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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.

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Special Education

Diary of a part-time special education lawyer (podcast)

June 08, 2018

Being a lawyer can sometimes seem like an all-consuming profession, but for lawyers with external responsibilities, part-time practice is a good option. In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Caitlin Peterson talks to Melissa Waugh about her experience as a mother to hyphenated kids and a part-time lawyer specializing in

Bar Exam

Need help with bar exam prep? Give us 30 Minutes.

May 31, 2018

Studying for the bar exam is a marathon, not a sprint. To get you into condition to achieve your best performance, new lawyers who successfully prepared for and passed their bar exams will share tips on: • Study Schedule • Mindset and Attitude • Practice Tests • Exam Week • Exam Day https://youtu.be/ibON7QpQfocThe panelists

Survey

Help NALP, Center for Women in Law with this survey on career opportunities

May 30, 2018

NALP Foundation and the Center for Women in Law’s are looking for law students to participate in their latest research study that explores how career opportunities are shaped in law school.The survey addresses such topics as networking opportunities, departmental guidance, and study groups. The study seeks to determine whether there

Stetson Competitions Champion

Meet the first-ever ABA Competitions Champion: Stetson University College of Law

May 23, 2018

The NCAA has its March Madness and its BCS National Championship. Now, for the first time, the American Bar Association has tallied the results from its four practical skills competitions for law students – and it's time to announce the first-ever ABA Competitions Champion.A total of 1,300 students at 156

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Documenting an icon: Talking with the makers of the RBG documentary

April 25, 2018

Betsy West and Julie Cohen discuss their movie, the documentary RBG, as well as what makes the film unique, why they chose the subject, and what makes Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg worthy of her own documentary in this episode of the Law Student Podcast.

Uniform Bar Exam

The UBE, from sea to shining Tennessee

April 18, 2018

The moment #UBEWatch has been waiting for has arrived (well, one of them anyway). The Uniform Bar Exam now stretches from coast to coast! And we have Tennessee to thank for it.Today, Tennessee volunteered its entry as the 29th state accepting the UBE. That connects North Carolina

University of Oklahoma College of Law

NAAC champs: Oklahoma wins 2018 National Appellate Advocacy Competition

April 10, 2018

Congratulations to the University of Oklahoma College of Law team of Johanna Roberts, Jennifer Hartsell Puckett, and Colby Byrd, champions of the 2017-2018 National Appellate Advocacy Competition.The final rounds were held from April 5-7 in Washington, D.C.Photos from the competition are available on the ABA for Law Students Facebook page:

Full Weight of the Law

Learn how to deal with the Full Weight of the Law, starting in law school

March 27, 2018

Law students and lawyers experience much higher rates of depression, anxiety, stress, and alcoholism than the general public. These problems usually start, or escalate, in law school.  Drs. Jeff Fortgang and Shawn Healy, two psychologists with Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Massachusetts, examined the various contributing factors, ways of recognizing distress, and suggestions for getting help and staying healthy in "The Full Weight of the Law: How Legal Professionals Can Recognize and Rebound from Depression."

Twitter-Wellness

Join us for a Twitter chat on Law Student Wellness on Mental Health Day

March 26, 2018

Students face countless issues and stressors as they transition both into law school and ultimately from law school into the profession. Some students will seek assistance when issues and pressures mount, while others will attempt to go it alone.In recognition of National Mental Health Day for law schools, this

March-for-our-Lives

Meet up with law students at March for Our Lives

March 23, 2018

Planning to attend the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C. on Saturday? So are other law students. They will be meeting at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 4th Street at 11:30 a.m. You can sign up that you're coming via Facebook.

Negeen and Matthew

Meet your next ABA Law Student Division officers: Chair, BOG rep

March 23, 2018

The votes have been counted, and the law schools have spoken. Now, we'd like to introduce you to the next Chair, Negeen Sadeghi-Mohaved, and the next Law Student At-Large on the ABA Board of Governors for the ABA Law Student Division, Matthew Wallace.

Mental Health Podcast

Maintaining Mental Health at Law School – a Law Student Podcast

March 19, 2018

It can be hard to maintain mental wellness as a law student because of established stigmas and a lack of available resources. But, because wellness helps with success, students are taking action to change how law schools approach this subject.In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Caitlin Peterson talks to

University of Illinois

University of Illinois wins 2017-2018 Client Counseling Competition

March 19, 2018

The finals of the 2017-2018 ABA Law Student Division Client Counseling Competition were held last weekend at North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C. The winners were Julie Holdener and Benjamin Paulsen of the University of Illinois College of Law.

Liaisons

Opportunity knocks: Apply to become an ABA LSD liaison

March 14, 2018

If you've been wanting to get more involved with both the Law Student Division and your practice area, your time is now! We're opening up applications for our next round of LSD liaisons to ABA specialty groups.There are more than 50 openings this year. And starting this

Division-Update

Endorsement of increased transparency in reporting employment outcomes

March 02, 2018

Dear Chair O’Rourke and Esteemed Members of the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar:Since the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar is being inundated by letters from various stakeholders including law students, the ABA Law Student Division Council

Division-Update

Revising accreditation standards for greater transparency for incoming law students

March 02, 2018

We, the American Bar Association Law Student Division Council affirm that the American Bar Association can and should do more to protect potential law students and current law students as they seek to enter the legal profession. We also affirm that greater transparency, achieved through accreditation rules, will ensure that students can make informed decisions. We, thus, call for the Council of the Section of Legal Education (“Council”) to increase the reporting requirements already authorized under Standard 509.

Haiku Contest

We proudly announce the winners of YLD's Haiku Contest (yay)!

February 28, 2018

If you count it out, that headline is indeed a haiku. If you've been counting the days since the ABA Young Lawyers Division ended entries for its annual Haiku Contest, you're in luck! We've got the winners right here.The theme this year was recent U.S. Supreme Court

Nova Southeastern banner

Nova Southeastern law students send support to Parkland community

February 27, 2018

Students and faculty at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law delivered a banner to support students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.The banner, signed by the Davie, Fla., students and faculty, was delivered on Sunday to