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Recognize Your Peers and Get Involved in Your SBA

March 03, 2013

By Nick GuinnNick Guinn is Vice Chair-SBA of the Law Student Division.The ABA Law Student Division offers students an opportunity to recognize the achievements of their peers. Through the Division’s Awards Program, you can recognize efforts in diversity, public interest programs,

Mental Health Day Reminder

March 03, 2013

By Nicholas CantrellNicholas Cantrell, a 2L at Emory University School of Law, is Project Director of the Law Student Division’s Mental Health Initiative.The ABA Law Student Division’s National Mental Health Day is fast approaching. On March 27, law schools across the country

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Criminal Justice Globalized

March 03, 2013

Today, issues of international criminal justice are issues for the American judge, jury, and lawyer. This phenomenon is a product of increased movement of peoples and businesses across borders, and increased efforts by the United States to combat crime globally, including drug trafficking and bribery. The ABA Criminal

Improving Procedural Fairness and the Sentencing Process

March 03, 2013

By Eliana TorresEliana Torres, a 2L at The John Marshall Law School, is the 2012–13 Law Student Division liaison to the Criminal Justice Section’s Sentencing Committee. The Sentencing Committee of the ABA Criminal Justice Section focuses on the need to improve procedural fairness

SLD Gives Students Experience in Elder Law

March 03, 2013

By Paul Bennett Paul Bennett, a 3L at Florida State University College of Law, is the 2012–13 Law Student Division liaison to the Senior Lawyers Division.The ABA’s Senior Lawyers Division (SLD) serves both the professional and personal interests of lawyers and judges as

Critical Thinking Skills Have Been . . . Critical

March 03, 2013

Eric Tao went to law school “to defer life,” quips the 1995 graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of Law. “I didn’t know what I wanted to do.” Yet despite what he calls “aimless direction,” Tao says putting himself in the law school environment was the best decision

In Brief - Fear, your laptop, and grammar help.

March 03, 2013

Fear, your laptop, and grammar help. Does something scare you? Good! Does something scare you about law school or your future legal career? If so, you’re not alone. “Let’s face it—law school (and being a lawyer) is pretty scary for most people,” writes Alison Monahan, at The Girl’s Guide to Law

I Wish I'd Known - Delida Costin

March 03, 2013

By Delida Costin.Delida Costin is the general counsel of Pandora, where she manages the Internet radio company’s legal department. Before Pandora, Costin maintained a private legal practice and served as a member of the Attorney Bench at Axiom Legal. Prior to that, she was vice president and assistant

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Balancing Law School with Life

March 03, 2013

Life balance in law school is tough. Most law students will study more hours than ever before in their lives. Here's how to maintain balance.

Good Process = Good Ethics

March 03, 2013

In fact, a significant portion of ethical complaints against lawyers arise in three contexts related to law practice organization: client communication, handling of money, and conflicts of interest. Lawyers who do not have good systems in place to stay on top of their obligations

Mind Your Mannerisms: It's Not Just What You Say But How You Say It

March 03, 2013

You’ve pressed your interview suit, printed extra copies of your résumé and writing samples, and researched your interviewer and potential employer. You have gone over your answers to potential interview questions in your head a million times. You are ready to enter that interview

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The Ethics of Online Advertising

March 03, 2013

Before you begin practicing, make sure your seemingly innocuous online chatter does not expose you to an ethics violation.No matter where you land after passing the bar, you will probably have some online involvement. Whether you have your own website, blog, Facebook page, or Twitter feed or contribute to those

Time and Money

Student Loan Timeline for Graduating Students

March 03, 2013

Graduating law students have a lot to think about. You’ll need to pay attention to your student loans while you are studying for the bar examination and conducting your employment search. An organized approach can keep your payments affordable, protect your credit rating, and help you avoid fees and extra

ER Physician Uses Medical Skills as Law Student

March 03, 2013

Vol. 41 No. 7 By Eileen M. LauxEileen M. Laux, a 3L at Florida Coastal School of Law, is student editor of Student Lawyer. Brown graduated from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in