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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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Taking the MPRE

Prepare for the MPRE with these tips from JD Advising

September 14, 2022

Get relevant, last-minute tips and information for the upcoming MPRE from JD Advising’s lead course instructor and tutor, Meagan E. Jabbori, Esq. Meagan has established herself as an expert on the MPRE. She privately tutors for the MPRE and teaches JD Advising’s MPRE Course, which was personally

Woman setting her budget

Building Your Law School Budget

July 15, 2022

It’s never too late or too early to create your law school budget.  And always a good idea to regularly review your budget. Join Justin Zieman, AFC® from non-profit AccessLex Institute explains budgeting for law school. The Virtual Office Hours series connects you with experts

Loan Consolidation

Consolidating Versus Refinancing Your Student Loans

May 06, 2022

LeAndra Ross, AFC® from non-profit AccessLex Institute discusses the pros and cons of student loan consolidation and refinancing.  The Virtual Office Hours series connects you with experts to help you thrive as a law student and prepare for life after law school. 

Announcing the 2022-2023 Law Student Division Council-elect

April 13, 2022

The results of the elections for the 2022-2023 Law Student Division Council have been tabulated. Here are your new council-elect: [table id=32 /] The Director of Legal Education is an appointed position, and the new director will be announced at a later

2022 ABA Arbitration Competition Results

April 01, 2022

Here are the schools who competed at this year’s Arbitration National Finals: Brooklyn Law School—Brooklyn, NYCreighton University School of Law—Omaha, NEFordham University School of Law—New York, NYGeorgetown University Law Center—Washington D.C.Mercer University School of Law—Macon, GAMichigan State University College of Law—East Lansing, MINew York

2021-2022 ABA Negotiation Competition Results

April 01, 2022

Here are the schools who competed at this year’s Negotiation National Finals: 1.         Baylor University School of Law 2.         University of Georgia School of Law 3.         University of Maryland Law 4.         University of St. Thomas School of Law 5.         University of Oklahoma Law 6.         Benjamin

Bar Exam Studying

8 Essential Tips for First Time Bar Exam Takers

March 25, 2022

Planning to take the bar exam soon? Looking to get ahead and start preparing for the bar exam early? Make sure you are on the right track to pass the bar exam the first time with these easy to implement tips! The Virtual Office Hours

Law Student Gift Guide

The ABA Law Student Gift Guide

December 07, 2021

Maybe, in the last month, you've asked the special law student in your life what they would like for the holidays. So, Student Lawyer thought we'd ask some of our students what they'd like in their stockings this year. Coffee This was the overwhelming winner

Law Student Podcast

The Life of a Supreme Court Correspondent

November 22, 2021

Meg Steenburgh of the ABA Law Student Podcast welcomes Adam Liptak to learn about his career as a legal journalist. Adam explains his typical work cycle as Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times and  offers insights on how a law degree translates into the world of

Discussing what well-being in law school—and moving into practice—means for law students

October 07, 2021

Each year the ABA Law Student Division and the ABA CoLAP Law School Committee partner on the national Mental Health Day Program. This initiative is intended to spotlight the critical importance of our own well-being, and specific strategies to protect our well-being in law school and in

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