Whenever I’m dealing with something really hard and get to that point we’ve all been to where seriously think I can’t get past whatever the current brick wall may be, I ask myself, “What would Elle Woods do?” Seriously. I do this. All the time. She is a true model and handles challenges with class. I know, I know, she’s a romantic comedy character, not Mother Theresa. But trust me, Elle’s got it together.
American student Gabrielle Turnquest was recently called to the Bar of England and Wales after passing her Bar exams. This is a great achievement for anyone, but Turnquest happens to be a little more impressive than the average person to pass the Bar exams. She just happens to be 18 years old, making her the youngest person to be called to the Bar of England and Wales in its 600-year existence. Keep reading »
You’ve worked hard through grad school, but when you’re ready to graduate there are NO jobs in your field. Should you get a refund on your school tuition? It’s a radical thought, but that’s what one student at Boston College is proposing. The anonymous student wrote a letter to the dean of Boston College Law School, where he is a third-year law student, and lamented that despite doing well in school he’s been unable to secure a position. In the letter, the student outlined the difficulties he and his fellow classmates were having finding a job, and added that his failure to land a gig will make it difficult to support his pregnant wife. Keep reading »
“Some of the professors treated [a woman] as if you were a skunk at a lawn party and you were there as a hobby. Sometimes that takes your spirit away, and sometimes it makes you tougher. It made me mad and tough. There were a lot of schmucky guys in my class who were going to be very mediocre lawyers at best.”
— Judge Judy Sheindlin, one of only six women in her class at law school, who now spends her days screaming at schmucky guys on “Judge Judy” [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »