So out of the universe that is odd holidays, you might have seen today is National Grilled Cheese Day. It's also Equal Pay Day. And, of importance to many of you, it's National Be Kind To Lawyers Day! If you're looking for a reason to be kind to the lawyers in
One of the most important United States Supreme Court decisions on federalism and the division of governmental power, New York v. United States, 505 U.S. 144 (1992), is all about garbage, specifically, radioactive waste.
As part of the Vaccine Injury Clinic at the George Washington University Law School, I am lucky enough to have been a part of a clinic that was the first of its kind in the country. Students in the clinic represent young children and adults who are seeking compensation for vaccine-related injuries and death. The student-attorneys are able to practice before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and have the opportunity to handle cases in different stages of a claim filed with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).
The Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Foundation is taking applications for its 41st scholarships. This opportunity is open to full-time and part-time law students in their second, third, or fourth year who attend an accredited law school and intend on practicing law in the Southern California area. The scholarship is available
It may not seem like a long time ago, nor did it first happen in a galaxy far, far away, but the ABA Forum on Communications started its Representing Your Local Broadcaster event 35 years ago. The 35th celebration, which takes place on the desert planet that is Las Vegas
Did you know that the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) is making an impact worldwide? ABA ROLI has been working worked in more than 100 countries for the past 25 years with a presence in five regions – Africa; Asia and the Pacific; Europe and Eurasia; Latin America and
Have you ever wondered how many lawyers continue to practice after acquiring their Juris Doctor Degree? Perhaps you’ve pondered how your legal knowledge can be applied to different types of public work or social activism. This episode attempts to answer these questions with American Bar Foundation director Ajay K. Mehrotra.
Short Answer: Nothing. Most corporate defendants, insurance companies, and “tort reformers” would have you believe that plaintiffs and their greedy lawyers have caused increased health care costs, inflation, joblessness, global famine, and any other social ill they can muster. I feel like this “greedy plaintiff’s lawyer” sentiment keeps a lot of law
The cost of getting an education has increased substantially in the last decade. No longer is attaining an education an affordable venture. The fact of the matter is while costs have steadily increased, the amount of assistance that is offered to low-income and middle-class students has steadily decreased.
Last weekend, the finals of the ABA Law Student Division's Client Counseling Competition took place at Baylor Law School in Waco, Tex. This year's topic was criminal law and procedure.
President Barack Obama is going back to law school this week – at least to the University of Chicago Law School, where he will push for the U.S. Senate to confirm his nominee, appeals court Judge Merrick Garland, to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. Last month, ABA
When we talk about professionalism, we’re talking about a few things, all of which work together to demonstrate that you are trustworthy and competent.
A quick roundup of upcoming events going on across the country: • The Law Student Division is co-sponsoring the ABA Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries International Legal Symposium at the University of Miami on April 7 and April 8. The event includes a law student career counseling and mentoring breakfast and
One of the best ways to stand out among your peers is through demonstrated practical ability. As a law school graduate, you will be highly marketable if you can “hit the ground running.” You can fit this description by acquiring as many practical legal skills as possible during school.
Watch the video of our latest Google Hangout, "Mindfulness Meditation: Managing Stress and Shifting from Surviving to Thriving." The host, Cory Muscara of the Long Island Center for Mindfulness, shared the evidence-based practice of mindfulness meditation. Here's the event's summary: Lawyers rank among the most anxious, depressed, and suicidal professional. It is essential that they
Linda Chanow is executive director of The University of Texas School of Law's Center for Women in Law. She is a liaison to the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession. She also co-chaired the ABA's Toolkit for Gender Equity in Partner Compensation, an initiative of the ABA
This is a Mental Health Day post. Even though it starts with a photo of a pile of puppies, one of which is in a bee costume. Stay with me. This will all make sense in the end. We've been talking this week about mental health. And while March 28 was the
After practicing for eight years, I have come to realize in a very profound manner than the practice of law is so much more than just the procedure and substantive law I learned in law school. At its core, it is an interwoven system made up of human beings.
For its last circuit meeting, the 15th Circuit prepared this set of slides on mental health for law students. The information comes from the ABA Law Student Division, the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs (CoLAP), and the Dave Nee Foundation. It was created by Annie
So you've been following our Mental Health Day content for the past two days. Now you think it's time for you to make a difference. Well, we've got two great opportunities for you to get involved through the Law Student Division.
We need to change the way society, especially members of the legal profession, think about mental health. We need law students to seek help for emotional and mental health concerns in the same way they do for physical health concerns. One way to encourage law students to do just that is to make sure that law students know where they can go to get help for themselves or someone else.
There is a widespread level of alcohol use, substance abuse, and mental health issues in the legal profession that needs to be addressed at the beginning of every lawyer’s legal career while still in law school. The Pursuit of Happiness Club strives to do just this by reducing the stigma of mental health conversations while providing resources to students.
In September of last year, I celebrated three years of sobriety. I never dreamed of going to law school, and I certainly never dreamed of a day where I could do the former sober.
Once again this March, Screening for Mental Health will partner with the Dave Nee Foundation and the American Bar Association Law Student Division to raise awareness for Law Student Mental Health Day, today, March 28, 2016, and offer the important mental health-screening tool to law students across the country. It is our hope that this year we can screen 10,000 law students.
The latest edition of Student Lawyer is out today – and it's all about the latest technology you need to know and the apps you'll use in your education and career. Watch for your copy by mail or check out the online versions of the information. You should understand and embrace