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How Young Can a Federal Court Judge Be?

There is no minimum age for becoming a federal judge, but should there be?

After all, good "judgment" is a quality of experience, right? And who wants a judge young enough to be your child?

President Trump does, at least in nominating a 35-year-old to be a federal judge. If confirmed, Allison Jones Rushing will be the youngest federal judge in more than 15 years.

When lawyers and law students go viral, it's usually not a good thing. But that's not the case for DePaul Law School grad Arielle Williams, who went viral when she checked her July 2018 bar results.

In case you haven't seen the video, no, she didn't sneak a camera into the exam room or anything crazy. Williams was at work at a Chicago area firm when her bar results came in. A paralegal at the firm starts filming right as Williams opens her results, and she almost immediately falls to the ground. Fortunately, it's quickly discovered that the tears and collapse were due to joy and then celebratory cheering erupts. And while the video may be fun to watch, there's much more to Ms. Williams' story that'll inspire and warm the heart.

BigLaw Partner Falsified Docs to IRS

Attorney Adam Wiensch meant well, but did it wrong.

Wiensch was trying to help clients transfer wealth to their children free of estate and gift taxes, which is possible in estate planning. But he crossed the line when he falsified documents and sent them to the Internal Revenue Service.

He should have known the IRS has estate tax attorneys, too. It cost Wiensch his job, his reputation, and his license -- for now.

For law students, Twitter may not seem like the best use of your limited time, but you might be surprised to learn that there is a thriving #LawTwitter community.

Legal issues and current events get discussed, shade gets thrown, and there are plenty of laughs to be had. What law students might not suspect, however, is that some of their own professors might be on Twitter, and law prof Twitter is rather spectacular.

Below are five law profs to follow on Twitter.

Charges Filed Against Unknown Letter-Writer for Threatening Judge

Somewhere -- among hundreds of millions of Americans -- is a criminal stamp-licker.

Prosecutors have charged the unknown licker with sending a threatening letter to a judge. They don't know who the defendant is, but for now they're calling him John Doe.

They found his DNA on a stamp attached to an envelope. Unfortunately for the Wisconsin authorities, his DNA is not in the government's database.

Law school isn't easy and getting through it without leaning on any of the resources available to you is overly optimistic and completely unnecessary.

Those resources are there for a reason, and that reason is to help you and every other student looking to improve their academic success. Below are four of the most important resources law students need to learn how to access.

Florida Supreme Court Squares Off With Governor

While one court drama played out in Washington, another one unfolded in Florida.

No, we're not talking about the hanging chads episode. That soap opera ended a decade ago.

In the latest installment of Florida reality television, the Florida Supreme Court says the governor cannot choose the next justices of the court. Believe it, or not.

Landing a job at a prestigious law firm that's going to pay the BigLaw bucks while you're still in law school is unattainable for most law students. At this point, there are just so many more students than there are prestigious summer associate gigs, or even law firm clerking jobs for that matter.

It's a competitive market, and setting yourself apart is getting harder and harder. But that doesn't mean a law student can't work somewhere else without having it hurt their resume. There are plenty of non-law firm jobs that can help set you up for career success down the road, particularly if you don't envision yourself working at a law firm anyway.

Below, you can read about seven non-firm jobs that are good for law students to take, that is, if they can get it.

Cornell Law Grads Make the Most Money

They say that money isn't everything, but that's not what law school students say.

Just walk around any law school and listen to the chatter. It doesn't take a formal survey to know that for most law students it's (at least in part) about the money.

But to make it official, a recent report says that Cornell Law School graduates get the top salaries. Now listen to that sucking sound coming from the top 10 law schools.

When it comes to television programming for lawyers and law students, not every show about lawyers and the justice system are going to hit the mark. After all, entertainment is rather subjective.

But, if you crave "who-done-its" or law-related dramas/comedies, below you can find a list of five binge-worthy series to jam into your nights and weekends.