The ABA Law Student Division Assembly is the voice of law students in the ABA. It is comprised of:
- Each ABA-accredited school’s ABA Representative.
- Each ABA-accredited school’s Student Bar Association President.
- Law Student Division Entity Liaisons.
- Up to three representatives appointed by affiliate student legal associations.
The Assembly meets once a year at the ABA Law Student Division Annual Meeting where it debates resolutions and votes on elected Division board positions.
Sample Assembly Issue
Law Students Rally at 2014 Annual Meeting to Eliminate Interpretation 305-2
In June 2014, the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar declined to adopt the recommendation of the Standards Review Committee to eliminate Interpretation 305-2 from the ABA Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools, which states:
. . . a law school many not grant credit to a student for participation in a field placement program for which the student receives compensation.
As a result, during the 2014 Annual Meeting in Boston, law student leaders worked tirelessly to garner the support of other ABA entities and the Law Student Assembly. Their collective efforts helped sever 302-2 from Resolution 103A in the 2014 ABA House of Delegates and effectively sent 305-2 back to the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar for reconsideration.