Category: Law Student

6 Tips to Make a Great Impression as a Young Lawyer

By Christian Denmon Congratulations! Law school is in the rearview mirror, countless hours of studying for the BAR are over, the test results are in, and you’re ready to join your first law firm as a full fledged lawyer. It’s

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First Semester of Law School: Has Stress Ever Been This Real?

By Jessica Cordero As a graduation newborn, I thought studying for the LSAT was hard. I remember considering all of the brilliant people out there going through the same process and wondering if they thought it was just as hard.

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Hoops and Ladders

By Caitlin Stover As I walk in, my heart is racing. Over and over again, I remind myself of the early mornings, the late nights, the exhaustion. I remember the dreams, the fears and the passion behind today. In my

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Game of Loans: Interest Is Coming

By Drew Hefflefinger Consolidation, income-driven repayment and private refinancing are three student loan repayment strategies. By understanding their pros and cons, the borrower is better able to make an educated and informed decision tailored to their financial circumstances.

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Law Student Chronicles: “Bar” Star by Day. Law Student by Night.

By Rebecca Spence As I walked off the elevator on the ninth floor of my downtown office space, I sleepily lugged my overstuffed book bag to my desk and plugged in my password to fire up my desktop. Before August

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Law Student Chronicles: I Just Felt Like Running

By Deanna Alfred At the start of 2016, I knew that I would be one of 26,000 to run in the Los Angeles Stadium to Sea Marathon. Because most of you don’t know me personally, I will share a well-established

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Want to attend a law school with better job and bar-exam outcomes? It will cost you

By Debra Cassens Weiss Law students typically pay higher tuition to attend schools with better job and bar passage rates, according to an analysis oflaw school questionnaire data released by the ABA in December.

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Law Student Chronicles: In a Crisis of Faith God’s Grace is Enough

By Shaquille Turner The first semester of my third-year in law school was accompanied by a crisis of faith. I had a momentary bout with amnesia. I forgot how I made it to the third-year, and for that reason I

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Law Student Chronicles: D.C. Calling — My Rise to the Burger Prize

By Gurney Pearsall In late August, I saw that I had an incoming call from Washington, D.C. As someone who receives more than a fair share of spam calls, I let it ring a few times before deciding it was

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Ballpark Neighborhood: A Tale of Two Communities

By Ty Nagamatsu This year as a 3L, I am participating in the Community and Economic Development (CED) Clinic, the exclusively transactional clinic at DU Law. During the CED Clinic orientation in August, our team of Student Attorneys and Supervising

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PODCAST: Which Practice Areas are Going to be the Most Lucrative in the Future?

The market for legal jobs may be getting better, but it’s still not great. That being said, are there specific practice areas that need more attorneys to serve current and future needs? In this month’s episode of Asked and Answered,

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First Year They Scare You, Second Year They Work You, Third Year…Can I Go Now?

By Deanna Alfred In 2013, President Obama expressed his stance on a widely debated issue in the legal community and made it clear that law schools would be wise to consider making the average legal education two years instead of

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I Got Your Back: Recognizing and Helping Addicted Colleagues

By Robin Belleau, Tony Pacione Attorneys, judges, and law students who suffer from addictive illnesses may look on the surface like you or me—or anyone we may work with. Even the most successful and accomplished attorneys can be active (or

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Lawyers With Lowest Pay Report More Happiness

By Douglas Quenqua Of the many rewards associated with becoming a lawyer — wealth, status, stimulating work — day-to-day happiness has never been high on the list. Perhaps, a new study suggests, that is because lawyers and law students are

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Law School And Legal Job Prospects In 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Nicole Black Since the economic downturn in 2008, the legal job market has been tumultuous at best. Job prospects for lawyers in large firms have been unpredictable, especially for new graduates, with the overall employment rate for new graduates declining

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Law Student Chronicles: Legal Lessons

By Deanna Alfred As my second year of law school comes to a graceful close, I can’t help but marvel at how quickly these past 19 months have passed since I timidly walked into the University of Colorado Law School.

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Best Bet for Finding A Legal Job After Law School: Bet On Yourself

By Carolyn Elefant Although employment prospects for new law grads are showing signs of life, overall post-graduation employment remains at a dismal  56 percent average rate for all law schools.  And while connections, solid skills and networking can improve the

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Law Student Chronicles: Krav Maga and Legal Reasoning

By Gurney Pearsall I’ve had an eventful 2L year! I juggled many responsibilities as a teaching assistant for legal writing, a law review articles editor, a student attorney, and a student author in the Journal of Legal Education’s upcoming volume.

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Law Student Chronicles: Likhona Means Hope

By Shaquille Turner This year has been the best year of my life thus far. I was able to visit the African continent—a desire I’ve had for a while that was fulfilled this past summer; I truly feel confident in

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DBA Fosters Involvement Through Its 15 by 15 Initiative—One Young Lawyer’s Experience

by Andrew Herre Several months ago, I received an email from the Denver Bar Association seeking volunteers to discuss retention rates for younger attorneys. This group, later named the 15×15 Task Force, was put together to John Vaught, the DBA

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