Imagine getting into, paying for, and succeeding in law school—and then not being permitted to practice. That’s the risk for students who aren’t U.S. citizens. Student Lawyer's March April May 2017 issue starts with their stories. Uncertain future awaits undocumented
Imagine getting into, paying for, and succeeding in law school—and then not being permitted to practice. That’s the risk for students who aren’t U.S. citizens. Invariably, law students work incredibly hard to get into law school and then to become attorneys. Many have faced serious hurdles along the way. Just think
In fall 2011, during my first semester of college, I proudly took the Greyhound bus home for Thanksgiving break. I was not only the first one in my family to go to college, but I was also one of Pacific Lutheran University’s five full-tuition merit scholars. As I nostalgically entered
Everyone goes through periods of self-doubt, even the most successful people, according to the former chair of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession, Roberta Liebenberg. “Everyone has these moments where they feel like they’re an impostor, that someone’s going to find out that they’re actually not
You might think it’s your writing or speaking skills that will shape your law school career. They will. But your energy is even more important to your law school destiny. Many things will play into your law school success. But above all traditional skills, your energy will define your law school
The summer of 2016 is one I’ll never forget. As a law student, I was privileged to be afforded the opportunity to work at my dream job, while also getting to travel Europe – and I have some advice on how you can land a similar opportunity. Over the summer, I
Getting an internship is generally the first option when it comes to how to spend the summer after you first year. But what if you haven’t been successful in securing one? Here’s my recommendation: Go abroad! There are many summer abroad programs offered by various law schools. I happen to direct
Mark Grotto, a 3L at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, grew up around the law. So it was no surprise that he’d follow in his father’s footsteps and pursue law school. What wasn’t predictable was the event that solidified Grotto’s desire to be a lawyer and his dedication
Dear Graduating 3Ls, Congratulations on reaching and being really close to wrapping up this final semester of law school. Besides passing your final exams and making sure you cross that stage on graduation day, your top priority is (and should definitely be) getting ready for (and passing) the bar exam. Everyone
Are you worried about another difficult test even after you graduate—how you’ll handle the burden of repaying the cost of your education? You’re not alone, and the American Bar Association is working on the issue. In December 2016, the ABA and four attorneys with that very worry sued the U.S.
The ABA’s Annual Meeting — mark your calendar for Aug. 10-15, 2017 in New York City — is a must-do for students who’d like to engage in really meaningful and productive discussions that are important to every law student in the United States. Here’s what just a few of your
News from law schools across the country, including an opportunity to study and work for a semester in Olympia, Wash., represent underrepresented individuals, help homeowners recover from floods in Louisiana, participate in a New York diversity and inclusion program, take a new course in the Coastal Law Field Lab and
Student Lawyer magazine begins 2017 with a slate of articles on how to do things differently in your legal career. Here's what you'll find in the January/February 2017 issue. How to resist the allure of a traditional practice Let those who’ve taken
Yesterday, we covered the top posts that started here on Before the Bar. Today we're going to look at the Law Student Division's publication, Student Lawyer magazine. Our online archives of the mag took the long journey across a few USB drives to reside here, and they date back to 2010. Many
Don’t send another resume before reading these stories of lawyers who forged their own career path— and are glad they did.
A Congressional staffer shares his story and offers suggestions on how to build a satisfying career in public service.
Lawyers across the country are using their law degree in ways they never expected - it's called the JD Advantage. Here are tips on how you can, too.
Forget the Four Horsemen. This short “book of revelations” about exam essay questions is much more valuable in your first year.
Mark Geragos: "My experience shouldn’t simply demonstrate that it’s possible. It should also demonstrate that there’s a higher calling in this practice."
Hundreds of thousands of real estate agents across the country couldn’t weather the 2008 housing market crash and were forced to find other work. But not Nathan Palmer, a non-traditional student and 2L at Arizona State University—Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in Phoenix.
I’m proud to welcome you to this issue, which provides invaluable information about what you can do with your degree while going off the beaten path.
What you can do to continue the momentum that’s been growing to adopt the Uniform Bar Exam that benefits law students nationwide.
I was in a car on my way to the University of Cincinnati College of Law, and I wondered what I was doing. I live in San Diego. What was I doing in Cincinnati? The short answer is that I was attending an ABA meeting for the General Practice, Solo
Law schools are giving away more money to students than ever before. But that’s not necessarily good news for you today or for tomorrow’s law students. Here’s why. Most law students receive some form of financial aid. In 2015, PreLaw Magazine calculated that the average tuition discount for law school was
News from law schools across the country, including a grant for a domestic violence position, a website targeting the access to justice gap, a new entrepreneurial program, a cybersecurity opportunity, and two new initiatives to combat sex trafficking.