September 2012

Occupy Law Street: Lawyers and Students Band Together to Tackle Complex Issues

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Occupy Law Street: Lawyers and Students Band Together to Tackle Complex Issues

Since it began in September 2011, the Occupy Wall Street movement has at times drawn large protests, real or perceived incidents of civil disobedience, a no-nonsense response from municipal leaders including a tightening of assembly and parade ordinances, and the interest of lawyers and law students looking to lend their skills to the movement.

ALISA MELEKHINA knows what it means to multitask. She’s a published author, a law student, a dancer, and a competitive chess player. And she’s only 21. Although currently enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania Law School, she still makes time to compete in chess competitions across the country.

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When Kevin O’Keefe graduated from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in 1982, his sole goal was to be “a very good trial lawyer,” he recalls.

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