“Lawyers have a license to practice law, a monopoly on certain services. But for that privilege and status, lawyers have an obligation to provide legal services to those without the wherewithal to pay, to respond to needs outside themselves, to help repair tears in their communities.” —U.S.
Lawyers and law students come together in this issue to help you become the lawyer you’ve always dreamed you’d be.
Get ready to navigate the fast-changing social terrain— during your summer externship, at your first off-campus interview, at a clerkship, or as you transition into your first “real world” job after your final semester—with these helpful tips from fellow students and legal professionals. 1. Think…and
Earlier this year, rumors were swirling that the 82nd U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. was planning a 2020 run for the presidency. Although he has since officially decided not to run, the partner at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., is already playing a part in
How this movement—and others like it—can affect your future in the global legal community.
Can you imagine being the voice of 140,000 law students nationwide? Matthew Wallace can since that’s his current role as the ABA Law Student Division law student at-large to the ABA Board of Governors.
Justice means different things to different people. And students nationwide are reshaping what it means for those who need it most.
In the past few issues, we introduced you to the leaders of the ABA Law Student Division Council, in addition to the LSD’s education director. The council also includes a board that’s led by an appointed editor-in-chief and comprises seven other law students, and they function as the
The money-related decisions you make in law school could shape your life for decades. Lucky for you, we’ve got information to help you make wise moves.
Studying in law school is its own hurdle since studying for one overarching exam requires study habits vastly different from those you developed in years prior.
The ABA’s Law Student Division Council is comprised of seven law students with distinct positions. The education director is a unique and one of the most critical Council roles.
One of the most important steps you can take during law school is developing a mentoring relationship with someone you trust. You’ve got your head down, and you’re focusing on your course work. Good plan. But it’s also smart to begin building the relationships that will help you plan and pursue your legal career goals. One way to do that is by finding a mentor who can help guide you down the smartest path.
You can also check out the 2018 and 2016 Law Student Gift Guides for the latest ideas! With less than a week to go until Christmas and with Hanukkah wrapping up its eight-day long festivities, law students are heading home for the holiday season to
Law students successfully lobbied the ABA House of Delegates in August to adopt Resolution 108, urging Congress to amend federal law to add language that bar admission shouldn’t be denied based solely on immigration status. Support for the resolution was heavily one-sided in support of passage. In fact, the
Monday, Oct. 2 marked the first day of fall term for the Supreme Court of the United States, and the legal field is abuzz with the line-up of cases that will be presented. Off to an exciting start Starting off with a bang, the court has already heard two major test cases,
Amid the flood of natural disasters literally flooding parts of our nation, many law students and American Bar Association members alike are wondering how they can help those in need, whether it is with donations, supplies, manpower, or legal assistance. Before the Bar has already posted about resources