ABA Law Student Division
December 2009 News and Update

Highlights

ABA Examines Law School Debt
ABA President Carolyn B. Lamm appoints a commission to examine the issue of law school loans, student debt and repayment --->


Visit the New ABA Job Board

 

Join Our 2010-2011
Leadership Team

Begin establishing your position as a leader in the legal profession while you're still in law school. The Law Student Division is now accepting 2010-2011 nominations and applications for over 100 leadership positions. Tell me more

 

Holiday Networking

Free Podcast from the Section of Business and the Young Lawyers Division gives you tips and strategies for making the most of your holiday networking opportunities. Tell me more

 

ABA Law School Visits

Labor and Employment Law

Taxation

 

Resume Building
Opportunities

Senior Lawyers: Call for Authors

Public Education: Make a Difference in the Life of a Teen

Tort Trial & Insurance Practice: Law Student Vice Chair/Liaison Program

 

Awards and Scholarships

Business Law

Environment, Energy & Resources Law

Mental and Physical Disability Law

 

Fellowships, Internships and Clerkships

Litigation - Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

Antitrust - Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project

Antitrust - Summer Fellowship Award

Business Law - Diversity Clerkship Program

Homelessness & Poverty - John J. Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program

Mental & Physical Disabilities Law - 2010 Spring and Summer Internships in ABA DC Office

Environmental Law - Diversity Fellowship in Environmental Law

Criminal Justice - Internship Opportunities in ABA DC Office

 

Writing and Video
Competitions

Entertainment & Sports

Business Law

Dispute Resolution

Environment Energy and Resources Law

International Law

Lawyers' Professional Liability

Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law

Tort Trial and Insurance Practice

For a complete list of law student writing competitions, visit our website

 

ABA Midyear Meeting
February 5-7, 2010
Orlando, FL

Careers in Public Interest (2/4/10)

Smart Soloing: Success Strategies for Diverse Lawyers (2/5/10)

The 5000 Year Old Formula: Negotiating from Moses to Next Monday Morning - The Rules Haven't Changed (2/6/10)

 

Entity Meetings

Effective Representation of Federal Employees & Agencies at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (1/5/10)

Due Process for Veteran Claimants and the Potential Effect of the Cushman Decision (1/12/10)

Homeland Security Brown Bag Luncheon (1/21/10)

Taxation Midyear Meeting
(1/21-23/10)

Air and Space Update Conference (2/27/10)

15th Annual Conference of the ABA Forum on Communications Law (1/28-30/10)

28th Annual Water Law Conference (2/17-19/10)

24th Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime (2/24-26/10)

ABA TechShow (3/25-27/10)

Equal Justice Conference (5/13-15/10)

 

ABA Live Teleconference and Audio Webcasts

Networking During the Holidays
(Free Podcast)

Ethics Pitfalls for Practitioners (12/16/09)

Third Thursday Teleconference Series: The Virtual Law Firm-Benefits, Costs, and Ethical Pitfalls to Avoid (12/17/09)

Anatomy of Business Law: Tips and Terms for Corporate Drafting (1/5/10)

Avoiding Claims Arising From Religious Expression at Work: Lessons for the Multicultural Workplace (1/6/10)

How to Use Social Media in Job Searches (1/7/10)

Efficiently Preparing a Case for Trial (1/12/10)

A Practitioner's Guide to U.S. and Canadian Antiboycott Law & Policy: Nuts & Bolts of Boycott Provisions (Part 1) (1/13/10)

How to Prepare for a Career in Health Law (1/26/10)

Middle East: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of the World's Most Interesting Market (1/27/10)

Smart Soloing: Success Strategies for Diverse Lawyers (2/5/10)

Tips on Securing a Job in Health Law (4/6/10)

Want to participate in an ABA CLE program but can't afford the tuition? Apply for a Scholarships for ABA CLE Programs from the ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education.

 

Attention
2010 Graduating
Law Students

Kaplan PMBR Bar Review: Receive a tuition discount of $100 off of Kaplan PMBR's full-service Complete Bar Review Course for your state or the Kaplan PMBR MBE Combination Course.  Receive $50 off of the MBE Foundation or Final Review course.  Deadline to register: April 28, 2010 Tell me more

2009-2010 Law Student Health Insurance
The ABA Law Student Division offers students an opportunity to purchase health insurance, including their spouse/domestic partner and/or children. Law students currently enrolled in the Division's health insurance plan may extend coverage for up to one year after graduation, provided there is no break in coverage and the student meets all eligibility requirements. Note: Rates can be found on the enrollment form. Tell me more

 

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Social Networking Links

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Law Student Division
Calendar of Events

ABA Midyear Meeting
Orlando, FL
February 3-9, 2010
Free Registration. Tell me more

ABA Annual Meeting
August 5-9. 2010
San Francisco, CA
Details to be released in March

ABA Career Fair
August 6, 2010
San Francisco Marriott Hotel
San Francisco, CA
Details to be released in March

 

Circuit Spring Meetings
and Governor Elections

1st Circuit
March 6, 2010
New England Law School
Boston, MA

2nd Circuit
February 27, 2010
Pace University School of Law
White Plains, NY

3rd Circuit
Date to be announced
Penn State University
Dickinson School of Law
Carlisle, PA

4th Circuit
February 13, 2010
University of South Carolina School of Law
Columbia, SC

5th Circuit
February 20, 2010
Univ of Mississippi School of Law
University, MS

6th Circuit
February 13, 2010
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Lansing, MI

7th Circuit
February 27, /2010
Valparaiso University School of Law
Valparaiso, IN

8th Circuit
February 20, 2010
Univ of Minnesota School of Law
Minneapolis, MN

9th Circuit
February 6, 2010
Chapman University School of Law
Orange, CA

10th Circuit
March 6, 2010
Washburn University School of Law
Topeka, KS

11th Circuit
February 27, 2010
Howard University School of Law
Washington, DC

12th Circuit
March 6, 2010
University of Montana School of Law
Missoula, MT

13th Circuit
February 27, 2010
Texas Wesleyan School of Law
Fort Worth, TX

14th Circuit
February 13, 2010
Las Vegas, NV

15th Circuit
February 27, 2010
Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law
at Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ

 

Volunteer Income Tax
Assistance Programs

Volunteers help prepare basic income tax returns for low-income taxpayers and those with special needs. ABA Law Student Division groups at law school campuses are encouraged to establish a VITA site on their campus. Tell me more

 

VITA Discussion Board

Members involved in a VITA program at an ABA-approved law school may log on to our VITA webboard created as a medium for VITA volunteers and organizers to discuss all aspects of planning a VITA program, and to share best practices, challenges, coordination, marketing, and logistical considerations. Link me to the webboard

 

Other Items of Interest

List Serve for Law Students in Recovery: Law Students who are in recovery from alcoholism or drug dependency can communicate with other law students struggling with how to stay clean and sober through law school and related issues.  The ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistants Programs maintains a list serve for recovering law students. If you are interested in joining this group online, contact Matthew Reel.

Law Practice Management - Law Practice Today: Free service highlighting new articles on a current legal topic. Also, each month, this publication provides articles related to legal marketing, management, technology, and finance issues. Stay tuned in to what is happening in the legal profession by signing up today. Tell me more

Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law
2009-2010 National Law School Directory
Access information on ABA-approved law schools, their disability support services, as well as academic, co-curricular, and extra-curricular opportunities related to disability law and disability rights. Tell me more

Free Report - Employment of Law Students and Lawyers with Disabilities
Produced from the Second ABA National Conference on the Employment of Lawyers, with Disabilities, this report offers statistics, advice, and information for law students with disabilities in the profession. Tell me more

 

Don't Risk Losing the Valuable Privileges of ABA Law Student Division Membership

Licensed law professionals pay up to $400 a year for the valuable benefits of ABA membership. As a law student, your dues are substantially reduced at only $25 and if you enroll and pre-pay for all three years during your first year of law school, you have the option of paying only $60 for all three years of law school (only $20 per year). As an added bonus, once you are admitted to the bar, dues for your first year in the ABA Young Lawyers Division is waived. So that's four years of uninterrupted ABA membership for only $60.00.

 

Keep Your Member Profile Up-to-Date

Has your address changed? Did you forget to pay your dues? Don't loose out on the valuable benefits of ABA Law Student Division membership because we can't find you. Log on to MyABA today and confirm that your dues are up-to-date and your profile is in order.

For assistance, contact the ABA Service Center via email or by phone at 800.825.2221.

 

 

Letters to the Editor

For comments or suggestions for the eNewsletter, please contact the Law Student Division at abalsd@americanbar.org.

 

Back Issues of the eNewsletter

Previous issues of the eNewletter can be found by clicking here.

 

Free Subscriptions for
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Law school administrators who wish to be added to our eNewsletter monthly mailing list, may click here.

 

 

ABA Examines Law School Debt

The ABA recently formed a Commission on the Impact of the Economic Crisis on the Profession and Legal Needs.  This commission will consider new loan legislation and regulations while guiding the association’s continued response to the recession, which includes providing online resources for job searches, networking and career transitions. Commission members are investigating ways to connect underutilized lawyers with people who need legal services, and are developing an additional series of free teleconferences for lawyers.  Tell me more

 

Join Our 2010-2011 Leadership Team

Representing over 45,000 ABA Law Student Division dues-paying members is a significant responsibility and requires the commitment of our nation’s most talented and dedicated law student leaders. The over 100 leadership positions available for election or appointment entail interaction with practicing attorneys, advocating the needs of law students and helping shape ABA Law Student Division policy. The postmark deadlines are quickly approaching:

January 15, 2010

  • Law Student Division Representative to the ABA Board of Governors (Elected)
February 1, 2010
  • Law Student Division National Officers: Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary-Treasurer (Elected)
  • Circuit Governors (Elected)
  • Student Editor (Appointed)
February 15, 2010
  • Law Student Division Liaisons to ABA Entities (Appointed)
  • National Student Directors for Law Student Division Competitions and VITA (Appointed)
  • Project Directors for the Law Student Division Mental Health Initiative and Veterans Advocacy Initiative (Appointed)

Nomination and Application Forms
All nominations require the signature of your dean.

 

Holiday Networking

Business Law and Young Lawyers
Networking During the Holidays
Free Podcast

Before you head home for the holidays or hit the holiday party circuit, learn how to make the most of social events and family gatherings in advancing your career prospects. To listen to the program, click here . Note: Download might take a couple minutes.

Some of the questions covered:

  • How can I most effectively follow-up with contacts I meet at holiday events and happy hours?
  • What is the best way to subtly ask a family member for a job?
  • When should I arrive at holiday functions, and how long should I stay?
  • How can I express my interest in a new position while not speaking badly of my current one?
  • What is the best way to transition a conversation from social topics to a more targeted job/internship focus?
  • What is the best way to find out about networking and holiday events in my home town?
  • What is the most appropriate way to contact those people in my network during the holiday season – should I send a gift, a holiday card, an email, etc.?
  • How should I best prepare myself to attend networking functions during the holidays?
  • How do I politely decline invitations to events?

 

ABA Law School Visits

Labor & Employment Law
Careers in Labor and Employment Law
Winter and Spring Schedule

Learn about career paths in labor and employment law from seasoned attorneys. A panel of practitioners comprised of an employer lawyer, a union lawyer, a plaintiff’s lawyer, and a neutral participant will share their real-life experiences.

Loyola University-Chgo: 1/26/2010
Pace University: 2/1/10
Brooklyn Law School: 2/3/10
University of Denver: 2/4/10
Franklin Pierce Law School: 2/10/10
Southern Methodist: 2/17/10
University of Colorado: 2/23/10
Sanford/Cumberland: 3/25/10

Contact your school's careers services office to RSVP for one of the above sessions. Students interested in scheduling a panel at their school should contact Tracey Moore.

Taxation
Careers in Tax Law
Panels are presented by the section at various law schools around the country to introduce law students to career opportunities in the tax law area.  Panelists, representing private practice, the government, academia, and one of the big four accounting firms, share why they pursued a tax law career, pitfalls they may have encountered, and offer advice for pursuing a successful career. Q&As conclude each panel followed by a networking reception.  Tell me more

 

Resume Building Opportunities

Senior Lawyers
Call for Authors!
Several law students will be chosen to write an article for publication in the Division's Experience magazine. Authors will be asked to interview experienced members of the Senior Lawyer Division on topics such as ethics, how to be a good lawyer, maintaining legal knowledge, how to properly balance their professional and personal lives, and any other relevant topics. Interested Law Student Division members should contact Judith Legg, Senior Lawyers Division Director or Kyle Gaffaney, Law Student Division Liaison to the Senior Lawyers Division.

Center for Public Education
Make A Difference In The Life Of A Teen - Give The Gift Of Time
Available in: Chicago, the Mississippi Gulf Coast, New Orleans, Providence and Washington, DC.
Application deadline: January 31, 2010
Do you or your classmates have a few hours to spare each month to make a difference in the life of a teen?  Championing Our Students (COS) is a law-related mentoring program that matches youth with legal professionals and law students to help foster young people’s understanding of the role of law in our society, while building skills and attitudes to enable them to succeed in school and life. Mentors communicate online with youth each week and meet once per month for a group event based on a law-related curriculum. Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Tell me more

Tort Trial and Insurance Practice (TIPS)
Vice Chair and Liaison Program-Leadership Opportunities
Application deadline: March 2, 2010
Each year, TIPS chooses 4 students to serve as liaisons and 34 students to serve as vice-chairs to TIPS general committees. These valuable leadership opportunities allow you to meet and work with our nation’s best trial attorneys, enhance your resume, write for nationally-circulated publications and, most importantly, develop friends that will last throughout your legal career. Tell me more
Note: The TIPS Vice Chair and Liaison Program is separate from the Law Student Division Liaison Program.

 

Awards and Scholarships

Business Law
CLEO Scholarship
Application deadline: January 29, 2010
Awards four to five $1,000 scholarships to CLEO Fellow Scholars selected from essay competition submission to attend the Business Law Section Spring Meeting. The CLEO Fellow Scholar must be a first or second year law student that participated in a CLEO pre-law summer institute program or a pre-law weekend program, is a member of the ABA Law Student Division and is interested in pursuing a career in business law. Tell me more

Mental and Physical Disability Law
Paul G. Hearne Award for Disability Rights
Entry deadline: April 1, 2010

This annual award is presented to an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to furthering the rights, dignity, and access to justice for people with disabilities. Law students are encouraged to nominate a professor or organization from their law school. Tell me more

Environment, Energy, and Resources Law
Law Student Environment, Energy, and Resources Program of the Year Award
Application deadline: April 23, 2010

Recognizes the best student-organized educational program or public service project that focused on issues in the field of environmental, energy, or natural resources law. For more information, contact Julie Connell at (312) 988-5625. Tell me more.

 

Fellowships, Internships and Clerkships

Litigation
Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

Application deadline: December 31, 2009
Available in: Illinois; Texas; Miami, FL; Phoenix, AZ; Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA; and Washington DC.
Full-time, six-week minimum, summer internship program open to all first- or second-year minority and
or financially disadvantaged law students who want to do legal research and writing for state or federal judges. Interns receive an award of $1,500. Tell me more

Business Law
Business Law Diversity Clerkship Program
Application deadline: January 29, 2010

Designed to encourage law students to pursue business court clerkship opportunities and to consider careers in the practice of business law. Up to nine interns will receive a $6,000 summer stipend and placement in a business court clerkship. Tell me more

Antitrust
Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project
Application deadline: February 5, 2010

Provides law students the opportunity to work in the consumer protection and antitrust departments of state and territorial Offices of Attorneys General throughout the United States. These paid Fellowships last for an eight-week period. Tell me more

Homelessness and Poverty
John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund Legal Internship Program
Application deadline: March 26, 2010
Several law students who spend the summer months working for a bar association or legal services program designed to prevent homelessness or assist homeless or indigent clients or their advocates will receive a $2,500 stipend. The program provides much-needed legal assistance to organizations serving the under-represented and offers students direct experience in a public interest forum. Tell me more

ABA Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law
2010 Spring and Summer Internships
Application deadline: Mid-December and Mid-April
Paid, volunteer, and for-credit internships are available during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Duties include using Westlaw to research disability law issues, cite-checking cases and legislation, and assisting with various Commission projects. Tell me more

Antitrust Law
Summer Antitrust Law Fellowship Award
Application deadline: April 23, 2010

Created to provided unpaid summer employment opportunities within approved government agencies (federal, state, or international) for law students dedicated to the enforcement of antitrust laws, or other institutions whose primary mission is to advance the study of antitrust and competition law. Each Fellow will receive a gross award of $5,000 and may receive reimbursement for certain travel expenses. In addition, each Fellow will be assigned a Section of Antitrust Law Mentor who will monitor the Fellow's progress and meet with each Fellow several times throughout the summer months and be available to offer any assistance.  Tell me more

Environmental Law
Diversity Fellowship in Environmental Law
Application deadline: Varies by state

Designed to encourage disadvantaged or traditionally underrepresented law students to study and pursue careers in environmental law. Work on environmental justice is coordinated with not-for-profit organizations representing traditionally underserved groups, other not-for-profit environmental organizations, and local, state, and federal governmental organizations which provide placements for summer Fellowship recipients. For more information contact Julie Connell at (312) 988-5625. Tell me more

Criminal Justice
Internship Opportunities
Applications accepted year-round

Previous successful candidates spent a summer or semester in the Washington, DC offices of the Section, assisting with criminal justice policy research, Section Committee projects, and various other activities. Tell me more

International Law
International Internship Program
Application deadlines vary by program
Designed to give law students the opportunity to apply for internships all over the world including Latin America, Europe and Asia. For questions, contact
Ingrid White, ABA Law Student Division Liaison to the Section of International Law, or Angela Benson, Section Membership Director. Tell me more

 

Competitions

Entertainment and Sports Industries
12th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition
Entry deadline: January 4, 2010

Awards:
First Place Winner $5000; Four Semifinalists $1,500 each
Entrants must submit a 3,000-word paper on a compelling legal topic facing the music industry. For competition rules, visit the Entertainment Law Initiative page on Facebook. From the Facebook homepage, search for “The Entertainment Law Initiative”. Non-Facebook users should send an e-mail to eli@grammy.com for more information and instructions.

Business Law
2009 Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest
Entry deadline: January 8, 2010

Awards: First place will receive $2,500; second place, $1,000; and third place, $500
This writing contest encourages and rewards law student writings on a business law subject of general or current interest. For more information, contact Leslie Banas (312-988-5630). Tell me more

Dispute Resolution
Mediation Video Contest on YouTube®
Entry deadline: January 15, 2010

Awards: First Place Winner $1,000; Second Place Winner $500
Seeks creative, thoughtful, original three-minute videos that demonstrate the process and benefits of mediation. The goal of the competition is to further public understanding of mediation and to promote the use of mediation as a way to resolve disputes. Tell me more

International Law
Rona R. Mears Student Writing Competition & Scholarship Awards
Entry deadline: January 15, 2010
Awards: First and Second Place Winners $1,000 and travel stipend to attend the Section's Spring Conference in New York City, April 13-17, 2010 for presentation of award.

Designed to encourage law student interest and participation in the practice of international law. Entrants should submit a paper outlining the scope and application of universal jurisdiction. Tell me more

Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability and Long & Levit LLP
Levit Essay Contest
Entry deadline: February 19, 2010

Award: $5,000 cash prize and an expenses-paid trip to the Spring 2010 National Legal Malpractice Conference in Washington, D.C., April 14-16, 2010
The legal writing contest, only open to law students and young lawyers who are members of the American Bar Association, encourages innovative and original research and writing on issues in lawyers’ professional liability. 
Tell me more

Tort Trial and Insurance Practice (TIPS)
Law Student Writing Contest
Submission deadline: March 1, 2010

Award: First prize includes $1,500 cash, airfare and hotel accommodations to the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA
Submit an essay addressing a current legal topic under the purview of one of the Section’s substantive law committees, and become eligible to win a number of great prizes!
Tell me more

Environment, Energy, and Resources Law
5th Annual “Endangered Environmental Laws” Student Writing Competition
Entry deadline: 5:00 PM ET - April 12, 2010.
Award: $2,000 cash prize and possible publication in the Environmental Law Reporter
ABA Law Student Division members are eligible to submit any relevant article, case comment, note, or essay addressing a topic related to recent developments or trends in U.S. environmental law that have a significant constitutional or “ federalism” component. For more information, contact Louise Yeung or click here.

Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law
K. William Kolbe Law Student Writing Competition
Entry deadline: June 1, 2010
Award: $2,500 cash, a free membership in the Section for one year after graduation, airfare and hotel accommodations to attend the Section’s Fall Council Group Meeting.
Submissions should address current, general interest, legal topic which relates to a specific industry covered by the section. For questions, contact
Raiford Smith, ABA Law Student Division Liaison to the Section of Public Utility. Tell me more

 

ABA Midyear Meeting Preview
February 5-7, 2010
Orlando, FL

There is no registration fee to attend the Midyear Meeting. The deadline for advance registration is January 18, 2010.

Division for Public Services
Public Interest Law Roundtable: Careers in Public Interest
Thursday, February 4, 2010 (2:00pm-3:30pm)             

Join a discussion with national and local panelists from the public interest, private, and non-profit sectors as they discuss the career paths and experiences that led them to the practice of public interest law, as well as recommendations for seeking employment in this field.

Live Webcast from the Midyear Meeting
Smart Soloing: Success Strategies for Diverse Lawyers
February 5, 2010 (12:30pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)

Live video webcast program designed to help the recent solo/small firm lawyer build the skills and have the confidence needed to operate a successful law practice, and to candidly address some of the barriers and opportunities faced by diverse lawyers. ABA President Carolyn Lamm is presenting this program as part of a series to address diversity from the perspectives of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability. Tell me more

General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Practice
The 5000 Year Old Formula: Negotiation From Moses To Next Monday Morning – The Rules Haven’t Changed
February 6, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm)

This fast paced 90 minute program is based on Lee Hetherington’s innovative law school course on negotiation. It provides a practical framework designed for lawyers engaged in both deal making and the settlement of litigation and other disputes.

 

Entity Meetings and Events

Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice
Effective Representation of Federal Employees & Agencies at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
January 6, 2010
ABA Headquarters (Washington, DC
)
Tell me more

Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice
Due Process for Veteran Claimants and the Potential Effect of the Cushman Decision
January 12, 2010

Law firm of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP (Washington, DC)
Tell me more

Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice
Homeland Security Brown Bag Luncheon
January 21, 2010

ABA Headquarters (Washington, DC)
Details and registration information, contact Ann Kiefer with the Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice

Taxation
Midyear Meeting
January 21-23, 2010
Grand Hyatt Hotel
( San Antonio, TX)

Registration for full-time ABA Law Student Division members is waived!  If you are interested in tax law, don't miss is great opportunity to participate in several networking events, including a complimentary Welcome Reception, where you can meet with Section members, discuss a career in tax law with Section committee leadership and debate current tax issues. Tell me more

Forum on Air and Space Law
Update Conference
January 27, 2010 (Washington, DC)

ABA Law Student Division members with a demonstrated interest in Aviation or Space Law are eligible for financial assistance to cover the costs and expenses (coach airfare/lodging) of attending the Update Conference at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, DC.  Tell me more

Forum on Communications Law
15th Annual Conference of the Forum on Communications Law
January 28-30, 2010 (Key Largo, Florida)

Programming during the conference will feature the future of journalism and how media coverage of the courts has been affected by the legacy of People v. Simpson.   Tell me mor e

Forum on Communications
13th Annual Media Advocacy Workshop
Held in conjunction with the 15th Annual Conference (see above)

This one-day Workshop, provides an opportunity to get “on your feet” training and feedback from deans of the media bar. This workshop combines hands-on advocacy training with substantive areas of media law. Tell me more

Environment, Energy, and Resources Law
28th Annual Water Law Conference  
Law Student Volunteers Needed in Exchange for Free Admission

February 17-19, 2010 (San Diego, CA)
Volunteer application deadline: January 22, 2010

Volunteer opportunities and reduced registration rates are available to law students who wish to attend the 28th Annual Water Law Conference. As a volunteer your responsibilities will include assisting with some of the administrative tasks during event programming. Reduced rates are also available for law students who do not wish to volunteer. For more information, contact Julie Connell at (312) 988-5625. Tell me more

Criminal Justice Section
24th Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime
February 24-26, 2010
Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach Hotel (Miami, FL)

Focuses on numerous substantive topics including criminal antitrust enforcement, securities fraud, foreign corruption practices, environmental crime and ethical issues in white collar cases. Tell me more

Law Practice Management
ABA TECHSHOW
March 25-27, 2010
Hyatt Regency Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Come to Chicago for the world's premier legal CLE technology Conference and Expo. ABA Law Student Division members receive a full conference pass for only $50 Tell me more

American Bar Association and the National Legal Aid & Defenders Association
Equal Justice Conference
May 13-15, 2010
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort (Phoenix, Arizona)

Brings together all components of the legal community to discuss equal justice issues as they relate to the delivery of legal services to the poor and low-income individuals in need of legal assistance through plenary sessions, workshops, networking opportunities and special programming. Tell me more

 

Live Teleconferences and Audio Webcasts

Center for Professional Responsibility
Ethics Pitfalls for Practitioners
December 16, 2009 (100:pm-2:00pm Eastern Time)

While clients are increasingly interested in recoveries when cases don’t go their way, what was true in the past is true now: many claims could be avoided. In five key areas that get lawyers in trouble, a panel of experts will provide guidance on avoiding potential ethics pitfalls that can haunt practitioners. 
Tell me more

Law Practice Management
Third Thursday” Teleconference: The Virtual Law Firm: Benefits, Costs, and Ethical Pitfalls to Avoid

December 17, 2009 (1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)
Practicing law virtually can enhance an existing traditional law practice or function as a stand alone totally virtual law firm. The program will discuss the benefits of a practicing law virtually and how it can help a law firm acquire new “Web-savvy” clients as well as enable existing clients to work with their law firms online. Tell me more

Young Lawyers Division
Anatomy of Business Law: Tips and Terms for Corporate Drafting
January 5, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)

This program offers a primer on corporate drafting, including a discussion of frequently used terms, avoiding drafting disasters, and suggestions for successful drafting. Tell me more

Center for CLE
Avoiding Claims Arising from Religious Expression at Work: Lessons for the Multicultural Workplace
January 6, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)

In increasingly diverse workplaces, differences in religious beliefs and practices can create tensions among employees and challenges for employers. This session will explore the application of labor and employment law to the culturally diverse workplace. Tell me more

ABA Career Productivity Series
How to Use Social Media in Job Searches
January 7, 2010
(1:00pm-2:00pm Eastern Time)
How do you use social media? Who do you want to reach? Hear from expert faculty as they give insight on and demonstrate how to best utilize social media to meet your career objectives. Learn how to define goals, make efficient use of your time online, develop networking strategies, and brand yourself. Also, learn how potential employers use social media in their candidate searches. Tell me more

Center for CLE
Efficiently Preparing a Case for Trial
January 12, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)

Seasoned trial attorneys will share practical advice on efficiently preparing a case for trial. Tell me more

ABA Center for CLE
A Practitioner's Guide to U.S. and Canadian Antiboycott Law & Policy: Nuts & Bolts of Boycott Provisions (Part 1)
January 13, 2010 (2:00pm-3:30pm Eastern Time)

An expert panel will explain the nuts and bolts of boycott regulations, including comparing differences in jurisdictional reach to both US and non-US subsidiaries, contrasting the prohibited conduct of the three regimes and explaining each regime's reporting requirements. Tell me more

Health Law - Career Teleconference Series
How to Prepare for a Career in Health Law
January 26, 2010 (4:00pm-5:30pm Central Time)

Features several practitioners sharing their stories about their career paths. Panelists will share practical guidance and discuss ways to use your time in law school to enhance your prospects for a job in health law. A free MP3 recording will be available on the Section's website following the call. For more information, contact Simeon Carson or Marisa Franchini, ABA Law Student Division Liaison to the Section of Health Law.

Forum on Franchising
Middle East:  Navigating the Risks and Rewards of the World's Most Interesting Market
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 ( 1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)
US and Middle East based attorneys and international business consultants, will discuss  structuring, negotiating, managing and unwinding franchise transactions in the Middle East. Speakers will focus on both legal and practical issues such as current hot markets, religious or cultural requirements to brand protection, exit strategy obstacles, tax structures, anti-terrorism, anti-corruption and personnel safety concerns.  Tell me more

Health Law - Career Teleconference Series
Tips on Securing a Job in Health Law
Tuesday, April 6, 2010 (4:00pm-5:30pm Central Time)

Panelists will share how they arrived at their current positions and will provide tips on what potential employers look for from new graduates. A free MP3 recording will be available for download on the Section's website following the call. For more information, contact Simeon Carson or Marisa Franchini, ABA Law Student Division Liaison to the Section of Health Law.


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