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Officially Speaking

February 01, 2012

Vol. 40 No. 6 ByTremaine ReeseTremaine Reese is Chair of the ABA Law Student DivisionLearning From Our Past to Advance the FutureIn February the country pauses to reflect on and celebrate the African American race. It’s a moment where we as Americans get a chance to marvel over the strides that

Serve Your Community and Learn How to Prepare Taxes

February 01, 2012

With tax season getting into full swing, law students throughout the country are providing filing assistance and counseling to qualified people through the many Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs. Tax preparation services are provided to a variety of groups including low-income, non-English speaking, elderly, disabled, and military taxpayers.Technical assistance,

Liaison Notebook - Possibilities Around With The Section of International Law

February 01, 2012

By Richard A. Andrews.Being a law student in the is all about opportunities. For me, a liaison, it is the opportunity to work with lawyers around the world on issues relevant to law students. For students, it is the opportunity to have access to practitioners. Whether students are looking to get published

Liaison Notebook

February 01, 2012

Vol. 40 No. 6 ByMauricio Benavides Mauricio Benavides, a 3L at Indiana University School of Law, is the 2011–12 liaison to the Business Law Section. The Business Law Section is one of the largest and most active ABA entities. The Section is home to 8 major business groups (Business Organizations, Capital Markets, Financial

Take Part in Mental Health Day

February 01, 2012

By Matthew Gorney.For the fifth consecutive year, the Law Student Division will recognize National Mental Health Day in an effort to increase awareness of how law students are affected by mental health issues.National Mental Health Day is Tuesday, March 27. The Division encourages law schools to take part in the

Every Thread Has a Story

February 01, 2012

Vol. 40 No. 6 ByRoy Wilson and Harrison M. SmithRoy Wilson, a 3L at The Thomas M. Cooley Law School, is 6th Circuit Governor and chair of the Division’s Diversity Committee. Harrison M. Smith, a 3L at Howard University School of Law, is 11th Circuit Governor and cochair of the Diversity

In Brief - Patent examiners, therapy dogs, and who's citing you?

February 01, 2012

Calling all scientists, engineers, and techiesTrying to figure out what type of practice interests you? Is your undergrad degree or previous work experience in science, engineering, or technology?If so, consider being a patent examiner, advises Richard L. Hermann at Law Careers Blog. In a post called “Hidden Legal Job Gems

Environmental Lawyer Turned Conservation Photographer

February 01, 2012

As a kid, Jennifer Ross played with her dad’s old Leica camera, spurring a passion for photography. But, she recalls, “academic pursuits interfered with my artistic interests.” After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1986, Ross joined a large San Francisco law firm handling environmental cases, including toxic torts and

I Wish I'd Known - Deborah Epstein Henry

February 01, 2012

By Deborah Epstein Henry.Deborah Epstein Henry, a former practicing litigator, is author of Law & Reorder: Legal Industry Solutions for Restructure, Retention, Promotion & Work/Life Balance (ABA, 2010), the #1 best-selling ABA Flagship book for 2011. She is also president of Flex-Time Lawyers LLC, an international consulting firm she founded

Practice Makes Permanent

February 01, 2012

Vol. 40 No. 6 ByMatthew GorneyMatthew Gorney, University of Kansas School of Law. Football prepares players for life. Jared Guberman, a 2L at Nova Southeastern University—Shepard Broad Law Center, played football as a kicker during his undergraduate years at the University of West Georgia after transferring from Valdosta State University. “I felt that

Becoming a Better Online Researcher

February 01, 2012

Pavlov’s dogs are famous for salivating at the sound of a bell. As you might remember, the reason wasn’t that the bell looked particularly appetizing, but that the dogs became accustomed to being fed when the bell rang. Eventually, the sound of the bell, even without the food, triggered a

The Top Dozen Grammatical Gaffes in the 2010-2011 Law-Review Season

February 01, 2012

“A lawyer,” wrote the great advocate Frederick Bernays Wiener, “is a professional in whom bad English should not be tolerated.” And where, you might wonder, are you least likely to encounter bad English? Perhaps in law reviews—which are so heavily edited by battalions of our best law students serving as

Above and Beyond Will Set You Apart

February 01, 2012

“There just isn’t a wow factor.” This wasn’t quite the reaction the student was going for when she submitted her résumé for a job. The student’s grades were impressive—top 15th percentile—so she was befuddled when she didn’t even get an interview. In following up with the employer, the student learned