The Nota Penne: Issue One

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GW, we’re Defondant and Stare Delicious, and we are here to bring you a brand new Nota Bene series: The Nota Penne. We all know has stressful law school can be, and everyone copes in different ways. Some people go to Bar Review, some people work out, some people lock themselves in their apartments. No…

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Standing Up for “The Little Guy” as a Corporate Attorney

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Written by Lisa Bei Li, a 4L at The George Washington University Law School. Almost every attorney believes that he or she should stand up for “the little guy,” but it’s much harder to do this in practice than it is to support the idea as a moral contention. Unfortunately, few in our profession are…

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Thoughts from a Professor on the Socratic Method

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Written by Professor Paul Schiff Berman, Walter S. Cox Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School. When I was a law student during my first semester I hated the so-called Socratic Method, whereby students are called on by professors without any prior warning. Cold calling seemed to make students constantly fearful all through…

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Making Cold Calls Less Stressful

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Written by Rich Rothman, a 3L at The George Washington University Law School. “If only I knew I was safe today, I could relax and actually learn!” This thought went through my head every day of 1L year. Not all law students feel this way about cold calls, but I have heard similar complaints from…

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Submissions

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Submissions can be made by emailing them to The Nota Bene at notabene@law.gwu.edu.

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RECAP: Dean Morant and Dean Pollack Host 3L Town Hall

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Dean Morant and Dean Pollack held another joint town hall for 3Ls following a bar exam prep session hosted by Dean DeVigne. Dean Pollack kicked things off by announcing that Career Center counselors will be available for evening hours lasting until 9:00 PM in the coming weeks. He also announced the new feedback system available…

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Journal Advisory Committee Unanimously Supports New Journal Named Business and Finance Law Review, Goes to Curriculum Committee for Approval

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Last week, the journal advisory committee, comprised of student editors and faculty journal advisors, voted unanimously to support the addition of the GW Business & Finance Law Review. The journal would be a re-branded version of the Forum on Law, Economics and Finance (F-LEAF), which is the current student-run business law blog. Reportedly, the plan…

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Donate to the Class of 2017 Scholarship Campaign: It’s Important!

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All graduating students should strongly consider donating to the Class of 2017 Scholarship Campaign, even if only for as little as $1. Per the Campaign’s Facebook page and student leader Krista Nunez, the Campaign “is raising money for a need-based scholarship in honor of our graduation.” The need-based scholarship will go towards helping ensure a…

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