Justinian Lane

Any law students want to get paid to blog about the civil justice system?

I recently received this email from Tom Young, a friend of mine at  He gave me permission to repost this email, and I couldn’t think of anyplace better to do so than here and at my site, Corpreform

I’m hosting a conference call / webinar on Wednesday at 5pm ET for law students interested in placement with some of the top trial firms in the country. These firms are plaintiff focused and are looking to employ students currently in law school. The firms belong to the cooperative and there are about 100 of them, located in nearly every state.

Visit the following website for calling instructions: 

Initial duties will be to assist the firms with their public relations campaigns through blogging on the blog network. A major goal of the coordinated effort by these firms is to educate the public on the importance of the civil justice system and why protecting the right to a jury trial is paramount. The firms need assistance from law students familiar with online social networking in general (forums, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc) and the legal blogosphere in particular. It should be noted that this initial employment may very well open doors to more substantial opportunities with these firms upon graduation.

In addition to modest financial compensation, and its member firms are sponsoring several all expense paid trips for qualifying law students to the upcoming AAJ Winter convention in New Orleans. While the details of these sponsorships are still to be determined, students working with firms will receive first priority. Oh yea, the convention is conveniently scheduled during the first weeks of Mardi Gras;)

Feel free to pass along the information about this call to your law school colleagues. Please ask those interested to register at the link above so that we have a proper headcount.

Hope you’ll join us Wednesday evening.

I’d also like to extend my thanks and congratulations to the law firms participating in this program.  I’m very active in my law school’s competition programs, and out of the dozens of students I’ve met there, only one other student is interested in being a plaintiffs’ lawyer.  Part of the reason why is because the tort reform movement has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to paint plaintiffs and their lawyers in a negative light.  Plaintiffs lawyers have an obligation to reach out to the law school community to spread the truth and to help recruit the next generation of trial lawyers.  Even if your firm is too small to have On Campus Interview (OCI) programs, or to hire summer associates, it can’t be so small that you can’t take on an intern or work with law students in some other way.  If you’re a trial lawyer who lives near a law school, why not reach out to it and start getting involved this week?

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What is the pay rate? I may be interested in blogging about torts.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | August 26, 2008 12:08 PM

This is awesome.

Posted by: Kia | August 26, 2008 4:49 PM

Thanks Justinian.

If you're a law student, or frankly any type of student interested in promoting safety and the preservation of the civil justice system, we want to talk to you. Please introduce yourself in our forums via the link associated with my name below.

No one should demonize you for aspiring to be a trial lawyer. It was once a noble profession, and will be again with your help. Yes, the trial bar has a tarnished reputation, and some of the blame can be laid on its shoulders. However, it's a new day at We're putting the "civil" back in the civil justice system. Hope you guys will join us.

Posted by: Tom Young | August 29, 2008 10:30 AM

Hopefully, some of these wayward youths would consider doing the right thing pro bono

For example:

Posted by: Pro Bono | September 13, 2008 1:41 AM