Archive for the ‘Feature’ Category

An Open Letter to My Future Employer: Hire These People Instead


Dear Potential Future Employer, Today, I would like to express why, good sir (or madam); it would be in your best interests to look beyond the scope of your traditional associate hiring criteria. Law firms often fail to grasp how the personalities and social abilities of their employees deliver real profits or losses to their [...]

3 Steps 3L’s Should Take Now to Prepare for Student Loan Repayment

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By Todd Balsley, GL Advisor High student debt levels among law school graduates and a tight job market have captured major news headlines, leaving many graduates unsure how they will manage their student debt burden. Fortunately, federal programs like Income-Based Repayment (IBR) and Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) are available and can help borrowers minimize [...]

Before You Talk About Your Grades With Anyone…Read This

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Top 5%? Top 10%? Top 20%? Fantastic. Put that on your resume, tell your parents, your family, your pre-law advisor who you eventually want to thank in your fairy tale valedictorian speech, but for the love of God, don’t talk about your grades to other students at every gleaning moment. It must be for sheer [...]

Law School Valedictorians: Top 5 Things Not To Say In Your Graduation Speech

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Valedictorians: You’ve made it. 3 years of library-living, blue-booking, and junk food-eating has finally paid off. You’re the best. You’ve probably made it onto at least one or two of the various honors organizations your school offers. Lemme guess: Law Review and Moot Court. You might even be an editor on Law Review. Suffice to [...]

Turning Down Law Review?


Law reviews work differently across the nation. Most commonly, at the end of your 1L year, depending on your class rank, you’ll either get an automatic bid to be on law review, or be offered a chance to compete in the write on competition. Mostly, students in the top 10% are given an automatic bid [...]

Four Auburn Football Players Dismissed for Burglary


Fresh off their national championship victory against the Oregon Ducks, Auburn is once again in the headlines, and this time, it isn’t Cam Newton. Four Auburn football players have been dismissed from the Auburn Football program following charges for robbery, burglary and theft. According to ESPN, the players entered a home about three miles from campus and [...]

Class Ended Early? Great! Or Not.

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AboveTheLaw got a tip from a Boston U. Law Student concerning a professor who ended class about 15 minutes early. According to the article, an unnamed/unknown student approached the front of the class and merely pointed at their watch and explained that there was still 15 minutes left in class. This person is either not [...]

82% of Schools Are Failing?


The Associated Press reported that the number of schools that labeled as ‘failing’ under the ‘No Child Left Behind Act’ could escalate from 37% to 82% because of raised standards. The report indicates the source of the issue is the high standards, unrealistic goals, and lack of emphasis on helping schools. Really? 82% could be [...]

NPR Displays Political Bias…Again


Just as the dust from the Juan Williams saga was settling, a recent video by investigative journalist, James O’Keefe, has surfaced showing (now former) NPR executive, Ron Schiller, engage in harsh criticism of Tea Partiers and Republicans. In what Schiller thought was a meeting with a potential NPR donor, he unwittingly displayed his liberal bias to [...]

SCOTUS upholds free speech for Westboro Baptist Church


Well, it may not be a ruling which the American public embrace, but it is a prime example of how free speech is valued in this country, regardless of the nature of the speech. Today the Supreme Court ruled in an 8-1 decision that the protesting of soldier’s funerals by the Westboro Baptist Church was protected [...]
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