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Adviser: Ensuring Your Success in Law School

November 01, 2010

Students can avoid academic problems in law school by implementing some practical strategies. A new perspective on academics is needed because of the differences between law school and prior education.Realize that law school prepares you for your profession and not just an isolated set of exams. Undergraduate courses that fulfilled

Legal Writing: Some Useful Fictions in Life

November 01, 2010

One of the most highly literate lawyers I’ve ever known was the late Judge Thomas Gibbs Gee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. His understated literary flair made his opinions as quotable as those of any other judge on the federal bench. He seemed to have

Jobs: Use Cover Letters to Tell Compelling Stories of Fit

November 01, 2010

Pair your résumé with a fabulous cover letter and employers will take note. Cover letters, or letters of interest, shoulder important responsibilities in a job search. Cover letters allow you to pique employer interest differently from résumés. Résumés are lists that tersely detail your professional and academic credentials. Cover letters

Law Students Can Contribute to Political Discourse

November 01, 2010

Vol. 39 No. 3By Tommy Preston Jr.One of the great privileges of serving as an elected member of the ABA Law Student Division Board of Governors is having the opportunity to talk to law students across the country about issues important to them. Even though each law school—and each law

Deciding Factors

LL.M. Factor: What to Consider When Deciding Whether to Pursue an LL.M. Degree

November 01, 2010

The economy remains tough. The legal job market is constricted and flooded with laid-off lawyers. Things have been quiet since on-campus interviews wrapped up a few weeks ago. At this point, nervous law students review their options to determine what exactly is available and what it might mean for their

Circuit Board

November 01, 2010

Compiled by Tonnya Kennedy KohnTo find out which ABA Law Student Division circuit your school is in, read about your circuit, and get contact info for your circuit governor, visit www.abanet.org/lsd/circuit.html. To report news from your school, e-mail your circuit governor and studentlawyer@abanet.org.1st Circuit. Boston College Law School student Rebecca

GPSolo Bridges the Gap from the Study of Law to the Practice of Law

November 01, 2010

Vol. 39 No. 3By Grant BeardsleyGrant Beardsley, a second-year student at Stetson University College of Law, is the 2010–11 Law Student Division Liaison to the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division. The General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division (GPSolo) of the ABA is a practical and diverse organization that

Administrative Law: Closer Than You May Realize

November 01, 2010

Vol. 39 No. 3By Rich RaidersRich Raiders, a third-year evening student at Temple University-Beasley School of Law, is the 2010–11 Law Student Division liaison to the Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. Are you interested in a judicial clerkship after graduation? A career as an elected public official? A lobbyist?

Highlights From The ABA Annual Meeting

November 01, 2010

Law Student Division Holds Another Successful Annual Meeting in San Francisco More than 470 law students from across the country gathered in San Francisco to attend the 2010 ABA Annual Meeting. Law Student Division members had the opportunity to attend training events, take part in roundtable discussions, and network with other