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Using The Force of your network

Using The Force Of Your Network

April 20, 2017

It is a time of unrest in the 3L universe. The LAW SCHOOL wars are nearly over. The fiendish phantom known as THE BAR EXAM is a few months away. While your secret plans might be to rebel against reality, we say it's time to strike back and build your

Juggling act

Finding the balance in your law school curriculum

April 06, 2017

I graduated from law school this past May, took the bar in July, and was fortunate to land a job as a federal judicial law clerk that started in September.  What this really means: I’m no expert on law school curriculum. I do, however, have some sage advice to give

Finish Line

Three things a law student should do in their last year

March 31, 2017

I’m in my last year of law school, and every day it seems like an arms race to the finish line and seems like as if everything is happening at once. You’re worried about getting those final assignments done and about keeping your GPA right to graduate with honors and

Holiday Networking

Tis the season to be networking

December 05, 2016

The is the first full week of December, and we all know what that means… Holiday party invitations are coming. For introverts like me, holiday parties are probably not high on your list of exciting December “to dos” – it’s not that we don’t love them; it’s just that they’re rather

London Arbitration Program

Your future in arbitration: Global arbitration law and practice in a shrinking world

November 01, 2016

As the world has gotten smaller, the globalization of law has enlarged the range of opportunities for recent law school graduates.   At the center of global law and practice sits international commercial arbitration.  Some two decades ago, The Economist called international commercial arbitration “the Big Idea set to dominate legal-reform

Opening Doors

Your network can open doors, but you must walk through them

October 20, 2016

I just forwarded a resume and other materials to several of my contacts at other law firms on behalf of someone who asked me to do so.  Initially, that person only asked me to identify any people I knew at a list of law firms in the Chicago area.  I

Bill Johnston

When I was a law student and how the ABA Business Law Section helped me

September 22, 2016

The ABA Business Law Section would like to introduce you to our its 2016-2017 Chair, Bill Johnston. He participated in the section's Leader Spotlight to share his experiences when he was once a law student and how the ABA has helped him. Q: Where did you attend law school?

John Weber

Mentors and mentees: Develop your own support network

September 21, 2016

This past year as a 1L (for about 2 more weeks) I was reminded of what it was like to be the new person on campus. It’s all so new. I had no idea what to expect. What’s a law school class like? Final exams? Will I make friends? Will

Pizza

Keep your eyes on the whole law school pizza

September 15, 2016

Grades are the pizza crust of law school.  Some people will spend extra resources making the crust special – stuffed, thin, garlic.  Some people will allocate too few resources and end up with too little crust altogether.  But regardless of the quality of the crust, it is of little use standing

Networking

How 5 students rocked their networking skills

September 01, 2016

Networking. It’s a single word that can strike fear into the hearts of law students. From the moment you step onto campus as a first-year student, networking is championed by career services, experts, and scores of experienced lawyers. Here, your fellow students across the country tell their stories of how they landed an interview or a job by just being themselves, being resourceful, and using fate to their advantage.

Annual Meeting

3 things you missed if you weren’t at annual

September 01, 2016

If you weren’t there to take advantage of the learning, networking, and futurebuilding that happened at the 2016 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, here are just three things you missed.

Business Law

Bringing business law to Boston next week

August 31, 2016

Boston-area students, the ABA Business Law Section is bringing the knowledge to you with a substantive panel and networking event on Sept. 7. "Pathways to a Successful Career in Business Law" will be held at five Boston-area schools and will feature business lawyers from across the country discussing emerging business

Business Law Meeting

Business Law Section Annual Meeting coming in September

August 15, 2016

You have until Aug. 19 to register for the Business Law Section Annual Meeting in Boston from Sept. 8-10. And if you're a law student member of the Business Law section, you can go for free! Law students can connect with over 1,700 attendees, including senior partners from local and national

Networking Wingman

Be the top gun with your networking wingman

July 29, 2016

For some people, networking is a highway to the danger zone. How do you enter a target-rich environment, full of people who could help you in your career, and just start talking to them? For some people, it takes a lot more than just fancy flying around the room to make the right connection. For some people, they need a wingman.

San Francisco Trolley

The 2016 Annual Meeting - a San Francisco treat

June 28, 2016

It's a little over a month until the ABA heads to San Francisco for the 2016 Annual Meeting from Aug. 4-9 at the Marriott Marquis. If you're wondering, "should I go?" That answer is yes – you can register for the whole meeting for $150.

LAMP Networking Event

The strength of weak ties: Networking for law students

June 15, 2016

While many people network to get a job, that’s not the only reason to meet new people. Networking as a law student, regardless of whether you have a job or not, is an opportunity to make use of the strength of weak ties.

Summer Internships

Making your law school summers work for you

May 16, 2016

For law students, summers are an opportunity to build practical skills, knowledge and a professional network. For employers, summers are an opportunity to mentor, recruit new talent, and of course, to get fresh eyes and hands on our endless to-do lists.

Webinars

What a week for webinars

April 21, 2016

What do you want to learn? How to get a clerkship? We can do that. How to build relationships? That's covered too. Closing that resume gap? Consider it done. And you can do learn all of that from your classroom or favorite coffee shop next week. First up on Tuesday, April

SciTech Internet of Things

Take part in SciTech's Internet of Things at a special rate

March 23, 2016

The ABA Section of Science  & Technology Law is hosting a first of its kind Internet of Things National Institute at Jones Day in Washington, D.C. starting a week from today on March 30 and 31. The best thing about it: There’s a $49 student rate! This program

Question Marks

Sometimes you don’t know what you don’t know

March 02, 2016

Remember that scene in "Jerry Maguire," at the beginning, where he’s frantically typing his “mission statement,” and words and ideas that he didn’t know he even had just came pouring out of him? Well, that was me a few years back, writing in response to an email sent out by

Resolve to advance your career this year

How to move your career into new waters

February 22, 2016

Making connections in a new city can be challenging, but moving after graduation can be the ideal time to head to a new locale. After school you have the luxury – and the challenge – of being able to build your ideal career from scratch.

Networking event highlights leadership summit

January 01, 2016

By Marcus A. Sandifer MARCUS A. SANDIFER, a 2L student at Emory University School of Law, is the 5th Circuit governor for the Student Law Division. Representatives from 14 law schools in 9 states participated in the October Southeast Regional Leadership Summit at Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta. Among the

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