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Reminder: AABANY’s Fall Conference taking place on September 17 at Skadden and sponsored by Wells Fargo and Veritext, has an early bird deadline that closes today, Sept. 1. Sign up today and save. AABANY members, who get discounted rates, will save even more. Click here to be taken to the registration page. Click on the link in the title to download the Fall Conference brochure that describes the 16 programs you can choose from. We hope to see you there.
NAPABA Press Release on Goodwin Liu Confirmation
WASHINGTON – Today, the three-member panel of the California Commission on Judicial Appointments unanimously confirmed Professor Goodwin H. Liu’s nomination to the California Supreme Court. He will be sworn in as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California tomorrow in Sacramento by Governor Jerry Brown. The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association congratulates Professor Liu on his confirmation.
Recent College Graduates Wait for Their Real Careers to Begin – NYTimes.com
Interesting article about unemployed and under-employed grads from classes of ‘06-’10 dubbed Generation Limbo. We may be seeing our own Generation Limbo in law today, with the contraction of the economy over the last few years. Of note is the following quote:
“What was the point of working so hard for 22 years if there was nothing out there?” said Ms. Morales, who is now a paralegal and plans on attending law school.
Someone tell Ms. Morales that the grass is not any greener on the law side of the fence.
A 27-year-old Yale graduate quoted at the end of the article, I think, has the right idea:
“You have to make opportunities happen for yourself, and I think a lot of my classmates weren’t thinking in that way,” he said. “It’s the equivalent of setting up your own lemonade stand.”
More and more of our young lawyers are hanging out their shingles at a very early point in their careers, which might be the way to go. We hope that they’re availing themselves to the mentors and other resources that may be out there to help them along in pursuing that road.
What do you think?
NYT: Goodwin Liu Confirmed for CA Supreme Court
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Goodwin Liu, a University of California law professor whose confirmation to a federal appeals court was blocked in the U.S. Senate, was confirmed on Wednesday to serve as a justice on California’s top court.