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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.

Another blog post about Jeremy Lin

Many people apparently passed on Lin because he played college ball at Harvard. Similar criticism could apply to the legal profession, where the name of your law school may have more to do with getting your first job than work ethic or talent.

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The RAP Genre

One of the joys of having a legal education is the ability to nitpick movies with law-related themes. A look at the Rule Against Perpetuities in The Descendants.

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