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By Ryan Meyerhoff

I hope you’re peacefully settling into another school year. Here at the ABA Law Student Division, we’re developing some great programs and events that are sure to benefit you, your campus, and your community.

There is funding available to host a first-time event or program. The Division’s Grant Program provides assistance to develop a first-time program. If you’re at an ABA-approved law school and have an idea for an inaugural school organization program that emphasizes diversity, ethics, professionalism training, public interest/service activities, or mental health programming, then you’re eligible for funding. Successful past mental health programs have dealt with substance-abuse treatment and addiction-recovery counseling.

Grant funds aren’t limitless, so don’t wait to apply. Complete the Grant Program application giving us as much information as possible about your event to ensure maximum funding. It’s an easy and great way to help kickoff a long-lasting and successful event! Get more information or the application at….

Are you interested in public service and helping your community? The Division’s Work-A-Day Program encourages you to give back in a meaningful way. The Division is developing two themes for this year. In the fall, the Division is addressing human trafficking. We will provide a toolkit and more information to help you plan your event. In the spring, the Division’s theme will be privacy. Visit… for more info.

I am honored to serve the Division and you as your Secretary-Treasurer for 2013-2014. The Division offers public service and leadership opportunities, practical skills and moot court competitions, a magazine full of career and school tips, and so much more. Please get in touch about any Division activity or if you have any questions about applying for funding through the Grant Program.

Vol. 42 No. 2

Student Lawyer 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.