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
Studying for the bar exam is a marathon, not a sprint. To get you into condition to achieve your best performance, new lawyers who successfully prepared for and passed their bar exams will share tips on: • Study Schedule • Mindset and Attitude • Practice Tests • Exam Week • Exam Day https://youtu.be/ibON7QpQfoc Note for
NALP Foundation and the Center for Women in Law’s are looking for law students to participate in their latest research study that explores how career opportunities are shaped in law school. The survey addresses such topics as networking opportunities, departmental guidance, and study groups. The study seeks to determine whether there
The NCAA has its March Madness and its BCS National Championship. Now, for the first time, the American Bar Association has tallied the results from its four practical skills competitions for law students – and it's time to announce the first-ever ABA Competitions Champion. A total of 1,300 students at 156
To help you get ready to start your BigLaw internship, young lawyers are sharing their advice on how to make the most out of your summer associate experience and land the job offer after the "three-month interview" in this 30 Tips in 30 Minutes video from the ABA Young Lawyers
Judge Wilhelmina Wright shares her advice to any young, aspiring judges about building confidence, taking responsibility, and overcoming barriers in their careers with the Law Student Podcast.
Just because classes are done doesn't mean it's time to stop learning. The Law Student Division and Young Lawyers Division are here to help you stay on target with two webinars full of advice on the summer's most common milestones for law students – internships and the bar exam!
May 1 is Law Day, and this year's celebration of the rule of law has its eyes on the separation of powers doctrine.
Betsy West and Julie Cohen discuss their movie, the documentary RBG, as well as what makes the film unique, why they chose the subject, and what makes Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg worthy of her own documentary in this episode of the Law Student Podcast.
The moment #UBEWatch has been waiting for has arrived (well, one of them anyway). The Uniform Bar Exam now stretches from coast to coast! And we have Tennessee to thank for it. Today, Tennessee volunteered its entry as the 29th state accepting the UBE. That connects North Carolina
Congratulations to the University of Oklahoma College of Law team of Johanna Roberts, Jennifer Hartsell Puckett, and Colby Byrd, champions of the 2017-2018 National Appellate Advocacy Competition. The final rounds were held from April 5-7 in Washington, D.C. Photos from the competition are available on the ABA for Law Students Facebook page:
Last week, two firms – Munger Tolles & Olson and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe – announced they would no longer require any employees, including summer associates, to sign mandatory arbitration agreements, according to an article by the ABA Journal. The article continued: A. Michael
Law students and lawyers experience much higher rates of depression, anxiety, stress, and alcoholism than the general public. These problems usually start, or escalate, in law school. Drs. Jeff Fortgang and Shawn Healy, two psychologists with Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Massachusetts, examined the various contributing factors, ways of recognizing distress, and suggestions for getting help and staying healthy in "The Full Weight of the Law: How Legal Professionals Can Recognize and Rebound from Depression."
Students face countless issues and stressors as they transition both into law school and ultimately from law school into the profession. Some students will seek assistance when issues and pressures mount, while others will attempt to go it alone. In recognition of National Mental Health Day for law schools, this
Planning to attend the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C. on Saturday? So are other law students. They will be meeting at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 4th Street at 11:30 a.m. You can sign up that you're coming via Facebook.
The votes have been counted, and the law schools have spoken. Now, we'd like to introduce you to the next Chair, Negeen Sadeghi-Mohaved, and the next Law Student At-Large on the ABA Board of Governors for the ABA Law Student Division, Matthew Wallace.
It can be hard to maintain mental wellness as a law student because of established stigmas and a lack of available resources. But, because wellness helps with success, students are taking action to change how law schools approach this subject. In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Caitlin Peterson talks to