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28 EARLY SPRING 2018 // STEMJOBS.COM LAW // KIM GRIPPA CLASS IS NOW IN SESSION Teaching the Law BY SUE HAMILTON Lawyers are really good at those basics learned since elementary school—reading and writing. They take it one step further by combining those skills to become excellent researchers, studying case law, statutes, court rules, and any court ruling that will help them win a case. Spending hours at a computer with an online legal research service doesn't sound very exciting, but that preparation allows an attorney to make the arguments that win cases. Kim Grippa, a 20-year member of the Florida bar, never planned to be a lawyer and thought she would be a college professor. "I did, however, have an interest in the law and enjoyed reading, researching, and writing, which are a big part of legal studies." After working as an

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