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Get up to date on Puerto Rico with CRSJ webinar on Tuesday

October 10, 2017

The ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice’s Rapid Response Team and its Environmental Justice Committee will host a free webinar on "Hurricane Maria and its Aftermath in Puerto Rico" on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. ET.The Department of Defense reports that two weeks after Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico bar group, mainland law schools helping island's law students

October 03, 2017

The Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida is assisting law students from Puerto Rico in continuing their studies in the wake of Hurricane Maria.The PRBAF created the Student Temporary Assistance and Relocation program (STAR) to do as a relief effort for Puerto Rico that is specific to the legal profession. The organization has found


This week On the Docket: What's happening at the Supreme Court this term

September 25, 2017

On the Docket will provide an insightful look ahead at the new Supreme Court term on Thursday with "Looking Ahead at the New Supreme Court Term." Panelists will examine the numerous important cases to be heard by the Supreme Court in its upcoming Term, as well as some


Prepare for your career as a junior lawyer with these expert tips (webinar)

September 18, 2017

A career as a lawyer can be rewarding but also challenging. While law school teaches you how to analyze the substantive law, other skills are just as critical to your success. Learn these skills in this webinar, "Thriving as a Junior Lawyer: Practical Advice from the Experts."Thomson

John Weber, Law Student Podcast

Introducing our new ABA Law Student Podcast host, John Weber

September 18, 2017

The end of bar exam season results in many happy law grads, an exciting future of career paths, and a new ABA Law Student Podcast host! In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Kareem Aref talks to new host John Weber about why he chose to run for the Law Student Division’s

Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey: How law students and lawyers can help

August 30, 2017

The American Bar Association has put together a list of resources available to residents of Texas impacted by Hurricane Harvey. There are also ways law students and attorneys can lend a hand.The ABA and the ABA Young Lawyers Division have been compiling links to #HarveyRelief

Thomas Kim

New ABA Law Student Division chair takes on immigration

August 30, 2017

Immigration is a hot topic both in and outside of the legal realm, but for Thomas Kim it’s more than just a popular subject. His own negative experience with an immigration lawyer motivated him to become a passionate immigration rights activist. In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Kareem Aref talks


Network with business law pros in Chicago in September

August 28, 2017

Chicago-area law students, RSVP now to join the ABA Business Law Section on Thursday, September 14 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., at the Sheraton Grand Chicago & Towers to learn from the substantive panel and networking event, “Pathways to a Successful Career in Business Law.” Hear from Business


Catch a free screening of 'Marshall' with the ABA!

August 16, 2017

One of the most exciting things about this year's Annual Meeting came this summer when we started talking with the team behind "Marshall," the new film about an early case in the career of Thurgood Marshall starring Chadwick Boseman in the title role. It was so exciting to get


Win a trip to see 'Marshall' with the ABA – or catch a free screening!

August 03, 2017

One of the most exciting things about this year's Annual Meeting came this summer when we started talking with the team behind "Marshall," the new film about an early case in the career of Thurgood Marshall starring Chadwick Boseman in the title role. It was so exciting to get


Meet the law students running for our council before you vote!

July 13, 2017

We've got four positions up for election at this year's ABA Annual Meeting in New York. The three Delegates and the Vice Chair will work on issues that are important to all law students. And we want you to meet them – and see what they have to say before you

COLAP chat

Discuss Suicide Prevention in the Legal Profession on Twitter

June 27, 2017

Join the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs (@ABACoLAP) for a live Twitter Chat titled “Suicide Prevention and Postvention in the Legal Profession” today at 1 p.m. EDT.The guests will be Kate Bender, Programming Director of the Dave Nee Foundation (@NeeFoundation) and Yvette Hourigan, Director of the Kentucky Lawyer Assistance


The Gamble of Public Service Loan Forgiveness

June 22, 2017

Young lawyers are needed to fill public service roles but often law school debt funnels them into higher paying positions. The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program was aimed to help this issue by forgiving student debt after ten years of qualifying employment at the local, state, or federal level.In

10k scholarship winners

These 1L scholarship winners are about to change the world

June 21, 2017

In the right hands, a law degree can be a powerful tool – and Amanda I. Sarmiento of Texas A&M School of Law has all the makings of a true change agent.BARBRI Law Preview and the ABA are proud to award this next great legal mind a

Top of The Class

Tell us who the Head of the Class is at your school

June 08, 2017

Who's at your Head of the Class? Do you have students doing interesting, unique, or noteworthy things while in law school? We at Student Lawyer Magazine want to hear about them.Each issue, in our Head of the Class column, we feature a law student making a name for

Council of Appellate Lawyers

Interested in appellate work? Work with the Council of Appellate Lawyers

May 25, 2017

If you have an interest in appellate litigation, serving as a student liaison for the ABA's Council of Appellate Lawyers (CAL) – the only national appellate bench-bar organization in the country – can be an invaluable experience.Serving as a student liaison for CAL provides unique networking, programming, and


Join the cybersecurity fight as an ABA liaison

May 24, 2017

These days, it seems you can't escape news about cybersecurity issues. Whether it's commercials on the radio about identity theft all the way to what's going on in Washington, the digital war is at our doorstep.Enter the ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force.

ABA Leaders

Leadership: An opportunity you don't want to miss out on

May 24, 2017

You've got a little over a week now to apply for one of our four leadership positions on the ABA Law Student Division Council. And while the council will have a different look for 2017-2018, the opportunities to network and guide the future for law students remain the

F. Lee Bailey

Talking with F. Lee Bailey about O. J. Simpson and reasonable doubt

May 23, 2017

The O. J. Simpson trial is still heavy on people’s minds, especially with the release of shows like “O. J. Simpson: Made in America” and Netflix’s “American Crime Story: The People vs OJ Simpson.” In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Chris Morgan talks to F. Lee

John Mitchell

ABA leadership profile: John Mitchell, Law Practice Division

May 18, 2017

Name: John “The Purple Coach” MitchellHometown: ChicagoPosition in Law Practice Division:  ChairCurrent Employer: KM Advisors, LLCPractice Areas:  I do not practice law and haven’t since 1995.  I own a boutique company that helps lawyers learn the many skills necessary to be successful owners of their firms or to

Job Search Chat

Searching for a job? This is the #LegalCareerChat you're looking for.

May 16, 2017

Join ABA Legal Career Central (@abalcc) for its next #LegalCareerChat talking to Kathy Morris (@LawyerCounselor), founder of Under Advisement, Ltd., on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 2 p.m. ET.Kathy Morris is a lawyer and long-time career counselor for lawyers and law students through her company, Under

Using the Force Of Your Network

Learn how to put your network to work after law school

May 11, 2017

You've just graduated from law school. You've got your JD. You're studying for the bar exam. So, how about a job for when you pass it?Now's the time to use the biggest power in your universe to work – and rule the job market galaxy as you put your network in motion.Take

Becoming an Irresistible Candidate

Simply irresistible: How to be the best job candidate you can be

May 11, 2017

Your qualifications have caught an employer’s attention. Now you have to convince the employer that you are the candidate that best fits the organization’s needs. Presenters of this webinar, "Interviewing: Becoming an Irresistible Candidate", discuss interviewing techniques: how to prepare, make a positive first impression, and present with confidence.The panelists