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Plan to Attend the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago

Vol. 40 No. 9 By Matt Gorney Matt Gorney, a 2L at the University of Kansas School of Law, is student editor of Student Lawyer. Law students have a voice within the ABA. The ABA Annual Meeting is one of the opportunities law students have to use that voice. It is also a fantastic

Law and Technology Nexus

Vol. 40 No. 9 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. While a student at Harvard Law School, Michael Fertik figured he would “probably practice law for some time,” but didn’t know if he’d do

I Wish I'd Known

Vol. 40 No. 9 ByMartin Wickliff Jr.   Martin Wickliff Jr. is a member of the Labor & Employment Group in Cozen O’Connor’s Houston office. One hundred percent of his time is devoted to the representation of management in all phases of labor and employment law, including advice and counsel, as well as

On the Run

By Candace M. Ruocco. The 2012 Summer Olympics in London will be Idlette’s first. She will run the 100-meter hurdles. The daughter of a Dominican national, Idlette maintains dual citizenship that allows her to compete for the Dominican Republic. Idlette first ran track in high school and continued competing through college and graduate

Interview Answers That Torpedo Your Chances

“It’s not what you said,” as your parents warned you. “It’s the way you said it.” We learn at an early age that our manner of speech—not just its substance—can be objectionable. When it comes to job interviews, it can be fatal. The point can be subtler than you might think.

How Academic Success Can Translate into Job Success

The academic traits used to achieve good grades translate directly into professional traits needed in the workplace. Whether you are a summer associate or new employee waiting for bar results, you want to gain a reputation for professionalism from the first day on your job. This article discusses some of

Silence the "What Ifs" When Deciding to Accept a Job Offer

By Erin Binns. Getting a job offer feels fantastic. Deciding whether to accept it doesn’t always produce the same euphoria. Your legal training has taught you to assess situations from every angle, to analyze, to overanalyze, and to respond to questions with “probably yes” and “likely no” rather than definitive yesses

The Two Sides of the Marriage Debate

Vol. 40 No. 9 By Janan Hanna Janan Hanna is a Chicago freelance writer and an adjunct instructor at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. A former staff writer for the Chicago Tribune, she has also written for numerous other news organizations, including Reuters, the Chicago News Cooperative, the Huffington Post and


Ask Us Anything: Lawyers Answer Your Toughest Questions

How great would it be to ask a practicing lawyer that difficult, maybe even intensely personal, question you have been struggling with and perhaps afraid to actually ask? Fear no more. Student Lawyer has gathered questions vexing students throughout the country and asked lawyers with a wide range of skills and

Thank You

Vol. 40 No. 9 ByTremaine Reese   Tremaine Reese is Chair of the ABA Law Student Division. We sometimes experience sadness as the sun sets on a beautiful day, but we are relieved to know it will rise again in the morning. Writing this is bittersweet because it is my last Officially Speaking column as

Promoting Quality Legal Education

Vol. 40 No. 9 By Erika D. Robinson Erika D. Robinson a 2L at the University of South Carolina School of Law, is the 2011–12 Law Student Division liaison to the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. The mission of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Stand Up for Civil Rights and Individual Liberties

Vol. 40 No. 9 By Sam Feinson Sam Feinson a 3L at Seattle University School of Law, is the 2011–12 Law Student Division liaison to the Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities. Founded at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, the Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities (IRR) is the only entity

University of Minnesota Law School Wins National Negotiation Competition

Vol. 40 No. 9 By Derek Andrews Derek Andrews, a 3L at Syracuse University College of Law, is the 2011–12 Negotiation Competition National Student Director. It wasn’t quite March Madness yet, but New Orleans experienced a level of competition that surpassed the Final Four when 24 teams from 23 law schools across the nation