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Choosing a Legal Field

How to select your legal specialty

December 17, 2021

As a law student, you may already know precisely which field of law you’d like to practice. However, if you’re interested in studying law but don’t yet know which legal specialty you’d like to pursue, you’re not alone. Is it better to practice a


Be brave: Take this personal challenge

January 01, 2017

I’m proud to welcome you to this issue, which provides invaluable information about what you can do with your degree while going off the beaten path.

A soaking leads to an invention

December 01, 2015

By Jordan Glasgow JORDAN GLASGOW, a 3L student at University of Missouri—Kansas City School of Law, is the 8th Circuit governor for the Law Student Division. As Jaspreet Singh began his second year at Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, he was not only juggling the demands of classwork and student

6 Interviewing traits you should have

September 01, 2015

By Casey Berman CASEY BERMAN ( graduated from law school in 1999 and is now a San Francisco-based entrepreneur and founder of Leave Law Behind, a blog helping lawyers find alternate careers. When I was a freshman in college, I was given one of the most valuable items a

Legal career central

September 01, 2015

By Kathy Morris You can reach Kathy at, and I’ll share with the board your comments and suggestions. The ABA has launched a new resource to provide career guidance, the Legal Career Central. For pre-law students to law students to lawyers, the LCC's mission is to serve as the predominant reservoir

What kind of job is right for you

September 01, 2015

By Dr. Larry Richard. When lawyers or law students look for a job, they often make a common mistake—they begin by asking “What’s out there?” This is a great second question to ask, but not a very good initial question. Instead, they should first be asking “What’s in here?” In other

Uniform Bar Exam

Will the UBE Become the New Standard?

May 01, 2013

By Janan Hanna. The question of where to sit for the bar exam; that last, anxiety-provoking right of passage offering those who pass entrée into the exclusive club of professional lawyers, is a question about which many young law grads agonize—particularly those without job offers. Although significant changes are under way, today,

Using All of Her Skills

April 01, 2013

Before graduating from Harvard Law School in 1993, Mary Flood spent years working as a journalist. “My dream job then was to work at the Attorney General’s office in Texas making sure that charities spent their money appropriately,” she recalls. “But I wound up looking at law school loans and