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VITA Program Offers Hands-On Experience

Vol. 39 No. 6 Law students across the country are providing low-income taxpayers with tax counseling as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. The ABA Section of Taxation’s Low Income Taxpayers Committee, in association with the Law Student Division, adopted the Internal Revenue Service VITA program, which gives

Start Planning Now for National Mental Health Day

Vol. 39 No. 6 By Taylor Denslow March 27 marks the Law School Division’s fourth annual National Mental Health Day.  Started by the Division’s Mental Health Initiative Project in 2008, National Mental Health Day serves to increase awareness of mental health issues among law students. According to data gathered by the , the

Explore Emerging Career Options at the Homeland Security Law Institute

Vol. 39 No. 6 By Rich Raiders Ten years ago, the 9/11 terrorist attacks reshaped American life. In 2005, the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice founded the Homeland Security Law Institute (HSLI), a two-day event bringing together a variety of homeland security lawyers. Over the first five years, HLSI

Don’t Miss Your Spring Circuit Meeting

Vol. 39 No. 6 Beginning in February,  law students from across the country will meet to learn professional skills, network with experienced lawyers, and help determine the future direction of the ABA Law Student Division. Law students from across the country will meet this month to learn valuable professional skills, network with

Wear Yellow for Diversity

Vol. 39 No. 6 To mark the ABA Law Student Division’s commitment to diversity in the legal profession, the Division’s leadership will be encouraging law students and law schools across the country to observe Diversity Day on March 2. The purpose of Diversity Day is to recognize and celebrate law students

Create Partnerships with Those Committed to Diversity

Vol. 39 No. 6 By Tonnya Kennedy Kohn In 2010, the Law Student Division presented its Henry J. Ramsey, Jr. Diversity Award to the SBA of the  University of San Francisco (USF) School of Law’s Diversity Committee. The Division recognized the committee for efforts that promoted diversity in thinking and encouraged students

ABA Law Student Division Seeks Award Nominations

Vol. 39 No. 6 The ABA Law Student Division recognizes the achievements of individual students and schools through its annual Awards Program. This year’s awards will be announced and presented on Saturday, August 6, 2011, at the Division’s Assembly during the ABA Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada.   Further details about each award and applications

In Brief

Vol. 39 No. 5 How did you choose your law school? Kaplan Test Prep recently surveyed students who were in its LSAT program and took the LSAT. Here’s how the students responded when asked, “Which is most important to you when picking a law school to apply to?” Geographic Location: 24% Affordability Tuition: 12% Job

I Wish I'd Known

Vol. 39 No. 6 By Lee Wolosky Lee Wolosky is a partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP in and former  Director for Transnational Threats on the National Security Council under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. The old adage is true: There is much more to being a good lawyer than

Law School Nation

Vol. 39 No. 5 CALIFORNIA On December 15, the Geoffrey H. Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law at Pepperdine University School of Law launched its Microfinance Program, in partnership with the Union Rescue Mission. The program, which was dedicated in 2007 by Dr. Muhammad Yunus, will begin by supporting 12 individuals