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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

Remember: This Is YOUR Organization

September 02, 2014

By Aaron Sohaski Aaron Sohaski Thomas M. Cooley Law School Chair, ABA Law Student Division sohaskia@gmail.com Law school is a marathon, not a sprint. These words ring true as I transition into my third year as a law student. I am proud to serve as chair of the Law Student Division. This is my second