It’s increasingly important we’re pro-active and focus on our own self-care and mental wellness.The most important factor in doing so is knowing when to get help.
News from law schools across the country, including a mobile legal clinic, pro se help in Ohio, an innovation lab to address legal issues, and a certificate in entertainment, media, and sports law.
In the September/October 2016, we look at the look of the Modern Lawyer – do you have to change your personal style to get hired? We'll also tell you how easy it is to not get hired, introduce you to five rock start student networkers, and bring you up to speed on what happened at the 2016 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
Hiring managers and partners across the country offer their best tips for avoiding these mistakes they still see way too often.
Last year, the ABA Law Student Division made a significant change as membership became free for all law students for the first time. This year, we’re offering something even better— a chance to upgrade to Premium for only $25 a year to enjoy exclusive benefits and discounts.
If you’re a first year student, chances are you’ve already heard rumors about Legal Writing. Every year, news spreads among entering students that the first-year legal writing course is something to be survived, a necessary but dreaded part of your required curriculum. Here are the top three reasons you should ignore the naysayers and embrace your writing course from day one,
If you weren’t there to take advantage of the learning, networking, and futurebuilding that happened at the 2016 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, here are just three things you missed.
MIchael Dumas, immediate past vice chair of the ABA Law Student Division, offers his advice on leveraging the more than 60 different practice, interest, and specialty groups to your career's advantage.
Alan M. Dershowitz says: "Although I learned a lot of theory from great professors, law school didn’t prepare me for the rough and tumble of practicing criminal law, particularly defending people accused of some of the most heinous crimes. One thing I didn’t learn, and wish I had, was how to deal with acquaintances or friends who ask for legal help."
Now that the Law Student Division has elected to alter its bylaws to cut the circuit governor structure and work more directly through the LSD Assembly, it’s a good time to reflect on the process and the division’s future.
A quick roundup of upcoming events going on across the country.
What are the two most important steps in getting a clerkship? Knowing your audience and proofreading your materials. Seriously, proofread.
For law students, becoming proficient in technology tied to the practice of law presents a huge opportunity. You can add value for your employer by leveraging technology to enhance productivity. And in a challenging job market, you can set yourself apart and develop a strong personal brand by demonstrating a meaningful understanding of legal technology.
Surely you’ve heard that in addition to unveiling a brand new website in the fall, the Law Student Division also launched the ABA Law Student Podcast, produced by Legal Talk Network. Since then, we’ve been recording episodes every month that tackle issues affecting law students, law schools, and recent grads.
Interpretation 305-2—which has stopped law students across the country from earning pay and credit for internships or externships they perform—has been severed from Standard 305 and effectively eliminated from the notice and comment sent in January.
In many ways, Steve Shapiro is an average law student. He goes to class, reads a daunting amount of case law, and outlines. But in other ways, he’s anything but average.
It’s easy to feel intimidated by the onslaught of acronyms you hear upon getting to law school: IRAC, CRAC, CREAC, IRARARAC. For new students, these words may as well be the incantations of an ancient mystery cult.
Get involved, they say! It’ll be good for your career—and it’ll be fun! If you’ve heard that recommendation and been wondering what volunteering for an ABA role might involve, I can offer insights based on my position as a 2015-2016 delegate.
As a recent law school graduate and startup founder, I can tell you the experiences are surprisingly similar. Both require tremendous amounts of time and work, and both destroy your social life.
As a new law school graduate—and someone who’s run startups that included developing apps and software—I have insights into technology others may not necessarily see. Here are 10 wonderful tools and applications I think every law student should use.
It costs a lot of money to fully automate a new solo office. Here’s how to get great results as you build to full technical capacity.
Cloud storage can make your work life much easier. However, you must properly manage the professionalism challenges cloud storage presents in the legal world. Here’s what you need to know.
Your goal when writing an appellate brief should be to craft a document that the intended audience will want to start reading at the very beginning and not put down until the end. Your audience should feel a sense of understanding and appreciation for how you were able to tie the whole thing together.
If there’s one class law students love to hate, it’s Legal Research and Writing. Although it’s clear LRW is important—arguably it’s the most important class you’ll take as a 1L—the reality is that it can take over your life if you’re not careful.
In most law school seminars, the instruction of legal writing usually gets broken down into technical details. However, legal writing—just like every other form of writing—is more art than science. You must learn how to tell a story, appeal to an audience, and—after you’ve gotten the mechanics of analysis down—trust your instincts. Over almost a decade of