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Competing for Experience

April 01, 2011

Vol. 39 No. 6 By Margaret LittmanMargaret Littman is a writer and editor who frequently writes for the ABA Journal, Crain’s Chicago Business, and other publications. Legal aid clinics and other clinical education are great prep for real-world lawyering, if you can nab a coveted spot.If you had asked Lauren E. Wallace

Law School Nation

April 01, 2011

Vol. 39 No. 5CALIFORNIA On December 15, the Geoffrey H. Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law at Pepperdine University School of Law launched its Microfinance Program, in partnership with the Union Rescue Mission. The program, which was dedicated in 2007 by Dr. Muhammad Yunus, will begin by supporting 12 individuals

Head of the Class: Law in "Action!"

April 01, 2011

Vol. 39 No. 6 By Tonnya Kennedy Kohn For Amanda Beck, working on the film The Judge and the General with journalist Elizabeth Farnsworth was a dream fulfilled. Beck, a third-year law student at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law, was as an assistant producer on the film that

Law Student Learning Styles

Learning Styles - How to Absorb Information to Make It More Memorable

April 01, 2011

Successful law students increase understanding, retention, and recall through absorption learning preferences. They convert legal information to the unique formats most memorable to them. They use their preferences to advantage for wiser use of time and more extensive results. What is Your Learning Style? Evaluate your absorption learning preferences for free.

Competing for Experience

April 01, 2011

Vol. 39 No. 6 ByMargaret LittmanMargaret Littman is a writer and editor who frequently writes for the ABA Journal, Crain’s Chicago Business, and other publications. Legal aid clinics and other clinical education are great prep for real-world lawyering, if you can nab a coveted spot.If you had asked Lauren E. Wallace what

Leadership Begins by Showing Up

April 01, 2011

Vol. 39 No. 8By Tiffany V. Colbert Imagine that you’re a freshly minted lawyer charged with defending an individual who may have committed the worst crime imaginable and you, much like the rest of society, think that person is guilty before you’ve even met. If you defend the person, you’re most

ABA Offerings

April 01, 2011

Vol. 39 No. 6Writing Contests Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability and Long & Levit LLP Levit Essay Contest. Award: $5,000 and an expenses-paid trip to the Spring 2011 National Legal Malpractice Conference in Boston, April 27–29. The legal writing contest, only open to law students and young lawyers who are members

Circuit Board

April 01, 2011

Vol. 39 No. 6Compiled by Tonnya Kennedy Kohn 1st Circuit University of New Hampshire School of Law, formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center, third-year students Georgia Ellis, Nicole Wanty and Timothy Willis, assisted Ashlyn Lembree, assistant clinical professor of the Intellectual Property and Transaction Clinic, in presenting oral arguments in front of

Wear Yellow for Diversity

April 01, 2011

Vol. 39 No. 6To mark the ABA Law Student Division’s commitment to diversity in the legal profession, the Division’s leadership will be encouraging law students and law schools across the country to observe Diversity Day on March 2. The purpose of Diversity Day is to recognize and celebrate law students

ABA Law Student Division Seeks Award Nominations

April 01, 2011

Vol. 39 No. 6The ABA Law Student Division recognizes the achievements of individual students and schools through its annual Awards Program. This year’s awards will be announced and presented on Saturday, August 6, 2011, at the Division’s Assembly during the ABA Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada.Further details about each award and applications

Create Partnerships with Those Committed to Diversity

April 01, 2011

Vol. 39 No. 6 By Tonnya Kennedy Kohn In 2010, the Law Student Division presented its Henry J. Ramsey, Jr. Diversity Award to the SBA of the  University of San Francisco (USF) School of Law’s Diversity Committee. The Division recognized the committee for efforts that promoted diversity in thinking and encouraged students

In Brief - How did you choose your law school?

April 01, 2011

Vol. 39 No. 5How did you choose your law school? Kaplan Test Prep recently surveyed students who were in its LSAT program and took the LSAT. Here’s how the students responded when asked, “Which is most important to you when picking a law school to apply to?”Geographic Location: 24% Affordability