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Top of The Class

Tell us who the Head of the Class is at your school

June 08, 2017

Who's at your Head of the Class? Do you have students doing interesting, unique, or noteworthy things while in law school? We at Student Lawyer Magazine want to hear about them. Each issue, in our Head of the Class column, we feature a law student making a name for

Undocumented Immigrants

Student Lawyer: Achieving Justice for All of Today’s Diverse Students

March 27, 2017

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

Cesar Vargas

Uncertain future awaits undocumented law students

March 01, 2017

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

Thomas Kim

Undocumented and unbeaten: What he'll bring to the nation's legal field

March 01, 2017

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

Moving Mountains

Success: It’s all in your head

March 01, 2017

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

Law School Energy

E = LS2 (Energy = Law School Success)

March 01, 2017

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


Advice from the Inside: How I got a U.N. internship

March 01, 2017

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

Summer Internship

No internship? What to do with your 1L summer

March 01, 2017

Getting an internship is generally the first option when it comes to how to spend the summer after your 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 volunteers at the Boulevard

Head of the Class: An experience that haunts also motivates

March 01, 2017

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

The ABA Family

Why the ABA matters to graduating 3Ls

March 01, 2017

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

Student Loans

ABA sues feds to protect loan promises

March 01, 2017

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.

ABA Annual Meeting

ABA Annual: Why I’ll be in New York in August

March 01, 2017

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

Law School Nation

Law School Nation - March April May 2017

March 01, 2017

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

Breaking the Mold

Student Lawyer: Breaking the Legal Career Mold

January 18, 2017

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

Student Lawyer 2016

Student Lawyer magazine's top stories of 2016

January 04, 2017

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

Politics Careers

Is politics your passion?

January 01, 2017

A Congressional staffer shares his story and offers suggestions on how to build a satisfying career in public service.

Mark Geragos

I Wish I'd Known: Mark Geragos

January 01, 2017

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."

Real Estate

Head of the Class: New 'developments' help student keep growing

January 01, 2017

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.


Be brave: Take this personal challenge

January 01, 2017

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.

Cincinnati Summit

Going solo: My first division meeting experience

January 01, 2017

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

Free Money

Tuition discounts: The price of free money

January 01, 2017

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