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Student Lawyer Magazine September October 2016

Student Lawyer magazine: September/October 2016

October 03, 2016

In the September/October 2016, we look at the look of the Modern Lawyer – do you have to change your personal style to get hired? We'll also tell you how easy it is to not get hired, introduce you to five rock start student networkers, and bring you up to speed on what happened at the 2016 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

What not to do

Job hunting: What not to do

September 01, 2016

Hiring managers and partners across the country offer their best tips for avoiding these mistakes they still see way too often.

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.

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The Power of Premium Membership

September 01, 2016

Last year, the ABA Law Student Division made a significant change as membership became free for all law students for the first time. This year, we’re offering something even better— a chance to upgrade to Premium for only $25 a year to enjoy exclusive benefits and discounts.

Lynae Tucker plans for Assembly during the 2016 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

Let’s get this academic year started

September 01, 2016

Greetings and welcome back to the school year from Student Lawyer magazine. Let me introduce myself: I’m the magazine’s new student editor, and I’m here to continue the legacy of providing relevant and accurate advice to help you survive law school with a little less work.

Legal Writing

Don’t believe the rumors about legal writing

September 01, 2016

If you’re a first year student, chances are you’ve already heard rumors about Legal Writing. Every year, news spreads among entering students that the first-year legal writing course is something to be survived, a necessary but dreaded part of your required curriculum. Here are the top three reasons you should ignore the naysayers and embrace your writing course from day one,

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.

Michael Dumas (right) introduces panelists for the TIPS (Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section) breakfast at the 2016 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

5 ways to maximize your ABA membership

September 01, 2016

MIchael Dumas, immediate past vice chair of the ABA Law Student Division, offers his advice on leveraging the more than 60 different practice, interest, and specialty groups to your career's advantage.

Lauryn Collier

Lauryn Collier 'plans' her way to success

September 01, 2016

Lauryn Collier is a planner. In 2014, the third-year student at The Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee launched her own company, New Palm Creations. The firm aims to be the first-of-its-kind fully functioning event planning and program management agency that offers all its services for little to no cost to its clients.

Alan Dershowitz

I Wish I'd Known: Be wary of representing acquaintances

September 01, 2016

Alan M. Dershowitz says: "Although I learned a lot of theory from great professors, law school didn’t prepare me for the rough and tumble of practicing criminal law, particularly defending people accused of some of the most heinous crimes. One thing I didn’t learn, and wish I had, was how to deal with acquaintances or friends who ask for legal help."

Members of the Law Student Division House of Delegates vote on resolutions at the 2016 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

Law Student Division tests new caucuses

September 01, 2016

Now that the Law Student Division has elected to alter its bylaws to cut the circuit governor structure and work more directly through the LSD Assembly, it’s a good time to reflect on the process and the division’s future.