A patent is a type of intellectual property which protects any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof. A claim cannot be patented if it was previously “patented, described in a printed publication, or in public use, on
Many law students are motivated by the desire to make a difference, but how can they hone in on opportunities that align with their personal and professional goals? Host Ashley Baker talks to Gaylynn Burroughs about her work at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human
As the Law Student Division heads into annual meeting, our new council wants to say hello. Here's a brief bio of the our incoming law student leaders. Chair-Elect Johnnie NguyenUniversity of Colorado School of Law Hello! My name
It's not exactly Game of Thrones. But in OCI, you gotta play to win. And we're here to help you slay at your on-campus interview. We've gathered our the top information on everything that goes into OCI, interviewing tips, help with your resume and cover
As a law student looking to land that perfect job out of law school, you can never have enough help. And we've got a great new tool for ABA members to use to get noticed in their job search. Meet ABA Career Forward,
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
How we choose to spend our time will determine whether or not our life will be satisfying, rewarding, or meaningful.
As a law student, you may not have attended an ABA event before. The 2019 Annual Meeting, August 8-10, is a perfect place to get to know the ABA while still taking part in programming that is specific to your goals and interests.
Analyzing this year's Annual Meeting resolutions on pro bono scholars, increased ABA representation (podcast)
This year, the law student division is bringing three resolutions for consideration before the ABA House of Delegates at the Annual Meeting. In this episode, Ashley Baker is joined by Matthew Wallace for a deeper look at two of these resolutions and what law students hope to achieve through them.
It’s crazy to think that there was once a world before music technology as we know it. But long before there was iTunes and iPods, there were portable CD players and the Sony Walkman. I remember my first Walkman. My Dad bought it for me for my
Should you take the bar exam in Albany or in Buffalo? The answer to this question depends on a number of factors. Because costs for ride-share companies and meals do not differ substantially from one location to another, we will focus here on the differences in travel, housing, and testing rooms each
There’s been a lot of discussion about the future of the legal profession, and the type of lawyer you will need to be in order to succeed in it. Some law schools are embracing this in fits and starts, while others are lagging behind, so it falls to law students to identify
In 2013, “selfie” was the Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year. The dictionary defined selfie as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.”
I was introduced to appellate advocacy through my law school's first year oral advocacy competition. Prior to beginning Syracuse University College of Law, I was largely unfamiliar with "appellate advocacy." I went to law school to be a litigator and was eager to participate in any type of
What children experience in the legal system is something law students often do not personally understand from first-hand experience. Within family law, children often become exposed to the legal system—whether they like it or not. Children who are placed in foster homes, adopted, or attend youth court experience
“What is Juneteenth?” Well, Juneteenth (June 19th) is the one of the oldest recognized celebrations of the ending of the institution of slavery within the United States. It commemorates when federal troops marched down through the south, specifically to Texas, to notify slaves
Have you ever had an instance where you texted your significant other on an early afternoon asking what he or she wanted to eat for dinner? And then, crickets. Let’s call your significant other “Jamie.” You think to yourself, “This is odd. I am totally not a control
Over the past few decades, technology has played a key role in connecting individuals, businesses, and organizations across the world. The increasing use of technology, whether in the healthcare, financial, or educational sectors, has changed the way we do things. In the legal industry,
It’s no secret that June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month. Pride celebrations are occurring every weekend across the United States, and the world. Here in Omaha, 32 of the 34 American flags that line the ConAgra campus downtown have
Soon-to-be law students, this is your summer reading list. Okay, you don’t need to read all these books—with 30+ books, they’re probably too many for one summer anyway! But they are helpful, inspiring, and empowering picks all law students might consider.
In this edition of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Kris Butler sits down with Hilarie Bass to discuss her career highlights and advice for today’s law students. Together, they explore her chosen path and what led her to become president of the American Bar Association.
Should you handwrite or type the Multistate Performance Tests (MPTs) and Multistate Essay Exams (MEEs) portions of the bar exam? Do the bar examiners grade the handwritten essays differently from typed essays? Maybe I can’t answer that second question for you, since grading can be
I had a conversation earlier this month with a former director of a state bar Lawyers Assistance Program. This person shared that during regular meetings with the LAP, administrators at law schools in the state often complained, “Students today are just so fragile.” But
Since the advent of the #MeToo movement, the problem of workplace harassment and abuse has gained unprecedented public attention across the globe. Nowhere has this movement been more impactful than in the U.S., where hundreds of public figures
For law students aspiring to be on a journal, the satisfaction of finishing 1L year is short-lived. Write-on is just around the corner. As soon as you’re about to regain your life and your sanity, the 3L board members hand you a packet and a deadline.