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I Wish I'd Known - Morris Dees

October 01, 2012

By Morris Dees. Morris Dees is co-founder and chief trial counsel for the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in Montgomery, Alabama. Dees and SPLC have long been recognized for their record of civil trial victories against the Ku Klux Klan, White Aryan Resistance, and other such organizations. At this year’s Annual Meeting

A Master in the Making

October 01, 2012

Vol. 41 No. 1 By Eileen M. Laux Eileen M. Laux, a 3L at Florida Coastal School of Law, is student editor of Student Lawyer. Melekhina is currently ranked in the top 10 female chess players in the United States. She recently competed in the invitational US Women’s Championship in St. Louis. She

Litigation Practice Materials

October 01, 2012

Law students and young lawyers often have little experience in creating the actual documents upon which a court case is founded. Whether it’s a subpoena duces tecum, a motion for summary judgment, or a complaint—the very foundational document on which a civil lawsuit is based—law students don’t get much hands-on

Networking by the Numbers: 4 Flights, 2 Airports, 1 Day, 8 Contacts

October 01, 2012

The necessity and benefits of networking are espoused by career planning professionals from sea to shining sea. Likely to student annoyance at times, I weave the wonders of networking into nearly every student communication and meeting. Because I promote networking so ferociously, I took advantage of a personal trip to

"Flight Simulators" for Future Litigators

October 01, 2012

Vol. 41 No. 1 By Ed Finkel Ed Finkel is a freelance writer/editor in Evanston, Illinois. During the 2011–12 school year, more than 1,500 students from 170 of the 201 ABA-approved law schools participated in at least one of the four client skills and moot court competitions sponsored by the ABA’s Law Student

Occupy Law Street: Lawyers and Students Band Together to Tackle Complex Issues

October 01, 2012

Occupy Law Street: Lawyers and Students Band Together to Tackle Complex Issues Vol. 41 No. 1 By Janan Hanna   Janan Hanna is a Chicago freelance writer and an adjunct instructor at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. A former staff writer for the Chicago Tribune, she has also written for numerous other news