The Temple10-Q 是天普大学法学院商法领域的电子杂志。多年来，天普大学法学院在辩护学、国际法和法律研究与写作等各个方面一直处于美国法学教育的领先地位，在此基础之上，商法领域的电子杂志The Temple 10-Q 旨在体现天普在商法领域深入专业的研究，使天普大学法学院在商法方面所做的重要贡献得到更加广泛的认可。本期主要内容为大家推介“10-Q给法律专业新生的建议”，片尾为大家介绍了其他人气文章，欢迎大家关注。
for First-Year Law Students
The editors of the 10-Q thought it may be helpful for new students, or those who may know new students, to have a few tips on how to handle the first year of law school, from the perspective of students with a business-law trajectory. The advice is broken down into two sections—school work and personal/social advice. The editors thank Joe Bailey (LAW ‘18), Dean Krebs (LAW ‘18), Dina Bleckman (LAW ‘18), and Reginald Streater (LAW ‘18) for their input.
Sticking with the “keep an open mind” theme, think about exploring the world of business law. It may not sound as exciting as areas of law you are more familiar with, but business law still has theory, doctrine, philosophical debates between judges, and its own nerdy drama. Plus, it’s what most lawyers end up doing for a living—and they learn that it can be fun, interesting and rewarding.
Pursuing business law is not necessarily antithetical to doing good. You’re not “selling out.” As counsel to corporations, you have the opportunity to make sure companies are good corporate citizens. Good business lawyers help to make good corporations.
There is sometimes a steeper learning curve in business law courses because law students must learn both business and legal jargon, but don’t be discouraged, because almost every student is learning business and legal jargon from square one.
If your contracts law class does not click with you this fall, take heart. There is more to business law than what a single class can reveal. Business lawyers confront a large range of matters, from employment law, to torts, intellectual property, bankruptcy, and securities. Did you come to Temple to be a criminal lawyer? You may notice that white collar crime is a booming industry—and an important aspect of business law.
The business law community is not monolithic. It can be quite diverse, and is becoming more so as clients demand greater diversity among lawyers in all dimensions.
1. Law school is stressful. The best way to deal with this stress is to maintain balance: keep up with your school work and stay involved with activities outside of the classroom. Whether it’s going to the gym, volunteering, trying the latest restaurant, binge-viewing Netflix, or hanging out with friends, make sure you take time for yourself.
2. If you know that you did all of your work during the week, don’t stress out because someone is Snapchatting pictures of the library on Saturday afternoon. Law school does not have to eat up (all of) your weekends. Most weeks there is plenty of time from Monday-Friday to complete your work.
3. Get involved in one or two extracurricular activities. Temple has tons of really interesting clubs where you can learn, meet new people, and make a positive impact on society from the day you start law school. Just make sure these activities don’t eat into your study time.