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Christopher Jennison Chris Jennison is a graduate of Syracuse University's College of Law from Silver Spring, Maryland. He previously served as the Second Circuit Governor of the Law Student Division and just finished his term as the law student member of the ABA's Board of Governors for 2015-2016. Christopher received a Master's in Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania's Fels Institute of Government (2014) and a B.A. with honors from Syracuse University in Public Relations and Public Policy (2012). He is currently an extern with Judge Mary Ellen Coster Williams of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

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Ex poste facto: The case for the UBE from a recent bar taker

September 13, 2016

After three years of law school, ten weeks of bar prep and two grueling days in the Baltimore Convention Center, I was relieved – to have the bar behind me (for now, at least- fingers crossed!). But the next emotion was one of frustration. Not at how I did, because I felt

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Diversity is more than our mission statement

August 09, 2016

On Saturday June 11, 2016, the Board of Governors of the ABA approved changes to the Association’s CLE Policy.  For many years, the ABA had an aspirational policy which provided that all entities of the ABA, when sponsoring or co-sponsoring a program, would have diversity on its panels. Unfortunately, in

Can you hack this?

March 01, 2016

The Seattle Legal Tech Startup Weekend, a weekend-long hackathon, was premised on the idea that technological disruption to the legal industry couldn’t come fast enough.

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One profession, one test - adopt the UBE

January 29, 2016

The start of the second semester of my final year of law school well underway and my list of to-do's growing ever longer: reading for class, journal editing, document drafting for my externship, applying for graduation – and that's only in my law school bubble. But the one to-do that I've

Pushing for a more portable law license

January 01, 2016

The Law Student Division has heard you. Legal employment is still incredibly competitive for recent law graduates and third-year students, and we’re looking at how we — as your voice in the ABA — can better serve you and advocate for you. We’ve heard that you want — in fact, need

Ban on paid internships removed

December 01, 2015

A proposal to revise or eliminate a ban on student compensation for internships—advocated by the Law Student Division for more than two years—was removed from consideration by the ABA House of Delegates at the annual meeting in August. Instead, the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar announced

The Uniform Bar Exam: An Idea Past Due?

March 06, 2015

Soon-to-be law school graduates are getting ready to gear up for the bar exam in just a few months, and younger law students are beginning to focus on what state or region they may want to practice in. While you do so, it’s important to note that the Uniform Bar

The Law News Wins Division’s Newspaper Award—Again

December 01, 2014

The Law News, published by Washington & Lee University School of Law, won the ABA Law Student Division’s Law School Newspaper Award for the second year in a row at the Annual Meeting in Boston this past August. Even though the newspaper existed for 41 years, former Editor in Chief Howard