It has been an honor and a pleasure to work alongside my fellow council members. As the current Delegate of Diversity and Inclusion, I have embarked on several projects.
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.
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.
Last issue, we mentioned that the ABA’s Law Student Division Council comprises seven law students with distinct positions. We introduced you to the education director last issue, and this month, we want you to meet seven other students who have your back when it comes to ABA policies and programs.
The ABA’s Law Student Division Council is comprised of seven law students with distinct positions. The education director is a unique and one of the most critical Council roles.
From the Uniform Bar Exam, to Public Service Loan Forgiveness, to credit for paid externships, the ABA Law Student Division has been at the helm of advocating for student-centered policies.
Planning to attend the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C. on Saturday? So are other law students. They will be meeting at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 4th Street at 11:30 a.m. You can sign up that you're coming via Facebook.
The votes have been counted, and the law schools have spoken. Now, we'd like to introduce you to the next Chair, Negeen Sadeghi-Mohaved, and the next Law Student At-Large on the ABA Board of Governors for the ABA Law Student Division, Matthew Wallace.
If you've been wanting to get more involved with both the Law Student Division and your practice area, your time is now! We're opening up applications for our next round of LSD liaisons to ABA specialty groups. There are more than 50 openings this year. And starting this
The Law Student Division’s national leaders have been busy pursuing concrete issues that will improve the lives of law students today and in the future. They’ve been representing them at all levels, including before the ABA House of Delegates and Board of Governors.
The Law Student Division has made important advances this year, but it’s time we remember the big goals that we have achieved in the past and realize that the job isn’t done. They’ve made a difference for law students in many places, but we need to work to expand those big policy wins to all law students across the country.
No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, we all have plenty to complain about in politics today. But if you're like me, you tend to be pretty dismissive when you find out the person complaining didn't vote. I promise, this has something to do with the ABA, and the
The ABA Law Student Division voted to support the following resolutions during the ABA Midyear Meeting, held Feb. 2-6 in Vancouver. All but one of the resolutions were adopted by the ABA House of Delegates.
The ABA Law Student Division Southern Caucus’s goal is to address these issues from the law student perspective, focusing mainly on access to justice issues including the lack of attorney and intern resources in several rural areas and the retention rates of keeping these attorneys and law clerks in those areas post-law school.
Do you want a chance to win a Platinum Quimbee Membership ($500 value)? Gather your favorite ABA memories, posts, pictures, articles, blogs, etc. and share them on Facebook or Twitter on January 23, 2018. Make sure your post is public and includes the hashtag #DoYouABA! If
We're a week into 2018 already – time flies when you're trying to escape the weirdness that was 2017! Look at the top news stories on the ABA Journal's recap of last year and you'll find a lot of Donald Trump tales – James Comey's firing, the travel ban, his
The Law Student Division is saddened to learn of the passing of Marquita Christy, a former circuit governor and member of the Law Student Division Board of Governors from 2015 to 2017. Marquita was a student at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, La. Funeral services
Law students successfully lobbied the ABA House of Delegates in August to adopt Resolution 108, urging Congress to amend federal law to add language that bar admission shouldn’t be denied based solely on immigration status. Support for the resolution was heavily one-sided in support of passage. In fact, the
So, you are a law student. So, you know how to write. So–what are you waiting for? As a law student at the University of South Dakota school of Law, the only law school in my state, I began asking myself how I could set myself apart on my resume when
After a few years doing the law school thing, I can confirm that some of my choices have worked rather well, and some of my choices have worked rather poorly. Among the former, fortunately, was my decision to become involved with several bar associations, including the ABA. In addition to active
Our first round of applications for ABA Law Student Division liaison posts has ended – but we've still got plenty of ABA groups who want to work with you! So if you're looking for a leadership opportunity – and you will be a 2L or 3L next year – why are you waiting?
You, the voter, have spoken – spring council elections are over, and the results are in! The ABA’s Law Student Division would like to introduce Thomas E. Kim as the 2017-2018 Division Chair and Meredith Parnell as the 2017-2018 Law Student At-Large on the ABA Board of Governors. Thomas is a rising 3L at
It's the time of year where blogs and other news outlets like the ABA Journal look back on 2016 and tell you what their greatest hits were. At Before the Bar, we're tackling the task in the same fashion – and giving it our own twist. See, we've only been
Want to lead, advocate, and shape policy on a national scale? Network with prominent attorneys and law students from around the country? Run for an ABA Law Student Division Council position.
By KAREEM AREF This year, the ABA Law Student Division is raising the bar and working toward the law student dream. At the 2016 ABA Annual meeting in August, LSD leaders created a plan to make strides in five essential policy areas for law students across the nation. Coined the DREAM Initiative,