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Is It Time for a Tutor?

Vol. 41 No. 3 ByG.M. Filisko   G.M. Filisko is a lawyer and freelance writer in Chicago. 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

Creating the Best First Impression

ByErin Binns Erin Binns is director for career planning at Marquette University Law School. 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

Should Lawyers Contribute to Judicial Campaigns?

ByMary Dunnewold Mary Dunnewold is a legal writing instructor at Hamline University School of Law. 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

Entity Update: ABA Standing Committee on Law & National Security

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

Vol. 41 No. 3 ByMichael K. Morton   Michael K. Morton, a 2L at Saint Louis University School of Law, is the 2012-2013 Law Student Division liaison to the Commission on Disabiltiy Rights. One of the ABA’s principle goals is to end bias and discrimination in the legal profession. The ABA’s Commission on Disability

Election Law: Careers at the Intersection of Law and Politics

ByCarla J. DeVelder   Carla J. DeVelder, a former law school associate dean with experience in student affairs and career development, is in-house counsel in the insurance industry in Omaha, Nebraska. In addition, with the polarization of politics, society, and the economy, issues related to the election process itself have become a major

In Re: Obama vs. Romney

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

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

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

Vol. 41 No. 3 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. After graduating from George Washington University Law School in 1986, Kyle Zimmer practiced energy law and later served as a legislative advocate. “I love