The rapid technological, economic, and cultural changes sweeping through the legal profession at the dawn of the 21st century have left forward-thinking educators pondering ways to better prepare their students, particularly 3Ls, for the new realities they will face upon gaining their JD.
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.
I have a Peanuts© comic sitting on my desk where Charlie Brown asks Linus if he knows what he wants to be when he grows up. Linus responds quite simply: “Outrageously happy!” Worrying about class rank, student loans, and job searches makes it easy to forget that the goal of your legal education is a professional position that you enjoy. It’s equally challenging—absent the vantage point of experience—to trust that you don’t have to have your career figured out today or even by graduation. Graduation is simply one destination in the journey of your professional development.
Most judges are reasonable people, trying to do their jobs and solve the problems that come up in their courtrooms. But sometimes judges get pushed to the limit by attorney behavior that reflects a lack of attention to professionalism. Some interesting orders and opinions result.
The beginning of a new semester is always promising. No matter what fall semester grades were, students are certain they can improve this semester. Hope is in the air!
One stereotype about lawyers is they chase ambulances. When she graduates in 2016, Southern Illinois University School of Law 2L Joyce Yong will have the opportunity to ride in one.
"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.
eLawyering, federal rules ebook, and how to improve your future career health.
After majoring in political science and international relations in college, Adam Beltzman then––in what he calls an “autopilot decision”––enrolled at Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law.
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.