As discussed in “5 Questions to Ask Before Becoming a Construction Lawyer,” construction law is the practice of law dealing with design and construction-related issues on public and private projects, ranging from homes to skyscrapers, railroads to airports, and everything in between. Despite the complexity of the
Your plan has always been to go to law school, study and work hard, get great grades, and land a solid legal job—the natural result of the careful execution of a good plan. But too many law students are learning the painful lesson of what
What can Taylor Swift's ongoing project to re-record her albums teach us about music copyright, licensing, and the state of the industry? Quite a lot, actually! The underlying composition and the actual recorded track are two different things. Taylor's
The ABA Antitrust Law Section's Law Ambassador Program gives students a safe place to learn, network, and build substantive experience in antitrust law, privacy, and data protection while in law school.
Judges yell. It's a fact of life. And if you're an attorney who has spent a large portion of your career in the courtroom, you've probably had a judge yell at you. Yesterday (or for future readers, November 10, 2021), this axiom played out in
Some years ago, the Community Outreach Committee of the ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section strategized ways to introduce more students to estate planning work. The easy answer
What do trusts and estates T&E attorneys do? They help ease life transitions by helping clients plan for death and incapacity.
Listen, I understand you must prioritize your time in law school. But when you aren’t studying or in class, I’ve got the perfect distraction. For you, during your commute or coffee break: Lady
The choices you make as you leave your life as a student and transition to the practice of law can be some of the most important decisions of your professional career. Clerking for a judge, either right after law school or following a period of practice, can be
If Maya Angelou died at age 20, she would’ve died a prostitute and single mom. If Malcom X died at age 20, he would have died as Detroit Red—a woman beater and drug addict. If Robert Downey Jr. died at age 37, he would have died a repeat
As the reality of the COVID-19 economy sets in, many legal employers are cutting back or cancelling new-attorney hiring. With fierce competition for the remaining jobs, many new lawyers aren’t likely to find an attractive position. By necessity, many of these new graduates will consider opening their own
Eight in ten. Eight out of every ten criminal defendants across the country are indigent. Similarly, each year more than
As many of you are sheltering in place and going stir crazy, you might be thinking that this quarantine is akin to imprisonment, or at least to house arrest. As someone who experienced both of those earlier in my life (and am now getting my law degree), let
Here’s how you can join the Clooney Foundation and the ABA to achieve legal equality worldwide.
Chicago attorney and playwright Jay Paul Deratany was already a successful practitioner of the law when the case came across his desk. Something was different about it. It involved a woman who’d brought a 15- year-old-boy into her home
“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
Six minutes and 13 seconds are now seared into the memory of a student whose experience has been forever changed by pro bono work.
In June, sports apparel giant, Adidas, had its stripes thrown back at it by the European Union General Court in a shocking decision ruling against the arguably deserved
A patent is a type of intellectual property which protects any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof. A claim cannot be patented if it was previously “patented, described in a printed publication, or in public use, on
How we choose to spend our time will determine whether or not our life will be satisfying, rewarding, or meaningful.
It’s crazy to think that there was once a world before music technology as we know it. But long before there was iTunes and iPods, there were portable CD players and the Sony Walkman. I remember my first Walkman. My Dad bought it for me for my
What children experience in the legal system is something law students often do not personally understand from first-hand experience. Within family law, children often become exposed to the legal system—whether they like it or not. Children who are placed in foster homes, adopted, or attend youth court experience
Sitting in the audience of Chicago’s crown jewel “Hamilton—the Musical," after my highly anticipated yet extremely delayed opportunity to see the show for the first time, I could not help but think about Derrick Shields, my client. As a central theme of the musical is the never-ending battle
A copyright is a type of intellectual property which protects original artistic or literary works that are fixed in a tangible medium of expression, meaning that the work is sufficiently permanent to last for more than a transitory period of time (17 U.S.C. §101). A copyright protects books,
Whether you’re a law student, young lawyer, or transitioning attorney, find out what it’s like to work as an In-House Counsel.