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Tips for Law Students on How to Send a Professional Email

December 12, 2022

As a law student and future lawyer, most of your correspondence will be through an electronic medium, such as email. Because you are in a professional setting, you must ensure that your emails are well-mannered and sound professional. This includes both the format and content. Here are a

Internet of Things

Enter the Artificial Intelligence Writing Competition

October 30, 2020

The Center for Legal and Court Technology (CLCT) is pleased to announce its fourth annual writing competition dedicated to innovative legal issues likely to arise from Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and/or related technologies. Artificial Intelligence is no longer a thing of the future. Whether it comes in

IoT3: Your fate awaits in the 3nd annual Artificial Intelligence Writing Competition

October 15, 2019

Self-driving cars, literature produced by computers, autonomous military armaments, robotic child companions – and more – are already here.  These developments and those to come all pose important legal issues, some of which are unprecedented. Luckily though, you don’t have to be a Silicon Valley wiz kid to enter this essay competition.

Become a part of legal history – enter the Morris L. Cohen competition

Become a part of legal history – enter the Morris L. Cohen competition

March 02, 2018

Would you like the chance to win a trip to Chicago and present a paper this July at a national conference? Then enter the Tenth Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition! 'That the Future May Learn from the Past' Morris L. Cohen was an attorney, law librarian, and

Miss Freedom Fighter Esquire

Miss Freedom Fighter, Esquire: Empowering the leaders of tomorrow

April 17, 2017

Every day, lawyers make a difference in the lives of people by serving as gatekeepers of justice. History demonstrates the important role that lawyers have played in promoting justice and advancing social change. Whether it be protecting the rights of children (Marian Wright Edelman), promoting


When is the time for writing? Right now.

November 21, 2016

Back in October, which now feels like a lifetime ago, I was asked to write a post for the NaNoWriMo Project on a topic of interest to law students who are working on a novel. I started a piece about turning stories from your day job into fiction.

Legal Writing

Don’t believe the rumors about legal writing

September 01, 2016

If you’re a first year student, chances are you’ve already heard rumors about Legal Writing. Every year, news spreads among entering students that the first-year legal writing course is something to be survived, a necessary but dreaded part of your required curriculum. Here are the top three reasons you should ignore the naysayers and embrace your writing course from day one,

Enter the Section of Family Law Schwab Essay Contest

Enter the Section of Family Law Schwab Essay Contest

January 27, 2016

With law school enrollment down, and a glut of lawyers in the market, it is becoming increasingly difficult for law students and young lawyers to find meaningful employment as a lawyer.  While it may seem like an overwhelming task to network and market yourself, the ABA can help. Students and young

A message from Juris P. Prudence: Writing your story with your legal career

A message from Juris P. Prudence: Writing your story with your legal career

November 24, 2015

For National Novel Writing Month (#NaNoWriMo), Student Lawyer is spotlighting some of our lawyer-authors. In today's installment, Jessica Childress, an associate at a large international law firm in Washington, D.C., brings us a message from Juris P. Prudence, an 11-year-old lawyer and the protagonist of a children’s book

A 'Basket Full' of advice on writing books and practicing law

A 'Basket Full' of advice on writing books and practicing law

November 23, 2015

They say that everyone has one great novel inside of them. Have you ever tried to get yours out on paper? When I was in law school, I spent my free time writing screenplays and novels. Fiction writing truly is my first love. In fact, one of my science fiction

On the ‘Track’ to a creative life in law

On the ‘Track’ to a creative life in law

November 18, 2015

In December of 2011, while I was working as associate general counsel at a large company in New York, my agent finally sold my first novel (on which I’d labored for thirteen years, on weekends and late at night, garnering an impressive collection of rejections). That phone call was the

Judging Your [Online] Relationships

April 01, 2015

By Erin E. Rhinehart ERIN E. RHINEHART is a partner with the commercial litigation firm Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L., which has offices in Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio. It’s not breaking news that, since the inception of social

I Wish I'd Known - Brad Meltzer

November 01, 2013

By Brad Meltzer. Brad Meltzer is the author of eight New York Times bestselling novels. He hosts Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel. He received the Eisner Award for his work on the critically acclaimed Justice League of America. His newest works are History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of