Are you ready to be the next law student leader in the American Bar Association? Quite possibly that answer is no – because you might not know what we do. Listen as ABA Law Student Division Delegate of Diversity Miosotti Tenecora talks about her position and why you should apply for it.
Google is now taking applications for its Legal Summer Institute, a a unique in-house and law firm experience where underrepresented 2L law school students.
The issue of Student Lawyer tackles the high cost of being a law student in the November December 2018 issue. Learn how student loans work, how to plan for alternative paths to working in Big Law, and whether or not you should work while in school.
Texas, one of the major linchpins left in the national adoption chain, stated its intentions to join the roster of UBE states last week.
Taking your first round of law school exams? Get the inside scoop on what to expect and how to prepare in this webinar, "Tips for Preparing for Your First Law School Exam."
Last week was the first fall edition of Law Student Mental Health Week, bringing the LSD's Mental Health Day to Oct. 10 in keeping with the national observance. Lots of law schools hosted their own special events.
American University Washington College of Law hosted a YouTube Live event for Law Student Mental Health Day featuring Laurie Besden, Pennsylvania Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Executive Director, who is in recovery.
In this webinar – "Rewiring Your Brain for Stress Resilience" with Jennifer Riggs, a neuroscience coach, speaker, and former lawyer – you will learn: how stress affects the brain; how we can change the brain; how common coping strategies do not serve; and what strategies we can use instead to improve our brain’s stress resilience.
The ABA Law Student Division will address them during this year's Law Student Mental Health Week with "Rewiring Your Brain for Stress Resilience," a webinar on Thursday with by Jennifer Riggs, a neuroscience coach, speaker, and former lawyer.
Line 'em up, law students. It's time to combine your love of 17-syllable poetry and your knowledge of the Law of the Land for the ABA Law Student Division and Young Lawyers Division's yearly Haiku Contest!
"Beyond the On Campus Interview: Job Search Tips and Looking Ahead," talks about job search tips and advice for navigating your path to private practice (if that’s where you want to be).
The issue of Student Lawyer takes to the stormy seas of your own personal choices on how to study in law school. Experts weigh in on what works and doesn’t in studying and share their best advice for figuring out what will work for you.
News from law schools across the country including a fitness workshop series, preventing sexual assault, a First Amendment clinic, and tracking contributions to prosecutors' campaigns.
The ABA Law Student Division has officially moved Law School Mental Health Day to October 10. This change affords all of us an earlier opportunity to bring our services and resources to our students.
Who's the latest state to join the Uniform Bar Exam? It's the birthplace of aviation, the mother of presidents, and the heart of it all. And while it may still have the Browns but not LeBron James, the Buckeye State now has the UBE. It's Ohio!
Learn all about "Increasing Diversity Competence: How Office Culture Promotes Good Working Relations" on Friday morning at 9 a.m. during annual meeting events with the Law Student Division. Come and listen to this panel of attorneys talk about their experiences with diverse workplaces, office relations, client connections, and how the legal
Last month, Before the Bar wrote about ways law students can volunteer to help organizations immigrants at the southern border. This weekend, you may see another group of people on the corner taking action as Lawyer Moms of America sponsors the Kids Take a Stand event on Saturday, July 28.
It won't be long before one of our favorite times of the year, as we welcome more than 200 law students to Chicago for the ABA's Annual Meeting, starting August 2 and running through August 7. We know most of you will only be around through Sunday, August 5 – so we want to help you make the most of your time in town.
Are you getting ready for on-campus interviews? Nervous about how you'll do? To help you get ready for OCI, lawyers from both sides of the interview table shared their advice on the interview process and how to land the “call-back” in this webinar. https://youtu.be/7TZi7HjVqxE Speakers: Tiffany J. deGruy, Partner, Bradley, Birmingham, AL
The ABA’s Commission on Lawyers Assistance Programs (CoLAP) is planning a profession-wide video campaign to end the stigma attached to mental health and substance use disorders which continues to keep many from ever asking for help. It seeks to raise $25,000.
The American Bar Association is urging action on the separation of children from their parents when arriving at the southern border. And if you're a law student, several organizations are asking for your help.
American Bar Association President Hilarie Bass sent a letter last week to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen expressing the association’s strong opposition to recent actions by the Department of Justice and DHS that have resulted in a drastic increase in the separation of children from their parents when arriving at the southern border.
If you want to make a difference to preserve Public Service Loan Forgiveness, this is that time, today’s the day. Tell your elected officials to oppose the PROSPER Act – now.
We've been waiting for a while for an announcement from Illinois on the Uniform Bar Exam. Well, Illinois will start administering the UBE in July 2019, it announced this past week.
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