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Start Planning Now for National Mental Health Day

February 01, 2011

Vol. 39 No. 6 By Taylor Denslow March 27 marks the Law School Division’s fourth annual National Mental Health Day.  Started by the Division’s Mental Health Initiative Project in 2008, National Mental Health Day serves to increase awareness of mental health issues among law students. According to data gathered by the , the

Explore Emerging Career Options at the Homeland Security Law Institute

February 01, 2011

Vol. 39 No. 6 By Rich Raiders Ten years ago, the 9/11 terrorist attacks reshaped American life. In 2005, the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice founded the Homeland Security Law Institute (HSLI), a two-day event bringing together a variety of homeland security lawyers. Over the first five years, HLSI

Don’t Miss Your Spring Circuit Meeting

February 01, 2011

Vol. 39 No. 6 Beginning in February,  law students from across the country will meet to learn professional skills, network with experienced lawyers, and help determine the future direction of the ABA Law Student Division. Law students from across the country will meet this month to learn valuable professional skills, network with

Wear Yellow for Diversity

February 01, 2011

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

Create Partnerships with Those Committed to Diversity

February 01, 2011

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

ABA Law Student Division Seeks Award Nominations

February 01, 2011

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

I Wish I'd Known - Lee Wolosky

February 01, 2011

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 what you learn

Law School Nation

February 01, 2011

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 who are also

Head of the Class: Law in "Action!"

February 01, 2011

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

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

February 01, 2011

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.” Two years later the column’s advice is still relevant as the residual effects of the recession

Competing for Experience

February 01, 2011

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

Officially Speaking: Something for All Law Students

February 01, 2011

Vol. 39 No. 6 By Kevin R. Johnson One of the purposes of the ABA Law Student Division is to promote diversity and equal opportunity within the legal profession. The Division encourages members to visit the Diversity Day homepage for ideas on how they can participate in Diversity Day, which is scheduled

2011–12 American Bar Association Law Student Division Liaison Opportunities

February 01, 2011

The Law Student Division’s liaison program enables students to participate with practicing lawyers in the ABA’s sections, divisions, forums, and other entities. Liaison positions offer students the opportunity to network and learn about practical law issues, and they offer entities a way to promote student membership and represent the views

Law Student Division Leaders Wanted

February 01, 2011

Vol. 39 No. 6 Project & National Student Directors Five students are appointed to administer the Law Student Division’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, Arbitration Competition, Client Counseling Competition, Negotiation Competition, and National Appellate Advocacy Competition. Two students are appointed to coordinate and administer the Division’s Law Student Mental Health Initiative and

ABA Offerings

February 01, 2011

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

Circuit Board

February 01, 2011

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

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