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The ABA Law Student Division Annual Meeting is the ABA’s biggest event of the year for law students. Students who attend the ABA Annual Meeting get the chance to socialize with students, rub elbows with attorneys, and participate in ABA governance. Registration is now open for the 2016 Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

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Registration will be open throughout the event. But, register early! Hotel rooms may sell out.

We recommend staying where most of the law student events will be – the Marriott Marquis. But you can stay at any of the ABA Annual Meeting hotels. Hotel accommodations and pricing are available at the end of your registration.

There are two ticket packages for law students:

  • Both Standard and Restricted include all non-ticketed Law Student and Young Lawyer Division events.
  • Only Standard includes access to the ABA Expo Reception and ABA President’s Reception – two fantastic opportunities to network with lawyers and other distinguished attendees.

Other tickets to specific events are available during registration. Tickets for Law Student Division events will be available closer to the event.

Law Student Schedule

For law student activities, see the 2016 Meeting Schedule Please note there are several required events for ABA Representatives and SBA Presidents. Outside of these events you are free to attend any Law Student Division or another ABA section’s programs and events.

ABA Activities

Law students are just a small part of the Annual Meeting. This is the biggest event of the year for the entire Association! The complete schedule of ABA activities is at on the ABA Annual Meeting page.

Important Documents 

You can download all the documents you may need here: Full ABA Annual Meeting 2016 [.zip]

Help with Trip Costs

Many law schools help fund their student representatives’ trips to ABA Annual Meeting. Here is a letter requesting funding to Annual Meeting you can send to your school’s Dean.

Airfare Information


With ABA Egencia*, you can automatically obtain ABA negotiated airfare discounts for travel to the ABA Meetings. ABA Egencia enables you to purchase the best airfare at the time of booking, by providing you with the ability to search for and compare fares from virtually every airline serving the destination.

Reservations with ABA Egencia can be made online or offline. For offline reservations, call (877) 833-6285. ABA Egencia is available online via ABA Travel Services*. ABA airfare discounts on some carriers may also be obtained by purchasing your tickets under the ABA Discount Codes directly from the airline or through your travel agent.

*A Travel Profile is required when booking airline reservations with ABA Egencia, click here for more information.

Rub Elbows

Socialize with with experienced attorneys and fellow students at Annual Meeting.

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Annual Meeting Governance & Assembly

Be a part of the process. ABA Reps and SBA Presidents, or proxies from their schools, vote on policy and elections at ABA Annual Meeting.

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Meet the Candidates

See who's running for Vice Chair - SBA and Division Delegate at ABA Annual Meeting.

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