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Law student interviewing.

Master the Legal Interview

December 01, 2011

Law students must answer interview questions in the hopes of impressing someone enough to get a job offer. There is fear, anxiety, and, overall, the need to impress.

Circuit Board

December 01, 2011

Compiled by Matthew Gorney 1st Circuit Northeastern University School of Law was selected by the Boston Bar Association as the 2011 recipient of the Beacon Award for Diversity. The award “recognizes exceptional leadership in creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession that has had a significant impact in Massachusetts and the

Puzzle Master, Esq. - Will Shortz

December 01, 2011

When Will Shortz graduated from Indiana University in 1974 with the world's only college degree in the study of puzzles, he worried people wouldn't take him seriously.“I didn’t think it was possible to have a career in puzzles,” he recalls. His plan was to work as a lawyer for 10

In Brief - Class pictures, the most important class for your law career, and QR codes.

December 01, 2011

Class pictures? We all know that laptops have been entering the classroom more and more—with varying levels of resistance from professors. But camera phones?At her blog Today and Tomorrow, 1L Kate Sherwood reports that one of her civil procedure professors incorporated this technology in a novel way. The professor told the

I Wish I'd Known - Lori Cohen

December 01, 2011

By Lori G. Cohen.Lori G. Cohen is a shareholder with Greenberg Traurig LLP, where she is chair of the national Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Group and co-chair of the Atlanta Litigation Practice. She is national counsel for several pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. Cohen has tried 55 cases, all to defense verdicts. "You

A Nontraditional Path to Law School

December 01, 2011

By Candace M. Ruocco.Suzanne Quinn was not a typical child.The daughter of two community activists, Quinn frequented peaceful demonstrations and even marched for causes in Washington, D.C. Schooled by her parents in concepts of peace and activism, she carries her “family’s social justice background” with her all over the world.Quinn’s

Getting to Know Administrative Decisions

December 01, 2011

G.I. Joe was a favorite cartoon of mine growing up. I don't remember much about it now, but I do remember that each episode ended with a public service announcement of sorts. Here's how it went every time: Kid is about to do something dangerous (electrocute himself, hide in a

Handling Stress

Handling Law School Stress Well

December 01, 2011

For the past several years, students at Hamline Law School have been invited to participate in a “Six-Word Story” contest on the topic of the first six weeks of law school. Six-word stories are intended to capture the essence of an experience in just that many words.Most of the stories

Managing Your Contacts and Applications

December 01, 2011

A law student walks into a bar and sits down by a lawyer. The lawyer says to the student, “I was expecting your call a few weeks ago.” That’s it. There’s no punch line to this guy-walks-into-a-bar story. Ryan, the student, had proactively sent a résumé and letter of interest


Worried About Failing the Bar Exam?

December 01, 2011

Fear of failure is common for students preparing for the bar exam. Put that nervous energy to good use with smart bar exam preparation.

Officially Speaking

December 01, 2011

Vol. 40 No. 4 ByTremaine ReeseTremaine Reese, Florida A&M University College of Law, is chair of ABA’s Law Student Division. We have reached the time of year when we often pause to reflect and give thanks for the many things we have received. Neighborhoods come alive with colorful lights, family members come

Grant Program Update

December 01, 2011

By Ambika Sahni.The ABA Law Student Division’s Grant Program provides ABA-approved law schools with financial support to fund a variety of new programs. The funds are distributed to promote diversity, professional development, legal ethics, public interest and pro-bono programs, and mental health awareness. Through the grant funding, the Division helps

University of Connecticut School of Law Takes SBA Award

December 01, 2011

Vol. 40 No. 4 ByDaniel SellDaniel Sell is a 2L at Capital University Law School.The Law Student Division presented the University of Connecticut (UCONN) School of Law with the Student Bar Association (SBA) Award during the ABA Annual Meeting in Toronto.“[It] was primarily a shock to all of us. Nevertheless, some

Sixth Consecutive VITA Win for Barry Law

December 01, 2011

Vol. 40 No. 4 ByMatthew GorneyMatthew Gorney, a 2L at the University of Kansas School of Law. Perhaps one of the least surprising honors handed out during the ABA Annual Meeting in Toronto was the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Award. For the sixth consecutive year, Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of