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GPSolo for Law Students

April 02, 2013

By Sarah Moulder Sarah Moulder, a 3L at Mississippi College School of Law, is the 2012–13 Law Student Division Liaison to GPSolo. The Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, also known as GPSolo, is truly a diverse organization. Our members work in a

I Wish I'd Known - Nancy K. Peterson

April 02, 2013

By Nancy K. Peterson. Nancy K. Peterson is a partner in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, office of Quarles & Brady LLP. She has managed all environmental matters across the country for several corporate clients, negotiated environmental terms in corporate transactions throughout the United States and in Europe, and consulted with

Law Student Gives Back to Those in Need in Travels Abroad

April 02, 2013

By Eileen M. Laux. Upon graduating from Carroll College, he traveled to Belfast, Ireland, to participate in L’Arche Belfast, a community for adults with physical and mental disabilities. The community is part of an international federation of communities that invites those with varying abilities to live together in community.

Do You Have Any Questions for Me?

April 02, 2013

Pop quiz time! This is: (a) a polite, rhetorical question casually offered as a wrap-up to the interview or (b) a make-or-break moment in which you have a final chance to show that you are the best candidate for the job? If you answered “a,” you have undoubtedly passed up

Solos Encourage Students to Consider the Shingle

April 02, 2013

By Ed Finkel. Solos offer words to the wise and share insights on the economy and technology. When John Davidson graduated Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, seven years ago after 25 years of “bumming around as a computer geek,” the job offers weren’t exactly pouring in over the

Yes, Virginia, There Is Still Gender Bias in the Profession

April 02, 2013

Here is a sobering statistic: Almost 80 percent of 92 major US firms with a chief governing committee had two or fewer women on that committee, according to a 2012 survey by The American Lawyer. Forty-two percent said their committee had only one woman. Eight firms had nary a woman

Using All of Her Skills

April 01, 2013

Before graduating from Harvard Law School in 1993, Mary Flood spent years working as a journalist. “My dream job then was to work at the Attorney General’s office in Texas making sure that charities spent their money appropriately,” she recalls. “But I wound up looking at law school loans and

Solos Encourage Students to Consider the Shingle

April 01, 2013

By Ed Finkel Ed Finkel is a freelance writer/editor in Evanston, Illinois. Solos offer words to the wise and share insights on the economy and technology. When John Davidson graduated Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, seven years ago after 25 years of “bumming around as a computer geek,” the job

Garner's Annual Parade of Law-Review Horribles

April 01, 2013

Yet I come not to bury law reviews, but (on the whole) to praise them. They provide an excellent editorial training ground for aspiring lawyers, all of whom desperately need this kind of training. The law review provided my own happiest experiences in law school, and many of my students

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The Importance of Legal Research

April 01, 2013

I doubt Steven Spielberg thought anyone watching Lincoln would think about legal research, but that’s what happened to me. In one pivotal scene, Lincoln and his Cabinet gather to discuss the proposed amendment abolishing slavery. Various Cabinet members are opposed to supporting an amendment they see as unlikely to pass

Law Student Gives Back to Those in Need in Travels Abroad

April 01, 2013

By Eileen M. Laux Eileen M. Laux, a 3L at Florida Coastal School of Law, is student editor of Student Lawyer. Upon graduating from Carroll College, he traveled to Belfast, Ireland, to participate in L’Arche Belfast, a community for adults with physical and mental disabilities. The community is part of an international

In Brief: The truth about Big Law

April 01, 2013

The truth about Big Law, the incredible shrinking law class, and tips from a student-parent. Encouraging words if you didn’t land that summer internship Conventional wisdom has it that to succeed as a lawyer—even if you plan to go into solo or small-firm practice—you have to work for a big law firm

GPSolo for Law Students

April 01, 2013

By Sarah Moulder Sarah Moulder, a 3L at Mississippi College School of Law, is the 2012–13 Law Student Division Liaison to GPSolo. The Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, also known as GPSolo, is truly a diverse organization. Our members work in a wide variety of substantive law areas and in

The Time Is Now

April 01, 2013

By Danielle Baron. I started as a representative for my school and now, in my third year, I serve as a Law Student Division Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates. Over the last three years, my friends and classmates have repeatedly asked “What can the ABA do for me,” and

Liberty University School of Law Wins the National Arbitration Compeition

April 01, 2013

By Christy Gamble CHRISTY GAMBLE, a 3L at Duquesne University School of Law, is the 2012–13 National Student Director for the Arbitration Competition. The 2012–13 Arbitration Competition National Finals kicked off January 25 in Chicago, even in the midst of a snowstorm that greeted advocates and judges that morning. Congratulations to the

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