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Bar Exam is over! So, what’s your “plan”?

By JohnnyZ on August 01, 2013//Leave a comment

OK, there is no avoiding it now — your education is at an end, the bar exam is finito.   There is no way to get around that irksome conversation:  “So tell me about your plans…”   Let’s face it, if you knew what your plans were you wouldn’t even be talking to that person. …

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10 Things People Always Do While Studying for the Bar (Part II)

By JohnnyZ on July 31, 2013//Leave a comment

Here they are, folks, #6-10: 6. Gain or Lose Weight. The stress of studying for the bar exam will affect your eating habits in one way or another. Maybe you’re the type that enjoys a good stress eat and can’t work out until you have finished all the work for the day (spoiler alert: that…

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10 Things People Always Do While Studying for the Bar (Part I)

By JohnnyZ on July 30, 2013//Leave a comment

Here we go!  It is time for the July Bar Exam to begin!  Sharing a bit of collective wisdom as an event kickoff: ten things you will have already done studying for the Bar —   1. Fail a Practice Exam. Remember this: some people who pass the bar never “pass” a practice exam. 2….

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On tap! Looking in the medicine cabinet mirror: they are us

By JohnnyZ on July 24, 2013//Leave a comment

You know that dumb guy in a zombie flick who walks into the bathroom expecting to find the zombie behind the shower curtain?  Instead, he opens the medicine cabinet and we see the zombie LOOM UP FROM BEHIND as he closes the cabinet…but — relief! — there isn’t anything behind him, it was all in…

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On tap! Doing what you believe, you can inspire

By JohnnyZ on July 18, 2013//Leave a comment

Such a heart-rending and warming story coming out of the sports world about Mark McGuire and All-Star pitcher Max Scherzer.   You have to read it, but it has to do with young kids’ dreams, a nostalgic summer, and the death of a good friend.  And these two gentlemen, who have never met, are forever…

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On tap! Do epic stuff at the law library

By JohnnyZ on July 16, 2013//Leave a comment

CALLING ALL SUPER HEROES! Go forward and be a force for the awesome. The Lindley Law & Comics Lecture is today!!  Be awesome!  Wear a cape! 

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On tap! Bonding and bondage in beautiful Seattle

By JohnnyZ on July 16, 2013//Leave a comment

Coming to the end of a great meeting of law librarians in Seattle!  Met tons of awesome people, and received so many compliments about the law library — it really swelled my pride to know that folks around the country are paying attention to little old us in San Diego. Takeaways for me: 1) feeling…

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On Tap! Blink and you’ll miss it! [the next great new legal tech invention, that is]

By JohnnyZ on July 15, 2013//Leave a comment

Craig Ball writes an interesting piece in Law Technology News from July 12, 2013, about how Marcel Proust had a vision of seeing hundreds of new universes through different eyes. And that vision is coming true for law librarians thanks to computing, the internet, and social networking.  Today’s lawyers, judges, and law librarians need new…

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On Tap! The Bio-Engineering of Your Friendly Neighborhood Robot!

By JohnnyZ on July 10, 2013//Leave a comment

Loving the new SD MAG Events Calendar! Check out what’s on for tonight: From Razor Clams to Robots: The Mathematics Behind Biologically Inspired Design July 10, 2013 6:15 pm I. E. Block Community Lecture: From Razor Clams to Robots: The Mathematics Behind Biologically Inspired Design Wednesday, July 10 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM Venue: Town…

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On tap! wordplay: “when it rains it pours”

By JohnnyZ on July 08, 2013//Leave a comment

Two things got me thinking about this phrase, one good and one bad.   First, all these great opportunities came flooding in [word choice?] after the amazing Spectrum cover & article about the library’s renovation.  I was excited: after 25 years in law librarianship, my experience might help others.   Second, a spate of bad…

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