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Participating in a law school practicum program (also called an internship or an externship) is one of the best ways to get legal experience before graduating. And in a tight employment market, it may be the only way.

Making the most of a law school practicum

Participating in a law school practicum program (also called an internship or an externship) is one of the best ways to get legal experience before graduating. And in a tight employment market, it may be the only way.

About Michael Goodwin

Michael Goodwin is a litigation attorney at Jardine, Logan & O'Brien in the Twin Cities. Michael has experience in a range of practice areas, including government liability, insurance coverage, products liability, and employment law. Michael is an active member of a number of professional organizations, including the Federal Bar Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association, and the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association. He earned first place in the 2010 Levit Essay Contest, a national writing contest sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability and Long & Levit, LLP. Michael graduated from Hamline University School of Law in 2009. During law school he was a board member of the Hamline Law Review and he completed a judicial externship in United States District Court. A native of Sioux City, Iowa, Michael was a newspaper reporter prior to enrolling in law school.

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