Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Networking Tips Podcast

Check out this a Holiday Networking for Law Students podcast sponsored by the Business Law section of the ABA. You need to have Quicktime downloaded. Also this is a great time of year to start looking for a job. Many law firms, non-for-profits, and state agencies are looking for legislative interns to help during the legislative session that usually occurs during the first 3 or 4 months of the year. It's also a great time for first years to start applying and looking for that internship during the summer after the first year of law school. Good luck!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Feed the hungry and get smart at the same time!

Want to increase your vocabulary and be a better writer? Do you enjoy learning new things and new words? Do you like to help others? affords you the opportunity to do all of the above! For every right answer, they will donate 20 grains of rice. 20 grains isn't much in and of itself, but think of how your right answers can add up to feed many hungry people and families. Moreover, this game adapts to how well you do! If you answer a question correctly, you get a harder question. If you get it wrong, you get an easier question!! Check it out!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Clerkships and Writing Contests

One thing I did not take advantage enough when I was in law school was the writing contests. There was this bulletin board across from our Career Services office with postings of all these random writing contests, with some really great prizes, usually monetary and the chance of getting the paper published! If you are in a journal you could easily do a google search and try to find a writing contest with the same subject area as your article. Or you could just research writing contest or check out that bulletin board and write a paper, submit it, and see if maybe you win! I don't think nearly enough students take advantage of these opportunities. Below is a list of a few opportunities. Check it out. You can't win if you don't try!

The Business Law Diversity Clerkship Program encourages students to pursue business court clerkship opportunities and to consider careers in the practice of business law.

The ABA Section of Business Law is sponsoring its 23rd Annual Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest to encourage and reward law student writings on a business law subject of general and current interest.

Entertainment Law Initiative (GRAMMY) Writing Contest

Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition (topic is employment law)

Here's a list of various ABA scholarships and writing contests.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Don't burn your diploma like this guy!

Why in the world would one burn his Harvard Law diploma? Read on to see why!

Great translation tool

Translate anything! From English to Spanish, Spanish to French, whatever you need it for, this is a great online translator from google!