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Civility is the Core of Your Successful Career

February 15, 2017

Not only do lawyers serve as representatives of their clients, they serve as officers of the legal system and public citizens having special responsibility to the quality of justice. But how can lawyers go about being professionals while remaining civil with the person on the other side of the table? Learn


How to ace your on-campus interviews (OCI)

February 13, 2017

The on-campus interview. Your future career hangs in the balance! Are you ready? Whatever you do, don’t fail, or your thought of a law career is over! OK, OK, not really. Just relax. The OCI is a big deal – this post is not to downplay it – but it is not

Law Student Podcast

Fighting the Tide of Student Debt

February 07, 2017

If you want to be a successful lawyer, law school is a given. With the hike in student loans, however, it may be a while before you actually make any money.

ABA House of Delegates

Change to bar passage standard for law schools rejected

February 07, 2017

The American Bar Association House of Delegates rejected Monday a major change in the bar passage standard for ABA-accredited law schools. See more about the vote in this article from the ABA Journal. The proposal from the Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions

Linda Klein

ABA President: 'There are no so-called judges in America'

February 06, 2017

American Bar Association President Linda A. Klein Monday called personal attacks on judges “attacks on our Constitution” and warned that it is vital that the judiciary remains independent and free from political pressure. “There are no ‘so-called judges’ in America,” she said Monday in a speech to the ABA’s governing House

Legal Career Chat

Talk with an expert on M&A, corporate governance on #LegalCareerChat

February 06, 2017

ABA Legal Career Central is hosting it’s second #LegalCareerChat, our new twitter chat series showcasing various practice areas, on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 2pm ET. Our chat guest will be Jayne E. Juvan (@JayneJuvan), a partner in the Cleveland office of Roetzel & Andress. Log on to Twitter and follow the questions with hashtag

Raychelle Tasher

PROPEL-ing women in the law with Ms. JD in Chicago

February 03, 2017

Next month, Ms. JD will host its Ninth Annual Conference on Women in the Law, “P.R.O.P.E.L,” Promoting Retention Opportunity Partnership Excellence and Leadership in Chicago. We invite law students and young lawyers to attend the Ms. JD Honors Reception on Thursday, March 2 at Jenner & Block LLP. Ms. JD is

Quimbee-Hamer v. Sidway

A contracts story about a Story and a suit

February 03, 2017

This is the latest in a series of case brief videos. Have you signed up for your Quimbee membership? The American Bar Association offers three months of online Quimbee study aids for law student members. And if you go Premium, you'll receive Quimbee's Outline on Legal Ethics as part of

Access to Justice (ATJ) Technology Fellows Program

Put your skills to work in the new ATJ Tech Fellows program

February 02, 2017

The Access to Justice Technology Fellows Program is seeking diverse and entrepreneurial-minded law students who are passionate about social justice and want to spend the summer learning new ways to leverage technology to improve access to legal services for people who can't afford a lawyer. The ATJ Tech Fellows

How to get the most out of your TIPS membership

What TIPS is (and why you should join)

February 01, 2017

Thinking of what sections to get involved with in the ABA? Today's message comes from Linda Wiley of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS). Welcome to another term and for those new students, congratulations on entering law school and starting your legal career. Your experience in law

Podcast: Why Washington should save Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Broken promises and Public Service Loan Forgiveness (podcast)

February 01, 2017

Law school is essential to becoming a successful lawyer but it doesn’t come cheap. Public Service Loan Forgiveness was a program put in place to entice young lawyers to take public service positions which have historically paid less than private sector positions. After ten years of making on-time, full payments

Miami MIdyear Meeting

Get involved with ABA Midyear, law students

January 31, 2017

The ABA is heading to Magic City this weekend – Miami will be playing host the ABA's midyear meeting from Wednesday through Tuesday. That's right in the backyard of University of Miami School of Law and down the coasts from several other of our Florida law schools. If you're a law

2L Island

Marshaling the marooned: Welcome to 2L Island

January 30, 2017

For most of us, the first year of law school could be distilled down to a single word: survival. We had to survive our first day, our first recitation, our first midterm, our first exams, and our first grades. Being a 1L is akin to being taken out to sea

Korematsu memorial

The man behind the Doodle: Fred Korematsu

January 30, 2017

At the 2016 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Law Student Division Chair Kareem Aref spoke with founder and executive director of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute Karen Korematsu about her father’s landmark case, Korematsu v. United States.

Burger King

SCOTUS personal jurisdiction ruling packs a Whopper

January 27, 2017

The case of Burger King Corp v. Rudzewicz, 471 U.S. 462 (1985), involved two Detroit men who negotiated with the Michigan office of Burger King Corp. to secure a franchise. Burger King granted the franchise.

Q&A: Shaping the future of Family Law

January 26, 2017

Christina Harms is the Director of the Child and Family Psychological Service (CAFES) at the Center of Excellence for Children, Families and the Law at William James College.


Your questions answered about sports law

January 25, 2017

Earlier today, the ABA Legal Career Central hosted its first #LegalCareerChat – the debut in a series of chats about careers in various legal field. The series kicked off with how to start a career in sports law. The host was David Cohen, General Counsel for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. If you


Is a pre-law program right for you?

January 25, 2017

Is pre-law right for you? Yes, no, and it depends. I recommend any students considering law school participate in a pre-law program after careful evaluation.  In addition to going through a pre-law program myself, I talked with two young lawyers that both attended an undergraduate program that offered a pre-law

Texas Tech

Texas Tech wins 2017 Arbitration Competition

January 24, 2017

Texas Tech University School of Law won the ABA Law Student Division's 2017 Arbitration Competition on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Here is the complete list of finalists.

Brown v. Board of Education

Loss for segregated schools is a win for civil rights

January 20, 2017

Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 283 (1954), one of the most famous United States Supreme Court cases of the 20th Century, effectively ended legal racial segregation in U.S. public schools.