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Master the Legal Interview

By Anna Stolley Persky Anna Stolley Persky is a freelance writer based in Washington, D.C. For law students, there is a typical interview process. First, there are the on-campus interviews, usually with one or two lawyers from the firm. And then there’s the callback, when a series of lawyers conduct interviews on

Circuit Board

Compiled by Matthew Gorney 1st Circuit Northeastern University School of Law was selected by the Boston Bar Association as the 2011 recipient of the Beacon Award for Diversity. The award “recognizes exceptional leadership in creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession that has had a significant impact in Massachusetts and the

Puzzle Master, Esq.

Vol. 40 No. 4 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. When Will Shortz graduated from Indiana University in 1974 with the world's only college degree in the study of puzzles, he worried people wouldn't

In Brief

Vol. 40 No. 4 Class pictures, the most important class for your law career, and QR codes. Class pictures? We all know that laptops have been entering the classroom more and more—with varying levels of resistance from professors. But camera phones? At her blog Today and Tomorrow, 1L Kate Sherwood reports that one of

I Wish I'd Known

Vol. 40 No. 4 ByLori G. Cohen Lori G. Cohen is a shareholder with Greenberg Traurig LLP, where she is chair of the national Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Group and co-chair of the Atlanta Litigation Practice. She is national counsel for several pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. Cohen has tried 55 cases, all to

A Nontraditional Path to Law School

Vol. 40 No. 4 ByCandace M. Ruocco Candace M. Ruocco, Saint Louis School of Law. Suzanne Quinn was not a typical child. The daughter of two community activists, Quinn frequented peaceful demonstrations and even marched for causes in Washington, D.C. Schooled by her parents in concepts of peace and activism, she carries her “family’s

Getting to Know Administrative Decisions

Vol. 40 No. 4 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. G.I. Joe was a favorite cartoon of mine growing up. I don't remember much about it now, but I do remember that each

Handling Law School Stress Well

Vol. 40 No. 4 By Mary Dunnewold Mary Dunnewold is a legal writing instructor at Hamline University School of Law. Those involved in legal education—students, faculty, staff, families of students—recognize stress is an issue for most law students For the past several years, students at Hamline Law School have been invited to participate in

Managing Your Contacts and Applications

Vol. 40 No. 4 ByErin Binns Erin Binns is director for career planning at Marquette University Law School. A law student walks into a bar and sits down by a lawyer. The lawyer says to the student, “I was expecting your call a few weeks ago.” That’s it. There’s no punch line to

Worried About the Bar Exam?

Vol. 40 No. 4 ByG.M. Filisko G.M. Filisko is a lawyer and freelance writer in Chicago. Fear of failure is common for students preparing for the bar exam. Put that nervous energy to good use with smart bar exam preparation. It can happen to the best of students—the mortifying failure of the bar exam. Maybe