Friday, February 15, 2008

Publish. Publish. Publish.

Get this.

The Nassau Lawyer, the monthly journal of the Nassau County Bar Association, is soliciting focused topical articles for its upcoming issues:

March: Trusts and Estates
April: Malpractice/Outsourcing/Ethics/Marketing
May: Matrimonial
June: Criminal
July/August: General Interest

The Nassau Lawyer is soliciting general articles of interest to its readership for these issues as well.

Let's face it, practicing lawyers do not read law reviews; the footnotes alone are enough to drive them nuts. But their bar association newspapers, or the journals published by bar association committees, those they read. This is an extraordinary opportunity to get something that you have written in front of thousands of lawyers who are all potential employers. And the cache of having a publication on your resume is phenomenal.

Articles should be between 1200 - 2000 words, and the Bar Association prefers to publish works of its members (so join the Nassau County Bar Association as a student - it's cheap). Working in conjunction with a professor is always helpful for editing purposes. (Scan down a few articles below this one for a story about how to find research topics which are of interest to practicing attorneys.) Please contact Dean Gilbert for more information, including bar association contact people, about this great opportunity.

And please keep in mind that there are hundreds of student legal writing competitions that offer the benefits of cash prizes and publication for winners. Check out the links to lists of these competitions along the right hand column of this blog.

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