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No bridge is too far: Navigating law school as a single dad

March 12, 2020

I am a law student at the University of Georgia (UGA) and a father to two beautiful girls. Unfortunately, 1,400 miles separates me from my babies. Their mother serves in the Air Force, but I separated from active duty after our divorce to pursue a legal career.


Should students adopt a dog during law school?

December 20, 2018

For many students, law school marks the first stage in a student’s life where they are living on their own, away from on-campus housing, away from their parents, maybe even away from roommates (if they’re lucky). As a result, students start considering the ultimate responsibility: parenthood—that is, parenting a four-legged roommate.

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On having a baby, 8 weeks before taking the bar exam

February 10, 2016

I usually write about strategies for prelaw/law students and lawyers who are looking to break into BigLaw despite perceived obstacles such as grades, school, or background. But what if you actually do achieve what you want – ie: you get that BigLaw job – but are then faced with

Hang On to Your Hustle

February 01, 2015

By Tim Hwang. During the first few weeks of 1L year, my class was treated (as I imagine most were) to a short welcome from the dean of our law school. After going through the well-worn tropes of law schools as an institution (“this place is here to teach you how

Make Mental Health a Priority This Holiday Season

December 01, 2014

By Aaron Sohaski Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Chair, ABA Law Student Division The holiday season is upon us and that means food, friends, family, and fun. It also means finals. Between studying for torts and planning your holiday schedule, it can get a little rough. That is why it is important

On Disrupting the Formula for Failure and Not Becoming a Monster

November 01, 2014

By Jeff B. Cohen Jeff B. Cohen is a partner at entertainment law firm Cohen Gardner LLP based in Beverly Hills, California. In 2013, he was named to Variety ’s Dealmakers Impact Report. He has been profiled by theHollywood Reporter, the ABA Journal, Chambers Associate, LawCrossing, and others. He regularly authors

Time to Recharge and Renew

May 01, 2013

The summer is the perfect time to rediscover your true self, renew relationships, and return to favorite pastimes before school starts again in the fall. If you are attending summer school for part of the summer or studying for the bar, then use the time wisely before and after those

Balancing Law School with Life

March 03, 2013

Life balance in law school is tough. Most law students will study more hours than ever before in their lives. Here's how to maintain balance.

Succeeding in Both Family and Law School

March 01, 2012

Rebecca A. Clark admits she was stunned into tears by a three-student panel discussion on handling family life during her law school orientation. “It was not a positive presentation,” says the 2008 graduate now employed at the Law Office of James B. Palmquist III in Medina, Ohio. “It was very dark,

I Wish I'd Known - Deborah Epstein Henry

February 01, 2012

By Deborah Epstein Henry. Deborah Epstein Henry, a former practicing litigator, is author of Law & Reorder: Legal Industry Solutions for Restructure, Retention, Promotion & Work/Life Balance (ABA, 2010), the #1 best-selling ABA Flagship book for 2011. She is also president of Flex-Time Lawyers LLC, an international consulting firm she founded