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A note from the chair

April 19, 2022

Dear Colleagues: I am Lannette Richardson, a student at Southern University Law Center (SULC), a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. First, thank you for affording me the opportunity to serve you for two terms, as Vice Chair, and now as


Become a liaison: Be a leader in your area of interest!

September 18, 2020

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

Ayat Nizam

Ayat Nizam elected Chair of the 2020-2021 LSD Council

April 21, 2020

The Law Student Division has tabulated the results of its elections for the 2020-2021 Council—and some familiar faces are returning in new roles. Ayat Nizam, who served as Vice Chair, will move up to Chair. Her predecessor, Johnnie Nguyen, won his election for Law

Texas Tech

Texas Tech wins 2018-2019 ABA Competitions Champion title

May 17, 2019

Texas Tech made its first NCAA Final Four appearance in basketball this April. By then, Texas Tech University School of Law had already done all it needed to do to win the crown of 2018-2019 ABA Competitions Champion. The Texas Tech law student teams made

Editorial Board

More Law Student Division leaders you should know: The Editorial Board

January 01, 2019

In the past few issues, we introduced you to the leaders of the ABA Law Student Division Council, in addition to the LSD’s education director. The council also includes a board that’s led by an appointed editor-in-chief and comprises seven other law students, and they function as the

Law Student Division Council

Meet your national law student leaders

November 01, 2018

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.

Sammy Chang

How the LSD Education Director makes a difference

September 01, 2018

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.

Law Student Board

What LSD leaders have been working on behind the scenes

March 01, 2018

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.

Southern Caucus

Get to know the Southern Caucus – and then get involved!

January 24, 2018

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.

2017 Year in Review

Measuring a year: Student Lawyer's top posts of 2017

January 10, 2018

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

Marquita Christy

Remembering Marquita Christy, former LSD board member

December 03, 2017

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

Rene Morency

Does ABA involvement as a student matter? It depends

August 24, 2017

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

Student Lawyer's top posts of 2016 (and then some)

January 03, 2017

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 Student Lawyer, we're tackling the task in the same fashion – and giving it our own twist. See, we've only been