The Law Student Division creates opportunities for law students across the country. One such opportunity is the ABA Annual Meeting, where the Division convenes and allows students to partake in Continuing Legal Education (CLE) sessions, attend the ABA EXPO, meet with other students such as Student Bar Association presidents and ABA representatives, and network with other legal professionals at events like the President’s Reception. It is also where the Law Student Division governing body—the Assembly—meets to address and decide on matters facing the Division.
The 2013 Annual Meeting will take place in San Francisco, a city filled with cultural attractions and great historical value. The ABA’s sections, divisions, and other entities are planning more than 200 CLE programs and the world’s largest legal EXPO filled with goods and services related to the practice of law. Vendors also raffle prizes or other free items for attendees.
The cost for law students is $50 for Division members who register before May 31. After that date, the cost increases to $75 for members. Non-Division members may register early for $75 prior to June 1 ($100 after June 1).
Along with the EXPO and CLE programs, the Vice Chair-SBA and the three Division Delegates will be elected. The Law Student Division Delegates serve as the Division’s voice in the ABA House of Delegates, the policy-making body of the ABA. Assembly Delegates elect the Division’s three delegates to the ABA House of Delegates and certified SBA presidents elect the Division’s Vice Chair-SBA. Assembly membership is comprised of two principal delegates—the ABA representative and the SBA president—from each ABA-approved law school.
“The Annual Meeting was a great networking opportunity and a great time to learn about our profession,” says Michael Andry, immediate past governor of the 11th Circuit. “A wonderful experience overall.”
For more information about the Annual Meeting, visit http://ambar.org/annual. Also, keep up-to-date on what will be happening at the Law Student Division portion of the Annual Meeting by visitingwww.americanbar.org/lsd.
—Eileen M. Laux
Vol. 41 No. 9