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Student Lawyer: Civility in the Profession Issue

Student Lawyer: Civility in the Profession Issue

The November/December 2016 issue of Student Lawyer carries this one message: You can be civil and succeed as a lawyer. We teach you how to contend without being contentious, how to navigate office politics without alienating your co-workers, and update you on the DREAM Initiative and the Law Student Podcast.


Want a successful legal career? Be nice
You can zealously represent your clients without being a schmuck, and lawyers promise your career and your clients will be the beneficiaries.

ActivismActivism and your legal career
How should you address your passionate views when a job is at stake? With care and planning, experts say.

PoliticsPolitics as usual at the office?
Should you discuss guns at the office? What about abortion? Proceed with caution.

1L Corner
What to know about your first summer internship

The 1L summer internship is the capstone to the first year of law school. You can finally get out of the classroom and put what you’ve learned to use in actual legal practice.

Editor’s Note
Editor’s Note: On disagreeing without being disagreeable

“I love a great debate. But I also believe it’s very important to respect others. Professionalism in any industry is important. However, in the legal field, it’s vital.”

NervesAdvice from the Inside
It’s okay to get nervous

Here’s how to turn your nerves into a strength, not a weakness that keeps you from continually challenging yourself.

ShachafHead of the Class
How the lessons of giving back translate to the law

Korin Shachaf, a 3L at Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Wash., found her niche in college thanks to her passion for horses. In September 2009, Shachaf joined the Central Washington University Equestrian Team and soon became a volunteer rescuing horses.

Gloria AllredI Wish I’d Known
Gloria Allred: Follow your instincts from the start

“Throughout my legal career I’ve taken what I’d call educated risks and followed my instincts. If I hadn’t done that, my life would have been very different.”

Law Student PodcastLaw Student Podcasts: Here’s what you’re missing
Be sure to check out the ABA Law Student Division podcast. Not only does it have new hosts, but the podcast also has new guests on unique topics.

Mental health: Don’t be afraid to take care of yourself
It’s increasingly important we’re pro-active and focus on our own self-care and mental wellness.The most important factor in doing so is knowing when to get help.

LSD recognizes Louros as ‘Star of the Division’
John Louros, a 3L at New York Law School, has been recognized by the ABA Law Student Division with the Star of the Division Award.

Law School Nation: November/December 2016
News from law schools across the country, including a mobile legal clinic, pro se help in Ohio, an innovation lab to address legal issues, and a certificate in entertainment, media, and sports law.

ABA Law Student Division The Law Student Division empowers law student by providing them with meaningful connections to practicing professionals, job resources, relevant programming, and practical skills competitions. We represent the law student community by advocating for policies that improve legal education, champion diversity, and strengthen public service.