Student Lawyer magazine provides guidance on educational, career, and related issues for ABA Law Student Division members and other subscribers. It is published four times a year by the Law Student Division of the American Bar Association. Student Lawyer is available online to members of the ABA Law Student Division and to print subscribers.
10 APPS and TOOLS for Every Student Lawyer By Alexander Stern
You may be using some of these already. But are you maxing out their potential by deploying all 10?
For law students, becoming proficient in technology tied to the practice of law presents a huge opportunity.
Take it from startups: These tools rock! By Rachel Fuller
As a recent law school graduate and startup founder, I can tell you the experiences are surprisingly similar.
>>Read the full issue: Student Lawyer – 2016 Tech Issue
If you’ve got the study abroad bug but have been wondering about the details, look no further. Here, five students who traveled to four inter-national destinations explain why they took the opportunity and how they financed it.
Inside secrets from an international lawyer By Salli Anne Swartz
The opportunity to write an article for Student Lawyer on international law and practice gave me a good excuse to ponder the last 35 years of my professional life and share my insights. Here are my thoughts on the questions you may have about the practice.
The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative is training lawyers, police, and prosecutors to defend the rights of citizens and increase access to justice.
>>Read the full issue: Student Lawyer – 2016 Study Abroad Issue
Lawmakers Begin Taking on Student Debt By Barry Malone
“OVERWHELMING” IS HOW Irene Mo, a 2L at Michigan State University College of Law in East Lansing, described the amount of money she was borrowing to finance her legal education. Student loan debt is a reality for many, if not most, law students. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, total U.S. student loan debt now tops $1.2 trillion, with more than 40 million borrowers owing on federal and private student loans.
10 Tips for Success in Your First Year By Steven Alvarado
Now that you’ve started law school, you aren’t quite sure what you got yourself into. Been there. Last year, I was in your very same shoes, starting my first day of law school…
Add Learning How to Dress To Your Curriculum By Amy Phan Taylor
One of the biggest hurdles you might face when putting together the perfect interview or workday outfit is the limited funds you have to work with. Officials at some schools are alleviating some of the money woes by teaming up with local retailers to give students clothing discounts periodically. But for the most part, the high price tag that can come with a professional wardrobe can seriously dent your bank account.
>>Read the full issue: Student Lawyer – 2015 Student Loan Debt Issue
What kind of job is right for you? By Dr. Larry Richard
When lawyers or law students look for a job, they often make a common mistake—they begin by asking “What’s out there?” This is a great second question to ask, but not a very good initial question. Instead, they should first be asking “What’s in here?” In other words, the first thing you need to know is who you are and the essential elements of your career identity that need to be satisfied by a job.
The new Legal Career Central By Kathy Morris
The ABA has launched a new resource to provide career guidance, the Legal Career Central. For pre-law students to law students to lawyers, the LCC’s mission is to serve as the predominant reservoir of career information, encouragement, and resources for the legal profession.
Do’s and don’ts for resumes and cover letters By Mark Weber
When you have approximately 15 seconds to grab the attention of an employer who’s scanning your resume and cover letter, how can you make a strong first impression? Here’s a road map.
>>Read the full issue: Student Lawyer – 2015 Jobs Issue
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