Life at Spilman

Juggling Long-Term Projects At Spilman

Life at Spilman 20 Aug 2010 | 11:20 AM

Every summer clerk anticipates getting against-the-clock projects – the ones where you burn the midnight oil, come in early or skip lunch to meet that pressing deadline. Thought of less often, but equally challenging, are thelong-term projects. Long-term projects present a new … Continue reading →

The Spilman Summer Intern Retreat

Life at Spilman 20 Jul 2010 | 3:00 AM

Spilman Thomas & Battle summer law interns stepped into Southern West Virginia and out of their comfort zones for a weekend in June this summer.  The interns were staying at the grand Resort at Glade Springs outside Beckley, WV, but never knew quite … Continue reading →

Learning Legal Language, As A Rising 3L?

Life at Spilman 19 Jul 2010 | 10:00 AM

The assignment: research the past and present of a particular regulatory issue under a specific Act. No sweat. As a rising 3L, I’ve mastered basic research projects, right? Wrong. One legal research and writing paper dealing with agency and regulatory law does not … Continue reading →

Law Clerk Turned Jackson Pollock

Life at Spilman 14 Jul 2010 | 3:00 AM

It happens to everyone. You get Pollocked. You turn in something you feel great about only to have it returned looking like a piece of Jackson Pollock abstract art — arrows, circles, different colors and random words written above text. … Continue reading →

Life Outside the Summer Law Internship

Life at Spilman 13 Jul 2010 | 3:00 AM

Having a million entertainment options is great, but you can only do one at a time. Living in a big city with many different activities to do at any one time might be wonderful for some. However, the truth of … Continue reading →

Work Hard, Play Hard

Life at Spilman 12 Jul 2010 | 3:00 AM

After a chat about my car being in the shop, a new restaurant I want to try and a Friday summer clerk activity, one of my supervisors left saying something to the effect of “I’m learning too much about you.” … Continue reading →

3 Things You Should Know About Charleston

Life at Spilman 08 Jul 2010 | 3:00 AM

There are three things they don’t tell you about Charleston that are major bonuses to working in the city. 1. It’s actually more metropolitan than you’d believe. I come from a really small town so I can’t say that I’m looking for … Continue reading →

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