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ABA adopts police reform, racial justice resolutions

November 01, 2020

Resolutions addressing qualified immunity for law enforcement officials, their use of lethal force, and hate crimes were among those passed by the ABA’s House of Delegates at its Annual Meeting in August.

Florida State College of Law

The envelopes please: Announcing the 2019 Law Student Division Awards

July 29, 2019

The ABA Law Student Division is proud to announce the winners of the yearly Law Student Division Awards. Congratulations to this year's winners, who will be recognized at our ABA Annual Meeting awards breakfast held in conjunction with the Young Lawyers Division on

Bob Carlson

Bob Carlson's blueprint for his year as ABA president

August 07, 2018

All ABA presidents are sworn to follow the policies of our Association, adopted by our House of Delegates. We value due process and democratic input with the consensus of state and local bar associations from every state, plus specialty bar associations and the ABA’s full range of expertise from all our sections and divisions. Yes, we are driven by ideology, but let’s be clear what our ideology is.

Networking

The in-person value of the ABA: networking

July 31, 2018

For some, the bar exam is now a recent, trauma-filled memory, for others, it is just around the corner, and for some still, it’s a mythological beast to be slayed after 3L year.  While an important and necessary step for a law student’s transition from law student to lawyer, there is another necessary component to consider: networking.

Hilarie Bass

The coming year at the ABA – 3 initiatives and 1 lawsuit

August 16, 2017

Greetings from New York City! It has been an exhilarating week at the ABA’s Annual Meeting – thought-provoking panels, CLE’s at law firms throughout the city and at the United Nations, and the House of Delegates took action on numerous important issues affecting our bar association, our courts and our

Linda Klein

A year of taking action – Linda Klein reflects

August 14, 2017

Law students can be proud of the work we’ve done at the ABA this past year. The ABA was front and center when the rule of law was challenged – here in the U.S. and internationally. We stood up for the independence of our American judges when they

Meredith Parnell

Why every non-traditional law student should attend ABA Annual Meeting

August 03, 2017

I’m a non-traditional law student. I’m a mid-thirties parent of two young kids. Balancing school work, a marriage, and parenting – it’s not easy. Neither was making the decision to walk away from a previous career to go to law school. For me, the decision was less about the intellectual

Pizza Fight

The deepest slice: Who makes better pizza – Chicago or New York?

August 02, 2017

Pizza came from Italy to the United States. And then, according to the Italians, pizza went to hell. The evolution of pizza has brought it far from its Neapolitan roots. And yet, it has the New World to thank for its creation. The tomato, native to the Americas,

ABA Annual Meeting

ABA Annual: Why I’ll be in New York in August

March 01, 2017

The ABA’s Annual Meeting — mark your calendar for Aug. 10-15, 2017 in New York City — is a must-do for students who’d like to engage in really meaningful and productive discussions that are important to every law student in the United States. Here’s what just a few of your

Annual Meeting

3 things you missed if you weren’t at annual

September 01, 2016

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.

Fabiani Duarte

Last dance: A fond farewell from the outgoing chair

August 10, 2016

Paulette Brown, the outgoing President of the ABA, and I had a lot to celebrate on the last weekend of our terms at the 2016 Annual Meeting in San Francisco. One of the many successes we both couldn't stop smiling about as we danced at the President’s Reception on Saturday

Chris Jennison

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

Michael Dumas

What's new in ABA membership?

August 05, 2016

Membership in the ABA – aside from being law students, it is what we all have in common. We all came to the ABA through different means, whether it was from signing up with ABA Reps during the school year, joining on our own, or perhaps even because our school enrolled

Networking Wingman

Be the top gun with your networking wingman

July 29, 2016

For some people, networking is a highway to the danger zone. How do you enter a target-rich environment, full of people who could help you in your career, and just start talking to them? For some people, it takes a lot more than just fancy flying around the room to make the right connection. For some people, they need a wingman.

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Mental health and substance abuse in law school

July 18, 2016

We all deal with the stress of law school in different ways. Some students wear it as a "badge of honor" or a "rite of passage," some joke about it with their friends and others quietly accept it. A surprising few, however, look at their mental state as a serious issue.