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Is It Time for a Tutor?

November 01, 2012

Everyone struggles in something. What if your struggle is unraveling the concept of foreseeability in torts? Or the intricacies of personal jurisdiction in civil procedure? You are not alone—and help is available. Feeling Lost? Join the Club Deciding whether you need help in a class is difficult, perhaps even more so for

A law student's resume.

Resumes - Creating the Best First Impression

November 01, 2012

Résumés have two stand-out moments in the application process. The document’s first job is to generate an interview. The second is to serve as a springboard for questions and conversations during the interview. Approach résumé creation with an eye toward both. All formatting and content decisions should be filtered with

Should Lawyers Contribute to Judicial Campaigns?

October 01, 2012

Whether electing judges is a good idea at all is a topic being hotly debated in legal circles right now. Election campaigns require money, and there is some doubt that even the best-intentioned judges can resist the basic human impulse to respond to a “favor” (like a

Entity Update: ABA Standing Committee on Law & National Security

October 01, 2012

Vol. 41 No. 3 Sarah B. Markensen   Sarah B. Markenson, a 3L at Saint Louis University School of Law, is the 2012–13 Law Student Division liaison to the Standing Committee on Law & National Security. So Americans understand the costs of war. Yet as a country, we will never tolerate our security being

The Commission on Disability Rights Aims to End Bias and Discrimination

October 01, 2012

By Michael K. Morton. One of the ABA’s principle goals is to end bias and discrimination in the legal profession. The ABA’s Commission on Disability Rights aims to reach that goal through a variety of initiatives that support disability law practitioners, lawyers, and law students with disabilities. Disability law practitioners can

In Re: Obama vs. Romney

October 01, 2012

ByEd Finkel   Ed Finkel is a freelance writer/editor in Evanston, Illinois. Education, the economy, health care, and more. Law students have much to consider when comparing and contrasting the two major-party candidates for president as they head to the polls in November. And the campaigns for Democrat Barack Obama and Mitt Romney,

Florida State Awarded SBA Award

October 01, 2012

Vol. 41 No. 3 ByEileen M. Laux   Eileen M. Laux, a 3L at Florida Coastal University School of Law, is student editor of Student Lawyer. The Student Bar Association (SBA) at Florida State University (FSU) was honored by the Law Student Division at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago. Former SBA President Alex Haddad

ABA Law Student Division Annual Meeting Focuses on the Future

October 01, 2012

Vol. 41 No. 2 ByEileen M. Laux   Eileen M. Laux, a 3L at Florida Coastal University School of Law, is student editor of Student Lawyer. The ABA Annual Meeting was held this past August in Chicago and was “Focused Forward.” The Law Student Division hosted a multitude of activities for law students who

From Law to the Social Sector

October 01, 2012

After graduating from George Washington University Law School in 1986, Kyle Zimmer practiced energy law and later served as a legislative advocate. “I love law,” she says. “Legal institutions—if not in reality, then in theory—are wonderfully designed for elevating civilization. I didn’t leave law because I didn’t like it.” Rather, her transition

In Brief - Law review, handwritten notes, and moot court jitters.

October 01, 2012

You made law review . . . Now what? If you made it onto the staff of a law review or journal for this year, it’s possible that—along with your excitement about this great opportunity—you felt a bit panicked over the question of what to write about. If that’s true for you,

I Wish I'd Known - Patricia Timmons-Goodson

October 01, 2012

By Patricia Timmons-Goodson. Patricia Timmons-Goodson is an associate justice on the Supreme Court of North Carolina, a position she has held since 2006. She is the first African-American woman to sit and the third woman elected to serve on North Carolina’s highest court. Timmons-Goodson has held a number of leadership positions

Take Advantage of What the Division Has to Offer

October 01, 2012

Vol. 41 No. 1 By Adena Leibman Adena Leibman, a 3L at Lewis & Clark Law School, is chair of the ABA Law Student Division. It is my honor and pleasure to welcome you to another year of learning, engagement, camaraderie, and career development. I am very excited for the year ahead. We have

Division Provides Assistance for First-Time Programs

October 01, 2012

Vol. 41 No. 1 By Eileen M. Laux Eileen M. Laux, a 3L at Florida Coastal School of Law, is student editor of Student Lawyer. There is a first time for everything, including programs at ABA-approved law schools. The ABA Law Student Division, through the Grant Program, provides financial support to student organizations

Washington University School of Law Wins NAAC

October 01, 2012

Vol. 41 No. 1 By Shannon Allen Shannon Allen was the 2011–12 national student director for the Law Student Division National Appellate Advocacy Competition. Congratulations to the national champion team of Justin Lepp, Mikela Sutrina, and Nick Rosinia from Washington University School of Law for winning this year’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC).

University of Nebraska Wins Client Counseling Competition

October 01, 2012

By Hanna Jamar. Christine Baughman and Audrey Johnson from the University of Nebraska College of Law are the national champions of the ABA Law Student Division’s 2011–12 Client Counseling Competition held March 16–17 at North Carolina Central School of Law in Durham, North Carolina. There were 137 teams from 91 ABA-approved law

Law Student Finds Adventure on the Road

October 01, 2012

Vol. 41 No. 3 ByEileen M. Laux   Eileen M. Laux, a 3L at Florida Coastal School of Law, is student editor of Student Lawyer.   Orzechowski began by driving a smaller truck while working for a rental furniture moving company. “I thought if I can drive a small truck, then I can drive a

Embracing the Blogosphere

October 01, 2012

When Kevin O’Keefe graduated from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in 1982, his sole goal was to be “a very good trial lawyer,” he recalls. After graduation, he cut his teeth representing plaintiffs as a solicitor in Ireland.  Later, he returned to his native Wisconsin and worked

How Movement and Touch Relate to the Study of Law

October 01, 2012

This generation of law students includes many kinesthetic-tactile learners. In the simplest of terms, kinesthetic means movement, and tactile means touch. Kinesthetic-tactile students will differ from one another because of the strength and combinations of these two attributes for each individual. One student may have a very strong kinesthetic-tactile preference, another

Dispute Resolution Becomes Mainstream

October 01, 2012

Vol. 41 No. 3 Cara Henley Johnson   Cara Henley Johnson, a 3L at the University of Houston Law Center, is the 2012-13 Law Student Division liaison to the Section of Dispute Resolution. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) offers exactly that—alternatives to litigation. The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution supports practitioners and students in all

The Bad Writing in Casebooks

October 01, 2012

If you entered law school with a literature or journalism background, the reading can be especially torturous to your sense of style. If you’re inattentive, tone-deaf, or just impervious to bad grammar and clunky style, you may be fortunate enough to miss all the linguistic vandalism taking place before your

Wyoming State Bar

October 01, 2012

Bar Exam Directory Vol. 41 No. 3 2013 Directory of State Bar Exams *Test dates for Arizona, Iowa, and Minnesota have been corrected since this directory printed. About these listings Student Lawyer collected the information in these listings from each state’s bar exam administration office. Readers interested in sitting for an exam should contact the

Let Your Voice Be Heard

October 01, 2012

Vol. 41 No. 2 ByMatthew Gorney   Matthew Gorney, a 3L at the University of Kansas School of Law, is Secretary-Treasurer of the ABA Law Student Division. Another old saying offers that it is impossible to make all people happy all of the time, and that is true. It’s never difficult to find someone

Nick Guinn Becomes Vice Chair-SBA

October 01, 2012

Vol. 41 No. 2 ByEileen M. Laux   Eileen M. Laux, a 3L at Florida Coastal School of Law, is student editor of Student Lawyer.   The newly elected vice chair-SBA had a unique tagline as he was running for his position: “Win with Guinn.” And win he did. Nick Guinn, a 3L at St.

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