Alumni

 DJCL’s Spring 2017 Alumni Newsletter

We are pleased to present the Spring Issue of our semi-annual Delaware Journal of Corporate Law Alumni Newsletter, which includes information on the Journal’s events and on our Volumes 42 and 43 Board and Staff.

To read the Newsletter, click here.

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February/March Alumni Spotlight

Former DJCL Copy Editor, Phillip Giordano, answers some questions about his service to the Journal and what he’s up to now:

1) What was your position on the JournalCopy Editor.                            

 2) From what institution did you receive your undergraduate degree and what area did you study? I went to the University of Delaware and I studied History.

3) Where do you currently work? Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A.

4) What area of law do you practice? Commercial and fiduciary litigation.

5) What do you wish you had known about law school while you were a law student? How important it is to work on your writing and public speaking skills.

6) Aside from excelling academically and joining the Journal, what are some ways that students can stand out from the crowd to secure job offers? Network as much as possible. By way of example, students should volunteer at organizations where they can meet attorneys and spend time meeting with alumni. Also, students should generally be well read and up to speed on current events. When not discussing your class rank or interests in the law, future employers will want to know that you are an engaged citizen and that you have an interest in other things besides the law.

7) What are some lessons you’ve learned during your professional career that will be valuable to the Journal’s young alumni? In litigation, at least, your writing matters most. It should be shorter than you think, well organized, and finely tuned, which means that you need to be a brutal editor of your own work. No one has ever read a brief that they thought was too short. A close second to writing is being organized. Checklists are the best way to ensure that you don’t make errors. Checklists are also important in keeping track of your billing, which is more of a hassle than you would think.

8) What experience have you been up to since graduating from Widener Law? Courtroom experience. I didn’t participate in Moot Court, but I have since made up for it by trying as many cases as necessary.

9) What are your future plans? To always look for improvement in my work.

10) Any other interests you’d like to tell us about? Reading non-fiction, cooking, and staying physically active (which currently means playing rugby).

Know Phillip? Connect with him here.  For more information about Phillip’s practice, read here.

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DJCL’s Fall 2016 Alumni Newsletter

We are pleased to present the Fall Issue of our semi-annual Delaware Journal of Corporate Law Alumni Newsletter, which includes information on the Journal’s events and on our Volume 42 Board and Staff.

To read the Newsletter, click here.

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DJCL’s Spring 2016 Alumni Newsletter

We are pleased to present the Spring Issue of our semi-annual Delaware Journal of Corporate Law Alumni Newsletter, which includes information on the Journal’s events and on our Volume 41 Board and Staff.

To read the Newsletter, click here.

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DJCL’s Alumni Mentor Program

 The Alumni Mentor Program is a wonderful opportunity for you to give back to the Journal by advising current members. You will be paired with a current student and hold a meet and greet event to get to know each other. You and your mentee decide the scope of your mentor-mentee relationship. This program has had tremendous success and we encourage you to participate.

Interested in becoming a mentor? Contact Brandon Harper at brandonharper00@gmail.com

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