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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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Coronavirus resources and information for law students

March 19, 2020

Coronavirus has upended the legal education landscape. We know you have questions about how to study online, whether the bar exam will proceed this summer, and the myriad questions about how you're supposed to function on a daily basis. We've assembled this guide with a

2020 NAAC Regional Results

March 13, 2020

The regional rounds of the 2020 ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC) moot court wrapped up over the past few weeks. Here are the regional winners. Boston Regional Best Advocate Awards

Experiential Learning

How experiential learning makes better future lawyers (podcast)

March 13, 2020

In this edition of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Jake Villarreal welcomes Rodney Smolla, dean of the Delaware Law School of Widener University, to hear insights from his prolific career as a legal educator and litigator. Dean Smolla discusses his longtime efforts to provide enriching experiential

Student Loan Forgiveness

ABA, DoE settle student loan forgiveness case

February 19, 2020

The U.S. Department of Education has agreed to recognize employees who work for the American Bar Association as public service workers who are eligible for student loan forgiveness. This settles

UC Berkeley Law

The Law Student Podcast talks with Berkeley Law's Erwin Chemerinsky

February 14, 2020

New ABA Law Student Podcast host Jake Villarreal sits down with Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California Berkeley School of Law, constitutional law scholar, and prolific appellate litigator, to discuss his career and passion for training future generations of lawyers. They discuss how he came to

ABA Negotiation Competition Winners

Southwestern Law School wins 2020 ABA Negotiation Competition

February 10, 2020

The Southwestern Law School team of Vanessa Barnett and Tamar Chobanian won the 2020 ABA Negotiation Competition, besting the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law duo of Emilie Alexandra McConnachie and Conner Collins on Feb. 8 at the ABA Headquarters in Chicago.

ABA Mental Health T-Shirts

Buy your ABA LSD Mental Health gear today and support CoLAP

February 04, 2020

Join the ABA Law Student Division and CoLAP in supporting mental health awareness in the legal profession. You can buy a t-shirt or hoodie with our contest-winning design to raise awareness for the mental health of lawyers and law students across the country. Each comes in a variety of colors, and all proceeds benefit the ABA Commission for Legal Assistance Programs.

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Texas Tech wins 2020 ABA Arbitration Competition

January 27, 2020

Texas Tech University School of Law won the 2020 ABA Arbitration Competition on Saturday, Jan. 25 at ABA Headquarters in Chicago. This year's topic was Wage and Employment Law. The team of Drake Pamilton, Patricia Cabrera-Sopo, Emily Fouts, Michael Samaniego

Indiana Bar Exam

Who's your next UBE adopter? Possibly the Hoosier State

January 08, 2020

As the calendar turns to 2020, the ABA Law Student Division was waiting for a sign, any sign, that indicated one of the remaining 16 holdout states would consider adopting the Uniform Bar Exam. It's been 8 months since last we heard from a jurisdiction

Jason Dunn

Colorado U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn talks about his career (podcast)

November 18, 2019

Learning from seasoned lawyers truly helps law students gain perspective on where they want to take their legal career in the future. In this edition of the Law Student Podcast, New ABA Law Student Division Chair Johnnie Nguyen talks with Colorado’s U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn about his career experiences and how he came

The 2019 Law Student Council

Get your applications in for the 2020-2021 council!

November 04, 2019

Our student leaders are the the voice of law students in the American Bar Association. The opportunity to learn leadership skills, advocate on behalf of your peers, and make connections with attorneys encompasses the main role of those that serve on the Law Student Division's Council. Applications

Mental Health Day shirt

Common threads: Enter the Mental Health T-Shirt Contest

October 07, 2019

October is Mental Health Awareness Month, and World Mental Health Day is October 10. We observe this month and day to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to increase support for wellness. This day is meant to provide an opportunity for all those affected to talk about

Suffragettes

DC Bar writing competition examines the 19th Amendment

August 29, 2019

Next year marks the 100th anniversary of the right for women to vote became law in the USA. And the 19th Amendment is the topic of the DC Bar's writing competition. The D.C. Bar Communities Office is presenting this year's competition. The winner will receive

What can you do with your diploma

What can you do with your law degree? (podcast)

August 14, 2019

Many law students are motivated by the desire to make a difference, but how can they hone in on opportunities that align with their personal and professional goals? Host Ashley Baker talks to Gaylynn Burroughs about her work at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human

Johnnie Nguyen

Meet the incoming Law Student Division Council

August 06, 2019

As the Law Student Division heads into annual meeting, our new council wants to say hello. Here's a brief bio of the our incoming law student leaders. Chair-Elect Johnnie NguyenUniversity of Colorado School of Law Hello! My name

CareerForward

Rev up your legal job search with ABA Career Forward

August 02, 2019

As a law student looking to land that perfect job out of law school, you can never have enough help. And we've got a great new tool for ABA members to use to get noticed in their job search. Meet ABA Career Forward, 

Florida State College of Law

The envelopes please: Announcing the 2019 Law Student Division Awards

July 29, 2019

The ABA Law Student Division is proud to announce the winners of the yearly Law Student Division Awards. Congratulations to this year's winners, who will be recognized at our ABA Annual Meeting awards breakfast held in conjunction with the Young Lawyers Division on