Tuesday, October 01, 2013
About this Blog - "Interrogatories: Candid Q&A with Joel Schumm"
The Indianapolis Bar Association has now posted on its site a nicely formatted version of the Tyler Helmond Q&A with the IU-McKinney Law Prof. Joel M. Schumm. Here is a sample:
Q. What advice do you give your students for navigating this incredibly difficult legal job market?See also the earlier IBA Q&A with the ILB.
A. Develop some connections by proving yourself though an externship or part-time job. Even in this tough market, I know many students who have landed permanent job through this route. That said, good (or at least respectable) grades, especially in legal writing, still matter for many jobs.
Q. If you could change one thing about Indiana appellate procedure, what would it be?
A. Electronic filing of briefs. My students have uploaded their writing assignments to an electronic dropbox for the past decade; I never touch a piece of paper in critiquing and returning them. I welcome the day I will not have to take each appellate brief to the printer, pick up the bound copies a few hours later, and then drop them off or mail them to the clerk’s office.