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A Parliament of OWLs (Older Wiser Learners): Don’t make me stop this car!

“Don’t make me stop this car!” What did my mom actually mean with this threat?  Well, let me clear it up for any of you who have never been on the receiving end of it.  She meant that if we didn’t knock off whatever shenanigans were going on in the back seat, she was going to stop the car and intervene.  (Yes, I said shenanigans.  I’m old.  Get off my lawn!)  Mom wasn’t actually abusive, but somehow did a pretty convincing job of threatening it.  Driving the car kept her busy, and stopping it meant she would have her hands…

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Kellyn McGee

Turning the Page: A New Season Forthcoming

As we approach the beginning of the school year, I’m wondering: are these those lazy, hazy, crazy days that we wish will always be here or are they the dog days? A little of both?  Savannah Law School is on a semi-sabbatical, having concluded the summer semester but gearing up for the 1L Orientation happening in a few days.  But even if the activity inside the school is somewhat diminished, outside our walls we are all continuing to do the work of legal education.  Students are completing their externships, internships, and studies abroad.  Organizations are readying their new officers and…

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fmjay-2nYR

Top Ten Tips for Summer Associates to Make the Most of Their Summer

Dear Readers- I hope this post finds you well and enjoying the your summer.  As we wind down the last hours of July and begin a new week and month tomorrow, we are reminded that summer associate programs are drawing to a close at law firms and for in-house legal departments.  We are also gearing up to begin on-campus interviewing and job fairs across the country.  Whether you are a law student who is participating in one of these summer programs or getting ready to begin the fall interviewing process looking for a job, you will find the following article useful.  It…

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fmjay-2nYR

Defining Success in the Law

Hello Ms. JD Aficionados! I hope this finds you well and that you are enjoying the summer so far.  Many of you may be summer associates in law firm summer programs across the country, others of you may be getting geared up for on-campus interviewing in the next several weeks, while some of you may be practicing attorneys with a few years under your belt.  Whatever the case may be, each of us can use some advice about how best to define success in the context of where we are in our careers, and some do's and don'ts.  In that…

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fmjay-2nYR

Start Thinking of Yourself More as a Business Owner Than an Attorney

Dear Readers- Happy Spring!  As we get ready to wind down the first quarter of 2016, it is a good time to take stock of how well we are doing in achieving our work goals for this year.  Are we on track, or are we already falling a bit behind?  As we contemplate our performance, we must view ourselves through the eyes of a business owner, rather than as an attorney. Are we keeping clients happy?  Do the economics of our practice make sense? Are we getting out there enough and developing our personal brand and market awareness?  Are we strategically collaborating with others as…

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mlbrown

5 Lessons For #SuperwomenJDs From The 2016 Ms. JD Conference

On February 19, 2016, I attended my first Ms. JD Conference as a Ms. JD Fellow. The eighth annual Ms. JD Conference at New York University School of Law offered a wonderful opportunity to network with inspirational attorneys, law students, and pre-law students. Additionally, I learned a wealth of information from the esteemed speakers, regarding topics such as intersectionality, social media presence, and the advancement of women in the profession. As I reflect on the Ms. JD Conference on Women in the Law: Superwomen JDs, there are five lessons that I would like to share.   1) Strike your superhero pose. We…

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robertsirianni

Brownstone Scholarship Program

Brownstone Scholarship Program is offering an annual scholarship to all law and pre-law students. This scholarship is merit based, requires an essay submission, and the winning applicant will receive $1,000 dollars towards their costs of education. All of the application details and the 2016 essay question are available on our website at this link: Brownstone Scholarships. I have also attached a brief overview for your reference. Please let me know if you have any questions about the scholarship. We look forward to reading submissions from students. Kindest Regards, Robert Sirianni, Jr. (855) 776-2773

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mlbrown

Meet #Superwoman Diane L. Rosenfeld

The Ms. JD Woman of Inspiration Award is given to a woman who inspires others by her commitment and passion to her work. Diane L. Rosenfeld, who has a long history of advocating for issues concerning violence against women, truly embodies the spirit of the Woman of Inspiration Award!  Previously, Ms. Rosenfeld served as an Executive Assistant Attorney General in Illinois where she provided legal policy advising on women’s rights, among other issues. She then moved on to serve as the Senior Counsel to the Violence Against Women Office (now the Office of Violence Against Women) of the U.S. Department…

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lawyergirl

So You Want to be An International Lawyer: International Law Without Travel

Globalization. A word that makes everything ordinary seem faraway and yet captures the essence of how interdependent our economy at home has become, inextricably linked to economies abroad. The notion that things happening far away are not part of our local world is no longer true. A old phrase has disappeared from our daily life:  “that has as little to do with my life as the price of tea in China!”   because the daily importance of the price of tea in China has grown exponentially. Sitting in the office using a mug from Las Vegas made in China to sip…

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latancs

Résumé Writing FAQs for Legal Management Professionals

Times New Roman or Arial, that is the question. Actually, that’s one of several questions that befuddles résumé writers. Don’t despair. Read on for some popular writing FAQs. Should I put my cell phone number on my résumé? You should include your cell phone number on your résumé if it is likely to assist a hiring party in reaching you. If you never turn your cell phone on except for emergency situations, then don’t use it as a contact number. Likewise, if calls are likely to drop off the planet due to reception in your calling area, it might not…

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