TatumLindsay

Rhymes with Awe: Showing Up Abroad

I had the opportunity recently to interview Kathy Lynch, a lawyer with her own law practice in North Carolina. In her practice, Kathy specializes in intellectual property law, but before starting out on her own she worked for eight years as in-house counsel in Ireland for Elan, a multinational pharmaceutical company. There were several aspects of the interview I enjoyed. Most importantly, I enjoyed hearing about her practice in intellectual property law, which is an area that I find highly engaging. Additionally, I appreciated how forthcoming she was to explain why she was hesitant to take her career abroad— also…

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Rhymes with Awe: Dyspepsia

Like any good pre-L, I keep up with legal news and trends, especially those in copyright and IP law. I recently came across an article that I knew I had to read: “Supreme Court Justices Are Getting ‘Grumpier,’ Study Finds”. Lately, I’ve been giving more thought to staying in academia, or perhaps clerking after law school. In the past, I thought my end goal would always be to enter private practice. Since taking my job in Egypt, however, I’ve come to find academic research and scholarship professionally rewarding, and, to my surprise, highly engaging. As I consider the potential pathways…

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Rhymes with Awe: How To Transition Across Timezones

Springtime often brings a sudden upwelling of changes: the sun shines a bit brighter, people seem to be getting ready for transition... I had a couple of pings from LinkedIn telling me that some of my close friends and colleagues are moving on to bigger and better jobs. I just learned that I am moving to Nairobi, Kenya in September. Some people deal with transition really well and others don’t -- and that's OK. There’s no right or wrong way to experience change, but remaining open and flexible will certainly help, especially if you live or spend time abroad. This month I’m trying on…

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Rhymes with Awe: First See, Then Do

I can’t tell you how excited I was when I finished interviewing Anna Berlee, a Ph.D. student studying property law at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Anna’s dissertation is a comparative study of German, Dutch, and English law as they relate to property registers in the age of the internet and digital domains. I first met Anna last summer while working at The Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. She is a co-founder and contributor at the iii, the Interdisciplinary Internet Institute, an editorial assistant for The European Property Law Journal, and a lecturer on property law,…

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Rhymes with Awe: Embrace the In-Between

I recently went on a sailboat ride on the Nile. We wanted to catch the lovely sunset that charms Cairo every evening. I starting thinking about sunsets, why we enjoy them. Sunsets aren’t over and done events. They’re a part of a process, a journey. And it’s in these moments—the in-between moments—at the end of the day that appeal to us. This is where we see magnificent colors and dramatic changes. During the transition from day to night is when the colors flourish. They’re the most interesting during this time. Experiencing the sunset on the Nile really got me. I…

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Rhymes with Awe: Dwell in Possibility

I recently moved to Cairo, Egypt. I had not planned to be living abroad at this point in my life. It was a rather unexpected and unplanned change. Not that the move was unwelcomed, but it certainly had not long been part of my well-crafted plan for professional and personal success. But here I am, living a stone’s throw from the Nile. Upon arriving, I set out to make the most of my new circumstances and explore the world around me. I reached out to a handful of women (older and more experienced than me) to find out how best…

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