Circuit Board

Vol. 40 No. 1 Compiled byMatthew Gorney 1st Circuit Boston College Law School student Cori Phillips was awarded the Association of Corporate Counsel Ethics Award in April. Professor Alan Minuskin nominated Phillips for her work as a student attorney in Boston College Law School’s Civil Litigation Clinic and said Phillips was, “consistently strong,

Move Onward and Upward with the Law Student Division

Vol. 40 No. 1 ByTremaine Reese Chair, ABA Law Student Division As chair of the ABA Law Student Division, I eagerly welcome you to the 2011–12 school year. I look forward to working alongside each of you as we address areas of concern for law students in law schools across the country. Please

In Brief

Tweet, tweet! Using Twitter to build career connections now If you’re just starting law school, maybe you think of Twitter as a time-wasting vice you’ll have to give up in favor of more study time. Think again, advises Jason M. Tenenbaum, a 2L at Hofstra University School of Law. The social media

Grant Programs Helps Fund New Initiatives

Vol. 40 No. 1 ByMatthew Gorney Matthew Gorney, a 2L at the University of Kansas School of Law, is student editor of Student Lawyer. Generating ideas for new and interesting law school programming is often the easy part. The dilemma frequently arises when funds do not exist to implement those ideas. The ABA Law

Law Student Division Chooses New Officers

Vol. 40 No. 1 ByMatthew Gorney Matthew Gorney, a 2L at the University of Kansas School of Law, is student editor of Student Lawyer. Increasing the Law Student Division’s visibility to students at American Bar Association (ABA) schools is one of the goals that the new officers have for their tenure. Tremaine Reese, chair;

Duke University School of Law Wins National Appellate Advocacy Competition

Vol. 40 No. 1 ByZelideth Maguina   Zelideth Maguina was the 2010-11 NAAC national student director. Duke University School of Law’s team of Karen Beach, Catherine Lawson, and Benjamin Baucom narrowly defeated the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law team of Kim Bowman, Jeremy Ehrlich, and Conness Thompson to become the 2010–11

Thomas M. Cooley Law School Team Wins Client Counseling Competition

Vol. 40 No. 1 ByBettina L. Hollis Bettina L. Hollis was the 2010–11 national student director for the Law Student Division Client Counseling Competition. Congratulations to Erin Moss and LaToya Palmer from Thomas M. Cooley Law School for winning the national championship at the ABA Law Student Division Client Counseling Competition National Finals

A lawyer on the court

By Bettina L. Hollis Bettina L. Hollis was the 2010–11 national student director for the Law Student Division Client Counseling Competition. Congratulations to Erin Moss and LaToya Palmer from Thomas M. Cooley Law School for winning the national championship at the ABA Law Student Division Client Counseling Competition National Finals (CCC) March

I Wish I'd Known

Vol. 40 No. 1 By Mark Herrmann Mark Herrmann recently left a partnership at Jones Day to become the vice president and chief counsel–litigation at Aon, the world’s leading insurance and reinsurance brokerage. His blunt, but whimsical, book—The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Practicing Law (from which certain ideas and phrases in this article

Helping Kids See a Different Reality

Vol. 40 No. 1 ByMatthew Gorney Many people begin the story on August 27, 2007. But to better understand Western School of Law 3LAgustin Peña, a more accurate starting point is with the high school student who skipped classes almost to the point of not graduating. “Long story short, I went to night