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Young Lawyers Conference

A Conference of the Virginia State Bar.

Professional Development Series

These programs aim to assist you in planning your career from making long term plans to how to adapt and behave in a professional setting. Receive advice from successful young lawyers and seasoned practitoners that will set the building blocks to a fulfilling career. If you are interested in contributing content, contact Chris Fortier at

Becoming a Professor


Have you ever wondered if you had what it took to be a professor? Do you love to teach? Do you love to research? This podcast, recorded by the American Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division in December 2011, explains what you need to have on your resume and how to navigate the hiring process. The panel provides their stories on transitioning from practicing law to academia. Additionally, learn about the daily life of a professor and get insight into the demands of a career in teaching. This program lasts about 56 minutes.



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Moderator: Maurice Ruffin, New Orleans, LA



Mitch Crusto, New Orleans, LA

Amanda M. Bertrand Foster, Sunrise, FL

Jennifer Smith, Orlando, FL


Special thanks to the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division for providing this broadcast.

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