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Legal Internships: Fact, Fiction, and How to Find Them

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Summer is an ideal time for college students to garner some specialized experience that will help them to both identify fields of interest and stand out on their resume or graduate school application.  For students considering applying to law school, legal internships are an ideal way to learn about the legal field and determine if it is, in fact, a fit.  Before you decide to search for a legal internship, however, here are a few things to consider . . .


Post-Ofri

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At the center of nearly all of Dr. Ofri’s work is the doctor-patient relationship.   It is a common thread running from her most recent book, What Doctors Feel:  How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine, and you can follow it back through her other titles as well (Incidental Findings, Medicine in Translation, Singular Intimacies).   It is in fact the reason we place Dr. Ofri among a small, unique class of “doctor-writers,” writers who both criticize and celebrate the complexities of clinical medicine and remind us—quite powerfully—that caring is a big part of curing . . .


Privacy Rights in the Digital Age: Precursor to a Discussion with PA Superior Court Judge Jacqueline O. Shogan

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The United States Constitution guarantees many individual rights: the right to speak freely, the right to assemble, the right to freely exercise one’s religion, and the right to keep and bear arms, to name a few.  But does it guarantee individuals the right to privacy in their geographic movements?  According to recent Supreme Court and Pennsylvania Superior Court decisions, it does in certain circumstances . . .


Grades

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Let’s see, what do I want to say about grades?  Hmmm . . .  A better question might be, what don’t I want to say?  Or better yet, what should I say and what should I keep to myself?  There isn’t a day that goes by when I don’t engage in a discussion with pre-health students about grades.  Some professors think pre-health students are overly grade-conscious.  Not entirely true.  In my office, I see the overly, the underly, and the in-between.  When it comes to grades, no two pre-health students are alike.  Kind of like the snowflakes falling outside my window as I write this . . .