Solo Practice University’s Bridges Program is just a little over two years old with several schools already participating and more preparing to provide this great opportunity to their students. And the stories of students reaping the rewards from their Bridges scholarships to Solo Practice University are starting to be told. Here is the story of a Bridges SPU Scholarship recipient from University of Arkansas [...]
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This week, my daughter will start Kindergarten. It seems hard to believe that we are here already, but that is the story of life. She is growing and learning and she is ready to take this next step. My daughter is everything a four year old should be: precocious, curious, imaginative, and so full of energy. [...]
The key to your life is how you deal with “Plan B.” You can aim for Plan A. You can arrange for Plan A. But “Plan B” is what actually happens to you. It’s your resilience in being able to roll with the punches and move on to “Plan B” that really makes your life. [...]
“In his new book Failing Law Schools, Washington University law professor Brian Tamanaha cites a remarkable statistic. American law schools, he reports, produce 45,000 new graduates each year; but recruiters expect only 25,000 job openings annually through 2018.” Edge International Consulting. This is staggering! If you do the math this means from 2012 – 2018, [...]
I’ve always been my own guinea pig. I’ve been this way since I was a kid. I would tell my parents I want to experience it myself, make my own decisions. I didn’t want their experiences. I wanted the excitement of experiencing for myself what would happen, the good, the bad, and the ugly. I [...]
A belated Happy New Year to all of you. Now that we’re a few weeks into 2012, hopefully you’ve all settled into a routine and you’re holding fast to those resolutions you set for yourselves. As a February Bar Exam taker with a full time job I find routine to be crucial. When I studied [...]
Nov 22, 2011 in Inspiration
Yesterday I had an incredible conversation with two legal innovators from the academic world who absolutely blew me away with their vision and how they are quite possibly already changing the face of legal education across the world. Yes, across the world because their project partners include law schools not only in the United States [...]
(Update: Victoria Pynchon has continued this conversation in her popular Forbes column in a post called ‘Occupy Law School at Solo Practice University‘) To succeed in this environment, graduates will need entrepreneurial skills, management ability and some expertise in landing clients. They will need to know less about Contracts and more about contracts. “Where do [...]
Nov 14, 2011 in Inspiration
For years now I have received a newsletter by Denise Hedges and Barbara Mercer. I just love the way they write, their topic matter, and the inspiration they provide. This past week they sent out their newsletter offering an article about geese and why they thrive. It seemed so appropriate for the solo practitioner, their [...]
One year ago today, with great excitement and much trepidation, I launched Rachel Rodgers Law Office (though I’m not even sure it had a name yet). So today, to celebrate with all of you, I want to do a couple of things. First, I want to tell you the things I wish I had known on that official launch day, so that hopefully it will help those of you who will be starting your own solo practices soon. Second, I want to tell you the things I’m glad I knew and did, also in the hopes that it will help soon-to-be-solos. Lastly, I want to encourage you to get past your fear and allow your own wildest dreams to come to fruition.