You finished law school and passed the bar. You will be working in a firm, in-house, for the government, or on your own. Now what? How do you translate academic success into career success? How do you get clients, sell yourself, and work with clients?
The summer of 2020 brought the most concentrated and pointed discussion about the bar exam in recent memory—maybe ever. Much of that discussion centered around whether candidates for bar admission should be required to gather in large groups and sit for an in-person exam during a global pandemic. I can only imagine
When it comes to investments, there is a lot to think about—especially, while managing the stressors and workload of law school. Having a good understanding of investment funds and approaches is essential to investing with confidence and planning for life beyond law school. The Law
Just after Election Day, Republicans and Democrats disagree on whether states should consider mail-in ballots received after November 3. The issue has not yet been resolved, and Americans who voted by mail are anxiously waiting to see whether or not their votes will be counted in the 2020
The Center for Legal and Court Technology (CLCT) is pleased to announce its fourth annual writing competition dedicated to innovative legal issues likely to arise from Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and/or related technologies. Artificial Intelligence is no longer a thing of the future. Whether it comes in
Adults always ask kids what they want to be when they grow up. As an American-born Vietnamese kid, I didn’t know what I wanted to be. But I knew I wanted to change the thing I had to do each day: school. At eight-years-old, my third grade teacher
Briana Singson is a rising 2L matriculating into the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. She is a current judicial intern through the Judicial Internship Opportunity Program (JIOP) with the Honorable Judge Virginia M. Kendall of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The onset of
One thing new law students are unlikely to realize when attending their first year in a “socially distanced” format is just how much learning they’re missing out on. I’m not talking about the learning during class time: even for those taking all of their courses remotely, most law
Listen, I understand you must prioritize your time in law school. But when you aren’t studying or in class, I’ve got the perfect distraction. For you, during your commute or coffee break: Lady
This article, written by Joshua Cohen, originally appeared in the May/June 2020 issue of GPSolo magazine, volume 37, number 3, published by the American Bar Association Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division. All rights reserved. This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in
It’s hard to deny we all spend to much time on our phones. Texts, emails, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Candy Crush, the latest game….the number of hours we spend staring at that little device is frankly embarrassing. It turns out, spending excessive time on our devices is more than
The choices you make as you leave your life as a student and transition to the practice of law can be some of the most important decisions of your professional career. Clerking for a judge, either right after law school or following a period of practice, can be
One of my favorite things to say is that networking happens everywhere. So what happens when your “everywhere” gets slimmed down during a pandemic, and even when you ARE out and about, your (hopefully) smiling, open and friendly face is hidden behind a mask?
While construction law is generally a lesser-known practice of law amongst law students, it is by no means small. In fact, construction is a multi-billion dollar industry, making up the largest segment of the production sector the US’s GDP, and the
A recently released national survey of law student perceptions and experiences on issues of diversity and inclusiveness revealed that law schools have more work to do if they want to make all of their students feel valued. This year’s
Both law schools and the legal profession are facing a number of changes as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. This, coupled with the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color, persons with disabilities, and low-income communities, has left some diverse law students and those contemplating law
Professor Rhonda Magee, author of The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness, talks with the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs in this Mental Health Day webinar. Prof. Magee is a
This letter was originally published via Medium and is shared here with permission. The disruption faced by the law school class of 2020 was significant and will be long lasting. These newest members
As ABA Law Student Mental Health Day comes to us yet again, a journal entry by a 2L in my Legal Profession class offers hope: All of my friends, siblings, and peers talk about mental health. We have all been affected. We are unfiltered, empathetic,
This article originally appeared on the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program page under the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association and was written by Angela Nieves. All rights reserved. This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or
Please scream inside your hearts. This request by a Japanese theme park to its visitors has become the mantra of 2020. COVID-19 pandemic, lockdowns across the globe, earthquakes, historic wildfires, civil unrest,
The national student debt is now at $1.6 trillion. Students loans are currently the second largest slice of household debt after mortgages. In 2019, about one in eight Americans had student loan obligations. Many financial models predict that 40 percent of all federally backed
Unlike the popular perception, lawyers have always been willing to help others. The pandemic is just the latest example. This issue of Student Lawyer Magazine looks at the summer of change for all its beauty.
On March 15, 1933, Celia Bader gave birth to Ruth Bader in Brooklyn, New York. This little Brooklyn girl, born only 13 years after women won the right to vote, would become a symbol of American Democracy, a bulwark against encroachments on civil rights.
Interested in serving as a liaison? Know someone that may be interested? The Law Student Division has a few open liaison positions. The ABA student liaison program immerses students into ABA leadership by placing them in ABA entities. There’s no better way to make connections with experienced