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The Skills Needed to Practice “New Law”

April 14, 2022

By focusing on expanding and strengthening their skillsets, lawyers can make sure they remain relevant in the profession and have access to more opportunities for success.

Why Law Students Should Embrace the Power of Personal Relationships

April 07, 2022

Law school can feel like a pressure cooker. From grappling with the Socratic Method to studying for the bar exam, every law student experiences actual stress over those three years. However, one of the reassuring things about being a law student is that there is an obvious key

Professional Development

Engage in the future: What’s on the horizon for professional development?

July 06, 2021

As law students consider various pathways for their legal careers, regardless of where they end up, they will actively pursue, participate in, benefit from, and further develop as an attorney through professional development.  For many, professional development (PD) is the means through which law students can actively guide their career paths, starting in


How new lawyers can go from zero clients to full employment

September 19, 2018

They don’t teach attorneys how to get new clients and generate new business in law school. But, regardless of whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, whether you have a lot of friends or are building a starter network, business development is a learnable set of techniques that anyone can master.

The Socially Conscious “Chocopreneur”

April 01, 2015

When Shawn Askinosie entered law school at the University of Missouri in Columbia, he wanted to become a criminal defense lawyer just like his father. When he graduated in 1989, Askinosie joined a large Texas firm and handled white-collar crime cases. Three years

FIFTH CIRCUIT: Shayna Hudson: Caribbean Bar Association’s Rising Star

February 01, 2015

By Nii-Amaa Ollennu Nii-Amaa Ollennu, a 3L at Univeristy of Idaho College of Law in Moscow, is 12th circuit lieutenant governor of membership and communications for the ABA Law Student Division and president of his school’s Student Bar Association. This past October,

EIGHTH CIRCUIT: Kylie Oversen: Woman to Watch in North Dakota

November 01, 2014

By Courtney Carroll. While many second-year law students are licking their wounds from their first year in law school, Kylie Oversen, a 2L at University of North Dakota School of Law, is preparing to accept her award as North Dakota Women’s Network Woman of the Year. The North Dakota Women’s Network presents

Coaching Google Execs (Among Others)

November 01, 2014

When Michael Melcher entered the joint JD/MBA program at Stanford University, he had “no clear view” of what he wanted to do. But having worked in the US Foreign Service before law school, he was interested in public policy and international work. After graduating in 1994, he joined the securities practice