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Bookbag to Briefcase 2012

The fourth annual Bookbag to Briefcase program was held on April 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm at the Pace Law Library, offering a wide range of tips and tricks to students on how to succeed in a law firm environment. Students attended this collaborative effort of Pace Law Library, Pace Center for Career Development, LexisNexis and Westlaw in high numbers again. After Marie Newman introduced the program and speakers, Dean Rachel Littman delivered insightful presentation on how to make a good and lasting first impression, how to be proactive, and how to overall succeed during summer internship, externship, or postgraduate program. Cynthia Pittson followed with a presentation covering the free and low cost legal research alternatives to LexisNexis and Westlaw that students might want to be aware of during their summer jobs. Mary Beth Drain from LexisNexis and Harrison Thompson from Westlaw concluded this year program with vibrant presentations listing a number of cost-effective search tips and techniques students can implement during their respective summer jobs to keep the cost of research down.

If you missed it, could not come, or would like a re-fresher, please, click the MP3 below to listen to the entire program. Expanded guide on free and low cost legal research alternatives is availabale here. Should you have any questions about this program, or recommendations, ideas, or suggestions on how to make it better, please submit those at   or leave a comment below.


Marie Newman, Pace Law Library Director (at 0:00 min)
Rachel Littman, Assistant Dean for Career Development (at 2:33 min)
Cynthia Pittson, Head of Reference Services (at 26:59 min)
Mary Beth Drain, LexisNexis Representative (at 45:40 min)
Harrison Thompson, Westlaw Representative (at 57:37 min)


Bookbag to Briefcase 2012
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