ABA Law Student Division
March 2010 News and Activities


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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

 

Community Volunteer Opportunities

ABA and TreeUtah Team Up to Plan Trees in Salt Lake City (3/20/10)

Projects for Purpose (4/15/10 and 4/17/10)

Law Day 2010: Enduring Traditions, Emerging Challenges (5/1/10)

 

Clerkships, Fellowships and Internships

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

Antitrust - Summer Fellowship Award

Criminal Justice - Internship

Environmental Law - Diversity Fellowship

International - Internship

Mental and Physical Disabilities Law - Internships

 

Awards, Scholarships
and Competitions

Disability - Paul G. Hearne Award for Disability Rights

Environmental Law - Law Student Program of the Year Award

Environmental Law - Writing Competition

Family Law - Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest

National Security - Writing Competition

Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law - Writing Competition

SciTech - Student Writing Competition

 

Entity Meetings
and Events

ABA TechShow (3/25-27/10)

International Law Boot Camp (3/13-17/10)

Family Law (4/14-17/10)

Petroleum Marketing Attorneys Meeting (4/19-20/10)

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

Taxation May Meeting (5/6-8/10)

Writing Techniques for Winning Cases Featuring Gary Kinder (5/7/10, 5/15/10 and 5/21/10)

Eastern Water Resources Conference (5/20-21/10)

National Conference on Professional Responsibility (6/3-5/10)

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

Banking Law Basics

 

Live Teleconferences
and Webcasts

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

Death & Immortality for Superheroes: A Primer on Copyright Termination Procedures (3/24/10)

Transportation Impact Fees (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)

Demystifying Government Affairs for the Corporate Counsel (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
National Office?

 

Congratulations to the
Newly Elected 2010-2011 Circuit Governors

1st Circuit
Elizabeth Bailey
Harvard Law School

2nd Circuit
Stephanie Diemer
Pace University School of Law

3rd Circuit
Paul Edger
Widener University
School of Law-Harrisburg

4th Circuit
Garylene Javier
Appalachian School of Law

5th Circuit
Ronald Morris
Mississippi College School of Law

6th Circuit
Sara Anne Hawkins
The Thomas M. Cooley Law School

7th Circuit
Janice Dantes
DePaul University College of Law

8th Circuit
Adam Landstrom
University of North Dakota
School of Law

9th Circuit
Jessica Williams
Thomas Jefferson School of Law

10th Circuit
Shawn Yancy
Washburn University School of Law

11th Circuit
Ethan Ashley
Howard University School of Law

12th Circuit
Ryan Mansfield
Gonzaga University School of Law

13th Circuit
Trevor Hall
St. Mary's University School of Law

14th Circuit
Nakul Patel
Wm S. Boyd School of Law
University of Nevada-Las Vegas

15th Circuit
Cassandra Fava
University of Denver
Sturm College of Law

 

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.

 

Law School Happenings

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.

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)
University of Florida
(4/9/10)
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.

University of Toledo Law Review
Climate Change and the Future of Energy
March 26th, 2010 (8:00am - 3:30pm)

Featuring Keynote Speaker, Mark. R. Shanahan, Energy Advisor to Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and Executive Director of the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority.  The program is offered for CLE credit at a cost of $75, and is free for all others.   Tell me more

 

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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Message from the Law Student Division Chair

Help Us Lobby Congress to
Support Student Loan Reform

Dear Fellow ABA Law Student Member:

One of the most important roles of the American Bar Association (ABA) Law Student Division is to advocate on behalf of law students, including advocating law student issues to Congress. Specifically, the ABA has focused its efforts on two primary issues: 1) increasing Stafford loan limits and 2) incorporating bar exam study loans under the definition of an education loan. The mandate to advocate for these issues comes from policy created by the ABA Commission on the Impact of the Economic Crisis on the Profession and Legal Needs and subsequently endorsed by the ABA House of Delegates.

The U.S. Senate is currently considering legislation on student loan reform that will likely be attached to the budget reconciliation process (meaning only 51 votes are needed instead of 60) and they hope to complete this process before they adjourn for recess - no later than March 26, 2010. We need your help to lobby Senate leaders on these issues.

Please make a phone call or send an email or fax a letter (in early to mid-March) directly to your Senator's office to let him or her know that you support these initiatives. Click here for a sample letter you can use that outlines the two initiatives. If you need assistance tracking down the contact information for your senators, click here.

In advance, thank you for being part of our unified national force of 43,000 members. We will continue to amplify our advocacy with future lobbying efforts and coordinated grassroots efforts by our members. Your service at such busy times in our lives to help future law students and to create equal access to education is a credit to the future of our profession.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.

Sincerely,

James Borkman
Chair, ABA Law Student Division
The John Marshall Law School

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 . This is a strict liability requirement. No exceptions will be granted.

Important: For Law School Newspaper nominations: All newspaper nomination forms and required supplemental materials be received by the Law Student Division on or before April 1, 2010 . This is a strict liability requirement. No exceptions will be granted. Tell me more

Community Volunteer Opportunities

Environment, Energy and Resources Law
ABA and TreeUtah Team Up to Plant Trees in Salt Lake Valley
March 20, 2010 (1:00pm-4:00pm)

The American Bar Association is teaming up with TreeUtah to plant trees in South Jordan City, Utah, as part of the Great Salt Lake Audubon Society’s Jordan River Migratory Bird Habitat Restoration Project. This service project is being held in conjunction with the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources 39th Annual Conference on Environmental Law. Tell me more

I ndividual Rights and Responsibilities
Projects for Purpose
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.

Public Education
Law Day 2010: Enduring Traditions, Emerging Challenges
May 1, 2010

Student bar associations and law student organizations can schedule Law Day events that fit within their academic calendar . While officially celebrated on May 1, consider getting an early start by holding a Law Day event in April. When planning a program at your school, seek partnerships with other student organizations on campus. Contact your local or state bar association or local schools and civic groups. Download the Law Day Planning Guide for more tips for law student programs. Tell me more

Clerkships, Fellowships and Internships

Homelessness and Poverty
John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund Legal Internship Program
Application deadline: March 26, 2010
Selected 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 under served 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, Scholarships and Competitions

You must be an ABA Law Student Division member to be considered for the awards, scholarships or competitions listed below unless otherwise indicated.

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

Science and Technology Law
2010 Student Writing Competition:
Emerging Legal Issues in the Storage of Personally Identifiable Information

Entry deadline: April 1, 2010
Award: Expense paid travel to the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco and possible publication in The SciTech Lawyer.

Designed to encourage law students to write articles on subjects related to science and technology law and to encourage cutting-edge or innovative perspectives on the subject matter. Tell me more

Family Law
Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest
Entry Deadline: April 2, 2010
Essay Deadline: April 9, 2010
Award: Published in the scholarly journal, Family Law 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

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 .

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.

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

Law and National Security
2010 National Security Law Student Writing Competition:
National Security in a Globalized World

Entry deadline: August 15, 2010
Award: $500; airfare and hotel accommodations to attend the Standing Committee's 20th Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law Conference in Washington, DC (November, 2010); possible publication in the National Security Law Report.

This competition is designed to encourage scholarly debate regarding current issues related to U.S. national security in the global environment; international security; international treaties and their impact on national security. Tell me more

Entity Meetings and Events

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

ABA Section of International Law and the New York State Bar Association International Section
International Law Boot Camp featuring the “Fundamentals of International Practice”
April 13-17, 2010 (Grand Hyatt New York)

Learn the fundamentals of international practice on April 13th and stay the rest of the week for more than 60 cutting-edge international law programs while networking with international practitioners from around the world.  Special law student rates are available to ABA Law Student Division members. 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

Environment, Energy, and Resources Law
2010 ABA Petroleum Marketing Attorneys’ Meeting
Law Student Volunteers Needed in Exchange for Free Admission
April 19-20, 2010
(Washington, DC)
Volunteer application deadline:
March 19, 2010

Volunteer opportunities and reduced registration rates are available to ABA Law Student Division members who wish to attend the 2010 ABA Petroleum Marketing Attorneys’ Meeting. As a volunteer your responsibilities will include assisting with some of the administrative tasks during event programming. Reduced rates are also available for ABA law student members who do not wish to volunteer. For more information, contact Julie Connell at (312) 988-5625. 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

Taxation
2010 May Meeting
May 6-8, 2010
Grand Hyatt Hotel (Washington, DC)
Free registration for ABA Law Student Division members! 

It’s more important than ever to learn about the changes in tax laws and regulations that affect business and tax planning.  Join the ABA Section of Taxation for two days of CLE programs and the opportunity to participate in high-level discussion between private practitioners and government on the most important issues facing tax lawyers today. Check out the Tax Section’s newest video about this meetings and the benefits of attending.   Tell me more

Center for Continuing Legal Education
Writing Techniques for Winning Cases Featuring Gary Kinder
May 7, 2010 (Chicago, IL); May 14, 2010 (Seattle, WA); May 21, 2010 (Denver, CO)

Emphasizing the importance of ethics in writing, Gary Kinder will teach you how to write a persuasive brief and show you how to make judges want to decided in your favor. Discover how to shape a case for impact; how to get the judge's attention; how to present a case quickly and cleanly; how to capture a judge's imagination; and how to structure arguments no opponent can deny. Tell me more

Environment, Energy, and Resources Law
2010 Eastern Water Resources Conference
Law Student Volunteers Needed in Exchange for Free Admission
May 20-21, 2010 (Orlando, FL)
Volunteer application deadline:
Friday, April 9, 2010

Volunteer opportunities and reduced registration rates are available to ABA Law Student Division members who wish to attend the 2010 Eastern Water Resources Conference. As a volunteer your responsibilities will include assisting with some of the administrative tasks during event programming. Reduced rates are also available for ABA law student members who do not wish to volunteer. For more information, contact Julie Connell at (312) 988-5625. Tell me more

Center for Professional Responsibility
36th National Conference on Professional Responsibility
June 3-5, 2010
Westin Seattle (Seattle, WA)
Free registration for ABA Law Student Division members! 

Take this opportunity to hear nationally known ethics experts and learn about issues that will help you build an ethical practice in your legal career.  To take advantage of the free law student registration for ABA Law Student Division members. Space is limited so you must pre-register no later than May 7, 2010 by sending an e-mail to the Center for Professional Responsibility with your contact information, law school and year of graduation. 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

Business Law
12th Annual National Institute on Banking Law Basics
June 7-9, 2010
Hotel Nikko (San Francisco, CA)

This comprehensive introduction to banking law regulations, is designed for those considering a career as a banking lawyer, consultant or other bank professional. Take home a fundamental understanding of the basic laws and regulations governing banks and bank holding companies and attend a two-hour segment addressing the ethical considerations you may face when representing a banking organization. Tell me more

Live Teleconferences and Webcasts

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

Intellectual Property Law
Death & Immortality for Superheroes: A Primer on Copyright Termination Procedures
March 24, 2010 (12:00 Noon-1:30pm Eastern Time)

Using the acquisition of Marvel by Disney and subsequent action by Jack Kirby's family to terminate grants of certain episode rights to Marvel, panelists will discuss the potential impact of such termination rights on acquisitions and how to apply such termination rights in cases involving a popular mainstay cultural icon. Tell me more

Environment, Energy and Resources - Teleconference and Live Audio Webcast
Transportation Impact Fees
March 24 , 2010 (12:00 Noon - 2:00pm Eastern Time)

A panel of land use and planning experts will share their perspectives on cutting edge changes in Impact Mobility Fees including a national review and analysis. Join the panel as they examine Florida's current legislative and regulatory showdown over Impact Mobility Fees. 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.

Business Law - Teleconference and Live Audio Webcast
Demystifying Government Affairs for the Corporate Counsel
April 6, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)

A panel of seasoned professional will provide practical advice on how to utilize government affairs resources to help achieve corporate legal and business goals and how to navigate the every-changing landscape of lobbying restrictions and other political activity legal requirements. Tell me more

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 enhancement 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.  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

Live from the ABA Law Practice Management Spring Meeting
The Third Program in the ABA Presidential Diversity Program Series: Strategies for Success

What Law School Didn't Teach You: Self-Advocacy for Survival and Sustainability

April 29, 2010 (1:30pm-3:00pm Eastern Time)

Law school did a good job of providing you with knowledge of substantive law. But, knowing "the law" is only the beginning if you are going to truly demonstrate your unique and diverse talents.  And, that is what you need to do to succeed, especially in today's economy. This live video webcast program will help you identify the unique and diverse talents you have that will help make you a successful lawyer. Tell me more

Entertainment and Sports Industries - Teleconference and Live Audio Webcast
Digital Platforms 101
May 25, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)

Discover the major digital video distribution trends, platform technologies, services, business models and related digital rights management solutions within the U.S. and abroad. Tell me more

Entertainment and Sports Industries
Deaccessioning: Collection Cure or Viral Sale
May 27, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm)

In an era when deaccessioning is used and abused by museum and institutions around the country and the globe, it is time for practitioners to understand their legal and corporate responsibilities. Tell me more


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