Studies have found that approximately one out of every five students pursues an alternative career path after law school. There are many different careers that can benefit from your law degree. The job that’s best for you will ultimately depend on your most valuable skills and what you want to do.
It seems that few would argue to the contrary that The Adversarial Ethic is what has chipped away at the quality of many lawyers’ practices over the years. It has also chipped away at their well-being.
As part of the Vaccine Injury Clinic at the George Washington University Law School, I am lucky enough to have been a part of a clinic that was the first of its kind in the country. Students in the clinic represent young children and adults who are seeking compensation for vaccine-related injuries and death. The student-attorneys are able to practice before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and have the opportunity to handle cases in different stages of a claim filed with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).
With the new maintenance (spousal support laws) becoming effective in late January, there will be a lot of strategic divorce planning going on. For the non-monied spouses who are going to need spousal support, they will be racing to file for divorce before the end of January so they are not