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Civil Procedure Podcast

The pursuit of a civil right to counsel (podcast)

March 31, 2021

In the United States, the right to counsel in civil cases is currently a very complex issue. Some states provide counsel in certain types of civil cases, but not others; while other states may have little or no access to civil counsel in any matters. With this complicated

Erie Railroad v. Tompkins

Supreme Court backtracks in Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins

September 30, 2016

This is the latest in a series of Quimbee.com case brief videos. Have you signed up for your Quimbee membership? The American Bar Association offers three months of online Quimbee study aids for law student members. And if you go Premium, you'll receive Quimbee's Outline on Legal Ethics as part of

Close the book and call the clerk already!

January 01, 2016

By Patricia L. Davidson PATRICIA L. DAVIDSON is a partner in the probate, trust, and fiduciary litigation and the business and general litigation groups at Mirick O’Connell in Worcester, Mass. Life as a lawyer will be a little easier when you get to know the court personnel you regularly see. The good thing about

The course schedule dilemma

The course schedule dilemma

December 17, 2015

As their last semesters approach, several 3L students have come into my office with the same question: “During my last semesters, should I take as many courses as possible that will appear on the bar exam?” I admit that the question itself caught me off guard. When I was in law

Making the most of summer plans

April 01, 2015

Law students hope for full-time, paid legal employment for the entire summer. Unfortunately, the final reality may differ for some students because of employers’ budgets, geographic restrictions, competition for limited positions, or other factors. When planning their summers, these students will want to explore a variety of options

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“Unbundling” in the New Legal Marketplace

March 25, 2015

Vol. 43 No. 7 By Pamela Bucy Pierson Pamela Bucy Pierson is the Bainbridge-Mims Professor of Law at the University of Alabama School of Law. She thanks Henry A. Callaway, Hand Arendall LLC, based in Mobile, Alabama, and University of Alabama 3L Johnathan N. Wilhelm for their

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The Waiting Game - Understanding the Interview Process in Law School

October 01, 2014

While you’re on pins and needles this semester, awaiting word about the permanent job offer you’re hoping for, you can’t help but wonder: What’s taking so long? “Waiting is a source of tremendous stress for students. It can be a long, lonely wait, especially if your classmates already have jobs,” said

Smart Researchers Save Time by Starting with Legal Treatises

December 01, 2013

“I will not reinvent the wheel.” Say it a few times. Memorize it. Make it your legal research mantra. There’s simply no need to do work that’s already been done. You already have enough to do. In most cases, what you’ll be asked to research isn’t totally new. Someone has

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Exploring Growing Areas of Law

February 01, 2013

By Janan Hanna. Building on Student Lawyer’s article about hot practice areas (February 2012), this year we examine three areas of law that are starting to grow because of changing demographics, health care reform, and a poor economy. While major change is often scary, if

How Movement and Touch Relate to the Study of Law

October 01, 2012

This generation of law students includes many kinesthetic-tactile learners. In the simplest of terms, kinesthetic means movement, and tactile means touch. Kinesthetic-tactile students will differ from one another because of the strength and combinations of these two attributes for each individual. One student may have a very strong kinesthetic-tactile preference, another