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Fear of failure is common for students preparing for the bar exam. Put that nervous energy to good use with smart bar exam preparation.
For law students, there is a typical interview process. First, there are the on-campus interviews, usually with one or two lawyers from the firm. And then there's the callback, when a series of lawyers conduct interviews on their territory.
A law student walks into a bar and sits down by a lawyer. The lawyer says to the student, “I was expecting your call a few weeks ago.” That’s it. There’s no punch line to this guy-walks-into-a-bar story. Ryan, the student, had proactively sent a résumé and letter of interest to the lawyer about a month prior to happening upon him in the bar of a restaurant.
Those involved in legal education—students, faculty, staff, families of students—recognize stress is an issue for most law students.
G.I. Joe was a favorite cartoon of mine growing up. I don't remember much about it now, but I do remember that each episode ended with a public service announcement of sorts. Here's how it went every time: Kid is about to do something dangerous (electrocute himself, hide in a trunk, or the like); soldier explains why he shouldn’t; kid says, "Thanks, now I know"; soldier responds, "and knowing is half the battle."
Suzanne Quinn was not a typical child. The daughter of two community activists, Quinn frequented peaceful demonstrations and even marched for causes in Washington, D.C. Schooled by her parents in concepts of peace and activism, she carries her “family’s social justice background” with her all over the world.
"You owe it to yourself, your clients, your family, and your life to guide your own path," says Lori G. Cohen of Greenberg Traurig LLP.
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When Will Short graduated from Indiana University in 1974 with the world's only college degree in the study of puzzles, he worried people wouldn't take him seriously.
The ABA Law Student Division encourages students to create and participate in new programs and initiatives that will benefit schools and communities.