Officially Speaking

Vol. 40 No. 8 ByCleveland M. Patterson, III   Cleveland M. Patterson, III, Southern University Law Center, is Division Delegate In my capacity as a Law Student Division Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates and as the ABA representative at Southern University Law Center, I have addressed and interacted with countless members of

Liaison Notebook: Forum Committee on Entertainment and Sports Industries Keeps Students Informed About the Latest Industry Technology

Vol. 40 No. 8 ByAbigail Schwartz   Abigail Schwartz, a 3L at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, is the 2011–12 Law Student Division liaison to the Forum Committee on Entertainment and Sports Industries. As I discovered my 1L year, law school’s substantive law classes don’t provide much inspiration for those with an interest

Liaison Notebook: Understand the Many Areas of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law

Vol. 40 No. 8 By Ashley Martin Ashley Martin, a 2L at University of North Dakota School of Law, is the 2011–12 Law Student Division liaison to the Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law—Real Property Division. If you are interested in a career in real estate or estate planning, the Section of

Liaison Notebook: Rule of Law Initiative: Europe and Eurasia

Vol. 40 No. 8 ByBenjamin K. Reitz   Benjamin K. Reitz, a 2L at William S. Boyd School of Law-UNLV, is the 2011–12 Law Student Division liaison to the Rule of Law Initiative: Europe and Eurasia Program. Despite the enduring rule of law in Western Europe, many Eastern European and Eurasian countries are still

Legal Nomad

Vol. 40 No. 8 ByLeslie A. Gordon   Leslie A. Gordon is a secret lawyer who has been working as a freelance legal affairs journalist for more than 10 years. Jodi Ettenberg never went to college, but when a friend bet her that she couldn’t get into law school, she was determined to prove

In Brief

Vol. 40 No. 8 The paperless casebook, good news about legal jobs, adjunct professors. The paperless casebook? In case you missed it, Apple recently ventured into the e-textbook market and will release several high school textbooks for use on an iPad. What does that have to do with law school? Nothing yet. But Dustin

I Wish I'd Known

Vol. 40 No. 8 ByRalph Nader   Ralph Nader is a consumer advocate, lawyer, author, and one of America’s most effective social critics. Named by The Atlantic as one of the 100 most influential figures in American history, and by Time and Life magazine as one of the 100 most influential Americans of the 20th century, his documented

Lexis Advance

Vol. 40 No. 8 ByShawn G. Nevers   Shawn G. Nevers teaches legal research and is head of reference services at the Howard W. Hunter Law Library at Brigham Young University. While LEXIS spearheaded the change in legal research, it too has changed over the years. It eventually abandoned the capitalized “LEXIS” and became

TV Doctor Turned Law Student

Vol. 40 No. 8 ByMatthew Gorney   Matthew Gorney, University of Kansas School of Law. As an undergraduate at Washington University in St. Louis, John Kastl double majored in biology and drama. The son of an ER doctor, Kastl admired his father and saw that his dad loved being a doctor. That biology degree was

Tuning Your Language

Vol. 40 No. 8 ByBryan A. Garner Bryan A. Garner is the president of LawProse, Inc. He is the author of many widely used books, including Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges (with Justice Antonin Scalia) and Garner’s Modern American Usage. He is the editor in chief of all current