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Author: Josephine Bahn and Christopher Jennison

Josephine Bahn and Christopher Jennison Jo and Chris, a pair of recent graduates who were overly involved in the American Bar Association during law school. They heard all the advice that gets thrown at you by your schools, your bosses, your professors, and your cousin-twice-removed. They’ve graduated, passed the bar, and are both working- one for a judge and one for the federal government- and they’re hear to break down all that advice to what actually matters and what actually works.

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Annual Meeting

What to do (and what not to do) at ABA Annual Meeting

July 28, 2017

With just a few short weeks to go before the 2017 ABA Annual Meeting, we figured some tips for a great Annual Meeting might be in order.  Whether it’s your first time to Annual, or you’re a veteran attendee, each of these tips should help you have a great time

How to Communicate

How to effectively communicate: Your bosses and fellow interns

July 12, 2017

Ahhh – the smell of interns getting on the Metro in DC means it must be June!  Summer has begun, which means your summer internship has just started or if you’ve graduated, a new crop of interns or summer associates are frequenting your office.  Our column this month talks about how

Chris Jennison and Josephine Bahn (right) talk with Circuit Governor Morgan Nelson at the 2016 ABA Law Student Division Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

Lessons from year one: Networking really is that important

June 15, 2017

You may be reading the title and thinking – really?  Law school administrators and career services already tell us about the importance of networking, and some 1L teachers push us or even require us to interview a practitioner or to attend an event here and there. Still, law school doesn’t teach