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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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Jill Wine-Banks

Looking back at the career of Jill Wine-Banks with the Law Student Podcast

August 23, 2021

In addition to her impressive legal experience in politics, military, private practice, journalism, and more, Jill Wine-Banks has also been a woman of many firsts throughout her legal career. Tune in with ABA Law Student Podcast host Meg Steenburgh for an in-depth interview with Jill about her many

Pandemic Legal Issues

Demystifying the hot legal topics of the pandemic with the Law Student Podcast

August 10, 2021

From the FDA’s emergency use authorization of vaccines, to federalism concerns, to employee/employer relationships, to schools, and much more—legal issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to crop up at a rapid pace. To help law students make sense of these evolving matters, Meg Steenburgh welcomes Harvard Law

Mental Health Podcast

The Law Student Podcast talks mental health in the legal profession

June 21, 2021

Mental health problems have long been a prevalent issue amongst both law students and practicing lawyers, but have things gotten better as the profession has sought to increase awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding these concerns? Meg Steenburgh welcomes Patrick Krill for a broad discussion on legal field

Working on Public Service Loan Forgiveness Paperwork

Get answers on Public Service Loan Forgiveness from a student loan educator

June 11, 2021

Join Ashley Norwood-Struppa, AFC® from nonprofit AccessLex Institute as she covers the ins and outs of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program for those pursuing public interest careers. The Virtual Office Hours series connects you with experts to help you thrive as a law student

Competitions Champion 2021

Hats off: Stetson wins 2021 Competitions Champion title

May 18, 2021

Stetson University College of Law won our inaugural ABA Competitions Champion honors in 2018, the first year we started tracking law schools' performance in our four practical skills competitions. Now, they've broken Texas Tech University School of Law's two-year reign to regain their crown.

Looking at Health Insurance

Learn how law students can understand and navigate choices on health insurance

May 12, 2021

Let’s face it: very few people enjoy discussing the topic of health insurance. It’s a complicated, hugely expansive subject matter that sometimes feels out of reach. Making matters worse, as an upcoming or recent law school graduate, you may be shopping for health insurance for the first time

Woman Doing Finances

Plan for your financial life after law school with AccessLex

April 22, 2021

Join Jennifer DiSanza, JD, AFC® from nonprofit AccessLex Institute as she discusses the financial actions you can take as you prepare for and transition to life after law school. The Virtual Office Hours series connects you with experts to help you thrive as a law student and prepare

Texas Tech Team

Texas Tech wins 2021 ABA NAAC competition

April 14, 2021

There can be only one. And last weekend in “Chicago,” the final 24 teams in the 2021 ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition competed virtually to see who would take the title in this year’s moot court battle. In the end, the team of Taylor Holley, Alicia Mpande,

What I Wish I Knew: Learning from Women Lawyers of Color about Their Law School Experiences

Here's what women lawyers of color wished they knew about law school

April 07, 2021

Navigating through law school can be a challenging experience for everyone; often, advice about how best to navigate law school is not uniquely tailored to students of color generally, or to women of color's experiences. In honor of Women's History Month, join us as women attorneys of color

Civil Procedure Podcast

The pursuit of a civil right to counsel (podcast)

March 31, 2021

In the United States, the right to counsel in civil cases is currently a very complex issue. Some states provide counsel in certain types of civil cases, but not others; while other states may have little or no access to civil counsel in any matters. With this complicated

2021 NAAC Regional Results

March 25, 2021

Over the past few weeks, law school teams competed in the regional rounds of the ABA Law Student Division National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC). Here are the results from those rounds, including the four teams who advanced to the national final rounds, the top advocates, and top briefs.

William & Mary team

William & Mary win Client Counseling Competition title

March 25, 2021

The team of Katheryn Maldonado and Nick Armah from William & Mary Law School won the national title in the 2021 ABA Law Student Division Client Counseling Competition on Saturday, March 20, 2021. Maldonado and Armah won over the team of Brennan Collins and Malory-Anne

Uniform Bar Exam

Pennsylvania adopts the Uniform Bar Exam

February 12, 2021

The news for bar exam takers in the pandemic has been mostly bad—unless you've been praying for movement on the Uniform Bar Exam. As of today, the UBE has added as many states (5) in the past year as it had in 2018 and 2019 combined!

California Western School of Law

California Western wins 2021 ABA Negotiation Competition

February 08, 2021

The team from California Western School of Law, Francis Carlota and Jonathan Gonzalez, won the 2021 ABA Negotiation Competition, held on February 6, 2021. The Mitchell Hamline School of Law team of Austyn Boothe and Daniel Sheikhan came in second place.