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The next step in an aviation career

November 11, 2011

Born on Wheelus Air Force Base in , David Cain grew up around planes and aeronautics. Cain’s family moved around when he was growing up because his father, Jim, was in the U.S. Air Force (USAF).

SBA presidents elect new vice chair

November 11, 2011

After being elected to her second term as Whittier Law School’s Student Bar Association (SBA) president in April, Michelle Philo won another election in August.

Officially Speaking

November 01, 2011

Vol. 40 No. 3 ByBrandon S. SmithBrandon S. Smith, from the University of South Carolina School of Law, is the ABA Board of Governors Representative for the Law Student Division. The vote stood unanimous. At the ABA Annual Meeting in Toronto, more than 500 attorneys from throughout the nation assembled in the

Where are the jobs?

November 01, 2011

It's not news that for grads leaving law school, competition for entry-level positions is stiff and jobs are difficult to come by. But this doesn’t mean they are impossible to find—it just means applying a little more time and creativity to your search.


Judicial clerkships for all: Tips for the other 90 percent

November 01, 2011

Judicial clerkships have a lot to offer: They hone research and writing skills, provide great exposure to practicing lawyers, create an opportunity to develop a mentoring relationship with a successful member of the bar, and generally look fabulous on a résumé.

Studying Top View(1)

Assessing part-time status: Is there a stigma?

November 01, 2011

Many part-time students have opted for a reduced schedule because they have career, financial, or family obligations they cannot or do not want to put on hold while getting a law degree. Will attending law school part-time keep them from getting their dream job?

Getting seriously good—in public

November 01, 2011

For years I’ve encouraged lawyers to write for publication. I suggest starting with a local bar’s newsletter. Write about the useful know-how you’ve picked up in practice.

Study Group

Study groups - Studying with other students for more success

November 01, 2011

“Study groups” are a long-standing tradition in law school. The term, however, is a misnomer; law students actually complete daily class preparation alone. They later use study group time to review and consolidate course material.

I Wish I'd Known - Trey Cox

November 01, 2011

My advice to any young litigator is to jump in and try it. Approach your trial practice as if you were Mikey from the old Life cereal commercials.

In Brief - Learning by teaching others

November 01, 2011

Want to succeed in law school? Then stop worrying so much about maintaining a competitive edge over your fellow students.That’s according to Professor Paul Horwitz at the University of Alabama School of Law. Horwitz has a no-laptop policy in one of his classes but offered to bend that rule if

From law to leader

November 01, 2011

Sandra Miller began her professional career as a high school English teacher. "After 6 or 7 years, I know I could not do that for another 40," she recalls. "So I looked into medicals school, law school, and getting a PhD in English."

Circuit Board

November 01, 2011

To 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 the Division’s website.

Liaison Notebook

November 01, 2011

The ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) continues to make law students one of its top priorities.