February 2012

Hot Practice Profiles

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Hot Practice Profiles

Some lawyers begin their careers with a path in mind. But, for many, it is not uncommon to start in one practice area and end in another. The list of practice areas is practically endless. In the pages that follow, Student Lawyer profiles lawyers working in five of those practice areas: intellectual property, energy law, health care, environmental law, and bankruptcy. In each, learn why the lawyers chose their practice area, what special skills might be needed, and what advice they have for law students.

Football prepares players for life. Jared Guberman, a 2L at Nova Southeastern University—Shepard Broad Law Center, played football as a kicker during his undergraduate years at the University of West Georgia after transferring from Valdosta State University.

Work/life balance is an issue facing all lawyers during the span of their careers.

Patent examiners, therapy dogs, and who's citing you?

As a kid, Jennifer Ross played with her dad’s old Leica camera, spurring a passion for photography. But, she recalls, “academic pursuits interfered with my artistic interests.” After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1986, Ross joined a large San Francisco law firm handling environmental cases, including toxic torts and Superfund cases.

The year 2012 has arrived and it's time to take control over your future! Some of you have just completed your first semester of law school, while others are preparing for your final semester. No matter what type of law student you are, the ABA as the resources you need to succeed.


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