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Discretion with intent to discriminate in DC? (Washington v. Davis)

August 17, 2018

Washington, D.C., administered a written exam to applicants to the police department. The test, though administered uniformly to all applicants, disqualified four times as many black candidates as white candidates. As a result, the police department was 80 percent white in a city that was 70 percent black.

writing-on

The right way to write on to the law journal

August 16, 2018

If you are in law school, you know how important building a resume is. Employers often look for prestigious activities such as moot court, law journal, and executive board positions. Maybe one of the most attractive activities is the law journal.

Uniform Bar Exam

What's round on the end and high in the middle? The UBE in Ohio!

August 15, 2018

Who's the latest state to join the Uniform Bar Exam? It's the birthplace of aviation, the mother of presidents, and the heart of it all. And while it may still have the Browns but not LeBron James, the Buckeye State now has the UBE. It's Ohio!

Quimbee: Craig v. Boren

Women's near-beer tier takes the OK out of Oklahoma law (Craig v. Boren)

August 10, 2018

This is the latest in a series of Quimbee.com case brief videos. Have you signed up for your Quimbee membership? The American Bar Association offers three months of Quimbee study aids (a $72 value) for law student members. And if you go Premium, you’ll receive Quimbee Legal Ethics Outline (a

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.

Diversity

Join us on Friday for our annual meeting diversity roundtable

August 02, 2018

Learn all about "Increasing Diversity Competence: How Office Culture Promotes Good Working Relations" on Friday morning at 9 a.m. during annual meeting events with the Law Student Division.Come and listen to this panel of attorneys talk about their experiences with diverse workplaces, office relations, client connections, and how the legal

Networking

5 essential networking tips for law students

August 01, 2018

You may think that because you’re a law student, you don’t need to have a plan for business development – but it’s never too early to start networking.

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.

Quimbee: Plyler v. Doe

Undocumented students get Equal Protection in Texas case (Plyler v. Doe)

July 27, 2018

This is the latest in a series of Quimbee.com case brief videos. Have you signed up for your Quimbee membership? The American Bar Association offers three months of Quimbee study aids (a $72 value) for law student members. And if you go Premium, you’ll receive Quimbee Legal Ethics Outline (a

Lemonade Stand

Lawyer Moms of America taking a (lemonade) stand for immigrant families

July 26, 2018

Last month, Before the Bar wrote about ways law students can volunteer to help organizations immigrants at the southern border. This weekend, you may see another group of people on the corner taking action as Lawyer Moms of America sponsors the Kids Take a Stand event on Saturday, July 28.

2018 Annual

2018 Annual Meeting: A magnificent mile of things to do

July 25, 2018

It won't be long before one of our favorite times of the year, as we welcome more than 200 law students to Chicago for the ABA's Annual Meeting, starting August 2 and running through August 7. We know most of you will only be around through Sunday, August 5 – so we want to help you make the most of your time in town.

Quimbee: Brandenburg v. Ohio

Convicted Klansman gets reversal on 'revengeance' speech (Brandenburg v. Ohio)

July 20, 2018

Ku Klux Klansman Clarence Brandenburg was charged with violating an Ohio state law that made it a crime to advocate “crime, sabotage, violence, or unlawful methods of terrorism as a means of accomplishing industrial or political reform.” Brandenburg was convicted, and he appealed on the ground that the state law violated the First Amendment.

OCI

How do you ace OCI? The experts help you prep for on-campus interviews

July 19, 2018

Are you getting ready for on-campus interviews? Nervous about how you'll do? To help you get ready for OCI, lawyers from both sides of the interview table shared their advice on the interview process and how to land the “call-back” in this webinar.https://youtu.be/7TZi7HjVqxESpeakers:Tiffany J. deGruy, Partner, Bradley, Birmingham, AL

Penn

Penn Law to accept GRE and GMAT scores starting in the fall

July 19, 2018

The University of Pennsylvania Law School has become the first law school to accept GMAT scores in place of LSAT scores for students interested in earning a JD outside of a dual degree program. As part of a two-year pilot program announced in June, applicants will be allowed

Quimbee: Gonzales v. Carhart

Partial-birth abortion ban struck down (Gonzales v. Carhart)

July 13, 2018

LeRoy Carhart and other doctors challenged the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003, arguing that the law was both void for vagueness and unduly burdensome on women’s right to abortions. In Gonzales v. Carhart, 550 U.S. 124 (2007), the United States Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of the federal act.