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Remember the Ladies: Your Vote Honors Their Memory and Our Veterans Who Make this Nation Great

First Lady Abigail Adams was the wife of the second United States (U.S.) President and the mother of another U.S. President; she successfully ran a farm while her husband was away writing the Declaration of Independence. Yet ironically if not unjustly, she never had the right to vote for either her husband or her son (or vote against them!). And the law did not allow her to own the property that she so successfully managed. Indeed it was another hundred and fifty or so years before The Ladies had new laws that brought the Right to vote to Ladies, a…

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lawyergirl

“Litigating for Our Childrens Rights to Education: What else could I do with my time?”

This blog post is based on an Invited Editorial in PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES magazine, New Jersey Developmental Disabilities Council Sept 2000 - Article by Dr. Ilise L. Feitshans JD, ScM and DIR It sounds sexist but true: educating my learning disabled son disproportionately consumes my family’s resources – compared to the time, cash and lost income I spend on the academic life of my gifted, beautiful daughter who is four years younger. She is easy to educate; bright-eyed and pretty, she loves learning and absorbs new data, sounds and new experiences like a sponge, able to recall moments from a trip…

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AzinAbedian

Mindfulness Meditation & The Practice of Law

It’s the first day of law school. We take our seats promptly at 8:45 am to partake in our first ever law school lecture. Contracts. With stadium seating and an established, intimidating Professor wearing a three-piece suit standing before us, we await what would likely be a profound and mind-altering lecture of the law. All the meanwhile, all I could think was..."please don’t call on me". Silence erupts as class begins. In a loud, strong, booming voice we hear "Ms. Hailey Hardwick, please rise and give the class the case holdings for Hadley v Baxendale, including the issue, rule, and court analysis". Dumbfounded…

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LAAllen

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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