AJMLS Alumni Board Chair, Neera Bahl, Awarded “Glory of India” Award

The school would like to congratulate AJMLS Alumni Board Chair, Neera Bahl (’01), for recently receiving the “Glory of India” award from the India International Friendship Society (IIFS), an organization engaged in helping achieve India’s targeted economic growth and modernization. This honor is awarded to individuals in India and abroad, who have glorified the country with outstanding contributions in their specialized fields. Neera practices immigration law in Atlanta, Georgia.

We are extremely proud for Neera and wish her the best as she continues to represent our school and the entire legal community with honor and professionalism. Congratulations, Neera!

Are You Making the Most of Your Law School Visit?

This is the time of year when students are planning visits to various law schools across the country. Whether you’re a prospective student or admitted student, US News & World Report strongly suggest visiting schools in order to make a well-informed decision. Author, Shawn O’Connor, details how to make the most of your law school visit and even gives a breakdown of specific things to do during each visit. Click here for the full article.

ALSA Members Recognized for Volunteer Efforts

AJMLS would like to recognize members of the Asian Law Student Association, who volunteered at the 2011 National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Conference in Atlanta recently. They are: Caroline Yi, Jason Kim, Thomas Hwang, Yoohwa Seong, Suzette Guerra, Crystal Tran, and Wellington Tzou. Thanks to them and to all of our students who represent us so well in professional settings.

Law Admissions Lowdown – How Important are Extracurricular Activities?

U.S. News & World Report gives the “law admissions lowdown” on extracurricular activities in a recent article. Author, Shawn O’Connor, disputes the notion that law school admissions are solely based on LSAT scores and GPAs. “While these are the two single most significant factors in the admissions process, other factors, including extracurricular involvement, application essays, and recommendations, can also be very important,” he says.

O’Connor reveals four areas to consider before choosing an extracurricular activity: quality not quantity, not all activities are created equal, start early and be selective, and law-related activities are not essential. For a detailed look at each point, clickhere.

AJMLS Alumnus Dustin Hightower Elected to Georgia Legislature

The Alumni Office would like to congratulate Dustin “Dusty” Hightower (’08) on his most recent accomplishment! On January 3, 2012, Dusty was elected to represent District 68 in the Georgia Legislature. He joins fellow AJMLS alumni in the Legislature, Senator Ronald Ramsey (’92), and Representatives Stephen Allison (’96), Alex Atwood (’93), Douglas Collins (’08) and Billy Maddox (’06). Congratulations and good luck in all future endeavors!