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Virtual Bar Exam Summit (June 5-7)

Ms. JD is proud to serve as a Community Sponsor for this free Virtual Bar Exam Summit hosted by Vinco Prep: Join former Ms. JD Writer-in-Residence and Owner of Vinco Prep, Keriann Stout, in three days of free, virtual programming to examine bar preparation strategies and study tips.  Register here.

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PaulaMJones

Everything Nobody Ever Told Me: How To Find A Job You Love, Part One

“You are not given a dream unless you have the capacity to fulfill it” – Jack Canfield Well, you did it.  You made it to law school.  Now, perhaps you are looking for a summer internship, so that upon graduation you can boast some measure of experience.  Perhaps you are on the way to graduating and need to find something permanent.  Maybe you are one of those non-traditional students, getting an education while continuing to work your day job.  How do you make a switch from your present area of employment to a brand new field?  In the words of…

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kirbygv12@gmail.com

Career and Employment Tips During Corona Virus Times

We can all agree that in today’s current situation, many are losing work and most expert economists are forecasting a recession. However, career experts still believe that it is ideal to continue applying and networking, as long as you come up with a dynamic approach to acknowledge that these are unforeseeable moments. Firms may not be currently open for the vacancy because they are attempting to work out how to conduct business online, but they will soon be hiring especially those people who are accustomed to a virtual business setup. Most experts have been discussing their thoughts that potential employees…

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PaulaMJones

Everything Nobody Ever Told Me: Why If You’re Hysterical, It’s Historical

I had been having problems with my email lately. I dreaded calling technical support, since my experience in the past involved sitting for a long time on hold and listening to someone reading from a script instead of thinking creatively about my problem. However, since I could not fix the problem myself and I felt I had no other options, I called my internet service provider’s technical support line. True to form, after thirty minutes on the phone we had barely moved past the point where I had repeated my name and account number to four different people. Then, after…

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EmilyThomas

The Best Piece of Law School Advice I Ever Received

Your first year of law school is a journey, and how well you handle its challenges could have a pretty big impact on your career. That being said, when I started law school, I was pretty terrified. I spent the summer before 1L poring over blogs and ordering advice books online, desperate to find some form of certainty to cling to. Even though there are lots of resources out there, listening to advice in person is still probably the most effective way to get pre-law school help. Lawyers have all gone through exactly what you’re about to tackle, and they…

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Ari_Lopez

Ms. JD’s 2020 Public Interest Scholarship

My first day at the University of Nebraska College of Law changed my life forever- I know that’s basic but it’s the truth. I was nervous, anxious, and excited for this new chapter of my life to commence. As I stepped into the auditorium filled with my colleagues, however, I quickly realized that I was the only Mexican American woman in my class. I knew that students of color were underrepresented in law school, but I never expected to feel so out of place in that moment.  I come from a background where attending college, let alone law school, was…

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Types of Lawyers: Deciding What Type Of Lawyer Will You Be.

It's your first day at law school, you have a lot in mind but your pure goal is to become a successful lawyer. Law aspirants and even established lawyers may struggle to decide what area of law they want to be an expert with. Going to law schools may spark your thoughts that you will eventually work in renown and large firms practicing corporate law but the truth is that may not happen and you might be directed to another path.  We need to remember that all areas of the law are important and it comes handy in different situations. Whether you…

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erikapaul

Ms. JD Public Interest Scholarship

Erika Paul Ms. JD ID: erikapaul   I come from a long line of strong women. My grandmother’s mother raised eight children on her own after her husband left the family without an explanation or monetary means to support her family. My grandfather’s mother raised her family once her husband left physically and mentally after World War II. My own mother, in her 20s, raised my brothers and me after my father left us to traverse this crazy world without him. Most people would perceive these events as tragedies, but the women in my family used these difficult circumstances to…

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nalladina

Practice Pointers – Investing in Your Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and I couldn’t let these 31 days go by without addressing mental health and the practice of law. So here I am anxiously asking myself what I want to say at 8:41 pm on Sunday, May 31. (Full credit goes to my generalized anxiety disorder for this latest installment of “Natasha psyched herself out and procrastinated yet again even though she knows she shouldn’t.”) It would be the understatement of the year to say that lawyers suffer from a mental health and substance abuse epidemic. ALM’s most recent Mental Health and Substance Abuse Survey…

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nicoledjovin

Ms JD Public Interest Scholarship Application

              My name is Nicole D’Jovin Button and I am currently attending Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  My main goal after graduation is to secure a position in public interest and/or public service so that I can help provide legal support to a community of people who so desperately need it.   I chased my law school dream with a passion to fight incarceration, and along the lines found out that I also would like to help fight for women’s rights, disability rights, and fight for any other person who suffered an injustice in their life time.  I just feel like…

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