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Kanban Board

So you want to join a nonprofit board? Read this first.

February 20, 2020

Question for you – have you ever been asked to serve on a nonprofit board? I'm an attorney for nonprofit organizations, so I get hit up for board service A LOT. It's an exciting and flattering thing to be asked to participate in the org's mission.

Pro Bono

Opportunities abound: Embrace non-traditional pro bono

February 21, 2018

When you hear the phrase “pro bono,” what comes to mind? Work you want to do, but just don’t have time for because of your other commitments or because you want some time free from “thinking like a lawyer?” Don’t let your pro bono efforts stall just because you can’t

Head of the Class: An experience that haunts also motivates

March 01, 2017

Mark Grotto, a 3L at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, grew up around the law. So it was no surprise that he’d follow in his father’s footsteps and pursue law school. What wasn’t predictable was the event that solidified Grotto’s desire to be a lawyer and his dedication

Heather Bowen

Teaching through law at Chicago's Legal Prep Charter Academy

October 18, 2016

The Legal Prep Charter Academy is a legal-themed, open-enrollment charter high school located in Chicago’s West Garfield Park neighborhood at 4319 West Washington Blvd. It was founded in 2009 by Sam Finkelstein and Rather Stanton, young lawyers who had the goal of increasing diversity in the legal profession.

Build your skills through experience

September 01, 2015

By Susan Fine SUSAN FINE (sfine@law.gwu.edu) 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

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT: Aiding Women and Children Facing Deportation

February 01, 2015

By Ryan Tilley Ryan Tilley is a 2L at Drexel University School of Law in Philadelphia. Students and faculty members from American University Washington College of Law’s (WCL) Immigrant Justice and International Human Rights Law Clinics traveled to New Mexico to work with detainees in the Artesia Temporary Facility for Adults with