This is the third Law Student Gift Guide that Before the Bar has produced. There's a lot of good stuff from the 2017 and 2016 lists that still work as gifts. But I have made it my mission to uncover the most coveted gifts for students, and here are top student choices to help you with your store-to-store running around.
In the podcast, I talk about looking at law school exams as a rite of passage and also compare them to the Ming dynasty’s civil service exam.
In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Kristoffer Butler talks to Dr. Maria-Vittoria Carminati and Dr. Michael Foerster about the future of space and telecommunications law.
Debt and Credit Strategist Jen Lee and Creative Joy Director Samorn Selim, both lawyers, share their expertise on how law students and lawyers can navigate the waters of debt and careers in this webinar, "Key Strategies for Managing Student Loans and Other Debt."
Every other month, TYL, the flagship magazine for the ABA Young Lawyers Division, publishes In Focus, a topical collection of articles to help new lawyers navigate and better understand a wide variety of substantive and career-development aspects of the practice of law. This issue centers on the complex practice area of real estate law.
In a recent article for The American Lawyer, Joanna Litt recounted the suicide of her husband. She attributed his death to the stresses of his law practice and of being a partner in big law. I saw this article posted at first by a single former law school
As a law student there are many things you can be doing to “vaccinate” yourself from future misery. A few small steps will leave you much better off in the future.
You will survive your first cold call too, and, believe it or not, you’ll probably make it through the next three years. Here are some tips on coping with the stress from this massive, harrowing journey.
While the concept of certificate programs in business executive education has proliferated over the past few decades, this offering is new in the legal profession – and far overdue, in my experience. Certificate programs hit a sweet spot: offered by law schools that are uniquely positioned to bring together highly qualified instructors, the programs provide timely, cohesive learning experiences.
Gearing up for the holiday networking season? Get the inside scoop on preparing for and making the most out of upcoming holiday parties, gatherings, and outreach with "Networking Tips for the Holiday Season."
Studies have found that approximately one out of every five students pursues an alternative career path after law school. There are many different careers that can benefit from your law degree. The job that’s best for you will ultimately depend on your most valuable skills and what you want to do.
The legal industry is a highly-competitive one, and landing a job – especially if you’re a fresh graduate – is easier said than done. There are hundreds of applicants exactly as qualified as you are. Here’s a bit of advice to help you stand out and maximize your chances.
How does one tell if a firm is truly committed to diversity and inclusion? While many firms tout their commitment to service, diversity and inclusion, and professional development of its junior attorneys, law students should consider the following tips when evaluating a firm’s culture to determine if it is the right fit.
Having difficulty navigating your hectic law school schedule? You’re not alone! Your new hosts for the ABA Law Student Podcast, Ashley Baker and Kristoffer Butler, talk to Negeen Sadeghi-Movahed, chairwoman of the ABA Law Student Division, about law student life and her goals as chair.
The networking events that are part of new associate orientation can seem awkward. Here are some tips to help make some specific networking situations more palatable.
Most of us will incur some type of student loan debt by the time we graduate from law school. Depending on the professional path we choose, it may take more than a decade to be debt free. Today, student debt in the United States amounts to more
In just a month, right on time to help you celebrate the end of a semester and recharge your engines, we will have the honor to watch Felicity Jones, staring as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Armie Hammer, starring as as Martin D. Ginsburg, in the biopic On the Basis of Sex.
Juggling all of your daily responsibilities can be difficult for lawyers at any stage of their careers, but it can be particularly challenging for young lawyers who are new to the practice.
Law school is stressful by pure design alone. The strenuous course schedule and endless reading assignments, learning and reprogramming your brain to think like a lawyer are the challenges most law students face in addition to outside pressures. However, there is one particular group of law students who are often not mentioned during discussions of time and stress management: parents.
United States officials seized Algerian humanitarian-aid worker Lakhdar Boumediene in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The officials shipped Boumediene to the U.S. military base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. There, he had an opportunity to contest the factual basis for his designation as an enemy combatant before a special tribunal.
Whether you’re confident in your communications skills, or looking for a refresher, there are four tasks you can undertake today to improve your business communication skills.
Are you ready to be the next law student leader in the American Bar Association? Quite possibly that answer is no – because you might not know what we do. Listen as ABA Law Student Division Delegate of Diversity Miosotti Tenecora talks about her position and why you should apply for it.
Your first final exams are coming up, 1Ls! It's time to mind your minutes, study the past, start formulating answers, and pay attention to your professors – and get that first good grade.
Google is now taking applications for its Legal Summer Institute, a a unique in-house and law firm experience where underrepresented 2L law school students.
You’re probably a mere three weeks from your law school exams. So everything you’re reading and doing should be helping you ace your law school examinations. Let me help. Below are three things you can do to ensure you ace your law school exams: