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“Unbundling” in the New Legal Marketplace

Vol. 43 No. 7 By Pamela Bucy Pierson Pamela Bucy Pierson is the Bainbridge-Mims Professor of Law at the University of Alabama School of Law. She thanks Henry A. Callaway, Hand Arendall LLC, based in Mobile, Alabama, and University of Alabama 3L Johnathan N. Wilhelm for their assistance with this

How to Survive Your First Year on the Job

Vol. 43 No. 7 By Karen Schwartz Karen Schwartz is a freelance journalist and business writer based in Oak Park, Illinois. You’ve landed your first job out of law school . . . congratulations! Now you’re all set to start working, but you may be a bit nervous about making a good impression


Clerkship Confidential

Vol. 43 No. 7 Compiled by Darhiana Mateo Téllez, managing editor of Student Lawyer. She would like to thank Henry Tran, 3L at Northeastern University in Boston and national student liaison to the ABA Judicial Division Council, for his assistance with this article. Judges Reveal What It Takes To Get Inside Their

Five Ways to Seize Every Opportunity

Vol. 43 No. 7 By Erin Binns Erin Binns is director of career planning at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee. Access to the inner workings of any legal employer is a gift. Take full advantage of every opportunity you have to be inside an organization as a law clerk, volunteer, or intern.

Common Sense in Letter-Writing

Vol. 43 No. 7 By Bryan A. Garner Bryan A. Garner (@BryanAGarner) has been editor in chief of the past four unabridged editions of Black’s Law Dictionary. He is the author of many books, including two with Justice Antonin Scalia, and he contributed the chapter on grammar and usage in The Chicago

Which Practice-Ready Courses Should You Take?

Vol. 43 No. 7 By Amy L. Jarmon Amy L. Jarmon, assistant dean for academic success programs at Texas Tech University School of Law, is a professor and coeditor of the Law School Academic Support Blog. She is the author of Time and Workplace Management for Lawyers , which is published by

Stay True to Your Own Path

Vol. 43 No. 7 By Alison Monahan Alison Monahan is the creator of The Girl’s Guide to Law School, Law School Toolbox, Bar Exam Toolbox, and the legal careers site Trebuchet Legal. With these projects, she aims to demystify the law school and early legal career experience and help students stay true

Making an Impact Through Research

Vol. 43 No. 7 By Leslie 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 Arin Reeves entered law school, she was interested in women’s rights and planned to prosecute sex crimes. But during her years at

In Brief

Quick! What’s your favorite legal research platform? Chances are, at this point in your law school career, you do have that one favorite database—the one you just “get” how to use the most. That’s fine, and only natural, writes Ashley Ahlbrand, in a post called “Research refresher: What happened to Miss

Suffolk Law Hosts Roundtable on Ethical Dilemmas

Vol. 43 No. 7 By Nicole Israel Nicole Israel, a 4L evening student at New York Law School, is student editor of Student Lawyer. “What is the first ethical dilemma you encountered as a young lawyer?” This was the first question posed during a compelling roundtable on professional resposibility at Suffolk University Boston