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Liaison Notebook: Issues to Maintain Independence

Vol. 39 No. 4 ByNicholas D. Wittenberg Nicholas D. Wittenberg, a third-yearstudent at The University of Toledo College of Law, is the 2010–11 Law StudentDivision liaison to the Standing Committee on Judicial Independence. The ABA Standing Committee on JudicialIndependence has undertaken and made significant accomplishments on many projects regarding judicial independence. As an

The Pursuit of Happiness How Law School Can Open New Doors

Vol. 39 No. 1 Gretchen Rubin, author of  The Happiness Project, speaks with Student Lawyer’s Donna Gerson about  her career path from Supreme Court law clerk to best-selling author, tips for increasing your happiness in law school, and ways to navigate a difficult job market. Gretchen, why did you decide to go

Legal Writing

Vol. 39 No. 1 Author(s) By Bryan A. Garner Occasionally I’ll hear a silly naive person ask why lawyers must have instruction in writing. The answer, of course, is that anyone who poses such a question is almost certainly unaware of his or her own ineptitude. There’s writing in the sense of


Vol. 39 No. 1 Author(s)By Carla DeVelder Well, that caught your attention, didn’t it? Maybe you were expecting another column about how networking is the most important method of job searching, how it trumps mass mailing of résumés, targeted responses to advertised positions, and even on-campus interview programs. Maybe you saw the


Vol. 39 No. 1 By Amy L. Jarmon Law classes require different strategies than undergraduate classes because of format, content, and pace differences. Law professors rarely lecture because they expect students to understand basic concepts during class preparation. They may use the Socratic Method of questioning to reveal legal analysis and nuances.