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Author: Dayna Maeder

Dayna Maeder Dayna Maeder is a 2L at Florida State University College of Law and Student Editor for the Law Student Division. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Central Florida where she studied English and mass communications, and went on to earn her Master’s in Education. Dayna is a former journalist who edited and wrote articles for Houston Chronicle, Chicago Tribune and other major newspapers and magazines throughout the nation. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, skydiving, playing poker and reading novels.

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Women Frowning

Mind your manners: Commonsense rules for everyone in today’s legal workplace

March 28, 2019

Get ready to navigate the fast-changing social terrain— during your summer externship, at your first off-campus interview, at a clerkship, or as you transition into your first “real world” job after your final semester—with these helpful tips from fellow students and legal professionals. 1. Think…and

Eric Holder

Eric H. Holder Jr. on how you can make a difference as a lawyer

March 28, 2019

Earlier this year, rumors were swirling that the 82nd U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. was planning a 2020 run for the presidency. Although he has since officially decided not to run, the partner at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., is already playing a part in

Editorial Board

More Law Student Division leaders you should know: The Editorial Board

January 01, 2019

In the past few issues, we introduced you to the leaders of the ABA Law Student Division Council, in addition to the LSD’s education director. The council also includes a board that’s led by an appointed editor-in-chief and comprises seven other law students, and they function as the

Sammy Chang

How the LSD Education Director makes a difference

September 01, 2018

The ABA’s Law Student Division Council is comprised of seven law students with distinct positions. The education director is a unique and one of the most critical Council roles.

Finding a mentor: You don’t have to go it alone in law school

January 01, 2018

One of the most important steps you can take during law school is developing a mentoring relationship with someone you trust. You’ve got your head down, and you’re focusing on your course work. Good plan. But it’s also smart to begin building the relationships that will help you plan and pursue your legal career goals. One way to do that is by finding a mentor who can help guide you down the smartest path.

Law Student Gift Guide

The 2017 Last-Minute BTB Law Student Gift Guide

December 20, 2017

You can also check out the 2018 and 2016 Law Student Gift Guides for the latest ideas! With less than a week to go until Christmas and with Hanukkah wrapping up its eight-day long festivities, law students are heading home for the holiday season to

Thomas Kim

Leading the effort to remove bar admission barrier for undocumented law students

October 05, 2017

Law students successfully lobbied the ABA House of Delegates in August to adopt Resolution 108, urging Congress to amend federal law to add language that bar admission shouldn’t be denied based solely on immigration status. Support for the resolution was heavily one-sided in support of passage. In fact, the

Supreme Court

Supreme Court opens with a ‘monumental’ caseload

October 04, 2017

Monday, Oct. 2 marked the first day of fall term for the Supreme Court of the United States, and the legal field is abuzz with the line-up of cases that will be presented. Off to an exciting start Starting off with a bang, the court has already heard two major test cases,

hurricanes

Law students can make a difference for hurricane victims

September 19, 2017

Amid the flood of natural disasters literally flooding parts of our nation, many law students and American Bar Association members alike are wondering how they can help those in need, whether it is with donations, supplies, manpower, or legal assistance. Before the Bar has already posted about resources