Professor Tom Stipanowich Publishes "Dear 1L: Five Guideposts for Your Future Professional Practice" in Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution
Professor Thomas J. Stipanowich's article, "Dear 1L: Five Guideposts for Your Future Professional Practice," (SSRN) has been published in the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution [22 Cardozo J. Conflict Resol. 529 (2021)]. The article is co-authored with Professor Lela P. Love of Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. The piece is a message to law students about the range of skills and insights that lawyers should bring to the table, and to put litigation into a broader perspective.
Abstract of "Dear 1L: Five Guideposts for Your Future Professional Practice"
Professors Love and Stipanowich address first year law students on the threshold of their career. Being an effective practitioner requires much more than a grounding in substantive law, legal research and writing, and (perhaps) trial advocacy. Law students today also need a broader range of knowledge and skills to prepare for the varying and evolving challenges of twenty-first century practice. Love and Stipanowich offer a number of precepts for 1L students to consider as guideposts for their career. It is possible—and even preferable—to be an effective and zealous advocate while still leaving the door open to cooperation and collaboration.