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Analyzing this year’s Annual Meeting resolutions on pro bono scholars, increased ABA representation (podcast)

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Mathew Wallace
ABA Law Student Division Law Student At-Large to the ABA Board of Governors Mathew Wallace presents an award at the 2018 ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago.

This year, the law student division is bringing three resolutions for consideration before the ABA House of Delegates at the Annual Meeting. In this episode, Ashley Baker is joined by Matthew Wallace for a deeper look at two of these resolutions and what law students hope to achieve through them.

First, they discuss the resolution calling for the ABA to encourage widespread adoption of pro bono scholars programs. Matthew explains the benefits of programs of this kind and offers insight into what this type of opportunity would look like for a typical law student. Later, they discuss how the resolution for increasing the number of law student division delegates from three to six would give law students the voice they deserve in the ABA House of Delegates.

Matthew Wallace is a 3L at Syracuse University College of Law. He is a member of the National Trial Team and the Advocacy Honor Society, editor of the Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis, is the chapter justice emeritus of Phi Alpha Delta, and is the SBA Vice President. Matthew also serves as the law student at large on the ABA board of governors and is a member of the law student division council.

Ashley N. Baker is Delegate of Communications, Publications, and Outreach for the ABA Law Student Division. She is also a 2L at Southern University Law Center where she holds memberships with the Journal of Race, Gender, and Poverty, the Board of Student Advisors, and The Public Defender Newspaper.

ABA Law Student Division The Law Student Division empowers law student by providing them with meaningful connections to practicing professionals, job resources, relevant programming, and practical skills competitions. We represent the law student community by advocating for policies that improve legal education, champion diversity, and strengthen public service.