregrine kate on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 06:53:51 PM PST

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        •  so many things matter so much more (5+ / 0-)

          than grades when it comes to finding interesting work after law school. I can tell from your description that your daughter's going to do very well. Having faculty behind her I'll bet will be priceless, as will the clinical work. Congratulations to her and to you. I think I was more relieved when my son graduated from college (and whew, found a job he loved) than when I did.

          "A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul." George Bernard Shaw

          by scilicet on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 07:39:58 PM PST

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          •  I appreciate the reinforcement, scilicet, (2+ / 0-)
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            Susan from 29, hazey

            very much. She's making good decisions, and I think in the end she'll be just fine. But yes, it is a little nerve-wracking on the parental end until that all shakes out.
            Since I have been very ill (with advanced cancer--in remission now, thankfully!) there's a little extra pressure on all of us, I think, for these milestones to be reached in good time. No one will be happier to see their child graduate next spring than I, and then to see my younger daughter graduate from high school the year after that--goddess willing.

            I'm seeking to organize DKos members in SE Michigan--roughly, from the Ohio line at Lake Erie NE to Port Huron, W to Flint and back S from there. If you'd like to join our new group, Motor City Kossacks (working title), please Kosmail me.

            by peregrine kate on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 04:12:42 PM PST

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          •  hello, sweetie! Lovely to see you here! ♥ (3+ / 0-)
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            Susan from 29, hazey, Avila

            Thanks much. She does good work for sure.

            I'm seeking to organize DKos members in SE Michigan--roughly, from the Ohio line at Lake Erie NE to Port Huron, W to Flint and back S from there. If you'd like to join our new group, Motor City Kossacks (working title), please Kosmail me.

            by peregrine kate on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 04:13:29 PM PST

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      •  i absolutely must (4+ / 0-)
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        Susan from 29, Aunt Pat, Portlaw, hazey

        get a copy of that one, and all the others on your wonderful list, Susan.

        i'm looking forward to subbing for you soon (although more than a little intimidated by the prospect).  i've been thinking of legal procedural mysteries, Defending Jacob or my all-time favorite, Presumed Innocent.  if you have a preference, or anyone else has a preference, let me know.

        thank you for this excellent edition. ;)

        •  You have nothing to worry about, Avila, you are (3+ / 0-)
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          Avila, Aunt Pat, hazey

          writing for some of the nicest folks on Daily Kos. Seriously, our readers tend to come here looking for interesting book recommendations and are incredibly generous and kind.

          I have done diaries that have included two different books by different authors that are tied together by some similarity. In the case of your books, they are both legal procedurals so you can always do them both. Or select one for next week and save the other for a later diary.

          "I cannot live without books" -- Thomas Jefferson, 1815

          by Susan Grigsby on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 07:46:47 PM PST

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