At the request of U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Associate Professor John Chung testified on the complex problems associated with personal bankruptcies, a pressing issue given the deepening recession. The other witnesses at the hearing were Prof. Robert Lawless from the University of Illinois School of Law, Federal Bankruptcy Judge Thomas Small, and John Rao from the National Consumer Law Center.
I look up from the books and it is December 8th already, two days to my first final as a second year student. I can’t believe how quickly this semester has gone by, and I know that I have been remiss in my duty to this blog. But honestly, I haven’t been able to catch even half a breath over the past 4 months. From the time I returned from Europe and starting writing my brief for Moot Court, it has all been one big blur.
If you are fortunate, your professor has placed prior exams on Reserve. Search the Law Library’s WebCatalog by professor or course to locate available exams. Also, several publications in the Law Library’s Reserve collection contain sample exams along with sample answers. Here are a few publications to look at if you have time:
In addition to the services offered by the Office of Career Services for career exploration such as the Annual Legal Career Options Day, the Law Library also has resources for information on career options within the legal profession and alternatives to traditional law firm practice. These books and others on job searching are shelved in The Law Library’s Career Collection located next to Training Lab 2. All books in the Law Library’s Career Collection and these books can be checked out of the Law Library for twenty-one days. Here are some recommended books to read when yo
In the magazine stand adjacent to the entrance of the bookstore are the October 2008 and November 2008 issues of the National Jurist. This magazine provides news items about law schools, law students, lawyers, and law firms. Timely information on “hot” practice areas, employment trends, and salaries are provided. Issues of the National Jurist frequently contain the results of various surveys conducted of law schools and students. Check out the
I can’t believe how quickly this semester is flying by! Once the Memo was in, the catch up game began! It is very easy to fall behind if you’re not careful. It starts with missing the readings for a particular day, and snoballs into hours of catch up reading over the weekend. Even if you “skim” the cases to get by in class, you still have to go back and read, brief, and make sure that you understand the material for exams. Well, this is just the situation I am in! The memo assignment kind of took over, and now I am realizing how out of shape my outlines a
The Law Library recently began a subscription to the Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers’ Journal. Published eleven times a year, the journal provides news about the Massachusetts Bar Association’s activities, profiles of its members and items of interest about cases, legislation, and law practice in Massachusetts.
Last Thursday I had the amazing opportunity to present oral argument in front of the Rhode Island Supreme Court. A fellow classmate and I had made it to the final round of the Esther Clark Moot Court Competition, presided over by the five top legal minds in Rhode Island. Needless to say I was nervous. I’ve performed in theatrical productions all across the country, asked a question of the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, sung the National Anthem, but nothing was as nerve-wracking as this experience.
Currently, the Law Library provides to all enrolled law students and faculty a weekly email of the updates to the BNA U.S. Law Week database for keeping informed about the activities of the U.S. Supreme Court during its current term. In addition to the U.S.
For those who are interested in election law, check out the following election law blogs.
Professor Richard L. Hasen of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles writes the Election Law Blog. He covers election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiative, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process.