Dennis Beaver | You & the Law

DennisBeaverAttorney Dennis Beaver has practiced law for many years in Bakersfield, California. Read more about Dennis and his background here. Dennis is a syndicated newspaper columnist and writes a weekly column entitled “You and the Law”. There have been numerous requests over the years to make these articles available and we are happy to offer them here. They are also indexed for your convenience.

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Are You Thinking of Law School? 

March 15, 2019 • By Dennis Beaver

If you are in college and considering law school, or out in the working world and looking for an occupational change, Los Angeles based attorney Shant Karnikian has some very specific recommendations, and I’ll get to those in a moment.
But first, let me tell you about this young attorney making a real difference in the lives of his clients.

I met him in 2009 when he was a first year law student at Loyola, in Los Angeles. Karnikian demonstrated real initiative by applying for a summer scholarship to study international law in Paris at a summer program conducted by Cornell University.

While these scholarships had only been given to second-year students, those of us on the selection committee were impressed by one of the most compelling personal statements we had ever received, and is so relevant in today’s America.

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