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Leading the Way: From Student to Statesman

March 01, 2014

By Nicole Israel. Five days a week Othel Doyle (“Trey”) Kelley III rises in the pre-dawn hours to commute an hour and half to class at Georgia State University College of Law, or head to work at a Cedartown, Georgia, law firm. But Kelley not only packs his schedule with work and

Take Time to Recognize Those Who Make Time for You

March 01, 2014

Vol. 42 No. 7 ByJoseph Cunningham “I don’t have time for that.” It’s one of the top grievances of students once they enter law school and their days become chipped away by reading, homework, and research. When not digesting what we were assigned to read, we fret about what more we should

Bringing “It” Up: Defining the (Employment) Relationship

March 01, 2014

By Emily Acosta, Rachel Jennings. We’ve all been there in romantic relationships—wondering “Are we ‘just friends’ or more than that?” At some point, to avoid the uncertainty and uneasiness, you decide to have the “define-the-relationship” talk with the person you’re dating. You want a committed relationship, and you hope they do

A Matrimonial Lawyer, in the Truest Sense

March 01, 2014

Law, Samantha Daniels said, is “in my blood.” Her father was a prestigious lawyer and Philadelphia chancellor. Her two brothers are lawyers. “As a family, the law and legal education [were] considered fundamental,” she said. “At a young age, I was fascinated by the law. If I wanted to convince

In Brief: Quick looks at hot practice areas

March 01, 2014

Quick looks at hot practice areas, a possible cost-saving trend in casebook usage, and maximizing the benefit of study groups. Looking for a great practice area? You're getting warmer. Each year, many in the legal profession eagerly await a legal profession trend report from Bob Denney of Robert Denney Associates. If you're

Risk Leads to Reward

March 01, 2014

Vol. 42 No. 7 ByBob Ambrogi   Bob Ambrogi is a Massachusetts-based media lawyer, as well as a journalist and media consultant. The former editor in chief of several national and regional legal newspapers, Ambrogi is also known for writing and speaking about the Internet, technology, and social media. He is a 1980

Study Tips for Law Students

Determining Your Study Priorities and Strategies for Exam Preparation

March 01, 2014

The semester’s halfway point is fast approaching. Students need to take stock now and begin serious exam preparation. First, analyze three aspects of your academics to gather information for planning your studies. Then, determine the study priorities for each course and choose appropriate study strategies to accomplish those priorities. Analyze your

Growing Up Linguistically

March 01, 2014

A senior lawyer encounters a junior colleague in the law library and asks how the morning’s hearing came out. “The judge came down hard on us. He was like, ‘The doctrine of primary jurisdiction applies only in administrative-law cases.’ And I was like, ‘No, Your Honor, it can have broader

Keep the Wolve$ at Bay: Avoid These Student Loan Mistakes

March 01, 2014

Misunderstanding the key differences between student loans. Not all loans are created equal. Most law students have several different kinds of student loans. The cost of borrowing and options for loan repayment and forgiveness depend upon which loans you have. Today’s law students typically borrow some or all of the following kinds

Law Review: Will It Open Doors for Your Career?

March 01, 2014

Compare Danielle Blevins and Shannon Kelly, who were polar opposites when it came to law review. Blevins believes her work as publicity and website editor for the Alabama Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review at the University of Alabama School of Law in Tuscaloosa bolsters her credibility today in her

Chloé’s World: Representing the Law Student Division

March 01, 2014

Chloé’s World: Representing the Law Student Division Vol. 43 No. 7 Interview by Aaron Sohaski, Chair, ABA Law Student Division   What does your role as law student representative to the ABA Board of Governors encompass? I like to think of the Board of Governors (BOG) as the United Nations of the ABA. There are 40