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Want to change the law? Change law school

June 17, 2020

Bright students pay on average $43,020 dollars annually to become the world-changing attorneys they see in the news—those creating stay-at-home orders to halt the spread of COVID-19 or calling for the end of the qualified immunity doctrine to reduce police brutality against communities of color. To get into law school, these students

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I’m a law student. And I have COVID-19.

March 31, 2020

I’m a first-generation student at Lewis & Clark Law School, a volunteer, and an advocate. I’m a staff member for our criminal justice clinic and law review. I also work as a teaching fellow, a research assistant, and a law clerk. OH, I almost forgot:

Coronavirus resources and information for law students

March 19, 2020

Coronavirus has upended the legal education landscape. We know you have questions about how to study online, whether the bar exam will proceed this summer, and the myriad questions about how you're supposed to function on a daily basis. We've assembled this guide with a

Single Father

No bridge is too far: Navigating law school as a single dad

March 12, 2020

I am a law student at the University of Georgia (UGA) and a father to two beautiful girls. Unfortunately, 1,400 miles separates me from my babies. Their mother serves in the Air Force, but I separated from active duty after our divorce to pursue a legal career.

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Black cats in law school: Appreciating our feline friends

October 28, 2019

When I made the decision to go to law school, I honestly gave serious contemplation to leaving my two fur-babies behind. I wasn’t sure that I could fit them into my already stressful student budget. I had to account for monthly pet rent, food, cat litter, and medical

Law Student Gift Guide

The 2018 Law Student Gift Guide

December 14, 2018

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.

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Law School Nation: November 2018

November 01, 2018

News from law schools across the country including a sports and entertainment law blog, new technology certificates, and an initiative aiding the University of Iraq.

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Law School Nation: September 2018

September 01, 2018

News from law schools across the country including a fitness workshop series, preventing sexual assault, a First Amendment clinic, and tracking contributions to prosecutors' campaigns.

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Law School Nation: March 2018

March 01, 2018

News from law schools across the country including a legal incubator program, the business of recreational marijuana, Standing Rock Legal Connect, and a scholarship offer.

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Nova Southeastern law students send support to Parkland community

February 27, 2018

Students and faculty at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law delivered a banner to support students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. The banner, signed by the Davie, Fla., students and faculty, was delivered on Sunday to

Law School Nation

Law School Nation: January 2018

January 01, 2018

News from law schools across the country including a new child-abuse prevention program, DACA assistance, an animal law legal clinic, and defending the rights of military veterans in Massachusetts.

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Law School Nation: September 2017

September 01, 2017

News from law schools across the country including help for 2016 Louisiana flood victims, new degree programs in Hawaii, and welcoming the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center. California A guide to help California’s public charter schools address absences and decreasing parental participation among immigrant families as a result of recent federal policy

Law School Nation (all states)

Law School Nation

December 12, 2016

It's the holidays, and today's Law School Nation has a sack full of scholarships and contests.

Law School Nation (all states)

Law School Nation

June 03, 2016

A quick roundup of upcoming events and opportunities across the country: • Registration is now open for the 2016-2017 American Bar Association Law Student Division skills competitions. Here are the links and the topics: Arbitration: Sharing Economy Law Client Counseling: Privacy Law Negotiation: Business Law National

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Law School Nation

April 08, 2016

The Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Foundation is taking applications for its 41st scholarships. This opportunity is open to full-time and part-time law students in their second, third, or fourth year who attend an accredited law school and intend on practicing law in the Southern California area. The scholarship is available

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Law School Nation

April 01, 2016

A quick roundup of upcoming events going on across the country: • The Law Student Division is co-sponsoring the ABA Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries International Legal Symposium at the University of Miami on  April 7 and April 8. The event includes a law student career counseling and mentoring breakfast and