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The World’s Largest Democracy

This past summer I had the privilege of working for the South Asian Human Rights Documentation Centre (SAHRDC) in New Delhi, India. Having previously studied abroad in India during my undergraduate career I had a strong desire to return to the world’s largest democracy with some legal knowledge under my belt. After receiving an offer… Continue reading The World’s Largest Democracy

Conversations with Practitioners

Aylin Skroejer

Conversations with Practitioners is our ongoing series in which we ask current practitioners about their careers. 1. What do you currently do? I am an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, in the Mergers I division. 2. What does your job entail? The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition enforces the nation’s antitrust… Continue reading Aylin Skroejer

Conversations with Practitioners

Michelle Harrison

Conversations with Practitioners is our ongoing series in which we ask current practitioners about their careers 1. What do you currently do? I am a staff attorney at EarthRights International (ERI), a nonprofit human rights and environmental organization with offices in SE Asia, the Amazon, and Washington, D.C. ERI uses transnational litigation and advocacy strategies to… Continue reading Michelle Harrison

Conversations with Practitioners

Emily Martin

Conversations with Practitioners is our new series in which we ask current practitioners about their careers. 1. What do you currently do? I am General Counsel and Vice President for Workplace Justice at the National Women’s Law Center.  The Center is a DC-based organization dedicated to expanding opportunities for women through policy advocacy, public education and… Continue reading Emily Martin

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Four Lessons From Legal Aid

For me, the most important part of my legal education by far has been working on real cases through clinics, pro bono, and summer fellowships with legal aid organizations. Over the past three years, I have spent well over 1,000 hours working with dozens of low-income clients on a variety of issues. Since I have… Continue reading Four Lessons From Legal Aid

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The Inevitable Question of Public Defense

Why public defense is a question that I have heard many times during law school, from various sources. It is the first question in every PD interview, and the most difficult one to answer. It is asked to measure commitment and maturity; my answer has always been difficult to form because it derives from an… Continue reading The Inevitable Question of Public Defense

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Pros and Cons of Split Summers

Last summer (my 1L summer) I split my time between two different sections at the Department of Justice.  For the first half of the summer, I worked in the Federal Programs Branch defending various executive and agency programs (like State Department regulations related to 3D printing of weapons).  In the second half, I moved over… Continue reading Pros and Cons of Split Summers

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Changing “The Plan” and Asking the Right Questions

Before even the first day of law school, I thought I had it all figured out. I would focus my courses on environmental law, work both summers in the field, and then apply for a fellowship to work for a non-profit environmental organization after graduation. I came to law school specifically to do this work.… Continue reading Changing “The Plan” and Asking the Right Questions

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The Job Hunt Roller Coaster

No one really likes applying for jobs. You're constantly sending little parts of yourself into the world via cover letters and resumes and hoping that a few organizations decide they like you enough to give you an interview. Then if you make it to the interview round, you stress about hiding your flaws for a… Continue reading The Job Hunt Roller Coaster