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Competing for Experience

Vol. 39 No. 6 By Margaret Littman Margaret Littman is a writer and editor who frequently writes for the ABA Journal, Crain’s Chicago Business, and other publications. Legal aid clinics and other clinical education are great prep for real-world lawyering, if you can nab a coveted spot. If you had asked Lauren E. Wallace

Law School Nation

Vol. 39 No. 5 CALIFORNIA On December 15, the Geoffrey H. Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law at Pepperdine University School of Law launched its Microfinance Program, in partnership with the Union Rescue Mission. The program, which was dedicated in 2007 by Dr. Muhammad Yunus, will begin by supporting 12 individuals

Head of the Class: Law in "Action!"

Vol. 39 No. 6 By Tonnya Kennedy Kohn For Amanda Beck, working on the film The Judge and the General with journalist Elizabeth Farnsworth was a dream fulfilled. Beck, a third-year law student at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law, was as an assistant producer on the film that

How to Absorb Information to Make It More Memorable

Vol. 39 No. 6 ByAmy L. Jarmon Amy L. Jarmon, assistant dean for academic success programs at of Law, is a professor and coeditor of the Academic Support Blog. She has practiced law in the United Sates and the United Kingdom. Successful law students increase understanding, retention, and recall through absorption learning preferences.

“You’re a Law Student. What Should I Do?”

Vol. 39 No. 8 By Mary Dunnewold Mary Dunnewold is a legal writing instructor at Hamline University School of Law. At your family Thanksgiving dinner, that first bite of turkey is just about to enter your mouth when Uncle Charlie turns to you and says, “I think my business partner has gone crazy.

Jobs: Uncovering Résumé and Skill-Building Opportunities in Today's Market

Vol. 39 No. 6 By Erin Binns   Erin Binns is assistant director for career planning at Marquette University Law School. Legal recruiting isn’t business as usual, and it hasn’t been for a while. In February 2009, I wrote a column for this publication titled, “how to get good legal experience in a Bad Economy.”

The Secret Lawyers: Leveraging the Law in Creative Ways

Vol. 39 No. 6 By Leslie A. Gordon Leslie A. Gordon is a secret lawyer who has been working as a freelance legal affairs journalist for more than 10 years. They lurk in sometimes surprising places: boardrooms, sports arenas, even artist studios. You can’t spot them with eyes alone—you have to get to

Leadership Begins by Showing Up

Vol. 39 No. 8 By Tiffany V. Colbert Imagine that you’re a freshly minted lawyer charged with defending an individual who may have committed the worst crime imaginable and you, much like the rest of society, think that person is guilty before you’ve even met. If you defend the person, you’re most

Circuit Board

Vol. 39 No. 6 Compiled by Tonnya Kennedy Kohn 1st Circuit University of New Hampshire School of Law, formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center, third-year students Georgia Ellis, Nicole Wanty and Timothy Willis, assisted Ashlyn Lembree, assistant clinical professor of the Intellectual Property and Transaction Clinic, in presenting oral arguments in front of

Create Partnerships with Those Committed to Diversity

Vol. 39 No. 6 By Tonnya Kennedy Kohn In 2010, the Law Student Division presented its Henry J. Ramsey, Jr. Diversity Award to the SBA of the  University of San Francisco (USF) School of Law’s Diversity Committee. The Division recognized the committee for efforts that promoted diversity in thinking and encouraged students