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Author: Lynae Tucker

Lynae Tucker Lynae Tucker is a former Student Editor for Student Lawyer Magazine, She is a J.D. candidate at the University of South Dakota and recieved her Communications and Media degree from DePaul University. She hopes to pursue an LLM in Employment law post-graduation. She gained experience in television, radio and print media through student media and philanthropy work.

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Head of the Class: An experience that haunts also motivates

March 01, 2017

Mark Grotto, a 3L at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, grew up around the law. So it was no surprise that he’d follow in his father’s footsteps and pursue law school. What wasn’t predictable was the event that solidified Grotto’s desire to be a lawyer and his dedication

Student Loans

ABA sues feds to protect loan promises

March 01, 2017

Are you worried about another difficult test even after you graduate—how you’ll handle the burden of repaying the cost of your education? You’re not alone, and the American Bar Association is working on the issue. In December 2016, the ABA and four attorneys with that very worry sued the U.S.

Politics Careers

Is politics your passion?

January 01, 2017

A Congressional staffer shares his story and offers suggestions on how to build a satisfying career in public service.

Head of the Class: New 'developments' help student keep growing

January 01, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of real estate agents across the country couldn’t weather the 2008 housing market crash and were forced to find other work. But not Nathan Palmer, a non-traditional student and 2L at Arizona State University—Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in Phoenix.

Activism

Activism and your legal career

December 01, 2016

How far can you go in showing your political stripes while maintaining a successful career? That depends on  whom you ask.

Law Student Podcast

Law Student Podcasts: Here’s what you’re missing

December 01, 2016

Even busy law students need entertainment sometimes. Don’t miss out on some really interesting discussions—be sure to check out the ABA Law Student Division podcast. Not only does it have new hosts, but the podcast also has new guests on unique topics. The most recent podcast featured an interview

Civility in Politics

Has civility become extinct in politics?

October 11, 2016

Two law students talk about the positives and negatives they experienced at this summer’s political conventions. The 2016 election cycle has been one of many potential presidential firsts. Voters had the chance to choose the first female president, Hilary Clinton; the first Jewish president, Bernie Sanders; the first billionaire president, Donald

Networking

How 5 students rocked their networking skills

September 01, 2016

Networking. It’s a single word that can strike fear into the hearts of law students. From the moment you step onto campus as a first-year student, networking is championed by career services, experts, and scores of experienced lawyers. Here, your fellow students across the country tell their stories of how they landed an interview or a job by just being themselves, being resourceful, and using fate to their advantage.

Lynae Tucker plans for Assembly during the 2016 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

Let’s get this academic year started

September 01, 2016

Greetings and welcome back to the school year from Student Lawyer magazine. Let me introduce myself: I’m the magazine’s new student editor, and I’m here to continue the legacy of providing relevant and accurate advice to help you survive law school with a little less work.

Lauryn Collier

Lauryn Collier 'plans' her way to success

September 01, 2016

Lauryn Collier is a planner. In 2014, the third-year student at The Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee launched her own company, New Palm Creations. The firm aims to be the first-of-its-kind fully functioning event planning and program management agency that offers all its services for little to no cost to its clients.

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Student leaders recognized through the ABA Law Student Division

April 18, 2016

Five outstanding individuals were recently recognized by the Law Student Division of the American Bar Association for his or her hard work, dedication, passion and enthusiasm displayed over the last year on the Law Student Division board. The awards given were the Star of the Division awards, the Silver Key