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
As undergrads, how many of us wanted to or in fact took a study abroad course for the experience? The classes may not have mattered as much as where we were going and what that place had to offer. However, at the graduate school level and in law school in particular, we
When writing this article, I asked myself, “Why did I choose to study abroad in Africa?” Was it to connect more with the imaginary motherland or to embrace the resilience and strength of the African people?
Many students study abroad during their undergraduate program. Studying abroad helps people to broaden their perspectives, experience new cultures, and see new places.
The summer of 2016 is one I’ll never forget. As a law student, I was privileged to be afforded the opportunity to work at my dream job, while also getting to travel Europe – and I have some advice on how you can land a similar opportunity. Over the summer, I
Getting an internship is generally the first option when it comes to how to spend the summer after your first year. But what if you haven’t been successful in securing one? Here’s my recommendation: Go abroad! There are many summer abroad programs offered by various law schools. I happen to direct
FASPE utilizes the Holocaust as a historical case study of the role of ethics by examining the German legal system during the Nazi regime.
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
Updated 1/19/2017: If you're interested in studying abroad, look over your options with our comprehensive law school study abroad directory. Studying abroad is more than a fun jaunt. You immerse yourself in education, network, and achieve personal growth. Here’s what studying
By Susan Fine SUSAN FINE (firstname.lastname@example.org) is director of professional development at The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. You not only benefit from learning the skills, but you add value to your resume, cover letters and interviews. In addition to developing knowledge about different areas of the law, experiential