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Council of Appellate Lawyers

Interested in appellate work? Work with the Council of Appellate Lawyers

May 25, 2017

If you have an interest in appellate litigation, serving as a student liaison for the ABA's Council of Appellate Lawyers (CAL) – the only national appellate bench-bar organization in the country – can be an invaluable experience. Serving as a student liaison for CAL provides unique networking, programming, and

ABA Leaders

Leadership: An opportunity you don't want to miss out on

May 24, 2017

You've got a little over a week now to apply for one of our four leadership positions on the ABA Law Student Division Council. And while the council will have a different look for 2017-2018, the opportunities to network and guide the future for law students remain the

John Mitchell

ABA leadership profile: John Mitchell, Law Practice Division

May 18, 2017

Name: John “The Purple Coach” Mitchell Hometown: Chicago Position in Law Practice Division:  Chair Current Employer: KM Advisors, LLC Practice Areas:  I do not practice law and haven’t since 1995.  I own a boutique company that helps lawyers learn the many skills necessary to be successful owners of their firms or to

Miss Freedom Fighter Esquire

Miss Freedom Fighter, Esquire: Empowering the leaders of tomorrow

April 17, 2017

Every day, lawyers make a difference in the lives of people by serving as gatekeepers of justice. History demonstrates the important role that lawyers have played in promoting justice and advancing social change. Whether it be protecting the rights of children (Marian Wright Edelman), promoting equal access to

Thomas Kim and Meredith Parnell

Meet the newly elected ABA Law Student Division officers

March 23, 2017

You, the voter, have spoken – spring council elections are over, and the results are in! The ABA’s Law Student Division would like to introduce Thomas E. Kim as the 2017-2018 Division Chair and Meredith Parnell as the 2017-2018 Law Student At-Large on the ABA Board of Governors. Thomas is a rising 3L at

ABA Liaisons

Become a liaison and advance your career – and the profession

February 15, 2017

We're nearly two months into 2017. By now, you're probably thinking about summer internships and other ways to get ahead in some niche of the law profession. Here's one great opportunity you shouldn't miss – apply to become a liaison to an ABA practice specialty group for the 2017-2018 school year. Around

Jack Rives

Podcast: Transitioning from Military Law to Civilian Practice

August 30, 2016

In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Sandy Gallant-Jones speaks with General Jack Rives, executive director of the American Bar Association, about his career as a military lawyer, his transition to civilian life, and his current role within the ABA. Jack reminisces about his passion for the legal

Morgan Nelson

7 things I've learned as a Circuit Governor

August 29, 2016

As a law student with a Public Administration Master's Degree, I have learned so much from my time on the Law Student Division Board of Governors about real-life professional networks and how they are mobilized through my time on the LSD Board. From a legal perspective, a developing professional's perspective,

Fabiani Duarte

Last dance: A fond farewell from the outgoing chair

August 10, 2016

Paulette Brown, the outgoing President of the ABA, and I had a lot to celebrate on the last weekend of our terms at the 2016 Annual Meeting in San Francisco. One of the many successes we both couldn't stop smiling about as we danced at the President’s Reception on Saturday

Carol Langford

Meet a leader: Carol Langford

June 08, 2016

In addition to serving as a liaison to the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, Carol Langford teaches at the University of San Francisco School of Law and the University of California Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. She co-authored "Legal Ethics in the Practice of Law," "Legal Ethics: Rules, Statutes and Comparisons" and "The Moral Compass of the American Lawyer: Truth, Justice, Power and Greed." She talks here with Natasha Galvez about her career and about her work in ethics.

Tom Grella

Leadership Profile: Tom Grella

April 14, 2016

Tom Grella is a House of Governors delegate from the ABA’s Law Practice Division. He talked with Peggy Liu, ABA Law Student Division delegate and liaison to the division, about his experience and role. Q: How did you decide on pursuing law as a career?  A: I was actually studying to

Linda Chanow

Leadership Profile: Linda Chanow

March 31, 2016

Linda Chanow is executive director of The University of Texas School of Law's Center for Women in Law.  She is a liaison to the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession. She also co-chaired the ABA's Toolkit for Gender Equity in Partner Compensation, an initiative of the ABA

Liaison - Dictionary

Mental Health Day: Two opportunities to make an impact

March 29, 2016

So you've been following our Mental Health Day content for the past two days. Now you think it's time for you to make a difference. Well, we've got two great opportunities for you to get involved through the Law Student Division.

Katy Goshtasbi

Leadership profile: Katy Goshtasbi of the Law Practice Division

January 21, 2016

Katy Goshtasbi is the secretary of the ABA’s Law Practice Division. She talked with Peggy Liu, ABA Law Student Division delegate and liaison to the division, about her experience and role. Q: How did you decide on pursuing law as a career?  A: I always wanted to be a securities lawyer because (1)

Learn more about becoming a Law Student Division leader

Learn more about becoming a Law Student Division leader

January 06, 2016

Last month, we told you about joining our Board of Governors for the 2016-2017 year. The Jan. 15 deadline is fast approaching to get your application in for chair, vice-chair, secretary-treasurer, rep to the ABA's Board of Governors, Student Lawyer student editor, or one of our 15 circuit governorships. Still

Tom Bolt

Leadership profile: Tom Bolt, chair of the ABA Law Practice Division

December 10, 2015

Tom Bolt is the chair of the ABA’s Law Practice Division. He talked with Peggy Liu, ABA Law Student Division delegate and liaison to the division, about his experience and role. How did you decide on pursuing law as a career?  I grew up in the family law firm.  I

EIGHTH CIRCUIT: James Greenwood: Navy Vet on a Mission

April 01, 2015

  By Courtney O. Carroll COURTNEY O. CARROLL is a 3L at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago. In recognition of his scholastic accomplishments, James Greenwood, a 3L at Drake University Law School, was awarded the Iowa Taxpayers Association 2014 Linda S. Weindruch Scholarship. The annual scholarship recognizes outstanding accomplishments and educational pursuit

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