“I just want to sue people.” It’s an all too familiar phrase and one that perhaps all of us law students, current and prospective, are guilty of uttering at one time or another. It’s not surprising. Here in the U.S., legal pop culture thrives
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ABA Section of Litigation Chair Laurence Pulgram took to Twitter on Thursday for an Ask Me Anything chat on the profession. In this Storify recap, he shares the best and worst advice he ever received, how law students can get into litigation as a career, the importance of pro bono,
By Ayan Islam AYAN ISLAM, 11th Circuit Governor, is a 4L student at University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. A panel of litigation experts offered students insights on how to be effective litigators at an October event at the University Of Baltimore School Of Law co-hosted
By M. Blair James M. BLAIR JAMES, a 3L at the University of Kentucky College of Law, serves as lieutenant governor of communications for the ABA Law Student Division's Sixth Circuit. The Georgia State University College of Law Student Trial Lawyers Association (STLA) has a rich tradition of success in the national mock
By Avery Mayne AVERY MAYNE is a 3L at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and served as national student director for the ABA Law Student Division Negotiation Competition. The media glorifies lawyers as heroes of the courtroom. Many law students rank the portrayals popular characters such as Atticus Finch, Assistant D.A.
By Janan Hanna. Building on Student Lawyer’s article about hot practice areas (February 2012), this year we examine three areas of law that are starting to grow because of changing demographics, health care reform, and a poor economy. While major change is often scary, if you step back and look at
My advice to any young litigator is to jump in and try it. Approach your trial practice as if you were Mikey from the old Life cereal commercials.