Friday 5: Things You Should Write About, Right Now
From shifting views on legal education to new gun control measures, lawyers have plenty to talk about as summer winds down. Here are five hot topics we’d love to see YOU write about this fall.
Tips and advice for 1Ls
Sales of Black’s Law Dictionary are picking up — that’s right, law school is back in session. As a seasoned attorney, or maybe just a sage 3L, what’s your advice to new 1Ls? Whether you have great tips for internship hunting or a foolproof way to understand the rule against perpetuities, now is a great time to share your knowledge with the newest members of our profession.
Should law school be two years?
Earlier this week, President Obama told a crowd at Binghamton University, “This is probably controversial to say, but what the heck. I am in my second term, so I can say it. I believe that law schools would probably be wise to think about being two years instead of three years.” While the idea isn’t new, President Obama’s comment has stirred plenty of conversation on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.
Tell us how you would reform legal education. Should it be two years plus an apprenticeship? More like the medical school residency model? Or do you have a completely out-of-the-box idea?
Fall Fashions for Lawyers
It’s time to tuck away those summer whites and break into your fall wardrobe. Hats, emerald green, and classic prints are emerging as hot fall fashion trends. Share your tips for incorporating trendy styles into your business wardrobe, or tell us which must-have pieces every lawyer needs this season. Just make sure your hat picks match our shoes!
Tips for Advising Marijuana Start-ups and Investors
Yesterday, the Obama administration announced that it won’t block Washington and Colorado’s legalization of marijuana, provided that distribution is regulated. Marijuana remains illegal under federal law. Regulations are currently being finalized by the Washington State Liquor Control Board, and sales could begin in early 2014.
All this has investors and entrepreneurs lining up in hopes of high returns. How are you advising business clients hoping to get their piece of the marijuana brownie pie?
Let’s talk Second Amendment
With tragedies like Sandy Hook and the senseless murder of Christopher Lane fresh in our collective memories, the topic of gun control is on everyone’s mind. Yesterday, the White House announced two new executive orders to help curb gun violence. Start the conversation: share your thoughts on gun control measures and reducing gun violence in the U.S.
We encourage you to consider crafting a blog post about one of the ideas above, or any other topic that interests you. Ready to get started? Find information on submitting a post here. Have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org!