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Posted on: Dec 28, 2016

Harvard Law Today writes that Bruce Bromley Professor of Law John Manning ’85 capped off a four-part series of “Last Lectures” for the Harvard Law School Class of 2015 with a list of eight simple rules students should live by if they wish to be both “happy lawyers and human beings.” Organized by the Class Marshals, the series asked some of Harvard’s most popular professors to give a lecture as if it were the last one they would ever give – or, for those less morbid, the last lecture they would give to students about to graduate from law school. Prior to Manning, Professors John Coates, Gabriella Blum LL.M. ’01, SJD ’03, and Noah Feldman also gave talks.

Based on his 30 years of experience spanning 10 jobs across the public and private sectors, as well as academia, Manning recommended the following tips. Read them here.

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