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Liaison Notebook: Learn About The Issues and Policies Affecting the Health-Care Community

Vol. 40 No. 4 ByCarrie Wallace Carrie Wallace, a 2L at the University of North Dakota School of Law, is the 2011-12 Law Student Division liaison to the Health Law Section. Because I have a background in the medical profession––licensed as a registered nurse and a physician’s assistant prior to attending law school––I

HOPE at the University of Miami School of Law

Vol. 40 No. 5 ByAmbika Sahni Ambika Sahni is a 3L at Villanova University School of Law. Each year at the ABA Annual Meeting, the Law Student Division presents the Judy M. Weightman Memorial Public Interest Award to a law school or individual to honor them for their strong commitment to public interest. Last

Annoying the Judge: Recent Examples of What Not to Do in Federal Court

Vol. 40 No. 5 ByMary Dunnewold Mary Dunnewold is a legal writing instructor at Hamline University School of Law. Most judges are reasonable people, trying to do their jobs and solve the problems that come up in their courtrooms. But sometimes judges get pushed to the limit by attorney behavior that reflects a

Combining Law and Medicine

Vol. 40 No. 5 ByCandace M. Ruocco   Candace M. Ruocco, Saint Louis School of Law. One stereotype about lawyers is they chase ambulances. When she graduates in 2016, Southern Illinois University School of Law 2L Joyce Yong will have the opportunity to ride in one. Yong is a dual-degree-seeking student at Southern Illinois pursing

Hang On! Legal Careers Can Take Wonderful Twists and Turns

Vol. 40 No. 5 ByErin Binns Erin Binns is director for career planning at Marquette University Law School. I have a Peanuts© comic sitting on my desk where Charlie Brown asks Linus if he knows what he wants to be when he grows up. Linus responds quite simply: “Outrageously happy!” Worrying about class

What You Can Do with a Law Degree (Besides Practice Law)

Vol. 40 No. 5 ByGary A. Munneke Gary A. Munneke is a professor of law at Pace Law School in White Plains, New York, where he teaches courses in professional responsibility, law practice management, and the legal profession. He is author of more than 20 books, including Nonlegal Careers for Lawyers (Fifth

Schools Respond to Shifts in Legal Landscape

Vol. 40 No. 5 ByEd Finkel   Ed Finkel is a freelance writer/editor in Evanston, Illinois. The rapid technological, economic, and cultural changes sweeping through the legal profession at the dawn of the 21st century have left forward-thinking educators pondering ways to better prepare their students, particularly 3Ls, for the new realities they will

Officially Speaking

Vol. 40 No. 5 ByLauren Acquaviva Lauren Acquaviva is Vice Chair of the ABA Law Student Division. NEW YEAR, NEW BEGINNINGS The year 2012 has arrived and it’s time to take control over your future! Some of you have just completed your first semester of law school, while others are preparing for your final

Circuit Board

Vol. 40 No. 4 Compiled byMatthew 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

Liaison Notebook - Stay at the Forefront of Labor and Employment Law

Vol. 40 No. 5 ByJoe Sullivan Joe Sullivan, a 3L at the University of Notre Dame Law School, is the 2011–12 Law Student Division liaison to the Section of Labor and Employment Law. Labor and employment law has been at the forefront of public attention in the past year. From public sector employee