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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

In Brief

Vol. 40 No. 9 Getting serious about science, your academic support office, and cover letters. Rethinking technology and the legal profession Is your undergrad degree in English or another of the humanities? Did you go to law school at least in part because you love to read and write—and hate math and technology? Daniel

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

Vol. 40 No. 9 ByCandace M. Ruocco   Candace M. Ruocco, Saint Louis University School of Law A Hampton University School of Business graduate, Idlette earned her MBA from and is now a 1L at Florida A&M University College of Law. The 2012 Summer Olympics in London will be Idlette’s first. She will run the

Interview Answers That Torpedo Your Chances

Vol. 40 No. 9 ByBryan A. Garner   Bryan A. Garner is the president of LawProse, Inc. He is the author of many widely used books, including Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges (with Justice Antonin Scalia) and Garner’s Modern American Usage. He is the editor in chief of all current

How Academic Success Can Translate into Job Success

Vol. 40 No. 9 ByAmy 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 has practiced law in the United States and the United Kingdom. The academic traits used to achieve

Silence the "What Ifs" When Deciding to Accept an Offer

Vol. 40 No. 9 ByErin Binns   Erin Binns is director for career planning at Marquette University Law School. 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

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

Vol. 40 No. 9 By G.M. Filisko G.M. Filisko is a lawyer and freelance writer in Chicago. 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