Stanford University Law School has handled third-year student Elizabeth Kolbe’s physical disability virtually without a hitch, but Kolbe is well aware she’s lucky in that regard. Through her role as president of the National Association of Law Students with Disabilities (NALSWD), Kolbe has gotten a broader sense of what law students with disabilities face.
There is a New Yorker cartoon from the ’80s that shows a bearded, middle-aged man sitting alone on a couch during a cocktail party. With one arm slung on the back of the couch, the man, surely drunk, stares happily into space. As guests mingle at a distance, a woman peers over the man’s shoulder and exclaims, “My goodness, Professor Sydney, isn’t anyone talking to you?”
The performance review. In concept, it sounds like a good idea: An employer regularly takes time to review the work of the employee in order to evaluate progress on such areas as professional goals, quality of work, job knowledge, potential, and interpersonal relationships in the workplace. Once reviewed, the employer shares this information with the employee who, after providing feedback and input, can move forward in a way that helps him grow professionally and benefits his employer. Good stuff, right?
Until well into the 20th century, there were traditionally thought to be only three professions: medicine, the ministry, and the law. Strange, isn’t it, to think that teachers, executives, accountants, scientists, and engineers were not considered professionals? That’s the old‑school view: only doctors, the clergy, and lawyers belonged to what were more specifically called the “learned professions.”
Believe it or not, it has been nearly 40 years since the first commercial legal research database was released to the public. The year was 1973 when Mead Data Central rolled out LEXIS, which for the first time gave users the ability to search the full text of court opinions. Legal research would never be the same.
As an undergraduate at Washington University in St. Louis, John kastl double majored in biology and drama.
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Jodi Ettenberg never wento to college, but when a friend bet her that she couldn't get into law school, she was determined to prove she could. At 18, she was accepted to lawy school at McGill University in her hometown of Montreal. She graduated in 2002 at 22.
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