The legal job market is competitive. Many law students wonder how to stand out from the crowd. A few students at Georgia State School of Law may have accidentally done just that. They are using the web to improve access to the law. These students prepared online legal research guides that give in-depth overviews of developing areas of law in Georgia legal practice.
What value is this on a resume? What value will it be to the legal community? It will be interesting to see how the legal community responds to this. Providing legal research on cutting-edge areas of law would seem to be valuable to the Georgia legal community, assuming the materials reflect effective legal research and writing.
This example of providing free online legal resources on developing areas of law may be a good model for law students in other states.