Born on Wheelus Air Force Base in , David Cain grew up around planes and aeronautics. Cain’s family moved around when he was growing up because his father, Jim, was in the U.S. Air Force (USAF).
After being elected to her second term as Whittier Law School’s Student Bar Association (SBA) president in April, Michelle Philo won another election in August.
Vol. 40 No. 3 ByBrandon S. Smith Brandon S. Smith, from the University of South Carolina School of Law, is the ABA Board of Governors Representative for the Law Student Division. The vote stood unanimous. At the ABA Annual Meeting in Toronto, more than 500 attorneys from throughout the nation assembled in the
Most students will take a professional responsibility class at some point in law school and all will face ethical challenges in the practice of law after graduation.
It's not news that for grads leaving law school, competition for entry-level positions is stiff and jobs are difficult to come by. But this doesn’t mean they are impossible to find—it just means applying a little more time and creativity to your search.
Judicial clerkships have a lot to offer: They hone research and writing skills, provide great exposure to practicing lawyers, create an opportunity to develop a mentoring relationship with a successful member of the bar, and generally look fabulous on a résumé.
Many part-time students have opted for a reduced schedule because they have career, financial, or family obligations they cannot or do not want to put on hold while getting a law degree. Will attending law school part-time keep them from getting their dream job?
For years I’ve encouraged lawyers to write for publication. I suggest starting with a local bar’s newsletter. Write about the useful know-how you’ve picked up in practice.
“Study groups” are a long-standing tradition in law school. The term, however, is a misnomer; law students actually complete daily class preparation alone. They later use study group time to review and consolidate course material.
My advice to any young litigator is to jump in and try it. Approach your trial practice as if you were Mikey from the old Life cereal commercials.
Want to succeed in law school? Then stop worrying so much about maintaining a competitive edge over your fellow students. That’s according to Professor Paul Horwitz at the University of Alabama School of Law. Horwitz has a no-laptop policy in one of his classes but offered to bend that rule if
Sandra Miller began her professional career as a high school English teacher. "After 6 or 7 years, I know I could not do that for another 40," she recalls. "So I looked into medicals school, law school, and getting a PhD in English."
At the ABA Annual Meeting in August, Matthew Dorothy, Shahin Gozarkhah, and Cleveland M. Patterson, III, were elected to represent the Law Student Division as delegates to the ABA House of Delegates.
To find out which ABA Law Student Division circuit your school is in, read about your circuit, and get contact info for your circuit governor, visit the Division’s website.
The Membership and Activity Award is given to a school based on its membership goals, school activities, promotions, and use of ABA resources.
The ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) continues to make law students one of its top priorities.