• UD Law: Civil Law Clinic
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    UD Law: Civil Law Clinic

    – It’s just been really an excellent opportunity to really see the workings of what you would do on a day-to-day basis as a lawyer. Alicia Medina, I’m in the civil clinic. It’s a variety of cases and that’s one of the reasons the civil clinic is so interesting because you’ll get your hands in different types of law. It has been especially great for me in the mentoring aspect as well, because Professor Seielstad is a great mentor. The opportunity to stand up in front of the judge before you’ve even graduated and represent your clients it’s an experience that I’m so glad that I was able to have…

  • UD Law: Criminal Law Clinic
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    UD Law: Criminal Law Clinic

    (upbeat music) – It was really eye opening. My name is Huy Nguyen. I worked with the Criminal Clinic. You get to go in the courthouse and actually do the work, go into the pretrials and prepare for your trials. You bring together all the things that you are learning at law school, the evidence, the procedure, everything together into one place. It was little intimidating coming into the clinic, but I would say don’t be scared because you are under the guided mentoring of some of the really good professors here. You are working with other people who wanna get the same experience as you are and it’s a…

  • 4 Simple Steps to Ensure Getting A’s in Law School
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    4 Simple Steps to Ensure Getting A’s in Law School

    4 Simple Steps to Ensure Getting A’s in Law School * There are a number of things you can easily do to ensure getting A’s on your law school exams. * What additional things should I do to dramatically increase my chances of getting A’s on my law school exams? Paul Owen here for Law School Success Frequently Asked Questions and Questions You Should Ask. I am writing this series of lectures for the simple purpose of giving you a solid foundation for what you need to do in law school to become successful. You will save time, money, and effort and I always promise to be completely truthful with…

  • Queen’s Law – Vavilov at First Sight
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    Queen’s Law – Vavilov at First Sight

    Hello Queen’s Law, every 10 years or so the Supreme Court delivers an absolute blockbuster that redefines the landscape of administrative law. Some of you are wondering… is my administrative law education outdated? Has it expired? It hasn’t! We have the cure for you: on Monday, March 9, at 1 p.m., we are assembling the Queen’s Law administrative law all-star team. We’re taking David Mullan out of retirement. We’re taking Dean Mark Walters out of his office. Professor Aiken, Professor Grey, and myself, and Paul Quick from the Prison Law Clinic, are all assembling in 001 at 1 p.m. on March 9. We’re live streaming the event out. And we’re…

  • Common Law: S2 E7: Teaching the Law of Sexual Assault
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    Common Law: S2 E7: Teaching the Law of Sexual Assault

    [MUSIC PLAYING] RISA GOLUBOFF: Welcome back to Common Law, a podcast from the University of Virginia School of Law. I’m Risa Goluboff, the Dean. LESLIE KENDRICK: And I’m Leslie Kendrick, the Vice Dean. If you’ve been listening this season, you know we’ve been looking at times when lawyers and the law changed society and the course of history, from the impact of key Supreme Court cases to shifts in law in response to major events like World War II. RISA GOLUBOFF: Yes, and the topic of this episode also intersects with our own history here at UVA Law. This year, 2020, is the centennial of when women were admitted to…

  • Joining a Journal at UVA Law
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    Joining a Journal at UVA Law

    Journals are an important part of the law school culture, it’s a big thing that we do here. And it’s really exciting for a student to be able to be a part of making that work happen, so be a part of helping the author work through substantiation issues, making sure that the article makes sense and is organized in a good way. And especially if you’re on a specialty journal in a field that you want to practice in, you’re actually being on top of the legal scholarship in that field, which is really helpful for when you start practice. These articles that are submitted through these journals are…

  • Paper Chase vs Law Professor
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    Paper Chase vs Law Professor

    You’re on an operating table. My little questions are the fingers probing your brain. We do brain surgery here. You teach yourselves the law, but I train your mind. I love Professor Kingsfield in the law school movie classic, Paper Chase. This movie follows the journey of a first-year law student at Harvard Law School. I’m Professor Beau Baez, and today we are going to watch parts of Paper Chase, where I react to the movie. At the end of this video I will give Paper Chase up to five Justices for accuracy. Let’s jump in. The first thing you’ll notice is the large size of this Contracts law class.…

  • Work Worth Doing: Life on Staff at Columbia Law School
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    Work Worth Doing: Life on Staff at Columbia Law School

    I think you’re lucky in life if you get to work at something where you also feel that you’re doing good in the world or that you’re helping others do good in the world. Having been a law student myself, to have the support and the amazing opportunities that they have at Columbia is incredibly special. People ask me all the time what it’s like to work at the Law School and I always say that I really do get to work with some really lovely, special people. Our students are a key portion of why we do what we do. Every day is different. We all are willing to…