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
The Law Student Division has tabulated the results of its elections for the 2021-2022 Council. Meet the leadership team for next year.
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
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 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
Uncomfortable situations, even if not technically “discriminatory,” can occur even before you land your new job. Make your best defense a strong offense.
A law student has started a religion-focused publishing company in part to revive lost works. Meet Bill Milburn at Louisiana State University.
Looking back on my 50-year legal career, there are so many lessons I’ve learned along the way. Here’s the short list of the things I wish I’d known while I was studying to become a lawyer.
Can you imagine being the voice of 140,000 law students nationwide? Matthew Wallace can since that’s his current role as the ABA Law Student Division law student at-large to the ABA Board of Governors.
Law Student Division Chair Negeen Sadeghi-Movahed spoke in opposition to Resolution 105 to the House of Delegates at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Las Vegas on Jan. 28. Resolution 105 asked
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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