ABA Law Student Division
February 2010 News and Activities



Visit the New ABA Job Board

Economic Recovery
Resources

Find the latest information from the ABA on how to get through the economic downturn. Our Economic Recovery Resources portal contains resources and tips on a variety of topics from job searching, to practice management, to professional development and more. Tell me more

 

Call for
Award Nominations

Nomination Deadline
April 1, 2010
Tell me more

 

Resume Building Opportunities

Vice-Chair and Liaison Program - Leadership Opportunities

Projects for Purpose - Volunteer Opportunity in New Orleans, LA

2010 National Roundtable on Lawyer Specialty Certification (3/11-13/10)

Specialization - Law Practice Specialty Certification Program

 

Clerkships, Fellowships and Internships

John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund Legal Internship Program

Summer Antitrust Law Fellowship Award

Diversity Fellowship in Environmental Law

Internship Opportunities in Criminal Justice

International Internship Program

2010 Spring Summer Internships with the Commission on Mental and Physical Disabilities Law

 

Awards and Scholarships

Law Student Environment, Energy and Resources Program of the Year Award

Paul G. Hearne Award for Disability Rights

 

Student Writing Competitions

Affordable Housing and Community Development

Family Law

Enviornment, Energy and Resources Law

Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law

Tort and Insurance Practice

Science and Technology Law

 

Entity Meetings
and Events

Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice - Homeland Security (3/3-4/10)

Environment, Energy and Resources Law (3/18-21/10)

ABA TechShow (3/25-27/10)

Family Law (4/14-17/10)

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

National Conference on Client Protection (6/4-5/10)

Live Teleconferences
and Webcasts

Dangerous Curves Ahead: When Legal Ethics and Technology Collide (2/23/10)

Survival Tactics in Contracting Times: Film and Television Transaction Realities in 2010 (2/25/10)

Beyond Gun Control: McDonald v City of Chicago and Incorporation of the Bill of Rights (2/25/10)

Anatomy of Business Law: Non-Profit Organizations (3/2/10)

Head in the Cloud, Feet in the Rules of Professional Conduct: Managing the Ethical Risks to Lawyers from Web 2.0 Technologies, Portable Devices, and Cloud Computing (3/3/10)

Lessons Learned and Opportunities Arising From the Financial Crisis (3/10/10)

Anti-Kickback Law Basics (3/11/10)

Spotlight on Electronic Discovery: What Every Attorney Should Know (3/16/10)

Supreme Court Reversal Rates: Evaluating the Federal Courts of Appeals (3/18/10)

Bankruptcy and Marital Debts: Is It Enforceable or Dischargable? (3/24/10)

Identification and Negotiation of Key Issues in Sport Sponsorship and Facility Naming Rights Transactions (3/24/10)

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

Pro Bono as Career Development and Hot Topics in Entertainment Law (4/7/10)

Death of Major Label Distribution: Birth of DIY (4/28/10)

Hollywood Calling: Transactions in Adapting a Book into Film (4/29/10)

 

Who's Running For
Division Elected Office?

 

There is Still Time to Attend Your Circuit
Spring Meeting
& Governor Election

1st Circuit
March 6, 2010
New England Law / Boston
Boston, MA
Agenda and Registration Form

2nd Circuit
February 27, 2010
Pace University School of Law
White Plains, NY
Agenda and Registration Form

7th Circuit
February 27, 2010
Valparaiso University School of Law
Valparaiso, IN
Agenda and Registration Form

11th Circuit
February 27, 2010
Howard University School of Law
Washington, DC
Agenda and Registration Form

12th Circuit
March 6, 2010
University of Montana School of Law
Missoula, MT
Agenda and Registration Form

13th Circuit
February 27, 2010
Texas Wesleyan School of Law
Fort Worth, TX
Agenda and Registration Form

15th Circuit
February 27, 2010
Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law at Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ) and
Phoenix School of Law (Phoenix, AZ)
Agenda and Registration Form

 

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.  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

 

Don't Lose Your Privileges of ABA Law Student Division Membership

To check your membership status or to bring your dues up to date, visit MyABA or contact the ABA Service Center at 800.285.2221 for assistance.

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.

 

ABA Law School Visits

Labor & Employment - Law School Outreach Programs
Take advantage of the opportunity to learn more about career paths in labor and employment law from seasoned attorneys.

DePaul University
(3/4/10)
University of Alabama
(3/11/10)
West Virginia University
(3/12/10)
University of Santa Clara
(3/17/10)
Michigan State
(3/22/10)
University of New Mexico
(3/24/10)
Samford Univ-Cumberland
(3/25/10)
Wayne State University
(3/31/10)
Northern Kentucky University
(4/6/10)
Stanford
(4/21/10)

A panel comprised of an employer lawyer, a union lawyer, a plaintiff’s lawyer, and a neutral participant will share real-life experiences and information during these one-hour lunch programs.

 

Careers in Environmental, Energy, and Resources Law
Free Podcast Download

Interest in environmental, energy and resources law has increased dramatically over the past couple of years, due in part to an increasing focus on climate change and a general awareness of related issues. In this quick download of the January 27, 2010 teleconference, four lawyers with varied backgrounds in the fields of environmental, energy and natural resources law provided practical guidance on various career options, advice for achieving certain career goals, and overviews of their day-to-day practices.
Free MP3 Download

 

Other Items of Interest

The California Supreme Court Historical Society Writing Contest
Prize: $2,500 and publication in the Society's journal, California Legal History. Entry deadline: June 30, 2010.
Tell me more

 

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Letters to the Editor

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American Bar Association
2010 Legislative Priorities

Flexibility in Repayment of Law Student Loans

During the ABA Midyear Meeting, the ABA Board of Governors placed " Responding to the economic crisis: flexibility in repayment of law student loans and related emergency programs" onto its list of top 10 priorities for 2010. “I am pleased to see the Board of Governors approve an ambitious legislative agenda — issues of such importance to both society as a whole and to the profession,” stated ABA President Carolyn B. Lamm.  “In these challenging economic times, it is especially critical for Americans to have access to legal services to help them with such pressing problems as foreclosure, restructuring a business and domestic violence needs. Too, individuals who want to serve society by becoming lawyers and yet are unable to find employment during the economic crisis, should have viable options for temporarily suspending payments of their law school debt, which is often $60,000 or more.” Tell me more

ABA House of Delegates Adopts Policies on Issues
Such as Student Debt

The American Bar Association House of Delegates took action on a broad spectrum of issues affecting national and state-level policy, when it convened in Orlando earlier this month during the association’s 2010 Midyear Meeting. Among those issues, the delegates addressed student debt more broadly, urging Congress to implement programs to assist students and graduates of higher educational institutions to deal with financial hardships caused by the lack of job opportunities during the recession.

 

Call for Award Nominations!
2010 ABA Law Student Division Annual Awards
Nomination Deadline: April 1, 2010

Get the recognition you and your law school deserves by applying for an ABA Law Student Division National Award. Each year, the ABA Law Student Division recognizes the achievements of individual law students, law school organizations and law schools through the Division's Annual Awards program.

Nominate the law students and student organizations at your law school that you feel deserve to be recognized for their worthwhile efforts in the following categories:

  • Student Bar Association (SBA);
  • Diversity;
  • Public Interest;
  • Membership and Activity;
  • Law School Newspaper; and
  • VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Programs.

The signature of your law school dean is required for consideration and received via email at lsd-awards@americanbar.org by the ABA Law Student Division on or before 11:59pm CDT on April 1, 2010 .

Important: For Law School Newspaper nominations: All newspaper nomination forms and required supplemental materials must be mailed using conventional U.S. Postal or an overnight mail service (such as Federal Express) for receipt by the Law Student Division on or beofre April 1, 2010 . Tell me more

 

Congratulations to the 2009-2010
Competition National Champions!

Arbitration Competition National Champions!
Texas Tech University School of Law
Congratulations also to the 12 Regional Championship teams who competed in the fifth annual ABA Law Student Division Arbitration Competition National Finals in Orange, CA January 22-23, 2010 ( show me the final rankings )  

Negotiation Competition National Champions!
Boston University School of Law

Congratulations to all the teams that competed in the 26th annual Negotiation Competition. Twenty-four teams advanced to the National Finals in Orlando, FL. (
Show me the final rankings)

 

Resume Building Opportunities

Tort Trial and Insurance Practice (TIPS)
Vice Chair and Liaison Program-Leadership Opportunities
Application deadline: March 2, 2010
Note: The TIPS Vice Chair and Liaison Program is separate from the Law Student Division Liaison Program.
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

Standing Committee on Specialization
Professional Growth, Competency, Respect!
2010 National Roundtable on Lawyer Specialty Certification

March 11-13, 2010 (Denver, CO)

Are you aware that you can be certified in a specialized field of law? Chart your course to earning a certified specialist designation early.  Discover the nuts and bolts behind the programs, from peer review and CLE to charting your task and experience requirements and taking the written exam. State and National certifying program managers will be in attendance, as well as certified specialists who serve as board members.  Tell me more

I ndividual Rights and Responsibilities
Projects for Purpose - Volunteer Opportunity
April 15 and April 17, 2010 (12:00 Noon - 4:00pm)
New Orleans, LA

Projects for Purpose is a great opportunity to help the community while networking with prominent members of the legal profession and ABA leaders.  If you are interested in practicing civil rights law, this is an invaluable opportunity to make contacts and get involved with a group that is actively committed to protecting and advancing human rights, civil liberties, and social justice.  To volunteer, email Patrice McFarlane with your name, school, and the date(s) you are available.  For further information about the Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities, visit their website or contact Alexis Lungren, ABA Law Student Division Liaison to IRR.

Clerkships, Fellowships and Internships

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
A pplication deadlines: Varies 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

 

Awards and Scholarships

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.

 

Law Student Writing Competitions

Science and Technology Law
Law Student Writing Contest
Submission deadline: March 1, 2010
Award: Airfare and two nights' accommodations to attend the ABA August Annual Meeting in San Francisco, presentation of award at the Science and Technology Law Annual Luncheon and possible publication in The SciTech Lawyer

ABA Law Student Division members are invited to submit their articles that address an important emerging legal issues for public or private entities that store personally identifiable information and how these issues should be addressed. 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 August 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

Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law
Law Student Writing Competition
Postmark deadline: March 12, 2010
Award: First prize includes $1,000 cash, airfare and hotel accommodations to attend the 19th Annual Forum Conference, May 26-28 in Washington, DC and possible publication in the Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law

ABA Law Student Division members are invited to submit their papers addressing any legal issue regarding affordable housing and/or community development law. Papers must be original, unpublished work. Tell me more -- click on the link for " Writing Competition." For questions, contact Hilary Jaffe, ABA Law Student Division Liaison to the Forum Committee on Affordable Housing and Community Development.

Family Law
Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest
Entry Deadline: April 2, 2010
Essay Deadline: April 9, 2010

Award: Published in the scholarly journal, FamilyLaw Quarterly, notification to your dean, a certificate, a free one-year membership in the ABA Section of Family Law, and an invitation to attend the Section Annual Awards Luncheon at the ABA August Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
ABA Law Student Division members are invited to submit their essay addressing any area of family law.  Essays scheduled to be published, and essays that have previously been published, are ineligible for consideration. 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 a 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

 

Entity Meetings and Events

Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice
5th Annual Homeland Security Law Institute
March 3-4, 2010
Washington Convention Center (Washington, DC)

This program brings together more than 80 experts in Homeland Security, many of whom are current and former Department of Homeland Security officials, as well as the leading private practitioners and academics, for a two day in-depth series of CLE programs exploring current trends and emerging issues in homeland security law.  Tell me more

Environment, Energy, and Resources Law
39th Annual Conference on Environmental Law
Law Student Volunteers Needed in Exchange for Free Admission

March 18-21, 2010 (Salt Lake City, UT)
Volunteer application deadline: February 19, 2010

Volunteer opportunities and reduced registration rates are available to law students who wish to attend the 39th Annual Conference on Environmental Law. 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

Law Practice Management
ABA TECHSHOW
March 25-27, 2010
Hilton 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

Family Law
Spring CLE Conference
April 14-17, 2010
Hotel Monteleone (New Orleans, LA)

Spice up your spring with jambalaya, crawfish pie, and CLE gumbo! Join the Section of Family Law for a reception at the Louisiana Supreme Court and use this opportunity to network with family law attorneys and experts from around the country. Program topics will include adoption, ethics, trial practice and techniques, law practice management, and much more. Law students register at a discounted rate. 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, AZ)

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

Standing Committee on Client Protection
26th National Forum on Client Protection
June 4-5, 2010
Seattle Westin Hotel (Seattle, WA)

Among other highlights, topics explored during the 26th National Forum include: handling cross-border claims for reimbursement; recovering funds following lawyer bankruptcy and criminal proceedings; getting the most out of your fund’s reserves; a discussion of hot topics for lawyers’ funds for client protection; and the implications of a lawyer’s role in loan modification scams. In addition, the Committee will hold its annual Town Hall Meeting and Difficult Claims Workshop.  Tell me more

 

Live Teleconferences and Webcasts

Science and Technology Law
Dangerous Curves Ahead: When Legal Ethics and Technology Collide
February 23, 2010 ( 1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)

Technology has transformed the practice of law, providing unprecedented access to information, streamlined workflow, and instantaneous and cost-effective communication. Discuss how lawyers who race to use the latest and greatest technology do not always realize the corresponding ethical and legal issues lurking around the next curve.
Tell me more

Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries - 2010 Teleconference and Live Webcast Series
Survival Tactics in Contracting Times: Film and Television Transaction Realities in 2010
February 25, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)

Transactional lawyers tend to build on deal precedents and career success, but with an impaired economy and a severe contraction in traditional television and motion picture production and distributions, the " old ways" of doing business are no longer applicable. Learn how to spot the new issues and deal with the economics of this new world that requires and entirely different perspective. Tell me more

State and Local Government Law - Teleconference and Live Audio Webcast
Beyond Gun Control: McDonald v City of Chicago and Incorporation of the Bill of Rights
February 25, 2010 (1:30pm-3:00pm Eastern Time)

Having generated national media attention and overwhelming amicus participation, McDonald v. City of Chicago, is shaping up to be one of the most important cases of the U.S. Supreme Court’s term and could usher in a new era in constitutional jurisprudence. The case challenges a Chicago ordinance prohibiting possession of handguns in the home, but the issues at stake go far beyond the usual debate over gun control. The Supreme Court has been asked to overrule nearly 140 years of constitutional law and the selective incorporation doctrine. Each panelists has joined an amicus brief in the case and will discuss the positions of the parties and amicus, and will offer a preview of the oral arguments and the possible implications of the decision. Tell me more

Center for CLE - Teleconference and Live Webcast
Anatomy of Business Law: Non-Profit Organizations
March 2, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)

Panelists will introduce you to the important business law areas of non-profit organizations such as how to establish and form a non-profit, requirements for serving on a board of directors, and the personal and professional benefits of non-profit volunteering. Tell me more

Business Law
Head in the Cloud, Feet in the Rules of Professional Conduct: Managing the Ethical Risks to Lawyers from Web 2.0 Technologies, Portable Devices, and Cloud Computing
March 3, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)

Identify and examine the ethical risks that can arise under the applicable Rules of Professional Conduct for lawyers from a lawyer's use of online social media in representation of clients and in the lawyer's private activities. This program will explore the ethical risks that can arise from a lawyer's reliance on mobile and wireless computer devices to access and use such Web 2.0 technologies. Tell me more

International Law
Lessons Learned and Opportunities Arising From the Financial Crisis
March 10, 2010 (10:00am - 11:30am Eastern Time)

How has the financial crisis affected the real estate, development, investment, and banking markets? What does the future hold for these industries. Panelists will discuss these topics as well and government restrictions in the US, UK and France. Tell me more

Health Law
Anti-Kickback Law Basics
March 11, 2010 (12:00 Noon-1:30pm Eastern Time)

It is imperative that practitioners in the healthcare arena have a basic grasp of the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute, its safe harbors, and its practical application. This teleconference is intended to provide practitioners with a solid foundation and understanding of the federal Anti-Kickback Statute. Tell me more

General Practice, Solo and Small Firm
Spotlight on Electronic Discovery: What Every Attorney Should Know
March 16, 2010 (12:00 Noon-1:30pm)

This presentation will provide a basic review of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the case law that applies to e-discovery. Panelists also will examine management of electronically stored information. Tell me more

Intellectual Property Law
Supreme Court Reversal Rates: Evaluating the Federal Courts of Appeals
March 18, 2010 (12:00 Noon-1:30pm Eastern Time)

Has the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit now replaced the Ninth Circuit as the "rogue" circuit? According to an empirical study of case dispositions from the 13 U.S. Courts of Appeals, Roy E. Hofer concludes that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit deserves a "D" for its unusually high reversal rates. Hear the reaction of nationally recognized Supreme Court practitioners and judges to Mr. Hofer's findings and conclusions. Tell me more

Family Law
Bankruptcy and Marital Debts: Is It Enforceable or Dischargeable?
March 24, 2010 (12:00 Noon-1:30pm Eastern Time)

The nexus between bankruptcy and divorce is never more prevalent than in these tough economic times.  This panel of experts will provide the family law practitioner with information on the bankruptcy code as it relates to marital debts; what pitfalls may lurk in the bankruptcy code for the divorcee; and ways to avoid financial surprise for the client. Tell me more

Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries - 2010 Teleconference and Live Webcast Series
Identification and Negotiation of Key Issues in Sport Sponsorship and Facility Naming Rights Transactions
March 24, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)

Sponsorship and facility naming rights transactions play a crucial role in the world of sport for teams, arenas, stadiums, and their respective corporate partners. This program will focus on the key issues - both legal and business - involved in sport sponsorship and facility naming rights transactions, and on strategies for negotiation of these issues. Tell me more

Health Law - Career Teleconference Series
Tips on Securing a Job in Health Law
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.

Forum on Entertainment and Sports Law
Pro Bono as Career Development and Hot Topics in Entertainment Law
April 7, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)

Pro bono representation is a very effective career development tool through development of client relationships, expanding skill sets and legal knowledge to challenging areas of the law and taking on representations involving cutting edge issues.  Join our expert panel as they discuss pro bono as a career development tool. Tell me more

Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries - 2010 Teleconference and Live Webcast Series
Death of Major Label Distribution: Birth of DIY
April 28, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)

Learn how technology is dramatically changing the landscape of th
e music industry, bringing an end to conventional distribution means, and causing traditional distribution revenue streams to dry up, while also creating dozens of new ways that artists can exploit their content across a variety of platforms. Tell me more

Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries - 2010 Teleconference and Live Webcast Series
Hollywood Calling: Transactions in Adapting a Book into a Film
April 29, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)

Books of fiction and non-fiction have been the basis for some of the most successful films in the history of the motion picture industry. This program will discuss the relationships among an author, agent, book publisher, and film company when a book is adapted into a motion picture, along with an analysis of the relevant provisions in the respective agreements. Tell me more


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