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Vol. 57, No. 4 April 2000

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Raising the Bar: Should the Passing Score be Raised?

The Board of Law Examiners and the deans of Minnesota's law schools discuss their perspectives on a proposal to raise the minimum passing score on the state's bar exam.

Litigation Prevention: Things You Can Do in Drafting & Negotiating

The simplest of contracts may contain minor omissions that could lead to costly litigation. Here are some common pitfalls -- and some pointers.

By Robert A. Salman and Suzanne A. Salman

One Source for Rules Governing Civil Actions in Minnesota

By Michael R. Schechter and Jay W. Ramos

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President's Page: Multidisciplinary Practice: Round Two
On the eve of a policy-setting vote by the MSBA General Assembly, President Foster spells out the issues on MDP.
by Wood R. Foster Jr.

Professional Responsibility: Advising the Business Client and Avoiding Trouble
Litigators and transactional attorneys should plan for the worst and practice defensively if they wish to avoid ethical dilemmas and criminal charges.
by Edward J. Cleary

Lawyer at Large: Planning Ahead: The Challenge of Long-Term Care
With life expectancy and the numbers of elderly persons increasing, the risk of needing long-term care also rises. A bit of insurance now could save you $25,000 to $75,000 later.
by Michael Meyers

Essay: What About a Fifth Law School for Minnesota?
Are good lawyers born, made, or hyperlinked? A William Mitchell College of Law Professor discusses the nation's first online, Internet-driven law school.
by Prof. Robert Oliphant


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