It should have been among the first courses you took. It’s far more important than civil procedure or property. It’s about what was already buried deep within you when you decided to go to law school. As a stranger to the profession and to what
Case briefing, legal researching, exam writing, white-glove editing, and public speaking are the major skills that we, law students are expected to master by graduation. But, what can we do to distinguish ourselves and highlight the practical skills
On the heels of the 2018 midterm elections in the United States, Americans have demonstrated an ideological shift in the way previously-incarcerated individuals are treated, as well as a reevaluation of which activities constitute a crime. This issue of Student Lawyer examines how Americans are reevaluating what justice means in
Most civil disputes settle or are resolved out of court, which creates space for more young lawyers and law students to pursue careers in alternative dispute resolution (ADR). There is also a need to increase opportunities for diverse lawyers to serve as neutrals and represent people in ADR processes. This article explores the barriers to inclusion for diverse attorneys in the legal profession and means to overcome them. It also discusses practical steps diverse young lawyers and law students can take to access opportunities in mediation practice. Discussions on these topics will continue during the Section on Dispute Resolution’s 20th Annual Spring Conference April 4-7 in Washington, DC.
If you're interested in the area of dispute resolution, there's a great opportunity to network with experts in the field. The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution has created a 25/20 Young Scholar Program for its 25th Anniversary year and 20th Anniversary 2018 Spring Conference in Washington, D.C., from April 4-7. Scholars
As the world has gotten smaller, the globalization of law has enlarged the range of opportunities for recent law school graduates. At the center of global law and practice sits international commercial arbitration. Some two decades ago, The Economist called international commercial arbitration “the Big Idea set to dominate legal-reform
The Section of Dispute Resolution is offering a limited number of scholarships to its webinar, Ethical Aspects to Consider While Building an Arbitration Practice, on Dec. 8. Two established arbitrators and two of the country’s leading alternative dispute resolution service providers are going to give practical advice and insights to arbitrators