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
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
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
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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.
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.”
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
Vol. 39 No. 6 ByMargaret 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 what
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
Vol. 39 No. 6 Writing Contests Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability and Long & Levit LLP Levit Essay Contest. Award: $5,000 and an expenses-paid trip to the Spring 2011 National Legal Malpractice Conference in Boston, April 27–29. The legal writing contest, only open to law students and young lawyers who are members
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
Vol. 39 No. 6 To mark the ABA Law Student Division’s commitment to diversity in the legal profession, the Division’s leadership will be encouraging law students and law schools across the country to observe Diversity Day on March 2. The purpose of Diversity Day is to recognize and celebrate law students
Vol. 39 No. 6 The ABA Law Student Division recognizes the achievements of individual students and schools through its annual Awards Program. This year’s awards will be announced and presented on Saturday, August 6, 2011, at the Division’s Assembly during the ABA Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada. Further details about each award and applications
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
Vol. 39 No. 5 How did you choose your law school? Kaplan Test Prep recently surveyed students who were in its LSAT program and took the LSAT. Here’s how the students responded when asked, “Which is most important to you when picking a law school to apply to?” Geographic Location: 24% Affordability
Vol. 39 No. 6 By Lee Wolosky Lee Wolosky is a partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP in and former Director for Transnational Threats on the National Security Council under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. The old adage is true: There is much more to being a good lawyer than